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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In one simple word: The best burgers in town! If you are visiting Cambridge and Harvard Sq, you must make time to have the tastiest burger in town, make sure bring cash. If the table is not available , just wait. It's a quick turn around .

Thank Mozhdeh K
Ely, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took family here for a burger dinner after a full day of sightseeing. Yes....the burgers are excellent. I have never seen such a choice and requests easily accommodated. Great burgers. Yes, really great burgers. They only take cash but they are up front about this.

Thank SJW-Ely
Boston, MA
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shouldn't exist - they lied on a dining guide a few years ago. NOTHING that they then CLAIMED to have was on the menu. And folks who read the dining guide expected to find suitable fare. The staffer was sarcastic and really pretty mean!

Thank HarvardVegan
Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good quality burgers in a restaurant that's around for decades. Ambience is around mass tourism and fast food. There's no restrooms inside, you get sent to a public one close by. Funny naming of burgers in the menu. There's nothing extraordinary like local or organic meat, so don't set too high expectations depending on your needs.

Thank tho13
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 seated quickly, good waiter. Burgers, wraps excellent! Interesting atmosphere, has small written paper, like Jesse Ventura ate at this table on wall near table. Right across from Harvard University. Definitely try if you are in town!

Thank bould22
Auburn, Alabama
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd trip to Mr. Bartley's and it was worth the five-year wait. We love to see the names of the burgers and experience the environment of Mr. Bartley's. Our waiter was fantastic, the burgers were delicious and the onion rings were phenomenal.

Thank sixauburnwages
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The burgers are dripping with goodness. The sweet potato fries appear to be baked; the delicate sweet potato flavor remains intact. The room is nutty, sort of divey, but ideal for a transcendent burger experience. Do go.

Thank V. H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived here all my life but for some reason, I've only eaten here about six or seven times. What's wrong with me?! This place is incredible and is nice touch of Cambridge and Harvard Square. Burgers are their speciality but they have other items as well. The burgers are simply delicious, and they have a huge selection of them.... More 

Thank DFM_58
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95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss to enjoy Harvard walk, fall is a good season, and eat the burger "personality" of choice.

Thank BostonTP
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go here because of Food Network, and it was absolutely the best decision. We took the T rather than walking from our hotel near the Commons. The burgers were amazing. I got the Bernie Sanders solely because it had pickled red onions, but the selection was huge. Everyone in the party left full and happy. And the... More 

Thank Su Fertall W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (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?