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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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Ranked #62 of 540 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Medford, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I crave a hamburger after a trip to the Red Cross - a ritual now that I've donated 6 gallons. After all the hype about Mr. Bartley's having the best burgers in Cambridge, I was disappointed. The 'Rob Ford' was OK, just a decent burger with sauerkraut and Russian dressing on a nondescript roll; nothing extraordinary, but the fries were... More

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Boston, MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

i know tons of people love this 'institution.' well, when i go there, i feel like i'm being admitted to and trapped in an 'institution.' yes, the burgers and subs are pretty decent. and the prices are very much harvard square. but someone should tell anyone waiting in line that there are better burgers on the square, and that they're... More

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm going to premise - I'm generally not a huge fan of burgers. But I have to admit - Mr.B's gets me every time! This is a great place to take out-of-town guests for an inexpensive meal that's more than just a meal. The experience is great, and oh-so-Cambridge! If it's a burger you're looking for, with a small side... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One goes to Mr. Bartley's because it is famous, has been in Harvard Square nearly forever and it is an institution. The food is fine, but the ambiance is the thing. I do find the inside to not be very clean, but I still eat there and love their burgers.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just the hype, the burger is not special. Ordered the IPHONE & sweet potato fries, did not suit my palate as a gourmet burger restaurant. But I do admire their interior stuff

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This restaurant has over 50 year history and you can feel it. Decoration is amazing with all the very old things hanging on the wall. It is something you must see in town. Prepate for lines during lunch. Still quick service. Only to read the menu is amusing as nurgers have names from politicians or other famous people. Simple and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Feeding the Harvard community as long as I have been associated with Harvard. Fun Burgers named after politicians, professors and celebrities. It's a greasy dive, but I heartily recommend it to friends as an authentic, local jointing the square,where corporate establishments are growing like a cancer in the Square.

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Bow, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very small, crowded burger spot with a huge selection of off-the-wall burger topping combinations. Burgers were good, so was the meatloaf (albeit a bit salty). The Mac and cheese looked good but was a bit too al dente for our liking. A fun spot for a burger, but no washroom!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped at Bartley's when visiting Cambridge on a spring trip. Some of us had been there previously, but I had not. The atmosphere was great, as there were signs and old advertisements. The menu had about any type of burger that you could imagine, and many other items. We ordered 2 rickeys which were pretty darn good. The food... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Loved this little place. Very unique array of burger items that fit what you might find near Harvard. Interesting twists of burgers based on current social issues, trends, etc. They must update it frequently. Wish I would have taken a picture of the menu and what went into each burger. Each of us ordered a different burger and loved them... 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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