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Marathon on the Square
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Ranked #502 of 4,445 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 19th and Spruce
Transit: 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Marathon on the Square is a great option for reliable diner style food. You are not going to be wowed by anything nor overtly disgusted. There are reliable standards on the menu, multiple salad choices, sandwiches, comfort food such as meatloaf, etc and they are executed as well as can be expected. This is not a chef-driven kitchen so the plating & execution is pretty standard.

This location of Marathon is good for large groups, families with children or those with limited time or limited palates. Service was friendly & efficient.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

The service is awful. The food is so-so. If you need any help in figuring out the overall quality, consider the fact that one marathon was seized for not paying rent and another went bankrupt for not paying rent. I worry about places that cannot get that basic right.

Thank Jason T
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We had dinner at Marathon on the Square before going to the theater. The neighborhood around Rittenhouse Square was fun and interesting to look at. The wait staff was excellent and the food was terrific! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We just had salads here and they were pretty average in our opinion (nothing exciting).

The wine list was extremely good and we had an excellent Sauvignon Blanc for a good price.

Looks more of a breakfast place though... they seemed to have some good/organic smoothies as well as other interesting brekky options, so may be worth a try for breakfast instead...

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Thank Geoff and Jenni G
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were with a group of nine including three kids. Our server, Francesca was wonderful. Happy to wait on the kids and the adults. She provided cups with lids, coloring pages, and ample warning to the kids about hot plates. The food was good, the menu varied without being overwhelming. Even with nine people we were served at a good pace and everyone received food at the same time! Three of our group were running a half marathon the next day. They all enjoyed the pasta and vegetables. I had a salmon burger with a very tasty sauce. Overall a great dining experience with a large party.

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Thank Amy F
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