Hamburger Mary’s – Wilton Manors
Hamburger Mary’s – Wilton Manors: 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
I had wanted to try Hamburger Mary’s for quite some time. My friend Mike was visiting town, and we decided to go out for a late lunch. When he said that sounded like a good idea, I grabbed my phone, so we could get pictures of everything we ate.
The menu is a mix of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, a few dinners, and desserts.
Let’s start by talking about the restaurant. Hamburger Mary’s is located in the old Rumors and Sidelines location on the drive right across from Rosie’s.
The outdoor section that was converted when Rumors was still there is open with numerous tables for you to eat outside right along the drive and look at the bar next door. There are three different sets of doors to get into the place, and they have remolded the main bar area.
They even removed one of the walls to open it up a bit more. There are two bar areas and several different table sizes throughout the main floor area of the restaurant. A small stage is against the back wall, with a small DJ area set up next to it.
One thing that probably should have given us a clue about our experience, was that there was only one other table inside with people when we went there.
Hamburger Mary’s Appetizers:
We decided to go with the deep-fried pickles as our appetizer. This is always one of my favorite things to try when I see it on a restaurant’s menu.
We were both a bit surprised when they came out being entire pickle wedges that were breaded. Most places will do the pickle chips, and deep fry them. So this was a little bit different take on the traditional appetizer.
I have to say that they were delicious, and the batter they used had a slight kick to it. The pickles come out with a crispy breading and just the right temperature. The ranch sauce served with them is a perfect accompaniment.
Mike decided that he would get the Sloppy Mary burger. It’s an open-face sandwich, with homemade chili, melted Jack, and cheddar cheeses, and topped with onions. You get to choose the type of meat you want for your burger and he went with ground beef. We think that the cook mixed up his burger patty and mine because Mike’s was more of a well done which is how I like them.
He thought the mix of flavors was very good and he would order it again. For his side, he went with the coleslaw. Both Mike and I prefer them with a bit more mayo in the mixture, and would not recommend it. There are restaurants with a nice fine chop and better flavor.
For my burger, I chose to go with the Queen Mary. This is served with melted Jack and cheddar cheese, covered in grilled onions, thousand island dressing, crisp bacon, lettuce, and tomato. The bacon was a bit stale and probably leftover from brunch the day before. I felt like the hamburger itself lacked flavor in my opinion, and like I mentioned before, I ended up getting Mike’s patty, so it was more like medium-cooked which I am not a fan of.
For my side, I chose to go with the hand-cut french fries. They were definitely the best part of the meal and I would recommend the fries anytime you go there.