Bud & Marilyn's

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Paying homage to her Wisconsin grandparents, chef Marcie Turney created Bud & Marilyn’s, a retro hotspot in Washington Square West dishing up elevated American comfort fare in a hip, mid-century space that nods to the 1970's. Dishes include crispy cheese curds with burnt scallion Ranch dressing, Nashville fried chicken hot buns, coffee-braised bone-in short rib and the crowd-favorite funfetti cake for dessert. With a felt letter board mounted on the wall listing cocktail specials, the bar churns out classic and house cocktails like the Grand Flamingo (tequila blanco, orgeat, raspberry, lemon), domestic wines and craft beers.

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Accolades

  • Number 22: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Zagat

Menu for Bud & Marilyn's

Main Menu

Cocktails

  • Lakeside smooth sailing ahead; vodka, lime juice, mint, violet
    $9.00
  • Sage Derby Smash it'll get the motor running; bourbon, grapefruit, honey, sage
    $10.00
  • Sloe Gin Fizz the sweet-tart refresher; gin, sloe gin, lemon, fizz
    $10.00
  • Radio Days a sangria style potion for the days or nights; vodka, red wine, lemon juice, cinnamon
    $9.00
  • Planter's Punch a tonic as old as rum itself; jamaican rum, orange & lime juice, nutmeg
    $10.00
  • Rhubarb-Basil Slush our own spring awakening; tequila, rhubarb liqueur, basil, citrus
    $10.00
  • Marilyn's O-F Marilyn knew what she was doing; brandy, orange, cherry, bitters, sprite
    $9.00
  • NY Style O-F a spoonful of sugar helps the 'medicine' go down; bonded bourbon, sugar, bitters
    $11.00
  • The Grand Flamingo have two and stand on one leg; tequila blanco, almond orgeat, raspberry, lemon
    $11.00
  • The Long Goodbye tonight's perfect ending or beginning; irish whiskey, aperitif wine, herbal liqueur, peychaud bitters
    $12.00

Non-alcoholic

  • Couple Skate grapefruit juice, lime, cinnamon syrup
    $5.00
  • Wile E Coyote raspberry, lemon, ginger ale
    $5.00

Sharables

  • Cheese & Crackers^ rogue smoky blue + hazelnut honey (cow's milk); landaff cheddar + seasonal jam (raw cow's milk); kunik + berry jam (mixed goat & cow); walnut goat cheese ball + basil pesto (goat's milk) - molasses-pecan cracker, seeded cracker, toasted brioche
    $14.00
  • Pork N' Pickles newsome's country ham, country pork pate, iowa hot lomo, kentucky "prosciutto", pimento cheese, fermented beer mustard, warm biscuits, pickles
    $16.00
  • Pu Pu Platter tamarind-peanut spare ribs, tuna & peanut poke, shrimp & pork toast, skirt steak teriyaki, sweet & spicy chicken wings, charred shishitos with togarashi
    $26.00

Starters

  • Herb-cheddar Tear N' Share Bread^ roasted garlic, nueske's bacon, labneh butter, scallions
    $7.00
  • Creekstone Steak Tartare smoked garlic aioli, capers, black truffle vinaigrette, arugula, lancaster pecorino, BBQ fingerling chips
    $12.00
  • Vietnamese Chicken Liver Pate toasted peanuts, pickled carrot, cilantro, basil, serrano, toasted brioche
    $10.00
  • Crispy Cheese Curds^ wisconsin cheddar, smoked guajillo chile salsa, burnt scallion ranch
    $8.00
  • Chop Suey* country ham fried rice, carrot, broccolini, brussel sprout, fried farm egg, pork belly, funky kohlrabi & cabbage
    $12.00

Vegetables & Salads

  • Sauteed Local Greens beet, kale & chard greens, coconut curry, roasted cauliflower, lime
    $7.00
  • Roasted Parsnip & Kale Salad^ farro, shaved brussel sprouts, gala apple, lancaster pecorino, hushpuppies
    $10.00
  • B&M Wedge^ iceberg, basil goddess, buttermilk blue, avocado, tomato, nueske's bacon, crispy onions
    $10.00
  • Grilled Heirloom Carrots* red quinoa, shaved sunchokes, orange, pickled raisins, cumin yogurt
    $8.00
  • Roasted Beet Salad pistachio romesco, grilled avocado, grapefruit, starburst radish, arugula, toasted almonds
    $10.00
  • Castle Valley Grits^ seared romanesco, wild mushrooms, charred shishitos, lancaster pecorino
    $9.00

