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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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Good ole burger joint

Bates has been around forever. The burgers, chili, fries and chocolate shakes are always consistent . We love to stop at least once a month.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Susan L
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Redford, Michigan
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  • Dining on a budget
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Redford, Michigan
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bates has been around forever. The burgers, chili, fries and chocolate shakes are always consistent . We love to stop at least once a month.

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Livonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visit Bates the heart of Livonia, Michigan. Their burgers are unique. My favorite are the double cheeseburgers with extra pickles. All the staff are very friendly. They offer counter seating and also carry out. I believe Wednesday is hot dog/chilli dog day. I always get double cheeseburgers, large fries and their famous chocolate milk shakes. Yummy!!

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best biscuits and gravy around. Great value for breakfast. Burgers are craved more than the other's crave pack.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have gone to Bates my whole life. Walking up there as a kid or now running by as an adult. Their burgers are great, fries and crinkle cut wonderful and some of the best chocolate milk shakes around.

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Livonia, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You'll take a step back, in time, when You visit this location. The lobby is CRAMPED. The seats are tiny. So are the burgers. (but) the timeless motif is worthy of a visit. the time travel visit , back to the 1950's is actually kind of fun!

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Livonia, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One bite and you'll be back again and again. Wonderful, warm, and juicy describes those little burgers. The shakes are chocolaty and thick.

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Livonia, Mi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have lived in Livonia since 1970. Back then, my friends and I rode our bikes to Bates. This place has always busy. It has always been good. Order a burger (or 2, they are small) an order of fries and a shake. Now enjoy! Still one of life's simple pleasures after all of these years!

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Livonia, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best lil burgers in the suburbs! Grab a chocolate shake, you will not regret it. Sit at the counter for the full experience!

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Livonia, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When in the area it's a must have. Bates has been in the area for as long as I can remember and is always packed. it's a small place so be prepared.

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love Bates Burgers and eat there periodically. It looks like a throw back to the old style 50's burger joint and it is !! If you're health conscious, their burgers are not for you but they sure are tasty and a great treat once in a while. They have take out or eat in at the an old fashioned... 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?