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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559
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Ranked #45 of 554 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I first visited this interesting burger bar in 2008 and enjoyed it immensely. The menu is fun, the staff are friendly too and the burgers are solid. This third visit was disappointing in that the service was a bit sloppy and they don't take credit cards. Will probably return when next I am in the vicinity. Best story was that... More 

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Beijing, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Look at the menu! I think it's right on this page . . . you can scroll down and read it yourself. What do you see? A Viagra burger? Or a Teddy Kennedy burger (described, at least when I was around, as a "liberal portioned juicy burger")? Or maybe a George W. Bush? The décor is also a riot. Most... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

But maybe you could do better. Mr. Bartley's is OK, I suppose, but with all the other choices at Harvard Square, I wouldn't go very far out of my way to eat there. On a recent visit, I had a grilled chicken wrap, which included feta cheese--a somewhat overpowering addition. Without it, I'm sure the wrap would have been fine.... More 

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Boston
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207 reviews 207 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The main attraction is reading the menu - the names of the burgers are so creative! It's always crowded so be prepared to sit up close with strangers, and they won't seat you until your whole party has arrived. And the food is really good..

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Hey, it's a very good burger, but I think mostly it's the event of going to Mr. Bartleys that you will remember. The place just oozes

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So I was told it is a famous place, by my colleague who brought me there. It's a strange, funky little closet of a restaurant that bustles with energy. There is no comfort zone here - you're elbow to elbow with the people at the next table, which is great. The menu is a challenge, simply because the names of... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Bartley's for 40 years and it's essentially unchanged in all that time. The service and atmosphere are bad in a good way. The fact that there's no bathroom is authentically old-timey. It's all part of the charm and helps focus your attention the superb burgers, fries, and lime rickies. Just don't expect it to be anything... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would recommend you check out Bartley's, but only if there is not a line. It is not good enough to wait in line for a table. The middle table for singles seems to have been phased out. It has a menu full of creatively named burgers and the décor is fun. Over the years, I have watched the portion... 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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