This restaurant is like a snowflake, there is nothing else like it in Jacksonville. While this place may not be for everybody, it sure seemed like everyone was there! This place was non-stop with customers. Check out the video of one of the performers that was there, she is the one that looks like Carnie Wilson in this Chick-Fil-A video lol.
3333-1 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL. 32207
Location: It’s about a block East of Mudville Grille on Beach Blvd. From what I hear, this about the 4th restaurant in this location in the past couple of years.
Food: I ordered the Meaty Mushroom Burger which is a blend of sauteed mushrooms, with melted swiss cheese, lettuce, pickle and Mary sauce with a side of seasoned french fries for $9.95. To be honest, the burger was average. It wasn’t really anything special. The seasoned fries were really good. They went heavy on the seasoning, which I like, and the fries were hot and crispy. I was at a table of 12 people so I figured some food would come out cold…nope, no complaints.
I also ordered a “house margarita” for $7.00 and “mary” sized it for another $2.00. The margarita was decent but I did notice there was a TON of ice in it. So the glass is deceiving (insert joke here), it only took a few sips and I was down to the ice. The wife went with an order of wings and she said they were pretty good. Not too spicey (she went with mild) but everything was hot and to her standards. Like I said, the food isn’t anything special…I mean, it’s not bad at all, honestly, it’s just not the reason you come to Hamburger Mary’s. The next section is!
Extras: So in case you haven’t been to the website or seen them on Facebook, the main attraction is the Drag Show. Their shows are at 8pm and 9:30pm and the place fills up fast. I definitely suggest reservations, I heard several people being turned away at the door. Once you get there and they seat you at the table, you will see your name was being held in a high heeled shoe.
Nice touch Someone noticed it was a small shoe and suggested it would be awesome if it was a size 13 lol. That would be hilarious! Once you are seated (I recommend asking if you can get a table by the stage when you call for reservations because you miss most of the show if you are in the back) they quickly get your order so they can try and get you your food before the show starts. Piece of advice, sit on the end of the tables if you want to be a part of the show, sit in the middle if you don’t want to.
Once the show starts, sit back and enjoy. The signing and costumes were top notch. The performers walk around the restaurant and interact with the crowd while the crowd hands out money (lots and lots of ones flying around). Don’t worry, if you want pictures, they pose after the show is over. Everyone I went with had a blast, don’t be afraid to try this place out. Oh, and I heard someone say this was a “family friendly” drag show….uh no…I heard some language (took me back to my Navy days) and I saw some ass cheeks hanging out on one of the performers lol. It’s exciting to see a place like this in Jacksonville. Check it out and let me know what you thought of it!