Hamburger Mary’s closes permanently Ybor City restaurant


Hamburger Mary’s has been a go-to in Ybor City for years. On November 6, the owners announced that the Ybor City location would be closed permanently. The restaurant recently made headlines after an employee working in the kitchen tested positive for hepatitis A.

The restaurant has locations across the country, including a restaurant in neighboring St. Petersburg.

“We, along with our Management Team and dedicated staff, have done our best to keep Mary’s doors open for nine years,” wrote owners Kurt King and Brian DeChane in a Facebook post published on the restaurant’s page. “But the latest challenge over the last couple of weeks has proven to be too much to overcome.”

Restaurant offered a flamboyant dining experience

Hamburger Mary’s was known for its fabulous drag bingo nights, lively brunch specials, karaoke nights and high energy drag shows and great views of Ybor City.

Hundreds of regulars and past diners showed their support for the restaurant in comments.

The future of the 1600 E 7th Avenue location is still TBD.

You can read the full statement here:

Leave your vote

1 point
Upvote Downvote

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me