Hot Buttered Buns (2 Each)

  • Shrimp Po' Boy Buns cornmeal crusted rock shrimp, chipotle remoulade, pickled guindilla chile
    $12.00
  • Nashville Hot Buns hot fried chicken, little pickles, ranch, pickle brine slaw
    $10.00
  • Pork Belly Buns^ shaved pork belly, korean chili, papaya slaw, peanuts
    $10.00

Chicken

  • Marilyn's Fried Chicken warm biscuits, zucchini pickles, salted honey butter, house made hot sauce (1/2 bird)
    $18.00
  • Roasted Chicken puri puri marinated bell & evans chicken, heirloom carrots, leek, wisconsin wild rice, lemon smoked pimento
    $24.00

Specialties

  • Roasted Idaho Trout seared romanesco, beech mushroom barley, lemon, herbs, salsa verde
    $19.00
  • Creekstone Skirt Steak warm artichoke, castelvetrano olives, fingerling potato, hazelnut romesco
    $21.00
  • Fontina & Chard Stuffed Meatloaf yukon mash, mixed mushroom gravy, peas & carrots
    $22.00
  • Seared Sea Scallops leeks, pancetta, shaved brussel sprouts, castle valley corn cakes, smoked orange dressing
    $23.00
  • Coffee Braised Bone-in Short Rib castle valley grits, charred broccolini, castelvetrano olives, pine nut gremolata
    $25.00
  • Campanelle Pasta little veal meatballs, black trumpet mushrooms, dinosaur kale, truffle butter
    $18.00
  • Shortrib Stroganoff Ravioli smoked sherry onion, sour cream, wild mushroom, horseradish, lancaster pecorino
    $18.00

Sides

  • Mashed Potatoes^ herbed butter & chives
    $5.00
  • Warm Buttermilk Biscuits^ salted honey butter
    $5.00

Whiskey

Rye

  • Rittenhouse 100
    $9.00
  • Dad's Hat Pennsylvania
    $12.00
  • Michter's Single Barrel
    $14.00
  • The Whistle Pig
    $22.00
  • Templeton Small Batch
    $14.00

Bourbon

  • Wigle "Bud's Best" house label
    $14.00
  • Eagle Rare
    $10.00
  • Jefferson's
    $10.00
  • Basil Hayden's
    $14.00
  • Berkshire Small Batch
    $15.00

Single Malt Scotch

  • Auchentoshen 12-lowland
    $16.00
  • Dalmore 12-highland
    $16.00
  • Glenmorangie Port Wood-highland
    $19.00
  • Scapa-orkney
    $22.00
  • Laphroig-islay
    $18.00

And the Rest

  • Stranahan's, Colorado
    $20.00
  • Yamazaki, Japan
    $22.00
  • Tyrconnell, Ireland
    $10.00
  • Greenore Single Grain, Ireland
    $14.00
  • Johnny Walker Green, Scotland
    $17.00

Wines

Sparkling

  • Pinot Noir, Gruet, Blanc de Noir, NV, NM red berries and flowers; lively bubbles
    $12.48
  • Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, Vueve Cliquot, NV, Champagne orchard fruits and brioche; elegant classic
    Btl $99.00

White / Glass+ Bottle

  • Chardonnay, Bacchus, 2014, Napa tropical fruits; fresh & firm body
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Gewurztraminer, Alexander Valley, 2014, Mendocino floral stone fruits; refreshing acid
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Shepherd, 2013, Carneros fruity bouquet; juicy body with brisk finish
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Pinot Gris, Mason Cellars, 2013, Napa flowers & orchard fruit; clean and fresh
    $9.00
    $38.00
  • Pinot Blanc, Schlumberger, 2012, Sonoma apples & lilies; round with subtle richness
    $12.00
    $48.00

White / Bottle

  • Pinot Gris, Four Graces, 2013, Willamette floral citrus; lively and bright
    $56.00
  • Albarino, Hendry Farms, 2014, Napa tropical fruit & white flowers; zesty finish
    $62.00
  • Gruner Veltliner, Minimus, 2014, Willamette pepper, tree fruits & greenish reflections
    $68.00
  • Viognier, Terre Rouge, 2013, Sierra Foothills expressive peachy floral bouquet; balanced minerality
    $70.00
  • Chardonnay, Frogs Leap, 2012, Napa apples & pears; rich & creamy body
    $80.00

