Marathon - 16th & Sansom

4.5
510 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Marathon has served the neighborhoods of Philadelphia for over 25 years as a family-run restaurant group. We serve well-made American classics, and strive to source the freshest food locally available to us, including from our own Marathon Farm in Brewerytown, Philadelphia. Our favorite farm to table items include our grass-fed Cheesesteak, free-range Turkey Plate, and fluffy Omelets made with cage-free eggs.

Offers

  • Marathon Weekday Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Marathon offers a happy hour that includes food and drink specials every Monday thru Friday from 4PM - 6PM!
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LovesGreatFood
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chicken Matzah Ball Soup superb, as was my salmon entree. I substituted sweet potato fries for the mashed potatoes and they were great! The Control Freak Salad allowed my daughter to select exactly what she wanted to have in her salad—a nice touch! We enjoyed beverages of Ginger-ale and the Blackberry Margarita. Overall very enjoyable. Content after the main entrees, so much so that we were not able to entertain the dessert menu. Would definitely return.

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AnastasiaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was kind and quick and the Cobb Salad was outstanding!

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ColleenTheProfessor
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale deli care. Unique takes on things like a Reuben sandwich. Great cocktails.

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vipSGold
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Hanna, was very attentive and helpful. The restaurant must have an excellent training program as our experiences confirm with the entire staff! Justine, Rob, Dan, Niko and Delaney to the Expediter, Mitra and all the members of the wait-staff strive to not only deliver great food but to make our dining experience a pleasant one!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place - very busy but good - Jambalaya was delicious

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Dawne
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was absolutely phenomenal. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The ambiance needs a lot of work, the bathrooms open into the view of the tables , the space needs to be clean better and declutter the bar stations. The service was excellent from the waitress ( the manager or floor manager probably best suited for behind the counter as he’s very stoic and borderline rude ). Food was great and prices were also not bad.

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Lorie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food / Great location. It's a nice place to eat in Philly.

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2fromElizabethtownPa
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice experience. One of our favorite places

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diner7
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for a lunch for a group. A variety of choices for everyone. The food is consistently good, but not the place if you're looking for something unique. Service was friendly and attentive.

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RachelNZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, welcoming environment. Need to offer large Pellegrino

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ashleybrielle
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our appetizer was great and perfect to share. My husband’s Chicken Parm was so good and fresh. My salmon burger was a little fishier than usual but everything else was excellent. Our waitress Candace was very helpful, friendly/pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited 15 minutes before our server came and another 15 minutes just for water. To top it off my sides to meal did not come out until after I was done eating.

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vipSGold
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Justine to the server, the polite and friendly service is always great. Consistently good food is an important component that keeps us coming back!

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KarenP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was a bit slow. We did tell the waitress that we were on a time crunch. I think they may still be working out the kinks of having a lunch crowd now that people are coming back to work.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience. Food was great. Server was ok. Ambiance welcoming.

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Michelle
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A quick bite to eat on Father’s Day turned out amazing! The food was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pretty cool, I came for the cheesesteak wontons which are amazeballs!

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vipAgreeable
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Modest prices, waitress was attentive and pleasant.

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vipProcky
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Poor service average food.

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AmyG
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was wonderful. Quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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).

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vipMadison
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was delicious...great value!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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RichardF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh, delicious and beautiful. It was noisy because we were sitting outside, but it became background noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe. Great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and value was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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.

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vipAnna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch! I recommend the Turkey and grain burger!

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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ovenless
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Perfect grilled ham and cheese.

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vipSdiner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservation was not honored

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vipBrianC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were fantastic. And the price for what you get is really great especially for Center City. This is a gem!

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vipChloeT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was not taking seatings upon arrival but allowed for reservations to be made at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justine is great! So on top of service and moved us inside when the rain started!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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....

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Marathon - 16th & Sansom is rated 4.5 stars by 510 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.

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