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Bud & Marilyn's, Philadelphia, PA

Bud & Marilyn's

4.6
4.6
4374 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bud & Marilyn's is a retro American restaurant from Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. The menu features updated American comfort food utilizing fresh and local ingredients. Our bar features local craft beers, handmade American classic cocktails and an affordable wine list. Our focus is simple - good old American cooking, great drinks and warm hospitality.

Bud & Marilyn's is located in the heart of center city at the corner of 13th & Locust Street in the bustling Midtown Village neighborhood.

We currently offer indoor (STANDARD) and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests maximum.

Center City Sips is only available at our bar and outdoor seating.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 546-2220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marcie Turney

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private dining options.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    S. 13th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot located across the street at the corner of 13th & Locust.

  • Public transit

    Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station Take the PATCO high-speed line to the 13th & Locust stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 4,374 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    American

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  1. HA

    HollyA

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour bar bites and desserts. Great vibe
  2. PG

    PatG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating! Great place to have Sunday brunch. Double-burger is good, but it ain't small😋
  3. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a variety of food options that make it tough to decide. Looking forward to going back for more!
  4. MP

    Marin71aP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time coming here and it was just as good as the first! It is now on our list of places we must go to when we’re in Philly! We booked a reservation this time and it was nice to have the assurance that there won’t be a wait. I highly recommend getting the cinnamon roll to share, the shakshuka, and braised short rib chilaquiles!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful! Delicious food and cocktails. Huge portions, reasonably priced for the size and quality of dishes. Cute retro vibes and decor.
  6. CM

    CaseMom

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    You go for the fried chicken - it’s a specialty. My partner loves it, and it did not disappoint! But as a vegetarian, I found it difficult to put together a meal that wasn’t either not enough food or way too much. Offering a few small plates (such as those available at the bar-only Happy Hour) would be helpful.
  7. G

    Gretchen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! I would recommend this place to anyone!
  8. TO

    TrinniO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great Food Great Atmosphere Could get better servce
  9. L

    Lin1

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Brunch was good and plenty of seating. We liked the atmosphere there. Will try again In evening!
  10. D

    David

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was tasty, but my chilaquiles was somewhat disappointing because they did the usual restaurant nacho thing with a massive chip pile. Would have preferred a nice single layer of tortilla ships with the toppings more spread out. Unfortunate because this place is a perennial favorite of mine.
  11. C

    Chrism

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here many times and have never been let down
  12. e

    emptynestor

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress (Julie)!!!!!
  13. R

    Rachel

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing flavors, good portions, tasty drink selection!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    The food was very inconsistent. There were four of us and we all were unhappy with what we loved many times prior. The corn came out ice cold. The fried chicken had hardly any white meat it was like eating fried skin. Two of us had the same dinner and had the same experience. The confetti cake was stale on one side. Very disappointing. This was not my first time at the restaurant. I have been there numerous times so I had high expectations based on my experiences of the past. The service was great. The waitress was very courteous and by all means a hard worker.
  15. MQ

    MarissaQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service wasn’t great but they were slammed.
  16. MR

    MarkR

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice roomy table, waiter attentive, food AMAZING!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was excellent. cheese curds are a must try and the nashville chicken was amazing. cocktails were so good and the service was exceptional. highly recommend
  18. AM

    AudreyM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch. All the food was perfect and there was plenty of outdoor seating. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food w great friends. Fried chicken and cheese curds were outrageous. Funfetti cake was dry and disappointing but strawberry rhubarb pie was great!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food, service, and drinks!
  21. SP

    SteveP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for a pre-theater show dinner. Tables adjacent to the bar area could use more lighting.
  22. k

    kermitsmom

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    WE came for the special and that's what we had. It was a steak dinner and it was excellent. And the price for it was reasonable. We got there at happy hour, and our drinks took 20 minutes to arrive and were not special. We sat outside--it was quite hot, but the alternative of sitting in an albeit cooler but raucous atmosphere was impossible. It was so loud that we'd have been unable to hear our tablelmates. Service was the slowest imaginable, although we were not in a rush...we were never asked if we wanted dessert, which has never happened before. In all, the food was delicious, and we didn't mind, but were surprised by the rest. I would recommend this restaurant only for the specials.
  23. S

