Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3739 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 outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests.

Support Bud & Marilyn's during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3739 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllisonK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.

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vipAudreyG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The $33 3 course meal was a bargain!

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The food here is delicious with many meals here and it’s outstanding I would definitely recommend it will be back

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vipdalila
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib hash and egg fried rice are amazing

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vipKevinO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Morgan was exceptional. Yes the dining room was closed, yes we ate on the street, yes it was cold, but the restaurant did a great job accommodating us and making us comfortable. The meal was perfection, I can’t stop thinking about Marilyn’s Fried Chicken, and the drinks were strong, but we liked that too. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia. The friend chicken is incredible along with all of the other food. If you are looking for a place to bring family or friends this is the place to go!

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

they had us in an individual outside section. was able to stay warm and felt safe! staff was friendly and helpful. food was delicious and the pouch cocktails was tasty and boozy.

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Harpua
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was disappointing. (I'll note that this is typically not the case, foodwise.)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only reason I put the noise level was loud was because you are eating on the street so busses and cars are very close and loud. But they did a fantastic job of setting up a great socially distant outdoor dining experience! It was cold out when we ate there but the heaters kept us warm and the tents blocked the wind perfectly! The food was great and the bloody mary was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor dining was a litttle chillier than expected but nothing against you guys, just something for others to think about when bringing jackets and what not! Food and drinks, 10/10

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say anything more except they are consistent and amazing. Long it here ans Kobe the brand of companies.

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Sammysue
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bud each table has its own section that is covered and has a heater. So cute! The food was tasty as well, we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The food just never measures up. Raw burger.
Over fried everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after seeing a couple eye catching items on the brunch menu. Of course, this inevitably led me to be extremely indecisive when it came time to order. Our waiter was patient and very helpful and made solid recommendations. I could not have been happier with my meal! I highly reccomend the braised shortrib cream chipped beef... It was to dieeee for. And don't skip out on one of the drinks in a bag either!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a great job managing the outdoor dining experience. The service and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite new spot in Philly!

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vipTSReston
Washington DC
140 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and portions are excellent. Great gourmet touches on comfort foods. Currently all seating is outdoors albeit in a tent. This means in the winter it is going to be a bit cold. Service was good. Seemed to only be a few people working tables but it wasn't an issue. I love the food so I will certainly be back again.

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vipJggray
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

drinks were awesome. we did a couple"pouch" drinks and were great fun and tasted great.
I had seafood special and it was packed with fresh fish like I've never seen and could have fed 2 people. Very well done and great broth. Also ate the chicken buns and short rib pasta and all liked. delicious app of falafel cauliflower, Mac and cheese and the fried rice cauliflower all great. Even bread pudding dessert very good. We had great booth outside. Heater worked really well and staff was super nice and attentive.

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Thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were able to sit outside in a private divided area with our own heater. It was very comfortable except for the cold metal chairs. Our server was very helpful and very sweet. The food was a surprise and very good. The chef creates an interesting combinations of flavors. We would definately visit Bud and Marilyn's again and highly recommend it to others - an added bonus is the parking lot right across the street.

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch even though it was Covid related we had to sit outside it was very comfortable with the heaters and very safe and the brunch was amazing we enjoyed it immensely

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Saint
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Under the circumstances the Staff did a great job of providing a clean, warm and delicious dinner. Highly unusual to be eating in a tent on Locust street but memorable nonetheless. Can’t wait to come back again. Inside or outside.

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vipTinaA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beyond wonderful. In this crazy, covid world this outdoor eating experience was perfect. Food top notch and the heating lamp kept us all warm and cozy. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Freaking delicious as always

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AimeeM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the quaint outdoor dining patio.

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vipBrighD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup! So glad we could treat ourselves to a meal out during the cold, and still stay warm & comfortable with Bud & Marilyn's outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Outdoor dining right due to covid so it was bit cold even with the heat lamps. Not much the restaurant can do about that although other restaurants in the city have a better set up to keep you warmer.

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Kbergey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and efficient. Additionally, with Covid restrictions it was nice to feel as though you had your own little space.

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RachelS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They seemed a bit unorganized upon arrival, however everything else was great! Service was great, everything came out in a very timely manner, and I felt like they are taking Covid seriously!

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CorinneV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was awesome!! Warm apple cider with brandy - delicious. Shrimp Po Boy Eggs Benedict fabulous - biscuit so flaky, shrimp so flavorful, eggs perfectly poached - yum!!! Banana pudding sweet, silky perfection!!!

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Farb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

overpriced and lack of enough heaters to keep you warm for outdoor dining. They have tents set up outside for Covid and the bar holding the plastic partitions fell on me twice.

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EMHNM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside due to Covid but we are trying to support our favorite restaurants at this time so we were prepared. There were ample heat lamps and it felt well distanced.
I got the Smoked Beet Reuben and hot damn, it was delicious. My bf had the shaved ham and biscuits and they were also really good. I have been less than pleased with some of the other dining experiences we’ve had at other establishments during Covid but Bud &Marilyns have remained top notch with food and service.
We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked it!

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vipGary
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bud & Marilyn’s. Great down-home cuisine with great staff. Outdoor dining only but safe and plentiful.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was alright, not great but not bad. The drinks were served in small PLASTIC cups,the brisket was tender which was good but needed seasoning. My son had the Nashville chicken sandwich which he said was good, and the banana pudding which he enjoyed.

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AlishaC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has the absolute best time here! The drinks were nice and strong and the food was delicious!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've been to Bud & Marilyn's many times over the years and was always very happy with it until this visit. The Staff was rude and nasty. They seemed annoyed that they had to deal with customers! Not just myself, but other customers as well. Our waiter was so completely annoyed he stormed off from our table carrying our drinks because we questioned the TINY size portion? We did not ask him to take it away, he just grabbed them and stormed off. So we got up and left.
In a time when restaurants are struggling to stay alive, having employees like this is a complete disaster. I understand people are stressed and working for a lot less money. If I choose to eat out I make sure I tip VERY well, 30% typically, and in cash. Horrible experience.
It wasn't just my waiter. The Hostess was also annoyed and nasty. All I did was ask if I could be seated inside, which was a no, as we were a party of 3. Explaining that to me does not require a sh*t tone and B*tch Face that can be seen through your mask, (rolling her eyes and visibly huffing and puffing)
In the past the food and drinks were always excellent, and the staff was very pleasant.
I'll try again in the future, if they survive.

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Stephen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and quick service too!

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CindyS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and intimate restaurant. Husband and I ordered the crispy cheese curds which were so tasty! It came with scallion ranch dressing which I thought was good but my husband wished it came with marinara sauce. We also ordered the shrimp po boy hot bun to try it was so good we decided to order 5 more! The po boy is small think tapa style but delicious! Happy hour is from 4 pm- 6 pm and included drinks and dinner menu items for a very reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great and our server was. Phenomenal

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Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3739 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 bookings at the moment.

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