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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 279
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    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 44
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

I reckon that I'm only about a 3 or 4 burger a year kind of guy, but lookout! when I do, I do it right and Mr.Bartleys serves it up right on cue and with much heavenly delight. If not all menu items- than certainly most have either politically charged or 'ever socially changing/ relevant names or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Chris S
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I reckon that I'm only about a 3 or 4 burger a year kind of guy, but lookout! when I do, I do it right and Mr.Bartleys serves it up right on cue and with much heavenly delight. If not all menu items- than certainly most have either politically charged or 'ever socially changing/ relevant names or puns behind if... More 

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Thank Chris S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch whilst visiting Harvard University having read other views. Place is a must see and burgers were mouthwatering. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Sarah T
Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have dined at this funky restaurant for many years, and it never fails to satisfy. The walls are festooned with vintage and funny posters and knick-knacks. The burger offerings are extensive, many with hilarious names that are updated frequently (the most popular order while we were there seemed to be the Edelman, after the Patriot's receiver). Onion rings and... More 

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Thank whaleboy1
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here to get out of the snowstorm and it took us a while to read thru the menu! I went for the Viagra (without bacon) and I'm not 100% sure what my boyfriend ordered, but the meat was cooked to perfection and both burgers were superb (my boyfriends burger was so big and awkward he had to... More 

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Thank Avril B
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FINALLY got to Mr. Bartley's yesterday during the beginning of the snowstorm. We usually get to Harvard Square on Sundays when they aren't open, and have had perfectly fine burgers at Tasty Burger, Shake Shack and Flat Patties (FL being the best of the three), but had the opportunity yesterday to go to Bartley's, and when opportunity knocks YOU ANSWER... More 

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Thank Northern_Traveler00
San Jose, California
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area...it's worth stopping in for a burger or two. Even though I often dine alone I don't like to eat alone, so I'll usually have two burgers. Cause two burgers are better than one. It's loud, casual, family style seating with a wide range of wide-mouth burgers. They put a very nice burger together. Burger is... More 

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Thank flatfootfoodie
Singapore, Singapore
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here's a suggestion, come during off meal hours and you get great seats and service. I walked in around 4pm for a late bite and it was relaxed and easy atmosphere. Interior is retro, and the menu is quite something! Lots of interesting names 'the viagra', 'Obama' etc. I tried the 'iPhone' which has Boursin cheese, grilled mushroom & onions,... More 

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Thank Szewee1968
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've sampled the burgers around Cambridge and this still remains the best burger by far. This is no chain, but a Harvard Square original. Sure some high end restaurants make a good burger, but for a classic burger experience this is it. Add a shake, onion rings and there you go.

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Thank Mary Ellen B
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't give it 4☆ because although good, no where near the best. Big burgers, some awkward combos, it's probably a bit of a tourist trap. But YOU WON'T be disappointed

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Thank Steve S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know that defeats the purpose, but I decided to get an Al Pacino Caesar Salad wrap and it was okay. The atmosphere was fun. It was crowded in a good way and the staff was friendly.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?