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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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$$ - $$$
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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-354-6559
11:00 - 21:00
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Morristown, Tennessee
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stop every year for lunch. Burgers are great. Onion rings are awesome. My only two warnings are the very crowded condition and use the restroom before you go visit.

Thank TheSuze12
Boca Raton, Florida
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch in Cambridge during out trip to Boston. My GF found out about this place so we went for lunch. You can tell you are close to a liberal university by the descriptions of the burgers on the menu. While our server was fine and the experience was fine as well you could certainly tell from the menu that there... More 

Thank Charles K
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

MB is a local classic. Communal seating and extensive burger menu including fascinating wall art and politically themed burgers

Thank jsmiii
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr. Bartley's is a landmark, and well worth a visit. The burgers are really good, and the descriptions are even better. The place has a cool vibe and is worth the trip.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Stockholm, Sweden
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of burgers, very original, with funny names and a long list. But.. nothing else. Staff really not friendly, pressuring for ordering and finishing up even outside rush hours, with other empty tables and none waiting. Mysterious.. Place is dirty and there is no toilet. They do not serve alcohol. I appreciate the burgers, but too incomplete

Thank terenity
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a "hang". Long tables down the middle that are shared with a few other proivate tables around the edges. This place has been hopping both times I have been there. Despite that, the service is great. Lots of burgers to choose from and shakes. All of our party last time had yummy burgers, great fries and onion rings.... More 

Thank CapeCodDiva
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Whenever I'm near Cambridge and desire a burger, it's Bartley's. Crowded in the summer, and only a little less in the winter, but in the summer you can get a table outside. Much, much better burgers than anywhere else, and the menu is usually up-to-date politically. It's hard to have a left-over space, but the shakes are great too.

Thank Norton G
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is a gem in Harvard Square, walking distance to shops and a great stop if your looking to hang where the locals go. Extensive menu with great names for burgers 6" tall and stringy onion rings that taste delicious. Everyone in our party had an empty plate!! The menu is entertaining.

Thank Danielle H
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Simple place, borderline shabby but with a huge menu of a few dozen burger specials, many toppings. Really good but don,t forget a napkin for your lap. Yeah, veggie burgers too.

Thank snhandel
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Seeking for our memory travel,we visited again Mr.Bartley's and it's been 13 years later. Well,I remember it was great taste of burger but this time we totally disappointed. Since very small spaces, we-7 peoples- had to waiting almost 40 min outside while couple of 2-3 people already enter into restaurant. May I don't remember but I was surprised that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-6559

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?