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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-354-6559
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion rings” (109 reviews)
“burger” (594 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard great things about this place before coming. It certainly lived up to my high expectations! Huge menu of burgers with unique names and toppings. I got a burger with grilled pineapple and teriyaki sauce. It was INCREDIBLE! My dad absolutely loved his...More

Thank farrelma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best burger I've ever had! Came here on a Friday during lunch and grabbed a seat at the counter. The servers were super friendly and chatted with us for a while. This classic restaurant has a lot of history, and it is directly across...More

Thank Paige F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I love that they ask how well done you like the beef patty. Not many burger joints do that. Secondly, you can add toppings like egg, pickle, jalapeño relish, etc. So it’s a burger just the way you want it. Thirdly, you can choose...More

Thank Lin_Sg
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This location has an old school vibe and a good selection of burgers. They market themselves as having the best burger in America. Mine was good. Not great especially since I ordered it well done and it was served medium. I also marked it down...More

Thank RCWindermere
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The burgers are very good and the staff is super friendly. The place has a lot of history and right across from Harvard. It is a student eatery so don't expect haute cuisine. The milkshakes were excellent and worth trying. Overall a good experience

Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Great for kids and family. Burgers are amazing. It’s family style seating so be prepared to get cozy with someone new.

Thank cecelola1
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Real burger experience, lovely ambience, huge portions, never seen so many different types of burger!

Thank gibletSWEngland
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We ate here regularly with Mr. Bartley was still working the grill. His family still runs the place and it is still good. I like the onion rings in particular.

Thank Kahaluu_Bob
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Mr Bartley’s is a Harvard Square area icon that is worth a visit. Try your favorite burger, fixed nd cooked the way you like it. The onion rings are quite good, as are the milk shakes (called frappes in New England). My only beef, no...More

Thank David P
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Cheeseburgers, fries, coffee -all good. Inside or out -all good. I prefer outside seating, weather permitting. I’ve been going to Bartley’s since -we’ll-forever. I took away a star cuz pricing jumped a few years ago. It used to be very affordable, now it’s usual pricing,...More

Thank Jeanne C
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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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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