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Bates Hamburgers

33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
(734) 427-3464
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English first
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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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detroit
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Go to Bates for a greasy tasty burger and some excellent crinkle cut fries. Excellent chili fries too. People say the breakfasts are good, I've never had breakfast there. Great hangover food. Way better than White Castle.

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Northville, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Bates Hamburgers have been around since the 1950s in Livonia and are a must experience eatery. If you love sliders, Bates are THE BEST, PERIOD! Bates is an old fashioned time capsule (in a good way) with all the trimmings. The ladies working are very friendly and they produce a superior product that is loved by everyone. Stop wasting time... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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167 reviews 167 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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