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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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$$ - $$$
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
+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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "hang". Long tables down the middle that are shared with a few other proivate tables around the edges. This place has been hopping both times I have been there. Despite that, the service is great. Lots of burgers to choose from and shakes. All of our party last time had yummy burgers, great fries and onion rings.... More 

Thank CapeCodDiva
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I'm near Cambridge and desire a burger, it's Bartley's. Crowded in the summer, and only a little less in the winter, but in the summer you can get a table outside. Much, much better burgers than anywhere else, and the menu is usually up-to-date politically. It's hard to have a left-over space, but the shakes are great too.

Thank Norton G
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem in Harvard Square, walking distance to shops and a great stop if your looking to hang where the locals go. Extensive menu with great names for burgers 6" tall and stringy onion rings that taste delicious. Everyone in our party had an empty plate!! The menu is entertaining.

Thank Danielle H
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Simple place, borderline shabby but with a huge menu of a few dozen burger specials, many toppings. Really good but don,t forget a napkin for your lap. Yeah, veggie burgers too.

Thank snhandel
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Seeking for our memory travel,we visited again Mr.Bartley's and it's been 13 years later. Well,I remember it was great taste of burger but this time we totally disappointed. Since very small spaces, we-7 peoples- had to waiting almost 40 min outside while couple of 2-3 people already enter into restaurant. May I don't remember but I was surprised that they... More 

1 Thank michelle L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 

1 Thank beachbaby200
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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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529 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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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292 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 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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355 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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
  • 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?