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Marathon - 19th & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA
Marathon - 19th & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA
Marathon - 19th & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA
Marathon - 19th & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA
Marathon - 19th & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA

Marathon - 19th & Spruce

4.7
4.7
716 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 Omelettes made with cage-free eggs.


We love food, but more importantly we create the food that people love to eat. We set out each day to provide our guests with a complete feel-good dining experience in a casual setting. We offer warm and personal hospitality rooted in a real concern for our guests' experience and we believe that everyone should be able to afford delicious food. We bring people together through food, personal connections and artistic spaces.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 731-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Adam Sklar
  • Catering
    Please catering@eatmarathon.com for catering options.
  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cross street
    19th and Spruce
  • Parking details
    Street parking is permitted throughout the day, depending on availability. There are several public parking lots on 18th and Chancellor St, which is only a 3 block walk away.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near several SEPTA bus lines: 17, 9, 21, and 42. We are also a short, 4 block walk from PATCO's 16th and Locust Station.
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy your favorite sporting event or catch up on the day's news on our flatscreen, HD television at the bar.
  • Additional
    Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Kid-friendly

  • Philadelphia

    American

716 Reviews
  1. Deborah

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful neighborhood spot. Always dependable and delicious. Thy have specials that are super, but also are wise enough to know that they should keep the favorites, like matz ball soup!!

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  2. Duran1963

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Basic american. Great place - feels like a great neighborhood place.

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  3. LoriL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have daily specials to engage all patrons. Great location. Personable service. Beautiful plated. Delicious food.

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  4. CarlTheBunny

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant took their already delicious meals and did some enhancements and dietary changes and the food was absolutely goosebumps making. Great place and great service.

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  5. RonL

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Have eaten here many times!

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  6. MaryS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was really mediocre, at best. A burger I would give a solid C grade. However, what really made us decide not to give this place a second chance someday was the fact that the manager let them crank the music up and started stacking chairs and mopping the floor at 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night. Granted, there were only two tables left but we had arrived at 8:00 and were totally rushed out. Not cool on a Friday night. Hardly hospitable. Plenty of other, better places to go next time.

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  7. RobertaB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marathon is always reliably yummy. It’s casual, the waitstaff is attentive and pleasant. It’s our go to place.

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  8. MelissaP

    Raleigh

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time . Moving to the neighborhood so will be back many times, for sure. Husband, sister and brother in law went for lunch. Really good ! Great choices. Outstanding tomato soup. A cranberry turkey melt! Breakfast all day. Good vibe. Nice service. Recommend very much. Make a reservation to make sure u get in at peak times.

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  9. katys

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. This was our first time there and we would go back.

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  10. Portia825

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. I recommend that no one else go there, so there will always be a table for me!

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  11. Carol

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good comfort food and good service plus the noise level was low and one could talk.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    314 reviews

    5.0

    314 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food - good service - always a pleasant experience

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  13. SuzanneL

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a repeat customer, solo and with companion, for its richness as a neighborhood gathering place for very different people across the generations. The staff treats us with warmth and attentiveness. Noise especially in a holiday with large families gets strong at prime time so if you wish to converse with companions go earlier; otherwise join in. It’s a great place to appreciate families and friends enjoying one another. The food is consistently good, cocktails well prepared, and wines thoughtfully chosen and priced.

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  14. RonL

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at this Marathon has always been excellent. The Food and Service make it a wonderful night out!

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  15. Andreas

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good in every way, food, and service. It is a great neighborhood restaurant!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service & atmosphere were amazing. We were delayed a bit for our reservation due to traffic/parking in the area, called the resurgent to give them a heads up and once we got there, they were so accommodating. My 7/8 y/o daughters loved the options on the kids menu. Would definitely go back again.

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  17. Jerseydiner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our late lunch here very much. Food and beverage menus offer a nice variety and selection of items. Our entrees were prepared very well and were both very tasty and satisfying. Service was cordial and attentive. Wouldn’t hesitate to return and can recommend highly.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family holiday dinner

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  19. DeepImprov

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server helped us order and eat a quick meal so we could get to our show on time. I was impressed by the healthy options, including Andre salads and seafood selections. We enjoyed Cote-de-Rhone, very good but not intense accompanimeant to our meal.

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  20. LoveTheater

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The soup Tomato Basil so good and the fish platter was great everythiing we order we love.

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  21. PeterZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good, friendly service (as always).

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  22. Ruskin

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, wonderful variety of tasty food, at excellent prices.

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  23. Familytraveler

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fun and delicious. They are very accommodating if you want to tweak your order a bit. My husband had the salmon burger and it was delicious--I had a bite. I had the Marathon chopped salad-full of turkey, ham, egg, etc etc with wonderful dressing. waiter was happy and helpful.

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  24. JorgeM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience. A neighborhood gem!

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  25. anneh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Good food and pleasant staff — perfect local restaurant for after work.

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  26. JenniferS

    Philadelphia

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely personal feel. Simple decor but feels comfortable. Food was very good and very reasonable prices. A perfect place to dine before the opera at AVA. Will come again!

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  27. Yorkville

    New York City

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a perfect lunch. I met two old friends for a good catch-up over wonderfully prepared food. I ordered the Moroccan Salmon Salad, and it was delicious with perfectly cooked salmon. My two friends ordered hot meals and ate every morsel. Our server was wonderful and the host who sat us could not have been more accommodating. Perfection!

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  28. Gringo

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good quality food for a reasonable price. TVs volume were up last night, louder than generally. I did not say anything to our waiter, but will if they continue to be loud B for my next visit.

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  29. SondraB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    always excellent. anything you order is perfection.

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  30. DanM

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice for a menu with variety of quality options at reasonable prices in a prime location.

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  31. Jimbo

    Philadelphia

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a good local restaurant for a good dinner. Will always go back.

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  32. ReneeLiss

    Atlantic City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite go to place in the neighborhood….never disappoints. Food is o delicious as well as the service!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very comfortable and relaxed vibe. Excellent service - tables not jam packed next to one another. Wide range of food options. I had the ginger soy salmon - delicious. My Mom had the seafood chowder (and she is a chowder snob) and she loved it.

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  34. AnaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and ambiance was great! Our server was attentive and friendly.

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  35. SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    703 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    703 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service. Bright and airy. Very loud.

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  36. PeterZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Noisy but good food and service at a reasonable price

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  37. anneh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant -- friendly staff and casual environment.

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  38. mgexplorer

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food and service were wonderful. Our server Vinnie (who was being trained by Megan) was outstanding. Keep up the good work!

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  39. GaryH

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited too long for the food and had to ask for it. 3 salads should not take 25 minutes. My salad was fine but my dinner companions complained that their salads had wilted. I've been here before and am hoping it was just an off night.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very much mid - we went here for a quick dinner and there were so many flies inside. Waitress couldn’t have cared less if we were there. Food was very average - decent salad.

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FAQs

Marathon - 19th & Spruce offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 731-0800.

Marathon - 19th & Spruce is rated 4.7 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Marathon - 19th & Spruce

1839 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street
    19th and Spruce
  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is permitted throughout the day, depending on availability. There are several public parking lots on 18th and Chancellor St, which is only a 3 block walk away.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near several SEPTA bus lines: 17, 9, 21, and 42. We are also a short, 4 block walk from PATCO's 16th and Locust Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Sklar
  • Entertainment
    Enjoy your favorite sporting event or catch up on the day's news on our flatscreen, HD television at the bar.
  • Additional
    Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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