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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

4.6
4.6
613 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 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Kid-friendly

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  1. BE

    BrianE

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the best neighborhood restaurant. Always good food and drinks with polite knowledgeable servers.
  2. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great go-to in Philly. Large menu to choose from and the food is always prepared to a high quality. Large portions and friendly staff.
  3. M

    4Mom

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience2
    Food is generally good; waitstaff are terrific. It’s noisy
  4. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, hot, came out fast. Great amount of options. Drinks weren’t the best
  5. SK

    SharonK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was awesome, as always!
  6. RN

    RichardN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I had the jambalaya and my wife had the arugula salad. Both were delicious. I was disappointed that they don't serve any rolls or bread with the entree. And the waitress brought me a beer but never provided a glass. I would go there again.
  7. R

    Ruskin

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As usual, we had a very nice time at Marathon, entertaining some out-of-town visitors. The great variety of the menu and the excellent value make Marathon a favorite of ours. Friendly, helpful servers are also a great plus.
  8. SC

    SandyC

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had an early dinner at Marathon with another couple before a show. It was the first time at this restaurant for all of us. The restaurant started out pretty empty because it was early and we were seated right away. We all shared an appetizer, had one drink and each had an entree. We all enjoyed the food and drinks very much. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I would recommend the restaurant to others and I know our friends would also.
  9. r

    rjb138

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I had a very nice lunch - grilled cheese, turkey, cranberry sauce and tomato basil soup and my friend had the chicken pot pie, each of us with some red wine. Service was friendly and attentive. Only complaint was the heating system could not keep up with the cold (24F) outside. Would definitely come back but maybe on a warmer day ;~)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy dining at Marathon Grill. Unfortunately my credit cards were stolen from my handbag while dining. The manager,Debbie Alexander,handled the situation with calm and consideration as I navigated notifying the various card companies.
  11. P

    Philliesfan

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch. No issues. Good very good and great value
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was great! Very professional staff just don’t sit next to the door because it will be freezing.
  13. TS

    TylerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I had a great time. Food was delicious and our server Jason was informative, helpful & fun. We will be back !
  14. JS

    JimmydelSol1

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All enjoyable.
  15. MV

    MaryanneV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Everything was good except for the screaming toddler sitting near us. Parents didn’t seem to care about the disruptive child. We ate and left and enjoyed more wine at another establishment. What a shame
  16. D

    Dinesalot2

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great neighborhood find
  17. A

    Auntierene

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Burgers very good, choice of fries or salad for people with different tastes. Very good soups and desserts.
  18. c

    chucksteinberg

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food-diner food
  19. RL

    RonL

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Consistently Good
  20. DI

    DINE365DAYSAYEAR

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Always good consistent food. Service needs a lot of work, or they need more servers.
  21. JH

    JudiH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eating at Marathon on 18 was the perfect night before Thanksgiving meet up place! We were seated in a half boot table at the back and had the area to ourselves. It was easy to converse and had good views. We ordered calamari was excellent, light and tasty! The shrimp tacos had giant shrimp and a delicious flavor. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Will go back!
  22. M

    Mike29

    Nashville

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It’s always a great night when Jason takes care of us! He is a highly skilled, cordial, well informed server and his demeanor raises everything up a level
  23. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    674 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    674 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch under the tent ~ excellent food and outstanding service.
  24. G

    Gringo

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Matthew has waited on us previously, remembered us, and was very attentive.
  25. AR

    AvivaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food is good, but the service is always, as my friend put it “special”. Half her order was missing and we didn’t get a refill on water and had to go inside to ask for the check.
  26. PG

    PhillyGuy

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was very good. The service was lacking. We sat inside. Our server also had tables outside and we were all but forgotten. Never came to check if we needed more drinks. By the time they came to see if we wanted dessert it was time for us to leave to get to the next stop on our schedule for the evening.
  27. PV

    PatV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Freezing cold Prob warmer outside. No joke Food was not hot but it was good. Service was good. It was a nice vibrant atmosphere but way too cold and pretty noisy It’s better at lunch.
  28. c

    chktrk

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Convenient, basic fare. Great service. A good choice for lunch.
  29. A

    Abmod

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Restaurant was freezing and the staff did nothing to alleviate the issue after multiple complaints
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Alessandra made our experience extra special for a Thursday nite dinner
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place for a good reasonably priced meal - inside or out the service is great.
  32. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good service and nice gluten free selection.
  33. R

    Ruskin

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    As always, Marathon provided a great variety of good food at very good prices. Our server, Jason, was wonderful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a quick lunch. Food was great. Service was great as well. I would come back in the future.
  35. r

    robertm

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was good as usual.
  36. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    674 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    674 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch under the tent was very pleasant. Food was delicious. I usually have a salad which I always enjoy. This time I tried the scrambled egg and veg wrap ~ it was delicious! Our server was very quick, prompt, and helpful. She remembered to bring the extra ice cubes we requested. At so many other places, they forget that ice melts in this heat and they don't bring enough ice.
  37. PB

    PaulB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food and service at Marathon. Not fast paced which we found to be very relaxing.
  38. PM

    PeytonM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super tasty! Friendly staff, good drinks, and great location!
  39. HM

    HelenM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Reliably delicious “comfort” foods for a reasonable price.
  40. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    674 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    674 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Servers were very quick, nice, and helpful. Tent was breezy and comfortable. Traffic noise is the only flaw ~ not the fault of the restaurant of course. A very good place for lunch.

FAQs

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

Marathon - 19th & Spruce is rated 4.6 stars by 613 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 11 times today
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

  • 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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