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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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Ranked #48 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Overland Park, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Mr. Bartley's is a quaint little place. Mrs. Bartley still seats the guest. The menu is very creative with names of the burgers. The have the Beyonce burger, the Obama burger and so on. Very reasonable in price and the amount you get will not leave you hungry. This place is a cash only and in case you forget they... More

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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This landmark place is a must!!I'm not a fry eater especially sweet potato fries. They were great! Frappe was delicious!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We met some friends here while visiting Boston. We loved the atmosphere and the unique look of the place. The frappes are delicious! My sister and I shared the Tiramisu frappe and both enjoyed it. We also shared a burger which was OK. It wasn't great and it wasn't horrible either. We have an amazing burger place here in Louisville,... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came here because of the reviews. Staff was very friendly and quick to serve but it also wasn't very busy at 2:30 on a Wednesday. Looked over the vast number of burgers on their menu and settled on a mushroom and onion and my wife got one with provolone cheese and grilled red pepper. We also got a basket of... More

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Cusco Region, Peru
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Bratley's is a landmark burger restaurant in the Massachussets Avenue just at the opposite side of Harvard Yard. If you take a look at the menu and the names of the burgers, you will certainly laugh. Nice and atasty burgers but hte sweet fries could have been better. Overcooked. The place is craped with people and the tables are pushed... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The place is very good in most ways but has 2 very big negatives. 1...NO Restrooms and I thought that was a law that all restaurants have them. 2...NO Credit cards accepted and with the price of their burgers, they need to accept them. I've been to other very good burger joints and this was among the best but I... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We actually make a special trip to Cambridge every year when we come to Boston for the 4th. We found a note on the door that they were closed for the holiday - made a special trip for nothing...waste of time and were very disappointed. While we love this place, I would recommend to call first to see if they're... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

They seem to think that having cool names for their hamburgers will compensate for serving overpriced greasy burgers. I disagree. There is NOTHING special about the burgers or fries and the soft-serve based milkshakes are pathetic. All this could be overlooked if it was cheap, but it's not.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Came here for an early lunch while waiting for our Harvard tour. Once we sat down the place started to look familiar. We had seen it featured on a travel show however just ended up here by fluke. Also, we were surrounded by signs that gave us high expectations. "Best burger in USA", "top voted", etc. I ordered the iphone... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm not sure what the hype is about. This place was average at best. I will keep the review on the food alone. I had ordered the Kevin Love with onion rings. I'll start with the onion rings. They were terrible. I was expecting onion rings that were battered and deep fried and crispy. These were not. The batter seemed... More

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