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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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$$ - $$$
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-354-6559
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cash only, no bathrooms, so many better choices. I cannot agree less with posters who say this food is amazing. It is run of the mill burgers with low quality toppings (ie bland bacon). Also tried the chicken caesar wrap which had no dressing on it, and when I asked for some, all they had was oil & vinegar or... More 

Thank beachbaby200
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing burgers, onion rings and fries are crisp as needed ... and all of it can be GF !!! Cash only but there's a ATM inside.

Thank Vincent R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great burgers, made fresh. If you sit at the counter you can watch them cooking on the grill along with everything else like onions and mushrooms, etc. Service very efficient and friendly in spite of it being a very hectic place. Be sure to go and be sure to bring cash. No cards.

Thank skychaserCalgary
Miami, Florida
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated and served surprisingly fast. The lady owner still works there and she is totally on the ball. She took our order while we were waiting to be seated and we got our food like 3 min after we were seated. Super fresh burgers. We were a family of 5. Btw this place is CASH ONLY. keep that... More 

Thank C M
Potomac, Maryland
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353 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here based on locals recommendation as a landmark that has been around for decades. Burgers are made fresh and very tasty. A bit of a hole in the wall but, that's what gives its character. One unusual feature: no restrooms...

Thank GL726
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat after doing the Harvard Tour! Creative burgers, you'll enjoy. Bring cash, they don't take credit or debit cards. Place is usually always full, so be patient, turn over is pretty fast.

Thank bopols8
Yorktown, Virginia
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281 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went here at around 6:30 PM on a Friday night in November and we got seated right away. When the waitress set the menu in front of me all I saw was a full page selection of all the different burgers that were offered. Being simple, I only got one with cheese and onions. My friend... More 

Thank Sabena Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheeseburger was exceptional...the only thing that was a downfall had nothing to do with the food... the restaurant didn't have a bathroom for the public...

Thank Vernon K
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic burger spot for lunch. Tight little restaurant but great ambiance, fun environment and the food was amazing. A must stop in Boston. Right across the street from Harvard campus.

Thank Jean P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was very out of the ordinary. Right in the heart of Harvard, the restaurant serves hamburgers based off of famous people. They even have tables marked where famous people have sat while they ate at the restaurant. The hamburgers were great, and the onion strings were fabulous! We ordered a shake that was also fabulous and unlike anything... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?