The Hamburger has become synonymous with traditional American cuisine for years. Right up there with meatloaf, apple pie and Coca-Cola, this beef laden sandwich has been tickling American pallets for quite some time. Restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s have made hundreds of billions of dollars from selling this delectable delight, capitalizing on its combination with fried strips of potatoes and a cold carbonated drink. National chains are not the only one’s who have been chiming in on the mass popularity of this bovine laden delight. Localities such as New York, San Francisco and even Dallas have their own best places to pick up a burger. The Midwestern city of Cincinnati also boast of a few great places to grab a delectable burger without crimping your pocketbook.
There are numerous places to grab a burger for dinner when you are in Cincinnati, but the number of must-visit places to placate your hamburger desire is not as plentiful. So when word got out that Hamburger Mary’s was being brought back to the Queen City, I was excited to welcome them back to their same location. I stopped byHamburger Mary’s for dinner last week, to take a gander at their multitude of bovine clad den selections.
It turned out that Wednesday night is Lady’s Night at the restaurant/night club and a great place to catch up on the latest music videos. To my delight, Beyonce’s “Big Ego” was hammered in synchronous fashion on each one of the four plasma screen flat screen televisions throughout the bar. Even if you do not see the Hamburger as your favorite fare, you cannot get past the number of choices when it comes to this particular feast, in addition to the names chosen for each one.
There’s the Meaty Mushroom Burger which the half pound handmade patty is topped with cheddar and jack cheese heated over chopped mushrooms complete with Mary’s secret sauce. Not only that, there is also Mary’s signature burger, charbroiled and the Proud Mary, clad den with double the amount of meat, onions, bacon, mushrooms, jack and cheddar cheeses.
According to Cincinnati’s City Beat, Hamburger May’s is one of the most diverse restaurant and bar in the city, and this is easy to be seen with their menu options. After a few minutes, I settled on ordering the Buffy Burger, a charbroiled half pound burger topped with garlic aioli, and Swiss cheese.
So the next time that you are visiting the Queen City and are hankering for the Best Burger in town, make sure you make a stop into Hamburger Mary’s and you will not be disappointed.
909 Vine St. (just across from the Cincinnati Library)