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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Burgers in a very lively atmosphere

We really enjoyed our burgers at Mr. Bartley's. I am not sure it would be worth waiting in the often long line that can build, but fun if you can get a table. We enjoyed both the burgers and the milkshakes. The restaurant is fairly small, but fun to experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Graz, Austria
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I have been there twice already and can only recommend this place. There is a large selection of burgers and they taste great. The atmosphere in the restaurant is really cool. I was impressed by the waiters shouting their orders to the burger makers. They do not let you sit anywere as table utilization is optimized. I understand that.

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Miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did not have to wait long but I noted some people did. The place is cramped with no bathroom. The food was decent. I especially enjoyed their sweet potato fries. The burger I had with cheese, grilled onion, and grilled mushrooms was good but nothing to rave about because the burger meat was lacking some flavor.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My host tells me this has been a popular Harvard student hangout for a while now. We had the meatloaf, which was covered in a tasty sauce/gravy making it the moistest meatloaf I'd ever tried. Service was top notch, and the atmosphere can't be beat if you want energetic and hip.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love the burgers (and all the names!) and it's a nice place to visit after the Harvard Tour. Good thing I didn't have to wait in long line to get in. I had the Skip Gates and strawberry shortcake frappe. Best burger and frappe I've had for a while! Felt so full after!

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our burgers at Mr. Bartley's. I am not sure it would be worth waiting in the often long line that can build, but fun if you can get a table. We enjoyed both the burgers and the milkshakes. The restaurant is fairly small, but fun to experience.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great burgers..... Great Frappes..... Highly creative names for the menu items. I would highly recommend Mr. Bartleys. Get there early for lunch as they fill up quickly. Take cash as they do not accept credit cards. Plan on $20 per person.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were looking for something typically American to eat on our first, jet lagged day in Boston, and got lucky with this great burger bar! It had everything we wanted - fantastic burgers, a buzzy atmosphere and a real introduction to America and Boston. Great!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Soooooo good! It's small but that part of its charm. One of the best burgers that I have had. The selection went well beyond my expectations. Also, don't miss their "shakes". Oh, and don't forget the sweet potato fries.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Awesome visit food is so great and affordable such a great atmosphere. Great family environment and the cheeseburgers are to die for

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Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stumbled onto this fun little place on our way to the Harvard Bookstore, only to find them next door to each other. Good, friendly service, good sized portions, with a large variety of sides. A fun diner.

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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 20
Cuisine: American

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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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