Marathon Grill-Sansom St

★★★★☆
  • 121 S 16th St

    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • 215-569-3278

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Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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OK, I'm basing my review on 1 meal from my first (but definitely not last!) visit to the Marathon Grill on 16h and Samson. Also, I was hungry. But still, I'm sure that was the best meatloaf I've ever eaten -- quality meat, great

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★★★★★

OK, I'm basing my review on 1 meal from my first (but definitely not last!) visit to the Marathon Grill on 16h and Samson. Also, I was hungry. But still, I'm sure that was the best meatloaf I've ever eaten -- quality meat, great

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We had an interesting experience at a recent brunch at Marathon Grill. My husband ordered the eggs benedict, I ordered the bacon egg and cheese sandwich on english muffin. He got a dish without any hollandaise sauce, I got a lump of

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★★★★★

We had an interesting experience at a recent brunch at Marathon Grill. My husband ordered the eggs benedict, I ordered the bacon egg and cheese sandwich on english muffin. He got a dish without any hollandaise sauce, I got a lump of

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I just went to this place today after researching it on Citysearch last night. It had a good menu and received some good reviews as a good brunch place so I thought I would take my family and try it out. I am now sorta regretting that decision. We arrived there about 11am and 2 of my family members went in ahead of my mom and I while we went to park the car. That took about 10-15 mins so we urged them to order while they waited for us. My mom and I ordered about 10 mins after my other family members and they still waited about 30 mins after we got there for their meals and we waited about 45 mins. And even after all of the waiting, my meal wasn't even prepared correctly and I was still missing a side dish. We complained to the waitress about the wait because everyone else around us, even those that came in after us, were receiving their food. She explained that there was not much that she could do about it because she had placed the order and it was now out of her hands but eventually she did get the manager to take care of things. In the end our entire meal was comped and that made up for some of the inconvenience but I would have never chosen to eat at this place had I known that it would have taken 45 mins to get the food. That was ridiculous! I would probably be willing to try another Marathon Grill location because the food was good, but I would never go back to this one or recommend it!

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★☆☆☆☆

I just went to this place today after researching it on Citysearch last night. It had a good menu and received some good reviews as a good brunch place so I thought I would take my family and try it out. I am now sorta regretting that decision. We arrived there about 11am and 2 of my family members went in ahead of my mom and I while we went to park the car. That took about 10-15 mins so we urged them to order while they waited for us. My mom and I ordered about 10 mins after my other family members and they still waited about 30 mins after we got there for their meals and we waited about 45 mins. And even after all of the waiting, my meal wasn't even prepared correctly and I was still missing a side dish. We complained to the waitress about the wait because everyone else around us, even those that came in after us, were receiving their food. She explained that there was not much that she could do about it because she had placed the order and it was now out of her hands but eventually she did get the manager to take care of things. In the end our entire meal was comped and that made up for some of the inconvenience but I would have never chosen to eat at this place had I known that it would have taken 45 mins to get the food. That was ridiculous! I would probably be willing to try another Marathon Grill location because the food was good, but I would never go back to this one or recommend it!

Pros: Good brunch; Comped check because of wait for food

Cons: Overcrowded and long wait for food

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its better than a diner! if you want lots of options for different meals any time of day, a fun atmosphere AND reasonable prices then you should go here. the pancakes are so good!!

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★★★★☆

its better than a diner! if you want lots of options for different meals any time of day, a fun atmosphere AND reasonable prices then you should go here. the pancakes are so good!!

Pros: price, menu, atmosphere

Cons: wait for food was a little too long

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Marathon Grill has become the dinner place of choice after our theater group attends plays at the Walnut St. Theatre. It is near the theater and the discounted parking. One also gets a free dessert with the theater stub. Good food, good service.

5
★★★★★

Marathon Grill has become the dinner place of choice after our theater group attends plays at the Walnut St. Theatre. It is near the theater and the discounted parking. One also gets a free dessert with the theater stub. Good food, good service.

