Marathon - 16th & Sansom
Marathon Weekday Happy Hour
Multiple dates available
Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMMarathon offers a happy hour that includes food and drink specials every Monday thru Friday from 4PM - 6PM!
Sweet Potato Fries
Grass fed beef, caramelized onions, sriracha 'whiz' sauce
Moroccan Salmon Salad
Crisp greens, marinated couscous, cucumber, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, almonds, lemon vinaigrette
Poor service average food.
Food was cold, my drink was disgusting, took 2 hours to get our food. I was with another adult and 2 children. Waitress didn’t even try to accommodate them. ( I previously called in ahead of time as well).
The place was clearly understaffed for memorial day, but when we showed up for our reservation they were a bit rude about it and had us wait 15 minutes to be seated. The waiter mentioned that the kitchen was busy but it took over an hour for the food to arrive.
Food was delicious...great value!
Shauna was a great waitress! Attentive and knowledgeable. Loved having option of sitting indoors especially on a cold night. Food was affordable and drinks were amazing! Especially our espresso martini
From the time we entered till the time we left it couldn’t have been a better dining experience. Our server (I believe her name was Sherill) was friendly, professional, funny, and courteous. She made our dining more than just a pleasure.
So glad they’ve reopened! Sat outside and the banana pancakes (served all day!) were as great as I remembered. The (new?) blackberry margarita was really the tastiest cocktail I’ve had in a very long time. Welcome back my dear friend!!
The food is always fresh, delicious and beautiful. It was noisy because we were sitting outside, but it became background noise.
Awesome vibe. Great food and drinks
Food and value was excellent.
Made a reservation for 6:15 - was told they printed in the morning and we had to wait 20 minutes for a table while others who arrived after us with the same party size were seated. Chicken sandwich was bad and took 15 minutes to order drinks.
Great for lunch! I recommend the Turkey and grain burger!
I made a reservation at Marathon for six people on a Friday night indoors. When we arrived to the restaurant we were told we could not be seated because the restaurant was closing. I showed the manager the OpenTable confirmation and they said it was a mistake and a reservation should have never been available at that time.
Everything was great. Perfect grilled ham and cheese.
Reservation was not honored
The food and service were fantastic. And the price for what you get is really great especially for Center City. This is a gem!
Restaurant was not taking seatings upon arrival but allowed for reservations to be made at that time.
Justine is great! So on top of service and moved us inside when the rain started!
Not the best place for romantic dates, but a very decent meal. These guys are doing their best in keeping safety measures up, but it was off putting when the manager was walking around with his mask on his chin....
Great experience from the food to the service. Cody was an amazing server and made the experience twice as enjoyable. Make sure to ask for Cody when you visit!
Always yummy and interesting food at Marathon! Great go-to place for healthy, delicious and good combinations of flavors and textures.
The staff always greet my wife and me with big smiles although we have temporarily held off on the hugging. The Service is always great and the food is always fresh and tasty.
The entire staff, from the Hostess, the wait staff (Even those other than the one whose waiting on us!), the Expeditor and Managers are extremely friendly! They make our visits enjoyable and we leave with a full stomach and a smile on our faces!
Marathon was very crowded and noisy during the lunch hour. Service was very good and quick with the waitress taking into account our time frame. The turkey club was very good, however, the salad served with it was nothing but I assume we’re a bunch of bagged greens. Overall, ok for a quick lunch.
Always enjoy eating here. Food is great not too pricey great service too!
The restaurant itself is okay--prices for entrees are very reasonable, and good for the money. However our recent party-of-five visit on a Friday evening was most unpleasant due to the unbelievable amount of noise where we were seated (and we did have a reservation). It seems that seated about two booths away from us was a party of five or six moms. They had with them about 8 to 10 girls who appeared to be in the 10 to 12 or so age range. While the moms spent hours conversing, the girls were in the aisle doing versions of cheerleading and yelling and screaming through the glass window at cars going by on Sansom Street. We literally could not even hear our own voices as we tried to talk to one another. It was hopeless even trying to enjoy our evening out together. We understand that noise can be an issue in most restaurants today, but this was beyond the pale. And worst of all, the moms did nothing; they seemed totally oblivious to the extreme racket their young ladies were making. Not even once did we see any attempt on their part to tell the young girls to "keep it down" or, just as importantly, tell them that the aisle was not their personal play ground! The wait staff did nothing either! Finally one of us headed up to the gentleman acting as host. He came back, and from what we could see and hear, had absolutely no effect on what the young girls were doing--the horrible noise and aisle shenanigans continued unabated. Finally, after about an hour and a half of our suffering through our dinner, did the moms and daughters leave. But it was far too late at that point for us to feel that we had a pleasant dinner experience at Marathon Grill at 16th and Sansom! We will not be going back anytime on a weekend!!
I had a rare dinner date with my adult sons. We started with the cheesesteak wontons and the calamari. Both were amazing! My one done had the braised ribs and loved them. He rarely likes sweet potato fries but said they were the best he’d ever had. My other son had the salmon and said it was delicious. I ordered the chicken pot pie special which was reAlly good! And the chocolate lava cake...!!!!!
Good place to eat in center city. Consistently good.
What a fabulous dinner! I had not been to Marathon in a while and was pleasantly surprised at how good our meal was. We enjoyed the jambalaya and BBQ ribs. The server was attentive and mindful of my gluten and soy allergy and offered suggestions for the menu.
Food and service was very good! We were there on a Friday night so it was a bit energetic but expected. It is nice to know of a good place to eat before a show. We will be back!
Food was awesome, especially crab cake. Very broad menu. Customers all ages, all walks of life. Loved it!
Great food and very quick service!
Ready to accept a group at last minute with options for many dietary needs. Good food and large portions.
Great place for a quick dinner or lunch. Service was [prompt and very attentive. Closest thing to a "Diner" in this part of the city.
Great food, prices and ambiance is good.
We had a fantastic time here on New Years Day. 2 of our guests were late to arrive and there was no problem and everyone were so nice. The manager is a funny guy too. Will def be going back.
Food was ok. Waitress was terrible. Food servers great.
I got sick please refund thank you. The service was excellent though. The food just got me sick
Service was attentive and accommodating. Food was well prepared and delicious. Adult and kid friendly. Great spot near lots to explore. We will be back!
Excellent service and great food make for an awesome find for dinner with the family on our trip to Philly. The Cheesesteak wontons are perfectly filled with yummy steak and onions with a wiz dipping sauce that tops it off. The fire roasted salsa is even better than we could’ve imagined. Dinners were well proportioned and super flavorful. The pot pie and bolognese were season with fresh herbs and not drowned in sauce. The special prime pork chop was tender and juicy with just the right amount of seasoning and glaze - I would definitely come back for more. Desserts finished off the night as it started - just great carefully prepared goodness - banana bread pudding was great and not overly sweet. A real good casual place that is perfect for friends and family dinner. We will be back.
Marathon - 16th & Sansom is rated 4.4 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.