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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 222
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  • 202
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place in Cambridge

We were on a college tour of Harvard and I looked on Trip Advisor for a lunch option. Found Mr. Bartley's and decided to go based on the reviews; it was also mentioned by our student tour guide, so that seemed like a good confirmation. Even though it was busy, we were able to be seated right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were on a college tour of Harvard and I looked on Trip Advisor for a lunch option. Found Mr. Bartley's and decided to go based on the reviews; it was also mentioned by our student tour guide, so that seemed like a good confirmation. Even though it was busy, we were able to be seated right away. The burgers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Whether you're a grown up or not, whether you're a Harvard student or not, whether you're liberal or not, outspoke or not, burgers lover or not, I believe you should give Bartley's a chance, for its reputation, its decorations, its University-city atmosphere. The burgers are superfantastic, with large variety of personalization. The fee is very reasonable -we're not at a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Burgers! And it is interesting for the naming and atmosphere! Cool and impressive! Spend time here and see people enjoy their food with cute chef. Nice experience!

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

it's a place to see, however, don't expect it to be a romantic place. it's rather a noisy and tight place but people from all age go.

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Pasadena, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I visited during lunch, luckily I did not have to wait to be seated. I had the mozzarella and peppers cheeseburger. It was good (not great). It is an eclectic restaurant with green plastic lawn chairs and stuff hanging on every piece of wall. It is loud, when I was there it sounded like the chef was yelling at a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and son swear by this place and I honestly don't get what the big deal is. I like their malts and sweet potato fries. Burgers? Meh.

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New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved the fun menu, and enjoyed picking a creative burger. Went early, walked right in and sat right down. Food was good, but wouldn't go so far as to call it the best burger I've ever had. Service was friendly, but my husband's food never arrived, despite several requests. More about the experience than the food and service, I guess.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is one of the first places we visited for food when we arrived in Boston, and it remained a treat to visit during our three and a half year stay. The food is very tasty and the place has a charm all of its very own.

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93 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant has plastic lawn chairs, benches, and no bathroom. But what this Dive lacks in amenities it makes up for in personality, attitude, and great onion rings. Burgers are named for New England sports figures (e.g. Patriots) and politicos -- menu has attitude and humor. Burgers are very large -- four or five inches tall. We got The Gronk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We found out about this spot on triple D and definitely weren't disappointed. They have about every combination of toppings you could ever want on a burger. I got the Scott brown and was extremely happy with the quality and price of our food. Only issue was the dinginess of the location, it's always busy but they should be able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 354-6559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?