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Bates Hamburgers

33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
+1 734-427-3464
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (91 reviews)
“fries” (74 reviews)
“hamburger” (31 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bates is the place for the best sliders and french fries. It's been our go to place for 30 years! A local favorite but has it's own following. Easy in and out. Great service.

Thank slc89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little (tiny!) burger joint. Very simple menu, but not lacking in any way and everything tastes fresh and delicious. A chocolate shake is a must with your burger! We’ve been here twice while visiting the Detroit area, and both times we’ve said we need...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is from Livonia but we live in Texas now. He always raved about the burgers from Bates. We went up there to visit family and had to go, I must say definitely worth the trip! We are planning another trip soon and will...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bates has the absolute best sliders and french fries. Thick, chocolate shakes also. I always refer to it as Bates on the Boulevard to add a little class. Great view of passing traffic on Farmington.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing better than a Bates Hamburger, Period! I just recently discovered their breakfast too... outstanding!

Thank robert d
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Bates has been there for such a long time. It is a Livonia staple. It is definitely not for you if you are trying to eat healthy. They have amazing fried burgers, onion and fries. They are also known for great milkshakes.If you are craving...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Bates is my go to burger place. They are quick and fun people. When I am in a hurry this is my stop. Better than any fast food place.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Gotta love this place, from the ambiance (loud diner style) to the special burger taste, it’s a must have from time to time.

Thank jedeal
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going here since the late 70s. My family used to get it all the time. It’s still great. We take the kids to sit in the window and I miss living closer to the only real landmark in Livonia.

Thank bokee88
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Bates has been a long time favorite of Livonia Locals ... they are open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner ... they serve quick, cheap meals. They also have a carry out window that keeps them busy. Locals love their burgers, fries, and the friendly staff...More

Thank Craig L
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1 October 2016|
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Response from robert d | Reviewed this property |
About 3 miles. Exit out of Best Western going east, turn right, going south on Newburg, follow to 5 mile road, turn left going east... follow for approximately 2 miles to Farmington road. it will be right on the corner of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Livonia
  • Phone Number: +1 734-427-3464
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