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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

Nominated for: BEST Burger

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage 1246 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA (617) 354-6559

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage is a Harvard Square institution. With over 20 unique burger combinations on their menu from the Bill Clinton Burger with BBQ sauce and cheese to the Al Franken veggie burger with salsa and pineapple, there's something for everyone on the menu.

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Matthew P. on July 23, 2012

All others give up and go get lunch at Bartley's! How many of these other joints are hosted by the person who's name is on the sign out front? Since 1960. You all know I'm right. Great political / americana memorabilia on the walls too. Go. Have a frappe as well if you know what that is.

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Jenn R. on June 20, 2012

So many wacky burger flavors. I love it! The Skip Gates is my favorite at the moment - teriyaki burger w/ pineapple and onion rings. Mmmm

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Katheryn K. on June 11, 2012

If at all possible, come mid-afternoon to avoid the crazy lines. However, even if you do have to wait in line (and sit at communal tables, packed like sardines), you will be glad you came. Try to spot Mr. Bartley himself, often present on the premises. Delicious burgers.

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Kate L. on June 14, 2012

Don't be freaked out by the huge menu and risky sounding combos, step outside your comfort zone and try something new! I don't like bbq sauce but the burger with it was one of the best burgers I've ever had.

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Katheryn K. on July 8, 2011

A beloved Harvard Square institution for a good reason. Lines can be long, but the burgers are worth the wait.

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Lena H. on June 28, 2011

Kitschy, cool "named" burgers and a no-nonsense attitude. Place is always packed. And be ready with cash to pay.

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Patricia G. on June 24, 2014

Big juicy burgers, nice onion rings and the BEST Lime Rickeys!

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Zack R. on June 20, 2014

Can't beat the grandfather of them all.

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Valerie S. on July 23, 2012

Decor isn't much, but the food is the star. If you can think of it, you can eat it here. They put together all sorts of fascinating concoctions that just seem to work!

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Michael F. on June 29, 2012

an institution

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