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Retro Burger & Ice Cream

795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
+1 781-777-2139
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good51%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (12 reviews)
“hero burger” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Love the restaurant, love the burgers, love the music, love the team. Our French friends and families have to stop by when they visit us!

Thank Guilex
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I find the food pretty good. The burgers are huge. Skip the bun- it falls apart anyway. The fries are huge steak fries- I wasn't impressed. Their milk shakes are fabulous.

Thank Jolize S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'm always searching for a good burger place not too far from home, and unfortunately Retro Burger isn't it, though many people swear by it. I just don't like the spice they put on the burgers - all their burgers seem to be cooked with...More

Thank tracymar
Reviewed 11 December 2016

If burgers are a restaurant's main focus, they should be really good burgers! Ours were very disappointing. Meat lacked flavor, buns frigid cheese cold. Side order of fries not particularly crisp. The 1950's ambience is cute--vinyl chairs, formica-topped tables, large juke box. But next time...More

Thank RedSoxFan100341
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a nice little place decked out in retro decor. Some of the posters are pretty cool. The menu is simply burgers and hot dogs, but they are done very well and there is a good variety of choices. When you are done, you...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We called and ordered ahead of time and were told it would be 20 minutes, my son told them no pickles or mustard on his, We arrived 20 minutes later and had to wait another 20 minutes, burgers came out 5 minutes ahead of the...More

Thank Narbokov
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I want to like Retro Burger. I really do. It's a local burger place in Arlington. But the service is routinely inexplicably slow, and the burgers are just OK. The shakes, on the other hand, are quite good.

Thank burnettkw
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in with the kids for lunch. It definitely has the retro vibe with rock n roll posters, disco ball and a juke box. The hamburgers were made with fresh ground beef ( not frozen patties) and we served on fresh rolls. The turkey...More

Thank Teenie2000
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Retro Burger does a terrific hamburger. It's old-school: a shapeless patty made of good ground beef on a bun. As classic as can be, but each part of the burger is delicious! The place is decked out like an old burger place, all chrome and...More

Thank meelg
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Eating here is all about the burgers. The malts were good too but the onion rings were overdone and not that tasty. Seating is retro 50-60's style with lots of posters on the walls.

Thank RickHLihue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-777-2139
  • E-mail
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