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Marathon Grill

121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-569-3278
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Neighbourhood: City Center West
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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
Reviewed 2 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
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...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 3 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,...More

Thank frenkie_boy
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Sharon S
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
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
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Dena L
Reviewed 23 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
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
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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.