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Marathon Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Deli
121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-569-3278
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
“salad” (46 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a very delicious breakfast here a few weeks ago. I had banana bread french toast, which I highly recommend! My hubby had a fantastic chorizo breakfast burrito. The staff was very nice and friendly. The decor was cool - not...More

Thank AmyLa1227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried the salmon burger, which was surprisingly very good. The sweet potato french fries were delicious. The place was crowded but the wait staff got everyone in and out in a timely fashion. My only complaint, the bathroom was slightly disgusting. Staff may want to...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Came here as I read review of their burgers and that's what I had. Very good burger, cooked perfectly medium as requested. Lovely taste and soft meat with plenty of cheese and caramelized onions. The bun was good as well. The fries that came with...More

Thank flashsam7267
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I went last night. I had a ceasar salad and chicken quesadilas!! They ran out of salsa which i a bit irritated about bc they would have never mentioned it if I had not asked for it. I ate my food with sour cream only....More

Thank Empress215
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Marathon on the 16th street was a great place for brunch. American fare with a Mediterranean touch We had eggs, jambalaya which was a shrimp, sausage and eggs combination, burger and salads. All of them were very good and moderately priced. Service as usual was...More

Thank SingaporeJD
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The food was good, it was nice sitting outside, but I did not expect lunch to take 1.5 hours. The waitress lost our order. Finally we asked what was taking so long. She had walked by our table many times and should have noticed how...More

Thank large_red
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The four of us enjoyed our brunch in this bustling casual restaurant. Note this locally owned & operated business has three locations in Philly & believes in buying local, if possible. This one is the 16th & Sansom location. Being an out-of-towner, I ordered the...More

Thank fba5
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I eat here every time we visit Philly and we recommend it to everyone we know. It’s American Bistro and the food and service are great. I can honestly say that in the 10-12 visits to this restaurant in the past 3-4...More

1  Thank TheMensch
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Not great but always a decent meal. Good for late night dining near the park. Good alternative to the touristy Parc. Good chicken.

1  Thank pearlmiriam
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I ordered the Beef Brisket platter. The quantity was sufficient, whereas the portion at Jones' was undersized. Conversely, the quality of the meat & its sauce at Jones' was superior. I choose Jones'!

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    (16th and Sansom)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-569-3278
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 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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