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From the moment I walked into Marathon Grill, the disgruntled attitude of the hostess should have convinced me to walk right back out. As this was my first time there, I decided to give it a shot anyway. After waiting 20 min's for a table, I was finally seated in a table that was not only incredibly small and awkward even for 2, but it was also clearly in the path of incoming diners and wait staff. My waiter wasn't exactly rude, but he clearly either despises his job or simply doesn't care. It took approximately 10 min's to place my order. My coffee was brought out about 5 minutes later missing the sugar I had asked for and with no napkins or utensils available. After asking for a spoon, I was finally brought a napkin and fork, but no spoon. My boyfriend and I both ordered omelets and a stack of pancakes to share. I could have easily gotten the same quality omelet at Denny's for half the price. The waiter helped to overcrowd the table even more by bringing two plates with 1 1/2 pancakes each (we had asked to share them--he took it as we needed it literally split in half). My side of turkey sausage was barely edible, even after sawing at it to cut it into pieces. I could have spent $1 at the grocery store and gotten better turkey sausage. The quality of bacon at Burger King far exceeds the quality of the bacon at Marathon Grill. When I finally caught the waiters attention to ask for a coffee refill, he proceeded to take my half full cup, took it away for about 5 min's and finally brought it back having simply added a little additional coffee with his hands around the rim of the mug. (who does that??) In summary, rude hostess + inattentive and unintelligent wait staff + below average food = Worst Brunch I've ever had at almost $50 for 2. I hightly recommend skipping Marathon Grill and heading right over to Famous 4th St Deli where the food is perfectly priced and always exceeds expectations.

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★☆☆☆☆

From the moment I walked into Marathon Grill, the disgruntled attitude of the hostess should have convinced me to walk right back out. As this was my first time there, I decided to give it a shot anyway. After waiting 20 min's for a table, I was finally seated in a table that was not only incredibly small and awkward even for 2, but it was also clearly in the path of incoming diners and wait staff. My waiter wasn't exactly rude, but he clearly either despises his job or simply doesn't care. It took approximately 10 min's to place my order. My coffee was brought out about 5 minutes later missing the sugar I had asked for and with no napkins or utensils available. After asking for a spoon, I was finally brought a napkin and fork, but no spoon. My boyfriend and I both ordered omelets and a stack of pancakes to share. I could have easily gotten the same quality omelet at Denny's for half the price. The waiter helped to overcrowd the table even more by bringing two plates with 1 1/2 pancakes each (we had asked to share them--he took it as we needed it literally split in half). My side of turkey sausage was barely edible, even after sawing at it to cut it into pieces. I could have spent $1 at the grocery store and gotten better turkey sausage. The quality of bacon at Burger King far exceeds the quality of the bacon at Marathon Grill. When I finally caught the waiters attention to ask for a coffee refill, he proceeded to take my half full cup, took it away for about 5 min's and finally brought it back having simply added a little additional coffee with his hands around the rim of the mug. (who does that??) In summary, rude hostess + inattentive and unintelligent wait staff + below average food = Worst Brunch I've ever had at almost $50 for 2. I hightly recommend skipping Marathon Grill and heading right over to Famous 4th St Deli where the food is perfectly priced and always exceeds expectations.

Pros: Extensive Menu Selections

Cons: Rude staff, overpriced mediocre food

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The food is consistently good at the Marathon restaurants.
I like this location on weekends. Their sandwiches and salads are good; it's a great place to take a break from shopping on Rittenhouse Square.

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★★★★☆

The food is consistently good at the Marathon restaurants.
I like this location on weekends. Their sandwiches and salads are good; it's a great place to take a break from shopping on Rittenhouse Square.

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Im a office manager of a doctors office and we have drug reps come in and bring lunch for the office. We had a rep bring in marathon grill its was great, they brought sandwiches and salads. The sandwich trays had all different varietys. My favorite was the grilled veggie and fresh mozzarella. I would definitely use them for catering.

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★★★★★

Im a office manager of a doctors office and we have drug reps come in and bring lunch for the office. We had a rep bring in marathon grill its was great, they brought sandwiches and salads. The sandwich trays had all different varietys. My favorite was the grilled veggie and fresh mozzarella. I would definitely use them for catering.

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Marathon Grill is one of my favoriate places to have lunch in Phila. The salads are fresh and you can pick and choose what you want in the salad. Great sandwhichs with different options.

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Marathon Grill is one of my favoriate places to have lunch in Phila. The salads are fresh and you can pick and choose what you want in the salad. Great sandwhichs with different options.

