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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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American, Hamburgers
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Trip to Harvard with our son.

Great little family restaurant. The food was awesome. Would have given it 5 out of 5 if it had a restroom.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
bartley34
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Shawnee, Ohio
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Amman, Jordan
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's simple, just book a plane to Boston, get on plane, take a cab to Mr Bartley's, order the Beyonce, period.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to grab a burger. There straight chuck burgers with that classic griddle crust on the outside have the perfect accompaniments in French fries or onion rings. Both are fantastic and need to be tried. All of the classic burgers on the menu are named after famous and infamous figures in Boston's history. The Mumbles Menino used to be... More 

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Shawnee, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great little family restaurant. The food was awesome. Would have given it 5 out of 5 if it had a restroom.

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Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Saw this on Diners, Drive Ins, Dives and planned a spur of the moment trip to Boston. We spent 1/2 day in the Cambridge area in order to include Mr. Bartley's for lunch. Was not disappointed!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Saying that this was the best burger I've ever had is not a lie. I'm not a huge burger person. I like them thin with lots of toppings to cover up the meat. This place makes thick burgers but lots of toppings and I didn't even mind. They have great meat for their burgers and always cook them perfectly. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The names change frequently but the burgers are always the same DELICIOUS I found you can always order by the old name and still get what you're looking for.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

You must stop here if you are visiting Harvard or Cambridge. This is one on the best burgers of have ever had and the onion rings are even better. The burgers are all named after famous or infamous people. New menus had just been printed when we were there and included The Catelyn Jenner. The Malts looked fantastic. We walked... More 

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Copenhagen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

if you ever wanted to try a real American burger - this is the place. I have tried numerous places in NY - including the ones that make it too all the travel guide books - but I have to hand the golden burger to Mr. B. in Cambridge. So what is it? You ask. It is the whole experience!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What can you say? Since 1960, it never gets old. I got the Tom Brady burger. Guacamole and onion and mozzarella. Cooked to perfection. Fries delicious. Make sure you get the raspberry lime ricky!!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you don't go to Bartley's when you come to Cambridge, you've missed the FULL experience of Harvard Square. Every kind of burger you can imagine - done honestly and economically. Only Wollenskys in NYC can compare and then we're talking another, totally different category. btw, don't miss the sweet potato fries. Bartley's did this before it became chic.

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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, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?