Red / Glass + Bottle

  • Merlot, Jeanne Marie, 2014, Napa jammy red fruits; balanced & delicate
    $9.00
    $38.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Grayson Cellars, 2014, Napa plums & cassis; supple tannins
    $10.40
  • Pinot Noir, Line 39, 2014, North Counties fresh berry fruit; soft and supple
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Syrah, Truchard, 2013, Carneros dark fruit & spice; firm finish
    $12.48
    $48.00
  • Grenache Blend, Clos de Gilroy, 2013, Central Coast rhonish field blend; dusty & ripe
    $11.00
    $44.00

Red / Bottle

  • Cabernet Franc, Shinn Estate, 2012, North Fork of Long Island soft red fruits with fresh herbs; clean and vibrant
    $72.00
  • Pinot Noir, Calera, 2012, Central Coast blue and black berries; elegant body of earth and dark fruit
    $78.00
  • Nebbiolo-Mouvedre, La Clarine, 2013, Sierra Foothills floral rich fruit; plums and spice with integrated tannins
    $88.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Arbios, 2010, Alexander Valley plums & wild berries; rich body with good tannins and oak
    $94.00
  • Zinfandel, Lusu Vineyards, 2013, EL Dorado dark berry & plum; silky bright and fresh
    $84.00

Beer

Draft

  • Yards Brewing Co "Bud's Best" english pale brewed just for 13th street
    $5.50
  • Yards Action IPA $0.50 from each sale donated to action AIDS
    $5.00
  • Otter Creek Citra Mantra pale lager; citrus and tropical fruits with pine and sweet malts
    $6.00
  • 2 Roads Route of All Evil black roasted malts; rich dark chocolate and fruits
    $6.00
  • 2SP Pilsner unfiltered pilsner; rich malts and a complex body
    $5.50
  • Founders Mosaic Promise light bodied IPA; malty backbone and grapefruit notes
    $6.50
  • New Belgium Rampant imperial IPA; pine and grapefruit with subtle malts
    7oz $6.00
  • Green Flash Passionfruit Kicker crisp wheat ale; passionfruit balanced with citrus and spice
    $7.00

Cans

  • Victory Headwaters Pale Ale clean and crisp american pale ale
    $5.00
  • Founders All Day IPA refreshing session IPA
    $5.00
  • Goose Island IPA fruity bouquet; long hoppy finish
    $6.00
  • New Belgium Fat Tire well balanced american amber ale
    $5.00

Bottles

  • Anchor Brewing Porter notes of toffee, coffee, and mocha with a smooth body
    $6.00
  • Yards Philly Pale Ale a classically brewed pale; well balanced & clean
    $5.50
  • Innis & Gunn Rum Cask rich and strong scotch ale rested in spent rum barrels
    $8.00
  • Troegs Hopback amber ale brewed with fresh hop flowers
    $5.50
  • Flying Fish Exit 4 belgian trippel; rich citrus malt balanced with floral hops
    $8.00
  • Boulevard Tank 7 rich and creamy saison style farmhouse ale
    $6.50
  • Ommegang Take The Black Stout 750ml deep, dark and complex; like the men manning the wall
    $28.00
  • Free Will Community Kolsch delicate and crisp german style lager
    $6.00

Night Owl

  • Bud's Best Pale Ale
    $4.00
  • Whiskey Shot
    $3.00
  • Beer & Shot
    $6.00
  • Wi Cheese Curds
    $5.00
  • Pierogies
    $6.00
  • Beer Brat Bun
    $5.00
  • Bud's Double Patty Burger
    $10.00

Weekly

  • Friday Night Fish Fry
  • Sunday Meat & Three

Brunch Menu

Cocktails

  • Lakeside smooth sailing ahead; vodka, lime juice, mint, violet
    $9.00
  • Sage Derby Smash it'll get the motor running; bourbon, grapefruit, honey, sage
    $10.00
  • Sloe Gin Fizz the sweet-tart refresher; gin, sloe gin, lemon, fizz
    $10.00
  • Radio Days a sangria style potion for the days or nights; vodka, red wine, lemon juice, cinnamon
    $9.00
  • Planter's Punch a tonic as old as rum itself; jamaican rum, orange & lime juice, nutmeg
    $10.00
  • Rhubarb-Basil Slush our own spring awakening; tequila, rhubarb liqueur, basil, citrus
    $10.00
  • Marilyn's O-F marilyn knew what she was doing; brandy, orange, cherry, bitters, sprite
    $9.00
  • NY Style O-F a spoonful of sugar helps the 'medicine' go down; bonded bourbon, sugar, bitters
    $11.00
  • The Grand Flamingo have two and stand on one leg; tequila blanco, almond orgeat, raspberry, lemon
    $11.00
  • The Long Goodbye tonight's perfect ending, or beginning; irish whiskey, aperitif wine, herbal liqueur, peychaud bitters
    $12.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Virgin Mary spicy tomato, fresh herbs, grated horseradish, lemon, sea salt
    $5.00
  • Couple Skate grapefruit juice, lime, cinnamon syrup
    $5.00
  • Wile E Coyote raspberry, lemon, ginger ale
    $5.00