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Fabulous new food here at the Marathon Grille. They have the most unique salads. All sorts of fresh food with odd pairings that taste great together.

5
★★★★★

Fabulous new food here at the Marathon Grille. They have the most unique salads. All sorts of fresh food with odd pairings that taste great together.

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I am writing regarding this restaurant located at 16th and Sansome. My company has been ordering lunch every Friday, since September 2007, which are faxed in by 10:30 a.m. (until their fax machine stopped working). A fax document was created, so that the orders are typed to eliminate confusion, however, there were plenty of times that the salad dressings were missing or were put on the salads, when I request (in bold letters) that all salad dressings must be "on the side". We also have Vegans, but one order had the chicken in the salad, instead of being on the side. Another sandwich was ordered without the turkey, only to contain bacon that was not listed as an ingredient on the menu. One time a hamburger order was missed, along with sauteed spinach from another order. The last few months, the fax machine wasn't working, so I called in the orders. I kind of dread this with the mistakes on the other orders that were faxed in, & again, there were mistakes. One order had six items, two consisting only of a soup & a chili order. Three were off the regular menu, with the remaining item being one of the platter specials. I requested an 11:45 a.m. to 12 noon delivery as usual. At 12:05 p.m., I called & was told that the order was going out the door. This company is located a block away. The order did not arrive until 12:30 p.m. There were only two salad dressings ordered, but both were missing. I don't know what else to do to get these orders delivered correctly, & I have walked the order down the block just to avoid mistakes by the order takers, but this time, with the rain, I called in an order. The salmon bagel platter was missing the BAGEL. The Red Bliss side order became a Tuna-Bean Pasta side. Hot items were cold, cold items were warm. So, this is the last time our company will be ordering from this restaurant. By the way, they have a customer service email site to contact them for complaints, etc., but my email was returned with an error message.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am writing regarding this restaurant located at 16th and Sansome. My company has been ordering lunch every Friday, since September 2007, which are faxed in by 10:30 a.m. (until their fax machine stopped working). A fax document was created, so that the orders are typed to eliminate confusion, however, there were plenty of times that the salad dressings were missing or were put on the salads, when I request (in bold letters) that all salad dressings must be "on the side". We also have Vegans, but one order had the chicken in the salad, instead of being on the side. Another sandwich was ordered without the turkey, only to contain bacon that was not listed as an ingredient on the menu. One time a hamburger order was missed, along with sauteed spinach from another order. The last few months, the fax machine wasn't working, so I called in the orders. I kind of dread this with the mistakes on the other orders that were faxed in, & again, there were mistakes. One order had six items, two consisting only of a soup & a chili order. Three were off the regular menu, with the remaining item being one of the platter specials. I requested an 11:45 a.m. to 12 noon delivery as usual. At 12:05 p.m., I called & was told that the order was going out the door. This company is located a block away. The order did not arrive until 12:30 p.m. There were only two salad dressings ordered, but both were missing. I don't know what else to do to get these orders delivered correctly, & I have walked the order down the block just to avoid mistakes by the order takers, but this time, with the rain, I called in an order. The salmon bagel platter was missing the BAGEL. The Red Bliss side order became a Tuna-Bean Pasta side. Hot items were cold, cold items were warm. So, this is the last time our company will be ordering from this restaurant. By the way, they have a customer service email site to contact them for complaints, etc., but my email was returned with an error message.

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Went here for brunch on a saturday morning, 11am. 15 minute wait. upscale, but casual atmosphere. great omelettes. Great service. Nice compromise between good diner food and nice atmosphere. $10 brunch dishes.

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★★★★☆

Went here for brunch on a saturday morning, 11am. 15 minute wait. upscale, but casual atmosphere. great omelettes. Great service. Nice compromise between good diner food and nice atmosphere. $10 brunch dishes.

Pros: Good food, casual, but upscale diner

Cons: not a greasy spoon, if that's what you're looking for.

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Grand homemade fried potatoes. Cheeses are chosen specially for each dish. Serving size is ample. Atmosphere is that of an upscale diner. Pretty busy at brunch, so food was a little slow.

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★★★★☆

Grand homemade fried potatoes. Cheeses are chosen specially for each dish. Serving size is ample. Atmosphere is that of an upscale diner. Pretty busy at brunch, so food was a little slow.

