Hamburger Mary's

★★★★☆

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Sat: 10am-11pm, Sun: 10am-9pm, Tue-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri: 11am-11pm, Mon: 11am-9pm

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I enjoy their food here. Lots of mouth watering flavor and I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.

3
★★★★★

I enjoy their food here. Lots of mouth watering flavor and I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.

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I now live on the East Coast and crave Mary's Meatless Meaty I first encountered in the 80s on Folsom St in SF. I can't find anything like it. Please... I'd looooove the recipe.

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★★★★★

I now live on the East Coast and crave Mary's Meatless Meaty I first encountered in the 80s on Folsom St in SF. I can't find anything like it. Please... I'd looooove the recipe.

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This place is great! I love the decor here! and they have a great variety of hamburgers. they have karakoe on fridays too

4
★★★★☆

This place is great! I love the decor here! and they have a great variety of hamburgers. they have karakoe on fridays too

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I get to sacramento very offten but when I do I always stop at Hamburgey Marys. The service is fast when I'm in a hurry. Lets not forget the hambugers are so yummy...

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★★★★☆

I get to sacramento very offten but when I do I always stop at Hamburgey Marys. The service is fast when I'm in a hurry. Lets not forget the hambugers are so yummy...

Pros: Cool things to look at while eating.

Cons: I'm getting fat eating there

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I have been regularly attending this spot (about once a month) for the last few years. The Burgers are the best in town in my opinion. Fries are also fantastic (avoid the spicy fries). My favorite is the Bleu Burger. All burgers are juicy and they even ask you how you want it cooked and what type of bread! Their Salads are extremely good as well.This place would get 5 stars if it wasnt for the bad service. Most of the servers here are not that friendly. On several occasions they seem to have the attitude of a small diner server: Attitude, no small talk, just BLAH. Now when I go I just sit at the bar the majority of the time and converse with the friendly (and more attractive looking) hosts and bartenders. It seems they have the service backwards here. I will still continue to go here for the food. My suggestion: sit at the bar.

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★★★☆☆

I have been regularly attending this spot (about once a month) for the last few years. The Burgers are the best in town in my opinion. Fries are also fantastic (avoid the spicy fries). My favorite is the Bleu Burger. All burgers are juicy and they even ask you how you want it cooked and what type of bread! Their Salads are extremely good as well.This place would get 5 stars if it wasnt for the bad service. Most of the servers here are not that friendly. On several occasions they seem to have the attitude of a small diner server: Attitude, no small talk, just BLAH. Now when I go I just sit at the bar the majority of the time and converse with the friendly (and more attractive looking) hosts and bartenders. It seems they have the service backwards here. I will still continue to go here for the food. My suggestion: sit at the bar.

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Burger: JUICIER than Nationwide Meats and Squeeze Inn (which are big but rather dry)

Bun: You get a CHOICE of white or wheat bun (other hamburger places don't give you this choice)

Condiments: consistently FRESH lettuce and CRISP tomato (never soggy)

Fries: You get a CHOICE of regular fries or spicy fries. The fresh-cut fries are the most TENDER I've tasted
and you can't get these delicious spicey fries anywhere else.

Overall rating: My wife and I give Hamburger Mary's our highest rating. But don't take our word for it. Try other highly-ranked establishments like Nationwide Meats and the Squeeze Inn, and compare for yourself.

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★★★★★

Burger: JUICIER than Nationwide Meats and Squeeze Inn (which are big but rather dry)

Bun: You get a CHOICE of white or wheat bun (other hamburger places don't give you this choice)

Condiments: consistently FRESH lettuce and CRISP tomato (never soggy)

Fries: You get a CHOICE of regular fries or spicy fries. The fresh-cut fries are the most TENDER I've tasted
and you can't get these delicious spicey fries anywhere else.

Overall rating: My wife and I give Hamburger Mary's our highest rating. But don't take our word for it. Try other highly-ranked establishments like Nationwide Meats and the Squeeze Inn, and compare for yourself.

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Hamburger Mary's is now HAMBURGER PATTY. Food and service remains the same-mediocre at best.