Brunch Cocktails

  • Grapefruit Mimosa a cure for the morning blues; st. germain, campari, sparkling
    $10.00
  • Bloody Mary a refreshing and uplifting libation; spicy tomato, fresh herbs, grated horseradish, lemon, sea salt
    $9.00

Sharables

  • Warm Pecan-Cinnamon Roll, Get Em' Early!^ cardamom cream cheese, bourbon caramel, raisins
    $9.00
  • Beet Cured Salmon Board canterbury smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraiche, cherry tomato, red onion, capers, dill, everything bagel
    $14.00
  • Vietnamese Chicken Liver Pate toasted peanuts, pickled carrot, cilantro, basil, serrano, toasted brioche
    $10.00
  • Crispy Cheese Curds^ wisconsin cheddar, smoked guajillo chile salsa, burnt scallion ranch
    $8.00

Starters

  • Yogurt Bowl^ dried fruit & nut granola, berries, honey, strawberry jam
    $7.00
  • Roasted Beet Salad grilled avocado, pistachio-poblano romesco, grapefruit, starburst radish, arugula, toasted almonds
    $10.00
  • B&M Cobb Salad^ sesame chicken, avocado, buttermilk blue, tomato, nueske's bacon, hardboiled egg, thai basil goddess, pepitas
    $14.00
  • Roasted Parsnip & Farro Salad^ tuscan kale, shaved brussel sprouts, gala apple, caesar dressing, lancaster pecorino, toasted hazelnuts
    $10.00

Sweet Stuff

  • Crunchy Almond French Toast caramelized bananas, coconut, dark chocolate, greek yogurt, toasted almonds
    $13.00
  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes buttermilk pancakes, macerated mixed berries, mint
    $11.00
  • Caramelized Apple French Toast cinnamon mascarpone, whiskey-cider syrup, hazelnuts
    $12.00

Fried Chicken

  • Marilyn's Fried Chicken Bucket bell & evan's 1/2 chicken, fries, cole slaw, zucchini pickles, house made hot sauce
    $15.00
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich yellow cheddar, burnt scallion ranch, pickle brine slaw, tiny pickles, fries
    $12.00

Eggs & Things

  • Chilaquiles Verdes^ pork carnitas, crispy corn tortillas, tomatillo salsa, black beans, cotija, guacamole, fried egg
    $14.00
  • Smoked Beet Reuben^ swiss cheese, russian dressing, pickled carrot & jicama, toasted marble rye, fries
    $11.00
  • Ohio Truck Stop Special two eggs your way, fennel pork sausage, bacon, country ham, toasted brioche, home fries
    $16.00
  • Shakshukah^ chickpeas, roasted peppers, feta, sautéed greens, tomato sauce, baked eggs, hash browns
    $14.00
  • Shrimp Po Boy Benedict^ crispy old bay rock shrimp, toasted potato bun, poached eggs, pickle brine hollandaise
    $18.00
  • Veggie Tofu Hash* green cauliflower, garlic greens, wild mushrooms, peppers, fried eggs, basil pesto, home fries
    $11.00
  • Grilled Skirt Steak Rancheros black beans, crispy corn tostadas, lancaster pepper jack, fried eggs
    $16.00
  • Bud's Double Patty Burger yellow cheddar, nueske's bacon, red onion, lettuce, fancy sauce, pickles
    $13.00
  • Biscuits & Gravy^ cheddar, sautéed chard, lancaster ham, fried eggs, home fries, sausage-bacon gravy
    $14.00

Sides

  • Uncle Paul's Scrapple
    $4.00
  • Two 2 oz Turkey-Sage Sausage Patties
    $4.00
  • House-Made Fennel Pork Sausage Link
    $5.00
  • Maple Glazed Thick Cut Bacon
    $5.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
    $5.00
  • 4 oz Cheddar-Bacon Sausage Patty
    $5.00
  • Sesame-Gochuchang Glazed Thick Cut Bacon
    $6.00
  • Home Fries
    $4.00
  • Crispy Hash Browns
    $4.00

1234 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Classic/Old School, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 546-2220
  • Private Dining Room: Yes