Miss your favorite burger place in New Hartford? Believe it or not, they aren't actually gone for good.

It was a sad moment for every Central New Yorker on July 29th, 2019. This marked the day Zebb's Deluxe Grill & Bar closed in New Hartford. Known as a staple "build-your-own" burger joint in the area, many people created lasting memories there.

Google Maps
Google Maps

From the 60's/70's retro theme, to their classic homemade steak fries... there was so much to love about Zebb's. Can you tell I'm still sad about it?

To add insult to injury, an arsonist set fire to the building in December of 2022. So not only was our favorite restaurant vacant, but now it had a gaping hole in the side. The hopes and dreams of someone reopening the restaurant were gone.

Memories Left in Rubble

Crews then came to demolish the building in April 2023, washing all of our memories down the drain. We can still vaguely see the abundance of sweet pickles on our plate, with the toppings cart slowly rolling off into the horizon.

Read More: End of an Era: Zebb's in New Hartford Has Been Demolished

No surprise, I was devastated. But this meant I was also EXTREMELY happy to find out there was still a Zebb's alive in Central New York, just not close to home in New Hartford.

Zebb's Deluxe Gill & Bar - Mattydale, New York

Credit - Google Maps
Credit - Google Maps

Located in a practically abandoned parking lot in Mattydale sits the last known Zebb's restaurant. Something I stumbled upon completely by accident heading to the airport, has now become my go-to stop in Syracuse.

Read More: CNY Pizza Shop Offering Free Lunch for Kids this Summer

It's been there forever, so some of you might already be aware of it. But this story is for all of you that had NO IDEA Zebb's is still alive in Central New York! Go check it out!

Credit - Google Maps
Credit - Google Maps

While you're there, notice the unrealistically tall urinal in the men's bathroom. Seriously, only a basketball player could use that baby. I'd take a picture, but that's just weird.

Curious as to what the New Hartford Zebb's looked like before they tore it down? Take a walk down memory lane for yourself.

Inside the Abandoned Zebb's 3 Years Later

It’s been almost 3 years since Zebb’s in New Hartford closed. We're still not over it.

Inside an Abandoned Ponderosa Steakhouse in North Syracuse

Remember Ponderosa? They were famous for their DIY ice cream and tough steaks.

The 5 Biggest Breweries in the State of New York

The beer scene in New York is thriving!

Please Help Donate To Angel The Dog In Upstate New York

According to Anita's Stevens Swan Humane Society, animal control brought this poor dog to their shelter after receiving a call that she was found on Schuyler Street in West Utica on June 15th. She was examined by a veterinarian and has severe mange and open wounds, which have gone untreated for a long period of time. She is also very emaciated. This poor pup is hanging on and needs your help:

3 Bastards Brewing Opening in Central New York With 36 Taps

3 Bastards Brewing is opening in Vernon, New York with 36 taps, great food, live music, all in a relaxing atmosphere.

More From Lite 98.7