As a Livonia native, I would like to tell you that this tiny little burger joint is a local institution. No trip to our fabulous, exciting city would be complete without a meal here. To see how the locals dine, eat at Bates. To see how the locals live, check out the local hotspot: Laurel Park Mall or one of our numerous strip malls scattered about the city. The fun just never dies... well, at least not until everything closes at 9 or 10.