Marathon - 19th & Spruce
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.
8oz. house blend of sirloin, short rib, and chuck vermont cheddar, caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon, housemade bbq sauce, brioche bun or choose up to three toppings: swiss, provolone, vermont cheddar, blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, pickled onions, roasted peppers, over-dried tomatoes, marathon bbq sauce, spicy aioli, green curry aioli, applewood smoked bacon, pickles
jalapeno, cilantro, spicy aioli
The service was great, atmosphere was casual and clean, and diners were spaced very well for COVID times. Food was very good, although drinks were a little pricey. The only complaint was noise level. However, I would totally recommend trying Marathon at this location if you haven't yet!
Good food and service, virus protocols followed, not rushed
We go here frequently. Always good food and friendly servers. Only drawback can be the noise level. If you go when busy it’s difficult to have a conversation. Off prime time is better for talking.
Love Marathon! Great food in a nice, relaxed environment.
Great experience at marathon. Some of the food (the calamari) was a bit gross but we had a really nice time regardless of that.
Worst waitress ever!!! Food was terrible.
This was a great “every day”.dining experience. We were promptly seated and served. The food was very good and the service by Jason (with a little help from Joseph) was perfect! We’ll be back!!!
We ate outside. The temp was in the 50's and there were several heaters so it was very comfy (as far as temp goes). Metal chairs need to be improved. NOt comfy AT ALL. It's next to a busy road so it's a bustling vibe. Food is always very good and priced right. Great service.
Service was amazing and the food was delicious,
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. FOOD WAS VERY TASTY. FOOD WAS SERVED NICE AND HOT AND IN A TIMELY MANNER. WE WERE SEATED WHEREVER WE WANTED TO SIT, WHICH WAS GREAT!
What a great neighbor place! Food was wonderful - my chicken pot pie was not the usual CPP, more deconstructed but great flavor. My friend's burger was perfect. Drinks were great. Views of the neighborhood from the big windows were a nice and homey. Our server was delightful - informative and attentive. Great value - Great place.
Just very good diner level food. Well prepared, consistent basic food.
Perfect! Our server was amazing!
Always great food and service. My favorite neighborhood lunch place
Excellent food and service. We had lunch. My burger was done just as I ordered, medium rare, and was very tasty. My friends were very pleased with the chicken pot pie and chicken sandwich they ordered. Would definitely recommend.
Kudos to our server Jason for professionalism and congeniality. It was as much a pleasure to interact with him as with our delicious food.
Was quite satisfied with my crab cake sandwich* and sweet potato fries, even eating al fresco in 40-something degree weather on a gray day! Food was piping hot and flavorful and service was friendly.
*Better than other crab cakes offered "on the Square"!
Food was excellent. Service was very slow, probably due to a shortage of staff.
Great and reasonably priced food
Quick service. Food took a while but server was attentive
Good luncheon fare. Pleasant outdoor dining space.
Great outdoor dining - covered- good for families
We had made a standard seating reservation thinking it was a definite inside table. The blonde hostess who always has a bad attitude informed us in a nasty and argumentative manner that when you click on standard it’s for anything that comes up first. I am a regular customer and no one else who works at this marathon has ever behaved like her.
Really good burger. We sat outside and the service was attentive and friendly. A nice neighborhood spot.
Marathon's service and value are the best. It's a great neighborhood restaurant. Very reliable for quality of food and service. I had a grilled trout lunch special for $19 that was excellent.
Great meal with fast service!
Salmon salad was delicious. Restaurant was cold because they wanted air flow but they were accommodating and moved us.
Love the food, great service and choosing indoor/outdoor seating is a perk!
Dependable neighborhood location with delicious and creatively prepared food to meet all dietary requirements. Good service and pleasant ambience just off Rittenhouse Square.
Excellent, fresh menu, friendly service. Just a great neighborhood restaurant.
We only eat outside and even though undercover with heaters in a windy day it is quite chilly. Wait staff excellent, setting nice, large variety of food and all very good. Take reservations including for outside and strongly suggest one if normal meal hours as gets very busy. Great choice!
I brought a friend from Manhattan. She loved everything about the restaurant. The food was just right, including the matzah ball soup. My salad was perfect as usual. The waitress/kitchen was very accommodating of substitutions. I love this restaurant!!
Lovely ambiance sitting outside. Our server Madison was so funny and personable. We enjoyed having her as our server. We enjoyed our dinner!
Loved sitting outside. Our waiter was attentive and was aware of our being there and the things we ordered.
The service was very slow, i had an reservation for 1245 and wasn’t seated till 1:15 . The waiter apologized and said it was busier today than most days - he was kind of bland it was my first time here and i asked for recommendations and got “create a salad” … Um okay ?? He wasn’t very tentative to our table and I’m not sure if it’s because gratuity is already added to the bill these days but yeah he wasn’t the greatest waiter .
The food was okay nothing that I’d be raving about - we ordered the crab cake sandwich which had no flavor , the Mac & cheese i had to add salt & pepper & The calamari was Great …& the pear concoction was delicious
The noise level was loud but it doesn’t bother me we are on the corner of spruce lol
Would i come again? Probably not
We had lunch outside on the Spruce St side. The caesar salad with crispy calamari was excellent. The chicken pot pie needed more sage. Server was helpful and courteous. The outdoor tables are exposed to traffic noise.
Last night's dinner at Marathon was delicious, as usual. The trout special with couscous and grilled vegetables was wonderful and, moreover, a good value. Service was attentive and friendly. Marathon is a valued neighborhood institution and I hope it never closes.
Reliable go-to for lunch with my niece during her lunch break. Great salads…
Despite no shortage of help, sat there for 23 minutes without so much as a glass of water. Departed. Will not return.
We arrived early and they seated right away even though we had reservations for 630 without hesitation. We had an amazing server Ryan ,she did not leave us wanting for anything. The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. We will be back
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 509 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.