Marathon - 19th & Market

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$30 and under
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American
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable Marathon Grill! Food is excellent as is the selection. I had the breakfast all day omelet with greens and it was so good. My friend had a seafood special which he loved. In fact he wants to come back for our next "business meeting."
Only complaint is very noisy and it was a half business half social meeting.
I would highly recommend this and any of the Marathon Grills!

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vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our weekly go to! Great service, varied menu.

RS
vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always seated promptly. Service is excellent considering it's busy lunchtime. Great choice with a varied menu.

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benailes
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly; service was fantastic and food was brought out piping hot!

This is a great place to bring co workers, new clients, etc.

RS
vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My once a week stop. Consistent. Always busy at lunch time. Wise to make a reservation.

RS
vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good. Attentive service even at a busy lunchtime.

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vipReeW
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Come here often. Great food and great service. Very busy at lunchtime. Be prepared at lunch that noise level is loud,

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, all around great

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vipluvAA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot for a business/co-worker lunch.

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vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good. Wide range of choices from omelets to salads to full course.

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vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9 people, 9 great lunches. Salads, omelettes. Good value.

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vipPeterC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, as usual, and service was good. It just took forever for my pirogies to come out.

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vipReeW
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here several times. Food is delicious and never disappoints. Fills up fast and noise level is pretty loud.

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RosemaryC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was clean, food and service better than expected.

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MarcioG
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a business lunch.

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vipmgf1020
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve been to this marathon several times for business lunches. The food is always very good and service usually is good, but this time our food took a while to come out and they seemed to forget to bring a salad until we asked.
Overall a very good experience as food and service is usually very consistent.

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ColleenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation for lunch and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Server was friendly. Food was great and they were able to accommodate changes to menu items.

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vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 diners, 5 different dishes, all were great.

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vipLisaH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outside venue!

RS
vipRozS
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoodMaven2017
Philadelphia
409 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

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

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipJHplus5
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious! Great lunch spot!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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vipLisaH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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MistyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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JackieG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipfoodie2008
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipKevin
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipKristenH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipRiseN
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Quick meal! Perfect for a lunch break with colleagues.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipInnaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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theAdmin
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall1food4service3ambience3

No record of reservation

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