When we opened the first Marathon in 1984, our goal was simple: to provide the neighborhood with the highest quality fresh food at an excellent value. The seeds we planted in our 10-seat burger joint in Northeast Philadelphia have grown into what Marathon is today. Today, our talented team of chefs share the same core principles of consistency, a focus on freshness, and sourcing the best seasonal products available.
We continue to be a locally owned and operated restaurant group and pour ourselves into the daily operations of three busy restaurants. We still have the same drive and passion we did when it all began. We believe in adopting new trends as well as creating our own. More then ever, we believe in building neighborhoods and creating community through great food, sincere service, and a love of warm and interesting spaces. We take great pride in being part of Philadelphia’s landscape and feel deeply rooted in our community
We personally believe in the buy local movement and do our best to participate in it. For us, it is all about creating relationships and building strong partnerships through our metal-smiths to the mural artists we work with to make our spaces feel better to the farmers we buy from, and urban-farms we hope to build.
We very much appreciate your business and hope you appreciate what we set out to do each day. We are a company that takes pride in growing, learning, and evolving. If you ever have comments, complaints or suggestions please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.
Giwa is a Korean restaurant located in Center City, Philadelphia.
At Giwa, the highest quality ingredients are used in the pursuit of making healthy, fresh, and delicious Korean food available to enjoy in a unique and comfortable setting.
Oyster House is an East Coast seafood restaurant and raw bar, serving Philadelphia’s freshest fish and shellfish. The restaurant is designed around a central marble raw bar where we serve the city’s most extensive selection of oysters on the half shell. Our ever-changing list is focused on local varieties from the mid-Atlantic up to New England and Canada.
In our bright and airy dining room, more than 100 vintage oyster plates are displayed on white brick walls. Those plates are from the collection of owner Sam Mink, a third-generation restaurateur who proudly sources the freshest fish, including lobsters from Maine that are out of the water for no more than 24 hours before arriving on your table as our critically acclaimed and wildly popular lobster roll. Our menu changes daily, to reflect what Sam and Chef Brett Naylor select from the market each morning.
In addition to our seafood-centric menu, we offer exceptional wines, American craft beers and classic-inspired cocktails to complement your meal. Join us for lunch, Saturday brunch, Buck-a-Shuck happy hour and dinner six days a week.
¡°Go vege for a healthy life¡±, an ad on the subway trains indicates going vegetarian is the single best thing that we can do for a healthy life. A meat-free diet rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals provides optimal nutrition for both children and adults, forming the foundation for dietary habits that support a lifetime of good health. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, people who consume a dietary pattern with major amount of fruit and vegetable are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancers in certain sites (oral cavity and pharynx, larynx, lung, esophagus, stomach, and colon-rectum) and vegetarians also tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters. Vegetarian foods also provide us with all the nutrients that we need, minus the saturated fat, cholesterol, and contaminants found in meat and dairy products. More and more American are going to be vegetarian for a better health, so what are you waiting for?
THE CONCEPT behind 500 Degrees (the optimum temperature of a burger-ready cooking surface, btw) stemmed from a desire to make a world-class, memorable, gourmet burger. It needed to both diverge and evolve from “fast food”. It needed an angle. An attitude, even. That’s what 500 Degrees is. We’re not going to pretend as if the burger is the end all and be all of our culture nor are we going to bask in the glow of culinary self-importance. We just wanted to make a kick-ass burger.
For almost fourteen years, our experiences in the burger business at Rouge taught us a lot about what people really wanted and it was that insight which defined 500 Degrees.
-Fresh beef, never frozen. It’s thick and doesn’t fall apart. -Diverse, high-quality toppings. The more the merrier. -The softest and tastiest Challah roll you’ve ever eaten. -Crispy, awesome fries. -Memorable milkshakes.
That’s what 500 Degrees is about. It’s also about choice. Tell us how you want your burger cooked and that’s the way it’s going to be cooked.
The concept for Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse took shape in our Philadelphia, PA location. Situated on the second floor in the historic Provident Bank Building just off fashionable Rittenhouse Row,
Davio’s Philadelphia is a jewel in the Philadelphia restaurant world,
winning accolade after accolade, year after year. Our dramatic dining room is the perfect place for business breakfasts, lunches and dinners or special occasions. And our lounge has become a favorite of the weekday wind-down-after-work set.
Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.”The business route won and the Murrell family opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia.
Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the Murrell family served only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Press paid attention. Customers voted the burger”#1″ in the metro area.
During the 1980’s and 1990’s the Murrell family perfected their simple system. Five Guys was The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns. A fifth brother was born and, as their family grew, so did their business. Four more restaurants with sit-down seating were added to accommodate the growing clientele.
Early in 2003 Jerry and Janie, together with the five”guys” began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, Five Guys Enterprises sold options for over 300 units. The overwhelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news with articles in trade publications such as Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Business Magazine, and the Franchise Times.
Now, over 20 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide and over 1500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world.
Butcher and Singer is not your ordinary
run-of-the-mill steakhouse. An homage to old Hollywood,
low lights and dark woods evoke a feeling reminiscent
of a bygone era when women donned full red lips, men wore
a suit and tie and post-Prohibition liquor flowed freely.
The menu includes an array of perfectly charred steaks and
chops, coldwater lobster and iconic dishes like Shrimp & Crab Louie.
Paired with a Perfect Manhattan and personalized service and you are
sure to feel like a celebrity.
Chocolate is not just about taste. It’s a symbol of different aspects in our lives. Romance. Sensuality. Decadence. These aspects create the new chocolate culture of Max Brenner.
Already a worldwide phenomenon, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, has spread its culture to the United States with its online shop and locations in New York City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Boston.
Each location – the Chocolate Bar – is a shrine to this new chocolate culture. Inside, chocolate associations are expressed everywhere: in music, in design, and of course, in taste. It surrounds you and carries you away into your own chocolate mood.
A holistic sensual experience, the Chocolate Bars are filled with huge chocolate bricks, candles, fine pralines, French chansons, crates with cocoa beans, colorful toy tins with ribbons, melted chocolate poured on warm pastry. Intrigued? We invite you to watch, smell, taste, and feel our chocolate love story.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is a prime steakhouse & seafood restaurant offering bold and flavorful cuisine and an award-winning wine list. Sommelier Jeffrey Mayfield is a [link id="30403" text="Sommelier Smackdown"] winner at the Wine School of Philadelphia.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House was born more than 20 years ago. Since then, their vision has remained the same: to embody the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse, with their impeccable chef-driven cuisine, extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality.
The cornerstone of the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House menu is aged USDA Prime Beef. They serve only the best hand-cut steaks, chops and freshest seafood, including Australian coldwater lobster tails. They use the freshest ingredients to create mouthwatering appetizers, flavorful side dishes and irresistible desserts. Their sommeliers are on hand to guide you through their extensive wine list, and their bartenders will lift your spirits with hand-shaken martinis and handcrafted cocktails. They offer their guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town.
A jewel of Center City for 34 years and counting!
Opened 34 years ago by the Koutroubas family, Little Pete’s has been a popular diner in Rittenhouse Square. Located between Locust and Chancellor, stop on in and grab a bite to eat!
Shiroi Hana Japanese Restaurant was established in 1984 in the heart of Center City and the esteemed Philadelphia theatre district.
In English translation, shiroi defines white and hana defines flower. This term signifies the pure and delicateness of authentic Japanese cuisine. Unlike other Asian countries that enhances the flavor of their dishes with spices and rich sauces, the dishes of Japan are subtle yet profound which brings out the qualities of their natural state.
The Japanese consider their dishes more than object of consumption; rather it stimulates all five senses. One aspect is the artistic visual presentations that are skillfully arranged by the knowledgeable chefs. In all, the patron will receive a unique and an unforgettable experience.
Shiroi Hana offers impeccably fresh fish at the full-scale sushi bar. Start off from excellent selection of appetizers. Try the flavorful teriyaki, crispy tempura, or one of the famous special maki served by the helpful and an efficient staff.
Craft beer bar with award winning pub food. We love dogs and beer and people. What more could you want?
Serving quality food til 1:00am daily!
conveniently located between rittenhouse square and the avenue of the arts, good dog is a cozy alternative to the ultra-trendy, exclusive type of bar/restaurant that has taken over the city of brotherly love.
Come. Sit. Stay
Tequilas Restaurant established 1986, at 1511 Locust Street by owners David and Annette Suro.
