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Bates Hamburgers

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33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
(734) 427-3464
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 69
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best hamburgers

I usually visit on Wednesdays because that's their Coney Day. Coneys are good but I love their hamburgers. They are not that large but oh so tasty. Reminds you of good old fashion hamburgers and not these fast food hamburgers. You can even order chili on the the hamburger...Delish

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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  • Dining on a budget
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I usually visit on Wednesdays because that's their Coney Day. Coneys are good but I love their hamburgers. They are not that large but oh so tasty. Reminds you of good old fashion hamburgers and not these fast food hamburgers. You can even order chili on the the hamburger...Delish

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whenever visiting Michigan family and friends, BATES HAMBURGERS on Five Mile and Farmington rd in Livonia is another "must eat at" place! A few burgers, some fries and an unsweet ice tea are a must when i visit there! :-)

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been going to Bates burgers for 25+ years. It's always been a family favorite! We always get a side of fries and chocolate shake with our burgers! Yum!

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

..... And watch the people and cars go by on Farmington road. They all are wishing they were having burgers, shakes, fries, or breakfast at Bates. Or get a carry out, they are good at home, or nuked in your lunch tomorrow. I'll have two or three, the little kids will eat one, mom might have two. Yum!

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You don't serve hamburgers for over 50 years if they're not memorable! Every native Livonian, who has moved away and returns home, has Bates on their "must go" food stop list!!

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Brookville
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It is the best slidres around. I have tried just about everything on the menu. Never disappointed with the sliders or coneys.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Been going to Bates for years (no relation either!) Lol! They've got the best burgers EVER! Always ask for old fashion burgers which are delicious! I don't like onions, but love pickles & they ALWAYS make sure I get them! They can be busy, but other people are nice to shift over a chair if needed, the employees are fast... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Been going here ever since I was little and it never changes. Love the food!!! Best burgers around. Bummer that it only accepts cash but the trip to the bank is always worth it. ;)

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Forget about White Castles. Bates Burgers are 100 times better. Get them with everything (grilled onions and pickle). The fries are also great. The place is small and has been around forever, but you can't beat it for comfort food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Better than McDonald's, Burger King, Culvers, and all the rest. Good old time flavor. We just love it.

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Additional Information about Bates Hamburgers

Address: 33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
Phone Number: (734) 427-3464
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Livonia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Livonia
  • Phone Number: (734) 427-3464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?