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Retro Burger & Ice Cream

795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 777-2139
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Small place with good burgers and malts. Sweet potato fries too greasy. Free parking on the street is a plus.

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Boston Ma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We love this local hamburger and ice cream shop. The burgers are cooked to order and all the topics are super yummy and fresh. My favorite is the 'Menotomy'. The fires are sooo good too! And they serve Richardson's ice cream, which is the best. The atmosphere is fun and the place is really clean. Staff is very friendly. It... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Who could ask for more? Not fancy, no frills. Order at the counter and they bring your food. We have been there twice now and enjoyed both meals. Yes the fries came out before the entree but they were piping hot. All in all very affordable as well.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Cheeseburger $7.50...low quality product. Fries were hot but nothing special. Owner should visit 5 guys and Johnny Rockets.... Cute and clean restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive. Ice cream looked good but did not have Richardson's #1 seller...coffee Oreo. :(

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Good old diner style burgers. Small table area, if you don't get there early, it's better if you do takeout.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Time to keep life simple and Retro Burger fits the bill; simple menu, good quality and a home town atmosphere. Who could ask for anything more. Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches made your way. The atmosphere is fun and memorable. The chef owners give it a hometown feel. Moonah

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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244 reviews 244 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Really great burgers - in fact, let me say, that my burger savvy son stated that the burgers here are better than the burgers at Shake Shack! He loves the buns better here and he described the meat itself as more tasty and of better texture. I personally fell in love with their veggie burger, really really good. And the... More

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Chicopee, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This place is really good for Banana Splits. We love stopping here when we go to the Cape though I believe the name changed this year to Rt something Ice Cream. Still good!

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boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I really wanted to love this place. The location is great, the atmosphere is adorable, and the service is excellent. I just didn't love the burger - I liked Five Guys much better. There's something about their patty recipe that just wasn't...right. However, the sweet potato fries were fantastic, and I've heard great things about their onion rings. Might be... More

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