David Suro, a native of Guadalajara, grew up near agave fields in the state of Jalisco. He went to school with the children of agave farmers and tequila producers. He met his wife Annette in Cancun and moved with her back to Philadelphia and worked at El Metate, the only Mexican restaurant in town. Within a year they bought out the owner and renamed it Tequilas.
“Philadelphia did not have the concepts we see today, only the Tex-Mex. There was not much knowledge of Mexican food. But I was fortunate. What we proposed to them no one else was offering. Back then we developed the customer. We learned from each other.” – David Suro-Pi�era.
Today Tequilas Restaurant serves up the most authentic and evolving
Mexican cuisine in our beautiful space at 1602 Locust Street.
Pizza is a family affair for me. My Uncle Angelo arrived in America in the 1930s with a passion for pizza. He worked hard and eventually bought his own pizzeria in Brooklyn. It was there that Uncle Angelo invented a recipe for coal oven pizza. That recipe has been perfected over 60 years and passed down through the generations.
My brothers and cousins in New York know the recipe. Diners at Patsy’s, Nick’s and Angelo’s have enjoyed their pizzas, pastas and salads for years. Here in Philadelphia and Philadelphia’s Suburbs, you can feast on my Uncle Angelo’s secret recipe dishes at our three Pietro’s locations: 1714 Walnut Street, 121 South Street in Philadelphia and coming soon to 200 Radnor-Chester Road in Radnor, PA.
I hope that you enjoy our classic style pizzas and pasta specialties “alla familia” for many years to come. Buon appetito.
Conveniently located in center city, just steps from Rittenhouse Square, the Kimmel Center, the Academy of Music and Broad Street, we are easy to get to but difficult to leave!
Fadó (pronounced f’doe) is an Irish term meaning ‘long ago’. It’ often used to start a story (the equivalent of ‘once upon a time’ ). We chose the name because at Fadó, we are telling the story of Ireland’s evolving Pub culture.
Yes, you’ll get great Guinness and Fish and Chips at the pubs in Dublin, but today you will also get from-scratch cooking and seasonal food menus, craft beers from local breweries and quality, housemade cocktails. The Irish Pub in Ireland has evolved and we have evolved with them. To us, our food is as important as our drink and we exceed even the highest food expectations. All the items are made fresh in house and you will see our food menu change seasonally.
An Irish pub in Center City Philadelphia since 2001, our authentic Irish Pub was imported from Ireland. The interior is unmatched in Philadelphia. Cozy up by the fireplace or settle down on the patio. At Fadó, we’re here to help you escape from everyday life and enjoy some friendly banter, delicious food, and superb drink selections. Reserve a space for you and your friends, whether it be corporate events, a holiday party, or a birthday – our Event Planner has you covered.
Not only do we have the best Irish and European draughts, we’ve introduced a number of local crafts to pay homage to our fine city and its own celebrated pub culture. Our cocktails are made with the freshest of ingredients and will surprise you with its creativity.
Our weekly events keep the craic (fun) fresh! Test your wits on Wednesday nights with our Pub Quiz, where you may win valuable prizes. For those who like to party, our Club Shebeen on the weekend has DJ Press Play keeping the dance floor packed and making us a top spot for nightlife in the city. And, for our soccer fans, we take our reputation as best soccer bar in Philly very seriously. We show the English Premier League and all Celtic games live as well as La Liga, Serie A and, of course, US Soccer and all the major European competitions and American sports.
At Fadó we understand that you work hard enough – you shouldn’t have to work to have a good time.
Welcome to Tria, Philadelphia’s destination for wine, cheese and beer lovers. We serve real wines, cheeses and beers crafted by passionate people. We relentlessly seek out the best products both locally and from around the world. Our ever-changing fermentation menus are complemented by cafe fare served from opening to late night. Don’t know the difference between Cabernet and Carmignano? Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help. We’re all about passion, not pretension.
Why wine, cheese and beer together? Wine and beer have been treasured since the dawn of civilization. We love both, so we decided to put wine and beer on the same level—world-class wines in a blue jeans-casual setting and the best brews without even a hint of frat party. The idea is for wine to loosen up and beer to grow up. And while wine and cheese make a famous and perfect culinary marriage, the steamy secret affair between beer and cheese has been revealed.