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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-354-6559
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (102 reviews)
“burger” (578 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a black bean burger and my husband had a “medium” beef burger that seemed “rare”. Both were ok, but mine was very salty. The onion rings were disappointing. Very very oily and bland. Service was fast and cheerful, but I wouldn’t go there...More

Thank SandyNW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband dragged us here since he loved this place when he was a student at Harvard. Very tasty burgers --delicious meat - interesting choices for the burgers. Also the drinks are really good - and especially the milk shakes.

Thank harlemfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to explore and have a fulfilling American experience you must visit Barley's. You can bring your family or even just hang out after classes with your friends. It might cost more than a regular burger at a fast food, but it's worth...More

Thank Quinta V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress was awesome, the burgers were good but not great. What brought my review down to 3 stars were the onion rings (coating was floury and dry) and when I got up midway through the meal to use the bathroom, they told me I...More

Thank Kate A
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Had to check out this burger joint that has been serving greasy burgers to Harvard students since 1960. The inside was classic diner style with a smattering of half amusing posters. The gourmet burgers are served up with catchy names. Order off the wall menu...More

Thank maheimann
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Any other time I’ve ever come to Bartley’s Burgers Cottage — which I’ve been doing for 44 years — the place would have gotten a five-star review. The burgers are, hands down, the best I’ve had in any restaurants anywhere, and I can lend similar...More

Thank Herculano F
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

People rave about this place. I was underwhelmed. Expensive but average burgers, with below average service in an extremely cramped space.

Thank smudpu
Reviewed 18 March 2018

While the service was good and the naming system for the burgers was hilarious, I wasn't overly impressed by the burger I got. Though it was well-presented and had lots of interesting ingredients, I found the meat quite flavourless, though it was juicy. Perhaps though...More

Thank B. M
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Had some great burgers! Very casual, very crowded but fun. You'll share the table with new friends. The many burger choices are very interesting and delicious! Perfect after our day at Fenway. Go Eat!

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 19 February 2018

For years and years I have walked by Bartley's. I know and have even eaten their famous hamburgers. On a very cold gray day not long ago, I stopped in at Bartley's and ordered clam chowder in an effort to warm up. The chowder was...More

Thank grace_peters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-6559
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