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Marathon Grill
American Restaurant$$
Today 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
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121 S 16th St Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
121 South 16th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19102
$$American Restaurant, Catering
American Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Today 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Marathon 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
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Diner using produce from its own urban farm project in dishes from meatloaf to tuna-salad hoagies.- Google
"Get the hummus app or the fire roasted salsa with homemade chips to share!"
"Love the brunch menu."
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Jake Steinerman
a month ago
Delicious fresh food, a lot of which is sourced from their very own urban farm. The salmon burger was easily one of the best I've ever had, and the veggie chili was hearty and filling. I also decided to get the Mac & Cheese appetizer and split it with my dinner-mate, but that could have easily been a meal on its own. I'll be coming here again.
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Steve Vasta
8 months ago
I've always enjoyed the Marathon Grill restaurants when I visit Philadelphia. There are fewer of them now, but the one on South 16th is always good. The (comparatively) menu is best described as an attentive "spin" on casual/diner fare, while remaining reasonable in cost. The grilled salmon steak with mustard sauce; it came with ok mashed potatoes, and the waiter was accommodating about substituting grilled vegetables for the prescribed asparagus side dish. Service was good, without excessive waiting at either end of the meal. I'll be going again!
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Octavius Newman
8 months ago
Ordered ahead of time. They forgot to put a part of my order in the bag. I called them to let them know. They sent someone to my job to bring me what they forgot. Awesome customer service! Well done!
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James Szivos
10 months ago
I went to the Marathon Grill for lunch with some colleagues after an appointment in Center City. It's obviously easy to find and accessible. The lunch menu is good and the food was tasty. Some things to note - this restaurant is busy at lunch and quite noisy. At times it was difficult to carry a conversation with people sitting at the same table. The service was horrendous. I remember waiting several minutes for our drink order multiple times and our glasses were constantly empty, even as the food was served. Towards the end of our meal the restaurant was thinning out, yet the service did not improve. I would consider returning to the Marathon Grill but the selection in the area permits trying other local establishments.
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Paige Levin
2 months ago
If you want a reasonably priced meal, Marathon is a solid choice. Three of us came here for brunch and we all enjoyed our meals which included eggs benedict, an omelet, and pancakes. All agreed the pancakes were the best. Service is a little hit or miss and on colder days the tables near the front door are subjected to gusts of cold air. Reservations are available for dinner on OpenTable but no other times. #Philly #Restaurant
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Jeremy McTiernan
9 months ago
Great food and I love the outdoor seating!! Service is friendly, quick and outgoing! Happy hour wine by the glass is a perfect way to wind down the day. Get the hummus app or the fire roasted salsa with homemade chips to share! Yum! I also love the large selection of vegetarian and gluten free menu items. They are clearly marked on the menu as well so you know what is what. And with three locations it's easy to get the quick lunch on your break. The 16th & Sansom location is awesome. However, the Market St. location has a great outdoor happy hour!
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Michael Sakey
7 months ago
As a fellow restaurant owner (in Massachusetts) who was visiting Phili, I just want to applaud y'all! Truly had a fantastic meal, service was prompt and polite, and possibly the best Caesar dressing I've ever had! Bravo!
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Dean Mersky
10 months ago
We normally dine there once each week, even though the noise level is very high. Food is better than average, menu is somewhat limiting, and hardly ever varies. But, very close for us makes it convenient. Recently, we ordered apple pie, which came (after a 15 minute wait) with a 2" sq of pie and a scoop of ice cream. We complained to the waitress about the small portion of pie (we've had it before and this was about 30%). She returned with a message from the manager that the pie was a standard portion. Really? We wrote to the ownership the portion and that the manager never came to address us, personally. We never received a response. With all the excellent choices in Philly, we will not return to a business whose ownership, and management, is unconcerned.
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