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Marathon Grill

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
City Center West
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16th & Sansom, 121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (16th and Sansom)
+1 215-569-3278
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Marathon for dinner with my husband and three kids before the theater. Plus, the accept reservations. Anyway, we were seated right away and our server immediately greeted us and brought drinks. Our server was very friendly and chatted with the kids. Service was prompt all around and our food came out in a reasonable amount of time.... More 

Thank heather d
San Diego, California
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate both dinner and lunch here (more out of convenience and because of the wide variety of options than anything else). The food was good, but nothing special.

Thank Katie1216
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone here numerous times for breakfast or lunch, most recently for breakfast. It's a little pricey, but this after all the business/shopping part of Center City. The food is consistently excellent--high quality ingredients and well prepared--and the service is good also. The decor is modern-casual: an open feel (although the tables are quite close together) and lots of... More 

Thank Paul H
York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our son who recently moved to Philadelphia took us to this restaurant for breakfast. I was pleased to see cage free eggs on the menu, but know that term doesn't really mean the chickens get to go out and peck in the grass, etc. But, I ordered the Marathon breakfast which is a traditional egg, potato and toast breakfast. It... More 

Thank ctheworld024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited Marathon Grill with my family before a show on the Avenue of the Arts/Broad St. It was a quick walk to the theater after dinner. I've been here many times in the past, and the food is always good. Most times were for lunch, so it was a treat to try the dinner specials. My wife chose glazed... More 

Thank Brian K
San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visiting Philadelphia, we were looking for a restaurant near our hotel with a variety of food and gluten-free options. Marathon seemed to be a good fit, and we weren't disappointed. The food was good (7 for dinner and all happy), and our only complaint was the delay in getting a bowl of soup and chili...the easiest to prepare and the... More 

Thank Mark_in_SD
Yorktown, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Just had breakfast, a brunch Quesadilla Special with home fries and it was fabulous. Marie n I split it, plenty of food. Brandon gave great service

Thank onestopchip
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times in the past, I especially enjoy the outside seating on a nice day. Food is pretty good too, and it is easy to get reservations.

Thank Hannah W
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My experience at Marathon Grill is not at all a reflection of the name. It was relaxing and delicious . The locations is very convenient, the menu is great, and they value good customer service. I ordered the soup of the da, a very warm, flavourful Tomato Basil followed by Chicken cub salad with a balsamic dressing. The portions won't... More 

Thank Simón C
Enola, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here three times and other members of family visit often as well. Great menu if you want healthier options. Staff has always been friendly. Love the turkey burger! We have picky teens and they always want to stop here.

Thank kimbsmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 16th & Sansom, 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 Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?