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Marathon - 16th & Sansom

4.6
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Please contact catering@eatmarathon.com for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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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 events@eatmarathon.com to plan your party.
Additional
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 300 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Wanted a quality but not too upscale family friendly place for our last dinner as Philadelphia tourists and found it. A little noisy, but the place was filled with a pre-Friday theater crowd. Food was great and service fine.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The Sangria, Moroccan Meatball appetizer, Braised Shortrib special, and apple pie a la mode were phenomenal. The only reason I did not give them 5-stars for the food was because my fiance wasn’t in love with his blackened chicken sandwich.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My dinner was fairly priced and tasted excellent. The wait was not too bad considering how crowded it was and the staff was very nice.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food! Nice service. Lava cake dessert to die for.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The dishwashing area was not in the back but rather surrounded by dining tables. They were clanking dishes at a ridiculously loud volume. It was so disturbing that we didn’t stay and took our food to go. By the time we got home our food was cold.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We've become regulars. The food is fresh and the menu has a good selection. Priced well, with decent wines and beers. Staff tries hard to please and we always feel welcomed.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We went late on a Sunday, close to closing time, so it was not very busy. The playlist is what did it for me: so fun! Lots of 90s and 2000s throwbacks (Alanis Morissette, Destiny's Child, TLC, Matchbox 20). We were bopping and could see other tables nodding their heads too. I don't know if it's always like this, but I hope so.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our waitress, Abby, was very pleasant and helpful. The food as always was fresh and very good. The Manager, Cory, always stops by our table to chap as does Metra who keeps things rolling there.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

What a jewel! Gourmet fresh food and great value. We were visiting and dined here twice during our stay.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

They made special accommodations when our reservation of of 8 became 9 at the last minute. Everyone liked their food. Service was good. We were able to focus on being together and had a great evening! I would take another group back to Marathon Grill any time!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was very good, was served quickly, and was not too expensive.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Love Marathon even if they ever get the food wrong they fix it. Usually my meatballs aren't on the menu for brunch but they made it happen! It was our anniversary & the food came out timely, yummy and right. The were very busy but did their best to accommodate our seating preference, food and not make us wait long. Whenever Im in Philly I try to go here myself and take others even my friends with kids!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Service and food were great as always.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Prompt, friendly service and great comfort food on a cold winter day!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Love coming to Marathon for a casual girls night out!

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Dinner with four friends after holiday shopping. Relaxing booth, not crowded and varied menu to please everyone. Good portions and flavors. Everything was fresh and presented well.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, good service. Kids and adults were happy with options and with our final selections.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We had reservations and were seated immediately on a busy Saturday night. My crab cake platter was delicious as was the potato leek soup. My husband ordered chicken parm and said
the chicken was tough. He requested more marinara sauce for his pasta. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We like eating at Marathon Grill after a concert and visiting the holiday events in the city.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Everything was great! Very pleased with the food and the service. Only wish that Michelob Ultra was an option:-)

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

It’s a casual spot that I went to catch up with a friend so it was a good choice for that, but the waitress forgot about us and we didn’t have service for a pretty long time. The food was decent, but nothing special. Any tables near the doors or windows were really cold.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Had a large group of 9, and we had great service. Fun spot.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Our reserved table for eight was ready when we arrived. We were seated quickly and given menus. There are a wide variety of beverage options as well as food for all different tastes.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

I walk by everyday on my daily lunch walks and the place is always packed! My family was looking for a place to have dinner after enjoying some of the holiday festivities in town. So I thought it would be a great time to try it out. It was a Wednesday night so it wasn’t packed which was perfect for conversation. It was warm and welcoming. The food was awesome and reasonably priced. My family loved it! We are definitely going back!!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a nice night at Marathon. Menu has someting for whatever mood I'm in. Staff is friendly & helpful. They're all good but we prefer the 16th & Sansom location.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

My meatloaf was very good. My wife and I often choose the Contol Freak Salad. She ordered one last night. She mentioned that as of late, the salads seem to have less of the several add-on ingredients than they used to.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and service. One of our go-to's whenever we're in town

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The burgers were very good and my daughter said it was the best chicken parmesan she has ever had.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a good meal can be expected with fine service. Menu options for all tastes!!!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

A night out with the girls was nice bottle of wine three course meal and excellent service who could ask for anything more,oh and it was restaurant week 😋😋😋😋😋

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband enjoyed the scallops but my chicken wasn't that great. Came out room temperature and didn't really taste that well. The potatoes weren't good either.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Ate with my younger brother who was visiting me this weekend. Marathon is one of my go to places. The apps sampler was perfect and the wontons were delicious. The brisket was good but could have had more flavors. The chicken tacos were really good and the breaking was perfect. Great meal overall

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