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Marathon Grill

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City Center West
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16th & Sansom, 121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (16th and Sansom)
+1 215-569-3278
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07:00 - 23:00
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had breakfast here recently. We had been here in the past but not for a few years. It was always very good then, and it still is now. The service was excellent. My son had Eggs Benedict, which he loved. I had sunny side up eggs with home fries and toast. Everything was cooked perfectly. I... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place buys local, and has an eclectic menu of interesting things from other parts of the world (Moroccan salad) and comfort food (Mac & Cheese). I went for the Moroccan salad replacing chicken for the salmon and it was really, really, REALLY good. Super service at the bar from a young man who had lived in Guatemala, and a... More 

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Thank IntegrityMatters52
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had multiple meals here - breakfast and lunch. Everything was fresh and yummy. Best sweet potato fries I've ever had! Grilled cheese on artisan bread - yes please! Omelets and pancakes are light and fluffy. The menu is loaded with choices without being overwhelming. Service has always been courteous and swift!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Table for two for dinner. Both of us had the buffalo chicken sandwich with fries and the food was very tasty. Decent prices. Rather certain our waiter was a robot. Hardly any interaction or chit-chat.

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Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A good selection of breakfast options. I took the pancakes and scrambled eggs and bacon. Good location, nice interior, pleasant customers. I found it disapointing that on the menu the pancakes are announced with Maple Sirup, when in fact it is only flavoured syrup containing elements I would rather not eat: "Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Cellulose Gum,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were only in Philadelphia for about 16 hours, and asked the hotel concierge for a good breakfast suggestion before heading back to the airport. It was a quick walk from the hotel, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We were seated right away. I had the brioche french toast and my husband had an omelette with applewood smoked... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 1 pm on a Sunday and the retro-chic eatery was bustling with energy. Bakery items caught our eyes at the countertop. The two of us were seated within minutes at a table next to the window: prime people-watching spot on the busy street corner. I ordered Eggs Benedict which was worth the $ 11.50 (prices may change).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We just ate breakfast at this location and I can't imagine a better spot. They had classic food but the option for their own take on it. We came with 4 kids and they were quite accommodating. Everyone in our group liked our food and it was not too expensive.

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Thank Kyle W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I choose this location for breakfast because the food looked good and the portions seemed appropriate. I ordered blueberry pancakes and they were good. However, my son ordered the French toast. The food was good but he only got one slice of toast. For the price we paid It was excessive. The service was only marginal. Although it wasn't a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a place to eat while walking in center city. Stopped in marathon and was very pleased with our selection of. Crab salad and crabcake sandwich. The crabcake was so delicious that I devoured it minus the bun. They were out of sweet potato fries but the regular fries were fresh hot and delicious. The salad was crisp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16th & Sansom, 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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?