25 Hayward St, Hopkinton, MA | Directions 0174842.205455 -71.545509
Sat 12:00 pm - 12 am
Bad Food Good Service – The customer service here was fine but the Haddock came out from the kitchen with a funny smell and weird taste to it. Their "mixed vegetables" were giant slices of green peppers and huge chunks of onion. The jasmine rice that was suppose to be with the haddock came with whit rice instead. On the menu the pasta primavera states that it comes comes with squash and zucchini When the plate came out it was mostly angel hair pasta with shavings of the vegetables an a lot of them were just the skins. For a restaurant that has been branded by Phantom Gourmet we were not happy with the food. 2 thumbs down.
Note: The staff did refund us for the Haddock as we wouldn't even eat it.
the fun never stops – we had a wonderful time watching the Celtics kick the Spurs in San Antonio..the multiple TVs allowed us to see everything and even catch some of the (NFL network only/meaningless) Bills vs Jets game my wife loved the Heartbreak Cosmo and the bartenders were the BEST!!..friendly atmosphere...good service...great food we had the calamari & some crabcakes...both were reasonably priced and DELICIOUS!!!
Great Bar, amazing bartenders – From the bat the bartenders greeted us with a big smile, and there is nothing I like more! They have a great beer selection, and 8 beers on draft, the prices are great, from 3.50 to 5.50 for 20oz. The wine is also reasonably priced, my husband found four he loves, and the wine by the bottle has some great selection that are over $100-$150 in Boston, here they are HALF the price!
The burgers are overpriced, but the pizzas are HUGE and only 10$!!
Ask for Kat, she is our fav bartender, and she will hook you up!
Loved the chocolate bread pudding!
Fresh & Creative – My Fiance & I were so excited to have a new place in town that I broke my cardinal rule--NEVER go to a restaurant that's been open less than a year as it generally takes that long to work the kinks out. Not so at Marathon--it's apparent that they did their homework prior to opening. The food is fresh and consistent. The Chef and menu are creative (TRY THE CALAMARI if you like "heat"), and the wait staff is friendly and well-educated on the menu (though if there's something they're not sure of, they'll find out). The entire staff at Marathon makes you feel like THEY want to be there which gives the place a fantastic vibe. We are so excited to have a local but GREAT restaurant so close to home! Thanks Marathon!
Yummy food, great service, super for kids – Kyle, our server, was great. Steak tips were perfect. Kids enjoyed reasonably priced menu. Kids also loved oreo cookie ice cream dessert. We almost left when we arrive. Parking lot was full and we assumed restaurant would have a wait. Don't be fooled. There is free valet parking. Valet was good enough to check seating for us and then park our car for us. Hope they are successful. They have been big supporters of the Hopkinton schools so I had to try them out and we were pleased!
Try it - You'll love it. – Let me first say that there basically aren't any good restaurants in this area, period. The Marathon is a godsend for me because I am extremely picky, I'd rather just not go anywhere than "settle" for the multitude of lousy places and chains. Quite frequently when an important business lunch would arise, I would find myself traveling all the way out to Legal Seafood in Framingham to have anything close to a satisfactory experience. Have visited 3X now, food has been basically perfect across the board. Service is outstanding with happy, outgoing, attentive and very cute waitstaff. I pray they succeed because the economy is just so awful right now. If this place were open 12 years ago during EMC's heyday it would have been booked solid every day of the week and require reservations.
Great Food and Location – Ate lunch here recently and had a wonderful experience. Food is fresh and delicous. Had a pizza and salad. Will definately be going back. If you are in/around the Hopkinton area you have to try this place!!
get the fresh shrimp cocktail – always fresh and $1.50 ask for Deb she'll hook you up!!!
Terrific wines, great service, top-notch dishes! – I've watched this location go through at least three owners and Marathon is by far the best so far. I've been here twice now and can confirm that the good service and food is no fluke.
My wife and I were seated promptly by the smiling staff near one of the two cozy fireplaces. The wine selection being superb, I had a glass of Rioja and she of Chardonnay. First clue of quality is that they used the right style of wine glassfor each type of wine.
Our waitress, Sam, was solicitous and always available, but never obtrusive. We shared the Brick salad (named for the street on which the owner lives, we're told) with goat cheese and cranberries. The lettuce was mostly quite fresh, although could probably have been culled just a tad bit more.
Many of the entrees were enticing and we had a hard time deciding. We'll definitely be back to work our way through the menu some more.
My wife had the lasagna and I had the turkey tips. Both were delicious and I was particularly impressed by the flavor and presentation of the grilled turkey tips. The tips came with sides of wilted spinach and a seasoned rice, both of which were perfectly done. One larger piece of the tips was *slightly* undercooked, but not so much so that I didn't/wouldn't eat it. Personal preference is that I'd rather have it that way than cooked into oblivion as is so common.
Prices are reasonable. Our total for two glasses of wine, one appetizer and two entrees was just over $50. We'd previously had two glasses of wine, two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts and two coffees, which ran the bill up closer to $100. We'll be back to continue working our way through the wine list and the diverse menu!
Tried it and Liked it!!!! – I took my daughter to try the new Marathon restaurant in Hopkinton and I was pleasantly pleased and surprised. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing. All of the staff made us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was outstanding. I tried the chicken pot pie based on a recommendation from the waitress. It was really really good. Nothing like Mrs. Bud's!!!
We liked it so much that we are going back tonight and bringing my husband. Tonight is Prime Rib night so we'll have to check it out.
Prices were reasonable, food was excellent and a warm friendly wait staff...... what's not to like? Check it out you will be pleasantly surprised.
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