For my cousin Fran’s bachelorette party in Orlando, we started our evening off with dinner at Hamburger Mary’s. Even though there are locations here in Tampa and Clearwater, I’d never had the chance to try it before. (Actually one time I went to the Tampa location once and it had a 2 hour wait since it’s so popular! So I had to eat elsewhere…)
The restaurant started in 1972 in San Francisco & grew from there. They have all sorts of foods, but specialize in crazy hamburger concoctions (for instance, Buffy the Hamburger Slayer is doused in red wine and topped with garlic aioli and Swiss cheese!)
But the best part is the entertainment! They have karaoke, drag shows, bingo nights, and DJ nights. Last weekend we went for the cabaret show featuring several of their drag queens. It was a riot – their costumes were great and they picked people out of the crowd to go up on stage. You definitely have to have an open mind if you go there because if you look at all uncomfortable, they’ll pick you out of the crowd! It was mostly lip-syncing, but still a fun show.
I had the Lemon Drop Marytini while waiting for my food. For dinner, I ordered the Mac Daddy burger topped with creamy macaroni American cheese, with a side of Mary’s tatas (tater tots). The drinks were great (very strong) and I enjoyed my burger. If you’re looking for a fun night out, this is the place to go.
Hamburger Mary’s is located at 110 West Church St, Orlando, FL 32801 and is open 11am – 10:30pm Tuesday – Thursday, 11am – 11:30pm Friday & Saturday, and 11am – 10pm Sunday & Monday.