I had an awkward experience there months ago. I was about to drink my iced tea and came face-to-face with a few bodies of plankton floating atop the iced tea. I told our server who chortled (i.e. gleeful chuckle). I called his attention more times before he asked if I wanted my iced tea replaced, which I did. With a huff, he abruptly turned around with my glass in hand.

How sad! Where, oh, where is customer service nowadays! Which brings me to today?s unfortunate incident.

Against my better judgment, I heeded my friend?s request to have lunch at Hamburger Patty. He has not eaten there for quite a while. I expressed my hesitation but thought that the restaurant?s name change would also mean a change in food service.

Later, picking his half-eaten Bleu Burger from the plate, he noticed something sticking out. Pulling the foreign-looking object and showing it me, we made the conclusion that it was a short-albeit-curly string of human hair. Without as much as a grimace on his face, my friend put down the half-eaten sandwich.

A few moments later, a rather overweight male server approached us and asked if it was all right to take away my friend?s plate. It was probably obvious that my friend was not touching his food.

My friend and I pointed out the short-albeit-curly string of human hair now resting on the plate. I added that it was gross to be with the food. The male server responded with a chortle (chortling must be part of the training) and left with the plate of half-eaten food.

Later, our female server checked on us and asked how we enjoyed our food. My friend and I told her of the presence of an unfortunate, short albeit curly string of human hair incident. She paid no attention, because she chortled, turned away, and left.

Guess where I?m never going to eat, ever again?

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★☆☆☆☆

Hamburger Mary's is now HAMBURGER PATTY. Food and service remains the same-mediocre at best.

I had an awkward experience there months ago. I was about to drink my iced tea and came face-to-face with a few bodies of plankton floating atop the iced tea. I told our server who chortled (i.e. gleeful chuckle). I called his attention more times before he asked if I wanted my iced tea replaced, which I did. With a huff, he abruptly turned around with my glass in hand.

How sad! Where, oh, where is customer service nowadays! Which brings me to today?s unfortunate incident.

Against my better judgment, I heeded my friend?s request to have lunch at Hamburger Patty. He has not eaten there for quite a while. I expressed my hesitation but thought that the restaurant?s name change would also mean a change in food service.

Later, picking his half-eaten Bleu Burger from the plate, he noticed something sticking out. Pulling the foreign-looking object and showing it me, we made the conclusion that it was a short-albeit-curly string of human hair. Without as much as a grimace on his face, my friend put down the half-eaten sandwich.

A few moments later, a rather overweight male server approached us and asked if it was all right to take away my friend?s plate. It was probably obvious that my friend was not touching his food.

My friend and I pointed out the short-albeit-curly string of human hair now resting on the plate. I added that it was gross to be with the food. The male server responded with a chortle (chortling must be part of the training) and left with the plate of half-eaten food.

Later, our female server checked on us and asked how we enjoyed our food. My friend and I told her of the presence of an unfortunate, short albeit curly string of human hair incident. She paid no attention, because she chortled, turned away, and left.

Guess where I?m never going to eat, ever again?

Pros: None - as compared to other places to eat around the area.

Cons: Mediocre food and service.

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My wife and I love burgers. We like them simple, but that does not mean our palates are simple. The bun, condiments, patty, greens, and condiments need to be fresh and proportioned just right. Hamburger Mary's (in Sacramento) does a decent job of putting together a good simple burger. We ate there about 4 times in a 6-month period. It was the service that eventually drove us away.

On our last visit, my wife received her burger, and started to eat it. A quarter of the way through, she noticed that the patty was extra bloody and raw. Apparently, the patty did not thaw out evenly, and the cold portions just didn't cook as well as we had liked. We asked the waiter to take the burger back, and just cook it a little more. We DID NOT ask for a new burger. Instead of doing that, he returned with the bill, and stated that he's not charging us for the 2nd burger. Now, my wife's sitting there still hungry because she only ate a quarter of the burger and half her fries. We got the message, clear and simple...we were not wanted in that restaurant.

I split my burger in half, and shared it with my wife, and swore that I'd never return there, and make sure none of my family, friends, or acquaintances would ever step foot in there. This occurred about 2 years ago, and I finally got around to writing this review because a coworker happen to mention the restaurant again. Thanks for reading...

