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Bates Hamburgers

33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
(734) 427-3464
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Sarnia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I searched for "Best Burgers in Livonia" on Google, and Bates came up. We were excited to try them, so off I went from our hotel on a burger run. The place is a little box and evoked 1950s-style drive-in nostalgia. The staff was very friendly and made me feel at home even though I was at... More

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S. Walpole
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151 reviews 151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Bates is one of those very special places with good reliable food great service and people who really appreciate the slider as a dietary mainstay. We never fail to make a Bates run when we go back to Detroit. No trip is complete with out a pile of cheeseburgers and fries with their great shakes to wash it down. It... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My father was a used car dealer on Chicago's South Side. His building had once been a gas station; it was just him, the mechanic, the porter (sometimes) and me. Each and every day for most of 25 years, he sent out to Chuck's A-OK grill, and later to Top Notch, for burgers and fries. The mechanic, whose hands were... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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321 reviews 321 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Came here with my son after just flying in from Florida. He got 3 cheeseburger sliders and I got 3 reg. hamurgers. Also got an order of fries. Staffwas friendly hamburgers cooked to order and went down easily. Fries were perfect. Prices cheap. Great place to get sliders.

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Burgers are damn cheap and good. I had chilli burger, it was good but not the best. But at this price it would be a sin to expect more. Burgers are small in size and one can have 2-3 burgers easily.

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Apple Valley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

One of the best burgers joints to go to if you have a burger craving. My favorite is simple burger with grilled onions and mustard that's all it needs, but they do offer many other options. I wish I could find a burger like this in Cali

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Livonia, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A throwback to yesteryear but oh....what great food! You can't go wrong here. Nothing fancy, but the burgers are to die for! You get the urge...you gotta go to Ba-tays on the Boulevard!

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beside the that the hamburgers are the Greatest . The staff is the friendliest. It like a family when you arrive.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Probably the best hamburger joint you will ever try. You don't get one of those honking bacon-gouda-avocado burgers. Sure, those have their place, but at Bates you get a greasy slider. And it isn't like those other white castle-esque restaurants. This one is the real deal. Delicious. You'll probably eat 2 of them if you are over the age of... More

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I recommend the chili Burger, it was meaty without being messy....Bates is truly a Michigan experience to be grabbed!

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Hamburgers

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