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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

) #4 of 422 Restaurants in Cambridge €€ - €€€ American
1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-354-6559
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for burger, fries and frappe. The burgers are name after famous people. It's right at Harvard and all the cool stops. My homeboy Cole and myself tried to see who could eat the most. Tied. But go. Great place. Take cash.

Thank Clipcox2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared tables. Besides the hamburgers, the food is very average. What restaurant doesn't have restrooms? It's an awful place.

Thank Sven P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wouldn't recommend. Only takes cash. Anything other than the burger is horrible. Burgers were good, but other than that I have a stomachache from the turkey sandwich. No idea what this restaurant is rated top 3.

Thank incumeg9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Hamburgers, a Harvard Square institution dating back to 1960. I had the Mike Pence “Way Right and Way Wrong” Burger, and my friend had the Pizza Burger accompanied by fries and onion rings; we washed down our meal...More

1  Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mr. Bartley's has a huge selection of burgers. I had the Viagra burger - delicious! My husband tried the hot fudge frappe and it was yummy.

Thank stacy742
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but the restaurant is tiny and the tables were super tiny we were packed in there... service was good and by the way NO BATHROOMS!!! Yes that is not a typo..... we were taken too.

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went because it was highly rated in tripadvisor, the place definitely has lots of character, interesting place, we found the burgers were good - not outstanding, more of a place to go out of interest

Thank klhlash
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bartley's burgers are the best, cooked to order. Great place to hang on lunch hour. Many names of burgers. Fun place fries are awesome.

Thank Dorshe
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is an institution. I find that Harvard Square is losing many of its unique shops and restaurants to chain stores that exist everywhere. The places that have defined the square for decades are unique, and Bartley's is one of them. It's crowded, noisy,...More

1  Thank SEM02139
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Where to begin? This place is tight and by tight I mean the tables are so close together and they don't care if half a table is empty they will seat others with you, which is fine if there was more room. Adjacent tables are...More

Thank 2BOYSMOM44
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Can I get their recipe for their onion rings?
31 August 2016|
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Response from Mozhdeh K | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-6559
  • E-mail