Marathon - 19th & Market

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$30 and under
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Marathon - 19th & Market 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.
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LH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outside venue!

RS
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend. One had omelette, then other quiche. Both were quite good. Salad came with the quiche. Enjoyable .

FM
Philadelphia
391 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Had the quiche, overcooked had no taste.
Would have sent it back but my grand daughter took me to lunch for my b-day so I did not want ot hurt her feelings

Had brunch at Marathon last Sunday 16th & Sansom meal much better & got no points they said not on OP for brunch

F
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sorry to report, but I was under impressed when my mother and I had lunch here. We were seated outside as requested, the inside was much too loud. Our drinks and orders were taken and delivered quickly. My mom ordered the pirogies and I had a caesar salad with shrimp. She enjoyed her pirogies, but I tasted them and they had probably been frozen. They sat on a bed of sautéed onions with sour cream. My salad tasted like it came from a bag of torn romaine, with a tasteless dressing and pre-shredded parmesan cheese. I could have made a much better salad at home. Needless to day, I won’t be returning, nor would I recommend this place to anyone else.

JH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious! Great lunch spot!

T
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great. The only issue that bnb I had was spacing. The tables were very close together. It felt pretty cramped.

LH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The wait time for our food to come out was about 15-20 minutes.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend and I ordered salads with two different proteins. When our order arrived, they mixed up the proteins between the two salads (fish versus chicken). We asked them to correct it and they did it so fast that we could tell they just swapped the proteins between the two bowls instead of remaking our dishes. Luckily we are not dumb and called them out on it. My friend is allergic to fish and clearly this restaurant is not sensitive to this. It could have ended very badly if we didn’t catch them being lazy! Not going back.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Arrived at 11:00 - 98% of tables open and hostess wanted to say is next to a wall in a tight small table for two. Manager allowed us to move to larger table. Bathroom unkept and towel dispenser broken before the lunch crowd arrival.

JG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food & service at this Marathon. Looking forward to the outside seating now that the weather is getting nice.

f
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was always a big fan of the Marathon Grill but haven’t eaten there in a few years. I was really disappointed when I tried it again. They used to have the best hand cut fries. Now they are bland fries you could make yourself from a bag. Also, the special, blackened Mahi Mahi, was tasty but short on the fish. What a disappointment except for the service which was awesome.

K
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The veggie burger, while tasty, fell apart. I would not order it again - especially in these days where the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger are readily available elsewhere.

KH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is delicious! I’ve consistently had great lunches here. Butternut squash soup is delicious when they have it. Salads are also fantastic!

RN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Love marathon but start upping your game! I asked for hot water and lemon and the water was only slightly warm. Too many croutons on the Caesar salad but chicken was deliciously cooked!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Quick meal! Perfect for a lunch break with colleagues.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best service!!! French onion balls are to die for! I will be craving them again soon!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

IR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was very disappointing expirience: the restaurant didn’t honor our reservation since the had a private event.
The shouldn’t allow to book a table if they knew it in advance.
They appologized but not really.
Offered us to go to another their location which we didn’t have time for
They didn’t even made an effort to compensate in a nice way - coupon for next dinner or whatever. They’ve clearly shown that they didn’t care. Never again.

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I make an occasional business breakfast meeting for the SVP Joseph Hill, even though he does not let me know how his experience was. He keeps coming back. So that is a very strong sign that you are doing great!
Thank you, Susan

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 3

No record of reservation

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We needed a great, quick spot to eat as we were waiting for the Eagles parade to start. We booked a reservation as we were on the train from DC to Philly and we got there, were seated immediately, even though it was a mad house. Service took a while, but it was expected as it was incredibly busy. Food was hot, delicious, and the server and hostess stand were extremely professional. Would definitely come back again when we are back in Philly. Husband got pancakes, eggs and hash browns and I got the breakfast quesadilla and hash browns/potatoes. Both were delish. Wish I had gotten his pancakes. They were amazing!!!

J
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed breakfast before the Eagles parade. The restaurant was able to handle the steady flow of people with reservations and walk-ins. Our food was good and the atmosphere was fun.

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I make an occasional business breakfast meeting for my boss Joseph, even though he does not let me know how his experience was. He keeps coming back. So that is a very strong sign that you are doing great!
Thank you, Susan

t
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great. However we got there at 5pm on a Friday and were disappointed to find that the restaurant was closing at 6pm. Because of that, it was empty which felt someone awkward.

x
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Piping hot veggie wrap grilled just right, and a side of delicious sausage split for grilling.

A
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Place was almost empty. Limited menu. Good for happy hour but not for dinner.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The menu options for happy hour were very limited and the ervice was slow.

SJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

More of a bar scene for area offices than a typical Marathon dining spot. We went for an early dinner, and this location has a limited dinner menu. Food was fine, and our waitress was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped in on a very rainy night, wanted simple clean dishes as we were running a race the following day. Place was not super busy but the food was spot on and at an exceptional value. Service was quick and friendly.

J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and great food, especially for the price. HIGHLY recommend a yogurt smoothie! And the chicken Cobb salad with freshly cooked bacon.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservation for 7:45 then they said they close at 8

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I ordered a glass of wine and was told that they were out of glasses - we sat down and were given the happy hour menu and told that that was the menu for the night, prompting us to want to leave at which point the server (who told us she was not actually a server) arrived with legit menus. The food was great, but the other notes above made for a less enjoyable experience.

L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice place to have a business lunch. Wait staff very accommodating and kind. My dish (pasta with veggies) was very salty but my guest had a burger and fries that was very tasty. The appetizer sampler was fair.

R
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at the restaurant, there were chains on the doors with a message that they were under construction. It was raining at the time and we were meeting 3 other couples making it hectic and inconvenient. We ended up going to another marathon location where the experience was fine.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I here for my birthday, and can say my night was the highlight of the whole day!

SE
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I took a $7 uber rude to get to Marathon and upon arriving found that this location was a bar and not a restaurant. There was no hostess stand. I was confused about where I was at and flagged down a waitress who apologized and said that they were hosting some kind of Wednesday after work summer festival. This was not what I was looking for and not how the Open Table website described the place. I wasn't looking for a loud bar. I was looking for a restaurant so I left and walked five or six blocks to find a decent place to eat dinner. This experience was a huge hassle and disappointment.

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