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Mr. Bartley's

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

+1 617-354-6559

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Mr. Bartley’s began serving burgers at its Mass. Ave. location in 1960, and a meal here has been a Harvard tradition since. To this day, the line for one of the rickety tables often extends down the block, composed of locals and tourists awaiting the chance to choose from cheekily named selections like the Baby Yoda (“Best burger ever this is”), The Politician (“All just a bunch of turkeys”) and the Mac-a-chusetts (“A wicked pissah place to live”). The walls are covered in Boston memorabilia, and noise levels rise to shouting as patrons cram themselves into the limited seats and the harried waitstaff rushes from table to kitchen. Although no alcohol is served, the restaurant’s frappes (New England vernacular for milkshakes) are almost as legendary as its burgers. Come armed with patience, a horse-sized appetite and cash, as Mr. Bartley’s does not accept credit cards.

Written by Henley Vazquez

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