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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cheap eats at a Great Greasy Spoon.

A guilty pleasure, come for quick tasty burgers and fries. Limited seating and parking. A great throwback to mid twentieth century eats. The Bates on Ford west of Wayne in Westland is better if your closer to there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Blake K
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Belleville, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belleville, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A guilty pleasure, come for quick tasty burgers and fries. Limited seating and parking. A great throwback to mid twentieth century eats. The Bates on Ford west of Wayne in Westland is better if your closer to there.

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213 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Burger was very good. Fresh, quality meat, served hot and really priced right. I have had better fries, but these are still good. Server at the counter lost them a star.

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Livonia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

always one of the best for service, friendliness, and fresh food, weather your calling it in, or picking it up you'll always get great fresh food and a smile!!!

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The burgers are so tasty even though the restaurant is small. Really has good flavor and everyone is so friendly.

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Howell, Michigan
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Ohy gosh. The grilled onions! Haven't had these burgers in a while. Famous burger restaurant. Great burgers, fries and only chocolate shakes. good value. Love to sit at counter. Limited seating spaces they have always done a brisk business. Very loyal customers. Only reason I am not more frequent is distance from my home.

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Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Bates has great thin, oniony cheeseburgers. Their fries and shakes are really good too! It is definitely like an old burger joint. Not much seating but great to take home,

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Bates is a long time favorite in the area. It's always hoppin but worth the wait. I'm not sure the chilli cheese fries are on the menu but they are delicious!

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Livonia, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a local, small, burger joint. You may order and take with, or sit at the counter on little round stools. The burgers are fried, with or without onions, served on a steamed bun. If your expecting a huge burger this isn't for you. It's a local that's been around for more years than I can remember. Nothing pretty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Questionably the best slider spot or place to generally get a burger in metro Detroit! Service is always phenomenal and food (everything served) is AMAZING!

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Has been a favorite of mine for years. Love the smell(just need to drive by it to get it), burgers are juicy, onions are fried perfectly, milkshakes are wonderful, fries are in abundance. Many years ago while awaiting a family funeral - I got 90 burgers and 30 fries to feed about 25 people who had never had them before.... More 

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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 1 - 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?