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Bates Hamburgers

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33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
+1 734-427-3464
07:00 - 23:00
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I never miss a chance to go to Bates if I'm in the area. The taste of the burgers brings back memories of my childhood every time. I've been going to this restaurant for decades. Next time, skip the golden arches and do yourself a favor and go to Bates.

Thank Tino M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a good ole' fashioned hamburger, Bates burgers are the best! The burgers are delicious, moist, and made with sweet onions. All burgers and fresh and are made to order. The chocolate shake is fabulous! The shakes are thick and made with real milk! Worth the calories! The only downside is that they only take cash!

Thank Jurkiewic
Livonia, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique and delicious sliders. Order 6 by the bag or individual. Breakfast is very good also. Dine in or carry out.

Thank William B
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashion fast food! Whether breakfast, lunch, or just coffee. its a good place to stop. Friendly service and old standby food.

Thank 299michaele
Grantham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a few minutes on a business trip so stopped in - glad I did! Tasty burgers, nice people, and although it is small it is efficient. I'll be back for sure!

Thank Bob03753
Livonia, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The burgers are great. I have been coming here since I was a kid. Parking is a little tight but is worth the effort.

Thank orangecrate150
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For as long as we've lived in Livonia, 55 years, Bates is the place for always good burgers and chili. We have frozen and taken their chili to our son when at college, by request. Over the years we've been carry out customers probably over a hundred times. Very limited seating at the counter only. Carry out recommend.

Thank Cliff H
Livonia, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Standard set many years ago for great burgers at a very affordable price. It's so popular that you can expect a short wait. Best to call ahead.

Thank rvadded
Livonia, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Love Bates, just a home town Burger Joint. Bates has great breakfast, lunch or dinner. I go there at least once a week. They have the best fries, also have soup, coneys and are known for there shakes. It is crowed, most of the time if you want to eat in. They also have a carry out on the side.... More 

Thank Laurie S
Livonia, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Yep, this is the corner. Walk on in and order and you might have to wait for a seat but it is worth it. Sit and watch the cars go by and have a burger with everything, fried onions, pickles and "mix." Great chili too. Chili fries too. The best chocolate shake in the state.

Thank Vernita S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?