We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marathon on the Square

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$American, ,
1839 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5803
+1 215-731-0800
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“turkey club” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1839 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5803
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (88)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 82 reviews

Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is by far the noisiest restaurant in the area. Food is decent and consistent but we can no longer stand the noise. Ok in weather when one can sit outside.

Thank Orchestrapal
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Dependable food and service for casual dining . Very reasonably priced and mostly a local clientele. Neighborhood restaurant .

Thank welshpembrokecorgi
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Three of us had a very good lunch here. I ordered a Turkey and Grain Burger ($11.50) which was a turkey burger on a whole wheat bun, but it also had bacon, smoked Gouda and apple slaw - semi-healthy, right? It was very good. My...More

Thank practans
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Not sure why it takes forever to get a couple salads but this place is slow. I usually don't want to linger over a mid week lunch and expected the food to be delivered in a reasonable amount of time. Maybe it's because the waitress...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Went there today at 10.30 am to have breakfast. I was told they open at 11 am. I was not asked to sit or wait or in any way accomodated. The manager himself answered to my questions (I was then trying to find out where...More

Thank GlobalNomad V
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Walking back from Rittenhouse Square we stumbled upon Marathon, and let me tell you how thrilled we were! I opted for the jalapeno guacamole bacon grilled cheese, matzo soup and tea. SO DOGGONE GOOD! The next weekend went back again, and I got the tofu...More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Had a light dinner with family. Food was wonderful with a varied menu. We were looking for lighter fare and enjoyed salads with grilled salmon that was perfectly done and presented. There were a variety of bistro-like offerings including sandwiches and even breakfast. They were...More

Thank 1146Steve614
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Bustling lunch spot, great salads and sandwiches, reasonable prices. okay service. Interesting soups -- of special note.

Thank Allen D
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Been living in Philly for 20 years, there's tons of places To go for Sunday brunch but my standard is Marathon. They have all the staples on the menu and do them well.

Thank broadstreetunionjack
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Salads, Burgers, Platters, you name it and Marathon has it. This one is very friendly as it is in a neighborhood. You don't need a reservation and the food is always consistent.

Thank Lisa_Beth_2
Nearby Restaurants
Parc Brasserie
1,903 reviews
.12 miles away
Barclay Prime
390 reviews
.11 miles away
Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
365 reviews
.12 miles away
Le Cheri
148 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Rittenhouse Square
632 reviews
.13 miles away
Rosenbach Museum and Library
68 reviews
.13 miles away
Philadelphia Art Alliance
5 reviews
.10 miles away
City Running Tours
61 reviews
.20 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Marathon on the Square staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1839 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5803
    (19th and Spruce)
  • Public Transportation: We are conveniently located near several SEPTA bus lines: 17, 9, 21, and 42. We are also a short, 4 block walk from PATCO's 16th and Locust Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-731-0800
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing