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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-354-6559
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go back every time I'm in Harvard Square. One of the old institutions that still manage to stay in business after all the others have fallen. Just go, you won't regret it. Excellent burgers and onion rings and lemonade.

Thank Yau Baby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are hankering for a burger, you must try the most famous place in Cambridge–– Mr. Bartley’s gourmet burgers. Located right in Harvard Square next to the Harvard Bookstore, this place has a very long list of individually designed burgers named after well-known people....More

Thank PhCollector
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our granddaughter wanted to go to Bartley's during our recent visit of Harvard. We each had a different type of burger and all were delicious. If you like burgers, Mr. Bartley's is not to be missed.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a black bean burger and my husband had a “medium” beef burger that seemed “rare”. Both were ok, but mine was very salty. The onion rings were disappointing. Very very oily and bland. Service was fast and cheerful, but I wouldn’t go there...More

Thank SandyNW
Reviewed May 6, 2018

My husband dragged us here since he loved this place when he was a student at Harvard. Very tasty burgers --delicious meat - interesting choices for the burgers. Also the drinks are really good - and especially the milk shakes.

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed May 6, 2018

If you want to explore and have a fulfilling American experience you must visit Barley's. You can bring your family or even just hang out after classes with your friends. It might cost more than a regular burger at a fast food, but it's worth...More

Thank Quinta V
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Our waitress was awesome, the burgers were good but not great. What brought my review down to 3 stars were the onion rings (coating was floury and dry) and when I got up midway through the meal to use the bathroom, they told me I...More

Thank Kate A
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Had to check out this burger joint that has been serving greasy burgers to Harvard students since 1960. The inside was classic diner style with a smattering of half amusing posters. The gourmet burgers are served up with catchy names. Order off the wall menu...More

Thank maheimann
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Any other time I’ve ever come to Bartley’s Burgers Cottage — which I’ve been doing for 44 years — the place would have gotten a five-star review. The burgers are, hands down, the best I’ve had in any restaurants anywhere, and I can lend similar...More

Thank Herculano F
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

People rave about this place. I was underwhelmed. Expensive but average burgers, with below average service in an extremely cramped space.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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: +1 617-354-6559
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