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Retro Burger & Ice Cream

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795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
+1 781-777-2139
11:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 can treat yourself to some terrific ice cream, if you didn't fill up on fries.

Thank Jeff P
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 fries, and my son's burger had mustard and pickles on it, when I told the... More 

Thank Narbokov
Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 burgers were also fresh &!hand made, lightly seasoned with salt & pepper. The chicken fingers,... More 

Thank Teenie2000
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 such, and lots of retro decorations. Great place to eat, especially with the family.

Thank meelg
Venice, Florida
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Fun Atmosphere. Great Burgers. Great Fries and Rings. Brings back memories. Fun place to bring the kids.

Thank Nick M
Arlington, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

I go here for burgers and fries and the onion rings, GREAT!! The veggie burger is a good option if I need it with friends. Very friendly service with lots of smiles. Great shakes and ice cream too. Lots of napkins and water needed!! They provide all that. This place in right on Mass Ave in Arlington, but if you're... More 

Thank AlanT2
Boston, Massachusetts
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332 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

While looking for a new place to eat in Arlington, I stumbled upon Retro Burger. The people inside were friendly and served our food to us promptly. I ordered a classic cheeseburger and cheese fries were very good. I also had a banana split which was also decent as well. Next time I visit, I will need to make room... More 

Thank Aram1121
WTM13, Owner at Retro Burger & Ice Cream, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We at Retro Burgers work very hard and positive feedback is our greatest reward. We wish you a very Happy NEW YEAR !!!! More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Good juicy burgers fries were average, staff friendly and there is seating or they have take out also

Thank Roevka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-777-2139

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