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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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Ranked #41 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was my second trip to Mr. Bartley's. The atmosphere is fun and the burgers are amazing. I had the Kim Kardashian which was a teriyaki burger complete with a pineapple. Cash only.

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Bahrain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A Harvard Sq institution that delivers on the hype. Delicious Burgers cramped seating but its all part of the charm of this establishment. Cant wait to go back again!

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I recently went to Mr. Bartley's with a friend. I had seen it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and it was also in The Social Network. I figured it must be really good considering all the exposure. It ended up being good, but I probably wouldn't make a point to go back with all the restaurant options in the Cambridge/Boston... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been eating at Bartley's since I was 3 years old. The quality of the place has not diminished as it passed from father to son, but rather has maintained the standards and atmosphere that make it great from year to year. It's loud, colorful and honest with the best combination of burgers, fries and shakes that would make... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The reason there is usually a line out the door for this place is because the hand ground burgers are terrific but the seating is tight. Be prepared to squeeze in next to your fellow diners, or wait even longer for one of the few outdoor spots on the sidewalk if the weather is tolerable. There is a plethora of... More 

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Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Bartley's is a part of old Harvard Square and, unlike some restaurants in the area, it has tons of character. You will most likely eat at a long table filled with other people and have a tight spot. That's part of the charm. The old walls are covered with memorabilia from the past. Most of the burgers are named after... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

In this place you can eat tasty and delicious burgers made with great beef! The place is nice and full of fun posters and images. The waiters are great. However you'll must bring cash with you and you should have in mind that there is no bathroom there!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You cannot leave this town without having a Bartley's burger. (Heads up: I think they are closed on Sunday's.) Hands down - an authentic, no frills, easy to devour burger with excellent fries.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This place is a classic. A must-see. A crowd pleaser for sure. Any out-of-towners visiting or family members from abroad will love eating here. The food is big and greasy and amazing. Their burger selection and menu is huge as it is hilarious. The interior and is unapologetically cluttered and ancient. The staff is no-nonsense. And the place is always... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Discovered on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. As a lover of onion rings, theirs are superb! The burgers were cooked to order and suitable for sharing. Not as drippy as I would have liked, but pleased with the flavor (Charlie Baker). The iPhone with boursin cheese was not the best combo. Lots of fun burger names. Worth the time to... More 

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Additional Information about Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

Address: 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: (617) 354-6559
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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