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About Marathon - 16th & Sansom

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.

121 S 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

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

Cross Street:
16th and Sansom

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 569-3278

Website:
http://www.eatmarathon.com/

Catering:
Please contact catering@eatmarathon.com for catering options.

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.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.

Executive Chef:
Marlon Rambaran

Private Party Contact:
Amy Renner: (215) 561-0500

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@eatmarathon.com to plan your party.

Marathon - 16th & Sansom Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (7)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were in town for parent's weekend at my daughters college, so I made reservations for my husband and I and our two daughters for dinner. 6pm on a Saturday night. We were 20 minutes late, and thankfully they held our table for us. The food was excellent - very creative appetizers, and the specials were outrageous. The Spicy chicken tacos, & philly cheesesteak won-tons were favorites. Jordan was our waitress and she was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely return.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were sat quickly, and the server was very quick and kind. The food was tasty, good portions too. I would definitely go back soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food, salmon burger excellent... Sweet potato fries are a must have.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

What a gem! Excellent service, unbelievable food, and very kid friendly while maintaining ambiance. Homerun!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything is always quite good. However, mixed drinks are very weak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service and food

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My wife and I eat at this Marathon most Friday evenings. The entire staff is always pleasant and helpful. The food is consistently good and at a reasonable price. The combination makes for an enjoyable experience!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Busy, fun spot in vibrant R. Square neighborhood. Food was delicious and a good value. They had great salads & sandwiches and lots of other options. Whole family was happy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and service. Reasonable prices. A lot of variety on the menu. Able to accomodate large party (9-10) without difficulty.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food and menu are good. Service was fine . . . just Ok but I'd go back if in the area . . .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food that is locally sourced but pretty noisy. They did some substitutions without any problems. Very nice staff. In and out in about an hour

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Great service and the food is outstanding. I love it and would recommend it. Great for dates!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Marathon Grill is our "go to" restaurant before every concert or arts event we attend in Philadelphia. The service and food are excellent and if we are ever in a rush, the staff always gets us out in time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Although the restaurant was not packed, the service was uncharacteristically slow. We stop in almost every Friday evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My wife and I eat there most Friday evenings, so there's not much new I can describe. The food and service remain very good and consistently so! We believe that is due, at least in part to Scott, the manager at this location.

When they're very busy, he doesn't hesitate to clear the tables. I believe that the servers and those busing the tables are nicely groomed, polite and engaging because of a good training program as well as the good example Scott makes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Food always good; service depends on waitperson, usually excellent, last time, eh.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The food was great. The service was terrible. It stated with a wrong drink order, then received an order of fries instead of a the marathon burger with fries as one of the three dinners. (The kitchen was quick to get it out/corrected). Ordered a second round of drinks that didn't even come out until after our food was gone. the waitress delivered the bill with our 3 courses, our drinks AND the side of fries that we hadn't even ordered.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Best salmon ever! I loved the soy ginger salmon with couscous and roasted vegetables - very delicious and healthy !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was very tasty. Great value. Waitress very courteous. She even noticed that our table was uneven and put something under it to level it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

For good food at quite reasonable price and informality this plade can't be beat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Good food. Good service. Nice atmosphere. A lot of menu choices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Marathon is a decent, solid place for food. They have lots of options so if you are dining with a family or pick eaters this is a place you can go that is not a chain outside of Philadelphia. They do have a full bar and the serve staff is very attentive and polite.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The whole experience would have been better if all the meals came out together. There was 4 of us. 2 of us got our food (one hot), and then .... nothing. Finally one more person got there food - (not hot). And after we asked, finally the fourth person got there's which was hot. The food was good, not great.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us right away, which was great. Our server, Jordan, was one of the worst we had in Philly. She "must not have written down our appetizer order" and instead of taking responsibility or asking how she can accommodate us, she proceeded to laugh with her manager about it in the corner. Our dinner was great but service was so so terrible.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Good solid lunch in central Philly. Can't go wrong with it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Delicious food for a great price. Quiet noises though for a Saturday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food at Marathon is fine. I had pea soup and a salad and it was all tasty and healthy. The problem at Marathon is that it takes too long to get the food and the room is so noisy you cannot hear the person across the table. We arrived at 6:15 with a reservation and were seated right away. We ordered quickly because we had an 8:00 show to attend at Perelman. At 7:00, I had to ask our waiter when our food would be out. So we sat there, screaming at each other to be heard, for over a half hour, waiting for soup and salad. Again, I like the menu and think it should be a great, easy, reasonably-priced place to go before theater/concert. But, geez, the wait it crazy and the noise is deafening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Saturday evening was a disappointment. Our dinner was ok. We ordered coffee and asked for a dessert menu. We received 3 cold cups of coffee and the check. We paid and left without drinking our coffee or ordering dessert. We will go back, it is one of our neighborhood favorites, but introducing our visitor to Marathon did not go over so well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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