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I love burgers. We like them simple, but that does not mean our palates are simple. The bun, condiments, patty, greens, and condiments need to be fresh and proportioned just right. Hamburger Mary's (in Sacramento) does a decent job of putting together a good simple burger. We ate there about 4 times in a 6-month period. It was the service that eventually drove us away.

On our last visit, my wife received her burger, and started to eat it. A quarter of the way through, she noticed that the patty was extra bloody and raw. Apparently, the patty did not thaw out evenly, and the cold portions just didn't cook as well as we had liked. We asked the waiter to take the burger back, and just cook it a little more. We DID NOT ask for a new burger. Instead of doing that, he returned with the bill, and stated that he's not charging us for the 2nd burger. Now, my wife's sitting there still hungry because she only ate a quarter of the burger and half her fries. We got the message, clear and simple...we were not wanted in that restaurant.

I split my burger in half, and shared it with my wife, and swore that I'd never return there, and make sure none of my family, friends, or acquaintances would ever step foot in there. This occurred about 2 years ago, and I finally got around to writing this review because a coworker happen to mention the restaurant again. Thanks for reading...

Pros: Good simple burger

Cons: Unfriendly service!!!

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We've been here several times and have pretty much stuck to the burgers. They have always been cooked to order and tasty. The fries have always been fresh and crispy. The service is friendly and reasonably prompt.

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★★★★☆

We've been here several times and have pretty much stuck to the burgers. They have always been cooked to order and tasty. The fries have always been fresh and crispy. The service is friendly and reasonably prompt.

Pros: A very good burger.

Cons: Would like to see more in the way of omelets on the brunch menu.

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I used to eat at the Mary's in Portland a long time ago (it's no longer), and stumbled upon the outlet in Sacramento. The food was just as I remembered it, the spicy fries were great, the service was very attentive and friendly, and the place was MUCH cleaner and better-maintained than the one in Portland.

2
★★★★☆

I used to eat at the Mary's in Portland a long time ago (it's no longer), and stumbled upon the outlet in Sacramento. The food was just as I remembered it, the spicy fries were great, the service was very attentive and friendly, and the place was MUCH cleaner and better-maintained than the one in Portland.

Pros: The "chili size" and the spicy fries

Cons: none

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WEll, we loved Hamburger Mary's in San Francisco, hadn't been there since it was sold. We went to dinner in Sacramento, and were so grossed out we left. The eating area was filthy, uncleared, unwiped tables with food stuck to them, the chairs and the floor. The service was invisible, although very pleasant when they finally arrived with not a clue about how to wait tables, and the food was - well, we left. Greasy, overcooked and unflavored. Terrible. We left.

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★★★☆☆

WEll, we loved Hamburger Mary's in San Francisco, hadn't been there since it was sold. We went to dinner in Sacramento, and were so grossed out we left. The eating area was filthy, uncleared, unwiped tables with food stuck to them, the chairs and the floor. The service was invisible, although very pleasant when they finally arrived with not a clue about how to wait tables, and the food was - well, we left. Greasy, overcooked and unflavored. Terrible. We left.

Pros: Less expensive than some

Cons: Ew. Dirty, poor service and food

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All I have to say is WOW. I was one of the people who wrote a not so favorable comment awhile ago so when my co-workers wanted to go to Hamburger Marys I was very hesitant. Im glad they convinced me. Things have vastly changed since my last experience at Marys. The food actually made it to our table quick even though they were in the middle of a lunch rush. Best of all it was hot and fresh ? I got the spicy fries and not only were they crispy but seasoned perfectly ? A major improvement over last time! The only complain that I have is that I didn?t have enough room to finish everything. Im glad I went back and gave Mary a second chance. I will be back for sure!

