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“Top Notch Breakfast Joint”
Review of Marathon Grill

Marathon Grill
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Ranked #153 of 4,356 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 16th and Sansom
Transit: Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.
Description: 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.
Holland, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Top Notch Breakfast Joint”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Loved the feel and vibe of this place. Packed with hungry folk, the menu does not disappoint. The breakfast selections have something for every taste from hangover fare to healthy smoothies. Huge portions cooked fresh and sourced locally. Great service from friendly servers. Cool artsy atmosphere. Everything you want in a neighborhood restaurant. Locally owned and operated, what more could you ask for!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Michele L
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice casual place for good food.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philly that wasn't too expensive and we could get a reservation. We found this place through Open Table and it was very good. Nice atmosphere, good food. They have a $20.00 special where you get salad or soup, entree (3 selections - meatloaf being one of them) and dessert. My husband got the salad, meatloaf and rice pudding. All very good. I had the chicken noodle soup, and bruschetta sandwich which was tasty. All this for under $40.00. (We didn't have any drinks so that helped). I would definitely go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Debbie A
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner for two”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Last minute decision to eat out and chose it for close proximity to where we were staying. Very pleased with our choice. Food was good, nice atmosphere. Lots of families probably due to reasonable prices and wholesome food. Would go again....husband did with our grandson.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank MagsDarwen
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good place for casual dinner”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

The food from this restaurant is locally produced to help the community around Philadelphia (and reduce transportation costs). It also tasted good. The waiters do not seem to be that well organized (forgot to bring one of our drinks) and generally seem to walk around randomly. Several tables around us were families with children, which gives the place a casual rather than formal atmosphere.

Visited January 2014
Thank Laurens S
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Long Island, NY
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Family Friendly restaurant with reasonable prices”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ate at Marathon with 2 families of 4. Great selection for everyone and their drink menu was a hit with the adults!

Visited December 2013
Thank Lisa B
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