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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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1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fun dive with a menu that's fun to read. They have burgers named after popular and political topics and figures. It's small and has no bar but is worth the trip.

Thank Allison A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Funky dive across the street from harvard. cash only. no refills on tea. fried pickles were good as we the onion rings. cheeseburger was just ok. hopdoddy is WAY better!

Thank garyburl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waaaay crowded place brings back mid-20th century student dining. Love the inventive burgers, the long shared tables and the amusing waitstaff. The wall art is worth laughs We eat here often and have never been disappointed in the food, but the crowds can get...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hamburger. It's a must. The burgers are really well done and the price is really good also. I ate a huge burger for 12 dollars. The meat was perfect. It's a traditional place near Harvard. Really cool! I went by myself and sat on...More

Thank Tiago P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four of us went before a Boston Breakers game. The place was not a crowded as I had feared. We all had one of their speciality burgers (one turkey) and split a few shakes. Great place.

Thank spadae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here after a Harvard Tour in early July and although it was busy, we were seated (outside) within a few minutes. Lots of burger and other menu choices. Food was tasty and the fries were really good. Cash only and no bathrooms...More

Thank MichiganMom71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers were cooked perfectly, and delicious, our waiter was great, the fries and onion rings really good, one person got gravy fries and the gravy was great. All good.

Thank mjacobs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to come and eat burgers. Remember to bring cash (as they do not take cards) and it is best if you come during "non-peak" times because seating is very cramped and limited. However, if you are looking for one of the best burgers...More

Thank Stacy L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The place is cool with a nice college vibe to it. The menu is interesting. I got the Beyonce, a spicy burger that was amazing. I went right when it opened to avoid any waits. The wait staff were nice a friendly.

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Mr. Bartley's is definitely not your traditional burger joint. Their burgers are mostly named after famous actors, politicians, and athletes. Creatively titled with political satire. Menu is ever-evolving (judging from past menu items listed on the web). Lots of funny posters on the wall to...More

Thank Phyllis C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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 02138-3820
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-6559
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