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★★★★★

All I have to say is WOW. I was one of the people who wrote a not so favorable comment awhile ago so when my co-workers wanted to go to Hamburger Marys I was very hesitant. Im glad they convinced me. Things have vastly changed since my last experience at Marys. The food actually made it to our table quick even though they were in the middle of a lunch rush. Best of all it was hot and fresh ? I got the spicy fries and not only were they crispy but seasoned perfectly ? A major improvement over last time! The only complain that I have is that I didn?t have enough room to finish everything. Im glad I went back and gave Mary a second chance. I will be back for sure!

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Hamburger Mary's on 17th and J in downtown Sacramento is great for its location and decor. So not pretentious. Food is average, if not below average, but the prices can be reasonable. The service was extremely on the ball, but at times the restaurants noise made it difficult for us to hear our waitress and likewise for her to her us. She did get my order wrong, but I don't consider it her fault. I went there with my family for Father's Day. My relatively old parents felt young and hip to be there, while my late-teenage nephews felt the place was cool. It is rare that a restaurant can bridge such a large generation gap. And afterwords, we all went to The Beat Records across the street and shopped for all the different variety of music that we like.

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★★★★☆

Hamburger Mary's on 17th and J in downtown Sacramento is great for its location and decor. So not pretentious. Food is average, if not below average, but the prices can be reasonable. The service was extremely on the ball, but at times the restaurants noise made it difficult for us to hear our waitress and likewise for her to her us. She did get my order wrong, but I don't consider it her fault. I went there with my family for Father's Day. My relatively old parents felt young and hip to be there, while my late-teenage nephews felt the place was cool. It is rare that a restaurant can bridge such a large generation gap. And afterwords, we all went to The Beat Records across the street and shopped for all the different variety of music that we like.

Pros: location, atmosphere, great service

Cons: at times the noise, some uncomfortable seats

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OVER-RATED *clap clap clap clap clap* Certainly not the BEST hamburger i've ever eaten, but certainly not the worst. Caeser salad...average. Seasoned fries, not all they are cracked up to be. Overall a decent meal for a decent price.

Extremely loud atmosphere, almost to the point where I couldn't hear my date talk. On the other hand its plenty of fun for large groups under the influence (alcohol can be had at their full bar in the front of the restaurant).

2
★★★★☆

OVER-RATED *clap clap clap clap clap* Certainly not the BEST hamburger i've ever eaten, but certainly not the worst. Caeser salad...average. Seasoned fries, not all they are cracked up to be. Overall a decent meal for a decent price.

Extremely loud atmosphere, almost to the point where I couldn't hear my date talk. On the other hand its plenty of fun for large groups under the influence (alcohol can be had at their full bar in the front of the restaurant).

Pros: Solid, Gay friendly

Cons: Noise, Small parking lot

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As chains go there are good ones and bad ones. This a bad one. The service is slow and well below average, and with no personality. The Hambuger is no better than the average burger, at any cheap hamburger house, on every street corner . When I lived in Long Beach, CA, I was a regular at the Hamburger Mary's,were there food and servce is superb. I asked to sub the fries for onion rings, and was told the only way to get onion rings was to order a side for $5.50. In Long Beach, you can always sub fries for $1.50. I was quite surprised at how dingy and dirty this restaurant was. This place needs an overhall, new paint, new wait staff, and new cooks, and hopefully they will have a nice friendly personality and warm smile.

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★☆☆☆☆

As chains go there are good ones and bad ones. This a bad one. The service is slow and well below average, and with no personality. The Hambuger is no better than the average burger, at any cheap hamburger house, on every street corner . When I lived in Long Beach, CA, I was a regular at the Hamburger Mary's,were there food and servce is superb. I asked to sub the fries for onion rings, and was told the only way to get onion rings was to order a side for $5.50. In Long Beach, you can always sub fries for $1.50. I was quite surprised at how dingy and dirty this restaurant was. This place needs an overhall, new paint, new wait staff, and new cooks, and hopefully they will have a nice friendly personality and warm smile.

Pros: none

Cons: Dingy, Dirty, No Personality

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went a while back and had the teriyaki burger and chili cheese fries. they were so good!!!! can't wait to go back.... and i shall.

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★★★★★

went a while back and had the teriyaki burger and chili cheese fries. they were so good!!!! can't wait to go back.... and i shall.

