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Bates Hamburgers

33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
(734) 427-3464
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Ranked #1 of 235 restaurants in Livonia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Warren, Michigan
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

best greasy slider imaginable--laura was the cool counter girl--heard this place is the favorite burger joint for everyone that lives around here--if you are in the area, gotta come get your burger fix......

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Livonia, MI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great burgers and fries. Small so eat 2-4 at a time. Kinda like a White Castle burger but better. Cash only. Parking is bad ... not enough room at lunch time. On a busy corner but be patient, it can be accomplished.

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Livonia Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

These burgers are the best! On a Saturday you can smell the burgers and onions cooking on the grill and sit by the window watching all the cars go by. Or if you prefer you can sit at the counter and watch the waitresses prepare the burgers and fries. The place is clean and brings back great memories of when... More

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Los Angeles
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For 55 years, these are the hamburgers to have. Live in California now...but a trip back to Livonia would not be complete without a....BATES hamburger

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

As others have noted, Bates only accepts cash. But it is well worth it. The burgers are among the best sliders I've had. The chili dog was very good as well. My son had the double cheese and loved it as well add his chili burger. Note: the line at the backdoor is for takeout. Don't let the line scare... More

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LIVONIA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is the place to go when you need a burger fix. A sack of Bates burgers will take care of that fix. Get it wth all the fixen's on your burger too!!!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Mouth watering hamburgers that slide down your throat and gives you that warm fuzzy feeling of having comfort food. Life doesn't get any better than that. A sack full of hamburgers, fries and a pop and change left over. Now that is living! I can not say enough good things about Bates. The building Bates is in, is like going... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best on the planet!! A great throw back burger, very friendly service, one note only cash is accepted.

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Jackson, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Passed the restaurant awhile back with my son in tow on business. I had been working nearby on service for a few years but had forgotten about it totally. When we finished our business I suggested we have lunch there, & so we did. I'd forgotten how much I had loved the burgers & fries that I had not had... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

After years of driving past this place and hearing how good it is, I decided to stop by this small unassuming burger joint. Not being a huge meat eater, I decided to get the cheeseburger and large fries. Very delicious. I would definitely return when I'm in one of my meat eating moods. There is nothing fancy about the food... More

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