Pros: Good food, decent price.

Cons: Good food takes time.

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went there twice only to find a long list of items that were no longer in stock. how can a restaurant be out of steaks, tuna, salmon, bananas, calamari, hamburgers, etc... all in one night? very disappointing even though service was good. also, hostess lies to your face about what's in stock and what's not, according to her "yeah, we have everything."

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★★★☆☆

went there twice only to find a long list of items that were no longer in stock. how can a restaurant be out of steaks, tuna, salmon, bananas, calamari, hamburgers, etc... all in one night? very disappointing even though service was good. also, hostess lies to your face about what's in stock and what's not, according to her "yeah, we have everything."

Pros: location, hours

Cons: ALWAYS OUT OF CALAMARI and various other foodstuffs

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We went in and were seated quickly, on a Friday night. The food was very good and was also served very quickly. The waitress was very friendly and professional. I would certainly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

We went in and were seated quickly, on a Friday night. The food was very good and was also served very quickly. The waitress was very friendly and professional. I would certainly recommend this place.

Pros: Good food, fast, nice atmospher.

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My coworkers and I have gotten sick of going out for lunch everyday, so we decided to try Marathon Grills Corporate Catering. They faxed us over a menu with tons of great selections. Even Mary Ann, the office Vegetarian can't get enough of the vegetarian choices. We love Marathon Catering so much that we order from them just about everyday. I cannot wait for lunch tomorrow.

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★★★★★

My coworkers and I have gotten sick of going out for lunch everyday, so we decided to try Marathon Grills Corporate Catering. They faxed us over a menu with tons of great selections. Even Mary Ann, the office Vegetarian can't get enough of the vegetarian choices. We love Marathon Catering so much that we order from them just about everyday. I cannot wait for lunch tomorrow.

Pros: Extensive Menu, Huge Portions, Clean Atmosphere

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this place is very convenient and a great place to great to grab a quick bite. i was a lil disappointed when my bro order a meatball sandwich and it pink inside. however, most of the time the food is ok.

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★★★☆☆

this place is very convenient and a great place to great to grab a quick bite. i was a lil disappointed when my bro order a meatball sandwich and it pink inside. however, most of the time the food is ok.

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I can't get enough of their soups. I eat there several days a week and have yet to be disappointed. The Matzo Ball Soup is the best!

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★★★★☆

I can't get enough of their soups. I eat there several days a week and have yet to be disappointed. The Matzo Ball Soup is the best!

Pros: Great soup, Fast service

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I was thoroughly disappointed with Marathon when I went there for brunch this morning. Yes, the prices were reasonable, but I'd rather pay a little bit more and eat at a place that I don't feel rushed in and one that knows how to serve food! For starters, the waitress didn't even bring our juice and coffee until AFTER our meals arrived - aren't beverages, especially at breakfast when you need to wake up, supposed to arrive FIRST?! Then the waitress forgot my spoon and it took her 5 minutes to bring it to me while I watched my oatmeal get cold. This didn't seem like a fluke though because she acted similarly to the table adjoining ours. Never will go back - sorry!

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★★☆☆☆

I was thoroughly disappointed with Marathon when I went there for brunch this morning. Yes, the prices were reasonable, but I'd rather pay a little bit more and eat at a place that I don't feel rushed in and one that knows how to serve food! For starters, the waitress didn't even bring our juice and coffee until AFTER our meals arrived - aren't beverages, especially at breakfast when you need to wake up, supposed to arrive FIRST?! Then the waitress forgot my spoon and it took her 5 minutes to bring it to me while I watched my oatmeal get cold. This didn't seem like a fluke though because she acted similarly to the table adjoining ours. Never will go back - sorry!

Cons: Service, Ambience, Value

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The food is good, the place is clean, service is fast, the prices are pretty cheap. I would say this one is a winner. I had delivery one night and ate at the location too. Both meals were tasty. The salads are quite excellent! Nothing fancy here, but everything else, including the service was quite good.

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★★★★☆

The food is good, the place is clean, service is fast, the prices are pretty cheap. I would say this one is a winner. I had delivery one night and ate at the location too. Both meals were tasty. The salads are quite excellent! Nothing fancy here, but everything else, including the service was quite good.

Pros: Food, people watching

 

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