Pros: good food

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LOVE this restaraunt. It's a meat-eater's heaven, but for those who don't eat red meats, their chicken selection is out of this world, and they also have good vegetarian selections. The atmosphere is fun and funky, with mis-matched art on the walls and loud music videos playing from the bar area. Their appetizer list is full of yummy treats and the bartender knows how to pour a decent drink. Look out for Karaoke nights... they can be full of campy fun.

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★★★★★

LOVE this restaraunt. It's a meat-eater's heaven, but for those who don't eat red meats, their chicken selection is out of this world, and they also have good vegetarian selections. The atmosphere is fun and funky, with mis-matched art on the walls and loud music videos playing from the bar area. Their appetizer list is full of yummy treats and the bartender knows how to pour a decent drink. Look out for Karaoke nights... they can be full of campy fun.

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We used to be regulars at Mary's. We started to notice that the quality had gone away. Loved the burgers and fries.

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★☆☆☆☆

We used to be regulars at Mary's. We started to notice that the quality had gone away. Loved the burgers and fries.

Pros: Location, Name Recognition

Cons: Quality, cleanliness

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I never knew Hamburger Mary's was a chain... definantly eclectic... the staff was, for the most part friendly and service was good. I especially like the hot and spicy fries they serve. Go if you are in an adventerous mood and want something more than your average hamburger joint.

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★★★★☆

I never knew Hamburger Mary's was a chain... definantly eclectic... the staff was, for the most part friendly and service was good. I especially like the hot and spicy fries they serve. Go if you are in an adventerous mood and want something more than your average hamburger joint.

Pros: food good, eclectic atmosphere

Cons: glasses are small

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I am just amazed at how many people have had good experiences here. I would eat at the Hamburger Mary's in San Diego and Seattle and figured that I would have similiar luck in Sac. While the food was decent and the mermaids cool the people who work there are unbelievable. I have given the place several tries and it is always the same, they ignore you when you arrive, getting your food in less than 45 min is a miracle, and it is often charred. Bad place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am just amazed at how many people have had good experiences here. I would eat at the Hamburger Mary's in San Diego and Seattle and figured that I would have similiar luck in Sac. While the food was decent and the mermaids cool the people who work there are unbelievable. I have given the place several tries and it is always the same, they ignore you when you arrive, getting your food in less than 45 min is a miracle, and it is often charred. Bad place.

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the best in Sacramento, seriously, and they're cheap! The spicy fries are great! As are the hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.

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★★★★★

the best in Sacramento, seriously, and they're cheap! The spicy fries are great! As are the hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.

Pros: Cheap, Yummy, Great Waiters

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The location is terrific, the ambience amazing ... and how many hamburger joints have a full bar? It's definitely worth the time!

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★★★★☆

The location is terrific, the ambience amazing ... and how many hamburger joints have a full bar? It's definitely worth the time!

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are a nice touch - it doesnt feel like a chain at all. Staff has a lot of personality too. It wont win any "best of" awards, due to the Sac population's narrow-minded devotion to bland national chains, but Mary's makes by far the best and most creative burgers in the city. Look out for the fries - when they say spicy, they mean it.

2
★★★★★

are a nice touch - it doesnt feel like a chain at all. Staff has a lot of personality too. It wont win any "best of" awards, due to the Sac population's narrow-minded devotion to bland national chains, but Mary's makes by far the best and most creative burgers in the city. Look out for the fries - when they say spicy, they mean it.

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Best variety of different hamburger offerings. Also have some other interesting dishes and best spicy firies.

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★★★★★

Best variety of different hamburger offerings. Also have some other interesting dishes and best spicy firies.

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With a weird interior its unique in it's own way. With huge mermaids and art hanging fromt he ceiling, not only will your eye's be satisfied but so will your stomach. The food here great, tastey, and not too pricey. I would recommend this resturaunt to anyone!

2
★★★★★

With a weird interior its unique in it's own way. With huge mermaids and art hanging fromt he ceiling, not only will your eye's be satisfied but so will your stomach. The food here great, tastey, and not too pricey. I would recommend this resturaunt to anyone!

Pros: Great food, awesome art

Cons: Little slow at lunch

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