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Marathon Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center West
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121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (16th and Sansom)
+1 215-569-3278
08:00 - 21:00
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pancakes, good scramble of eggs and smoked salmon, excellent coffee. It's a pleasant, airy place to start the day with a friendly staff and amiable clientele.

Thank Brother B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! Stopped by for lunch. They didn't miss a beat when I asked for quinoa instead of couscous in the Moroccan salad. Very tasty and generous portions. A great choice!

Thank Kim G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

~ It was a beautiful day so I decided to go on a walk-about in search of an outside dining area for lunch. I came across this appealing restaurant with outside tables & huge letters on the side "MARATHON." At that point I knew this was the finish line regarding my lunch run. First Impressions: Encased with glass walls, it... More 

Thank Joseph M
Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some dishes were good, and in a good day this place might be better recommended. We visited at evening time. The service was very slow, not client oriented but more towards some sport event that was in the background. One of the dishes was inedible, sour from non-freshness and very bad, it was returned and yet charged for. Another salad... More 

Thank frenkie_boy
Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Excellent locally sourced food from salads to sandwiches. My daughter opted for the make your own salad and I had an excellent crustless quiche served with a small salad. They also have smoothies here.

Thank Rita_Ohio
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter were walking back to our hotel and decided to just pick a restaurant on our way. Stumbled on Marathon. Passed my clean windows test. I feel if they care enough to keep the windows clean, they care about everything else. Walked in without a reservation on a Friday night & were seated right away. Hostess was pleasant. Waiter... More 

Thank Sharon S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ended up here as our first two choices were too busy to accommodate us. The food was good and so was the service.

Thank Craig L
Cleveland, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food was so fresh and nicely done with great portion sizes, and I cannot believe they can serve all this at the great prices they offered. Frankly, I would have paid more! Our server was wonderful, and we all enjoyed our evening here.

Thank Susannah W
West Bloomfield, United States
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Marathon Grill was great and very walkable from our hotel. The server was great, excellent menu. Typical city restaurant with tables very close together. Don't expect a booth if you are a party of two! We ordered off the brunch menu & it did not disappoint!

Thank Dena L
Millsboro, Delaware
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Small cute place with wonderful brunch items. Delicious plentiful portions. The breakfast quesadilla had the freshest tortillas I've ever had. Busy place!

Thank Lori H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?