    Sandy

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    I have been here several years ago and recommended going when some colleagues were in town and I was quite disappointed. The food seems overcooked way too salty and extremely over the top rich
  24. C

    Callanca

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Bud and Marilyn's and we are hooked! Love the food, ambiance, service - they hit all the right notes for a lovely meal before a preformance.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pride celebration!
  26. CP

    ChanP

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the variety of the menu and the food was very flavorful! The drinks also gave a lil buzz. Thanks for the the great service! I will come back when passing thru Philly!
  27. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots in the neighborhood for brunch. Food always great. Make a reservation it is usually busy.
  28. RW

    RWBrooklyn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing. The biscuits with the honey butter and fried chicken was delicious.
  29. IR

    IsabellaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My daughter and I loved the non overwhelming menu. The food was sooooooo tasty. We will definitely be back and this time for dessert!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall stellar experience.
  31. SP

    SandraP

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were seated outside in a covered private area which was perfect. The artichoke appetizer was special and indeed it was very special! It was absolutely delicious and I hope that it becomes an appetizer special the next time I visit. I had Marilyn's Fried chicken with biscuits (served with honey butter). It was half of a chicken and each piece had a crispy crust and succulent meat. My guest had the Fried Fish special that she declared was excellent and again a very large portion especially for the money. We did not have dessert, but I had a decaf cappuccino, which was perfect to end the meal
  32. KS

    KasieS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely brunch with great food and service. We’ll be back!
  33. HH

    HowardH

    Armenia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was a lot of fun as it always is. Drinks were terrific. Tuna tacos were a bit salty and the short rib stroganoff could have been just a tad less creamy. Bathrooms were not as clean as my previous bisirs but this restaurant always has a friendly atmosphere and good easy selections
  34. e

    eatingraoul

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fridays in bars and restaurants in Center City Phila are always busy and noisy. We reserved a table in a streetery so the noise was OK, different from indoors. Josh, our server, was "Johnny on the spot," with a cheery greeting, paper menus, and good information about meal choices. The food we ordered, fish and chips and Nashville sliders was very very good and the combo of the 2 items was more than enough for the 2 of us. Josh kept his eye on us and was diligent in responding to our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and definitely will return on one of our frequent strips to Phila.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service started out fine, but after placing our food orders, we were promptly forgotten about entirely for the rest of our time there. Food took over 45 minutes to arrive, and no one checked in during that entire time. Once the food did arrive, it was freezing cold, of course. Requests for more coffee were unheeded. Best to just skip this place from now on. It’s a shame because it used to be good.
  36. f

    finickyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the staff at the restaurant were delightful. Food was delicious!
  37. M

    Mainerbychoice

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, cheerful and efficient service. Great food. Private outdoor, open on one side cubicle. Highly recommend this lovely place!
  38. PW

    PattyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, accommodating and friendly. Great outdoor seating and fantastic food!
  39. A

    Andrea

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch, as usual… love the energy, foods consistently delicious and staff is fantastic! Definitely a neighborhood gem
  40. DM

    DairyMaid

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Bud & Marilyn’s has very generous portions. The food is prepared well and is high quality. The chef really knew how to poach an egg, which is not always the case! Our main dishes weren’t as hot in temperature as l wish they had been. The cinnamon roll is amazing and is served warm. The coffee is excellent, even the decaf. The server explained it was La Columbe, which is a higher end coffee than you normally see in restaurants. The restaurant is very loud when it is full of happy diners, and the sound ricochets around the room. So not for romantic dining. We thought the prices were very reasonable and the service was efficient.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bud & Marilyn's using the Order Online button. Bud & Marilyn's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 546-2220.

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.6 stars by 4374 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bud & Marilyn's

1234 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. 13th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot located across the street at the corner of 13th & Locust.

  • Public transit

    Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station Take the PATCO high-speed line to the 13th & Locust stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcie Turney

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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