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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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$$ - $$$
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
(617) 354-6559
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard about this place and took a ling ride to get to it as it is right in Cambridge across from Harvard. It is a tiny dive like atmosphere with no bathroom and no alcohol and just be prepared when you go as it is well worth it!! We were greeted very warmly outside by a woman (perhaps... More 

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Reading, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic burgers and the menu is big enough that everyone should be happy. Milkshakes are well worth it but with the amount of food you're getting you may want to share. This place can get very busy and more than likely you won't have a lot of elbow room in between you and a neighboring table.

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Lombard, Illinois
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176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun place to visit - the menu names are hysterical and the walls are covered with old ads etc. I chose the Gronk with optional BBQ sauce and onion rings - I love being able to choose how I want my burger cooked - medium rare was my choice - and it was PERFECT My friends ordered the... More 

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a couple balls games at Fenway and decided to visit Harvard Square. We had heard good things about Mr. Bartley's and decided to give them a try. The restaurant is small and the tables are very close together. It has very interesting signs and wall decorations to read while you are waiting to eat. The... More 

Thank Greg H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty and very authentic. It is pretty loud and also hectic inside as it's almost always crowded - but "you can't beat their meat"!

Thank Camilla C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read about Mr. Bartley's in the guide books, and it lived up to its excellent reviews. Delicious, imaginative burgers. Loved the lime rickeys. Friendly, helpful staff.

Thank ZipZip54
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Bartley's for over 30 years and it is amazingly consistently delicious. I always get the onion rings which are thin and crispy - my favorite! The quirky, humorous posters get updated but create the same irreverent atmosphere that I remember from my first visits. Get a lime ricky to drink along with your burger and rings... More 

Thank Anne S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was I town with students - heard this was a great place. Not disappointed! Fun atmosphere. Plan on a wait. Very cramped! But fun. Fried pickles were tasty in blue cheese sauce. My burger was juicy and tasty. Fresh. Onion rings were to die for!

Thank Tom W
Billings, Montana
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bartley's was a favorite when I lived there and a must whenever I visit! The have gluten free buns for those of us in need. The burgers and sandwiches have fun names after celebrities, locals, and popular culture. The decor is classic to this Harvard Square institution. They only accept cash so come prepared.

Thank Skary94
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get good cheeseburger and fries here, this place has been there for a long time, sometimes full of tourists. This place is usually crowded. I haven't been there more often as they are open at odd times and only take cash.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 354-6559

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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?