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Flat Patties

33 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
+1 617-871-6871
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“meat patties” (35 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
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American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flat Patties is my favorite of the cheap eats in Harvard Square. I absolutely love the South of the Border burger (which comes with avocado, jack cheese, cilantro aioli, and jalapeno relish), and the price is right at $5.50. As a Wisconsinite, I also appreciate...More

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed November 25, 2017

My teen and I came in on a very busy, very chilly day, and found the last seat by the window. We ordered burgers, fries, a milkshake, coleslaw, chili fries and a pickle on the side. I could have made a meal out of just...More

Thank jessaugusta
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Yes, they do flat patties not jaw breaking piles of meat, but I watched it being cooked to order. I added bacon, passable, and onions, done as an onion marmalade and quite delicious. It was one of the very few buns, nicely toasted, I have...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Small, 'sit at the bar' or booth burger joint! Great old fashioned burgers and an entire menu of grilled cheeses! Go to Flat Patties and hang out. An 'out of the way' kinda place.

Thank Kathryn H
Tom B, Owner at Flat Patties, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thanks for your kind words. We try to do things right (everything from scratch) at a very fair price.

Reviewed August 1, 2017

The burgers are tasty, satisfying and well-priced. The fries are hand cut and delicious. It's not Mr. Bartley's, but the burgers cost 1/3 the price.

Thank bklyn56
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Fresh meal, very good price. Hamburger and salad hand made when ordered and delivered in a record time. Nice place to sit down upstairs, bait few seats, check before ordering

Thank Paolo A
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here with a small group and it was busy. Heard and read some great reviews of this place so decided to try it. Staff works quickly, but not pleasant at all. Seemed to tired and just came off rude. We each got a...More

Thank magnolia_80
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I stopped by here to grab dinner and their burgers are really good, including a veggie burger option. They were also open late and had good condiments. The fries were delicious, also maybe because I was hungry and had been walking around the whole day....More

Thank PrabhuTA
Reviewed June 8, 2017

We went in for a quick lunch and really enjoyed our burger and sandwich. Nice, and easy: good food, good price.

Thank MMAH88
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Visting from UK. Staff were incredibly surly and unhelpful. The place was dirty. The chips tatsed awful, and clearly had been cooked in old oil. The cheeseburgers were like something from a freezer multi pack, and the buns were terrible- they had been over microwaved....More

Thank Lee O
Tom B, Owner at Flat Patties, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

So sorry about your bad experience. What day/time were you there? Have been in business over 12 years, and this is the worst review I have ever had, so I need to figure out what happened that day. We grind our meat fresh EVERY morning...More

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Lee O
Hi Tom. I am sorry, but our experience of your restaurant was really bad. We visited around 7.00pm last Thursday evening . And I have to say that the young lady who served us was the most rude person we encountered in our 10 days in USA , where we visited New York, Cape Cod and Boston . I am sorry but I just cant accept that the fries were cooked in fresh oil - they were truly horrible, and tsated stale . Whilst if you say that your buns are fresh cooked every day then OK, but I have had plenty of breaded products over the years which have been over microwaved which were exactly the same texture . I don't have a problem with tired decor - indeed, I like places which have a lived in feel, but the floor was dirty, the outside tables were dirty , and in my view, there is no excuse for that . And I still don't know what frozen custard is - being shouted at that its 'ice cream' doesnt strike me as helpful or informative ..... This is the worst review I have ever written - indeed, I am not someone who usually writes reviews - but Tom, our experience really was so unpleasant, that I felt moved to put pen to paper . Sorry, but it wasn't nice.
June 5, 2017|
Response from Tom B | Property representative |
Thanks, Lee. I'm on it and will get to the bottom of what happened to you that evening.
Meg W
November 27, 2016|
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Response from Gammie8 | Reviewed this property |
They said no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-871-6871
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