Marathon Grill

American, Diner
$ $
121 S 16th St (at Sansom St)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 569-3278
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm



  • Have a burger!
  • Ask to sit in ladybug's section...he's the best server ever!! But don't tip him buahahaha
  • Make your own salad with the control freak salad. At 9 bucks, its a steal of a meal.
  • Don't be afraid to bring your kids! No one will complain! The menu here (featuring the mini version of their nearly famous matzoh ball soup), offers more than your average burger/pizza/chicken nugget.
  • Go here for brunch! You'll find eggs on a croissant with bacon, Gouda and apple; whole wheat apple-cinnamon pancakes; and lots and lots of coffee.
  • Get the marathon homefries with ham, peppers, onions, and gruyere. Try subbing cheddar or adding Tabasco for a little extra spice! Bit marathon homefries are delicious!
  • Like this place. Had the blackened chicken, swapped out the provolone for white cheddar. And it comes with hand cut fries.
  • Food is alright. Service blows. Hard.
  • Ask for Jay. He will definitely take care of you. He's also the drink keeper.
  • Be mindful of when they'd charge credit cards. Make sure they do the correct amount. Honest mistake, just be mindful
  • Love a good Bloody Mary? You may be surprised to learn that this Marathon adds the perfect amount of horseradish.
  • Fruit salad is not good, burgers are!
  • I highly recommend the salmon burger here.. It is super delicious!
  • The pint-sized happy hour offers a half-off kids menu with options like matzoh ball soup with chicken and veggies and peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread. (M-F 5-6PM)
  • The veggie burger is quite phenomenal.
  • Just so you all know, the mayor (CK), checks in here even when he's not here. Lame dude. Let's overthrow this guy.
  • Try the home fries, they are delicious!
  • Have a beer!
  • I used to mix this restaurant with shake shack. Good service that I never expected. The waitress know she should bring salt and pepper together, two straws if you order juice. Pay 20% tip for good.
  • Diner-style food, a little nicer than average, with an admirable selection of beers (for a place thats not a craft beer joint). We enjoyed our vegetable capellini & chicken cobb salad

Nearby places

210 W Rittenhouse Sq
108 S 16th St (at Sansom St)
1607 Walnut St (btwn 16th & 17th St)