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7:00 PM
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Marathon - 16th & Sansom

287 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (12)
  • Casual (11)
  • Quick Bite (8)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am;

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 569-3278
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marlon Rambaran
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Private party contact
Amy Renner: (215) 561-0500
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Please contact for catering options.
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Cross street
16th and Sansom
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Parking details
Located near several public parking lots on Sansom St and 15th St. Street parking is permitted throughout the day and dependent on availability.
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Public transit
Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact to plan your party.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 287 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined 4 hours ago

A mouse ran over my foot! I told the manager, and he just said thanks for being understanding. Whaaaat? Very sexist response. Then he proceeded to blame it on nearby construction. But clearly, it's a problem known by management, but yet the restaurant continues to remain open. Extremely disturbing!

Also, the food was not great. We had the mussels, caesar salad, sweet potato fries, grilled cheese (cheese was not even melted), and chocolate lava cake (not worth the calories). Overall a very disappointing experience. The waiter also split our tab incorrectly, and supposedly, management was unable to rectify the tab.

vipSGold (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Service and food were great as always.

vipmusclegirl (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Marathon is a nicely decorated neighborhood restaurant. The décor reminded me a bit of a steakhouse and the atmosphere is lively but not loud. We seated at the window which was great for people watching. Our server Holly was excellent and I knew we would get great service from her the moment she greeted us. We started with the Marathon Sampler app. Lightly breaded calamari and chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, and cheesesteak wontons which comes with a few dipping sauces, one of which was jalapeno with a nice kick! I had the Marathon burger with Vermont cheddar and caramelized onions. The burger was quite large, around 8-9 ounces. Very juicy and cooked medium rare as ordered. The county bun was light but hearty and did not fall apart. As usual, I had a side of sweet potato fries. I could not get enough of these! My husband had the grilled salmon with mustard sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Salmon was firm and tender and the sauce paired nicely with the fish and vegetable. Even though they were relatively busy, our food came out quickly. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

vipBucko (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nothing special. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie special. It was tasty, but it wasn’t a pot pie. It was all the ingredients of a pot pie poured in a bowl with a square puff pastry floating on top. No crust. A little weird, but again, pretty tasty.

vipSGold (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The Wait staff, managers and servers are always friendly and fun to talk to. Makes the meals enjoyable.

vipKate3 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My hubby and I both had delicious meals. He had jambalaya and it was the turkey platter for me. The cranberry sauce was the best. The turkey is roasted in house and the mashed and broccoli were well prepared. The broccoli had no seasonings or butter which I prefer- more healthful. The service was great. It’s a terrific value. We will definitely return.

Skids33 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was very good. The Marathon burger was awesome. All there burgers are great.

RhodaK (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good however it was very chilly in there could have used my coat. And when we wanted to wait or we couldn't find him.

vipFlourtownG (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Attentive service, good, reasonable food, just what we wanted

SR123 (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

It would have been useful to know beforehand that the restaurant does not accept Discover as a form of payment. It was inconvenient; otherwise, everything else was fine.