Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage has been in existence since 1960 and was voted best burgers (in America) by the The Boston Globe and Wall Street Journal.

I really enjoy the decor of the dining room, modeled after a dorm room and filled with posters, memorabilia, signs and stickers.

This side of the menu displays some of the burger options. The Burger Cottage also includes appetizers such as cajun fries, sweet potato fries, gravy fries and onion rings. It is very clever that the sandwiches are named after the local colleges. 

Side condiments mustard, ketchup, relish, salt and pepper on the table

Elvis posters, baseball and college signage

I had The Viagra (Rise to the occasion) with blue cheese dressing, bacon, lettuce, tomato and we subbed in onion rings (dipped in evaporated milk and corn flour) for $10.65.

The onion rings were thin, perfectly fried and had a nice flavor. The juicy chuck burger had a nice crust. I really liked the crispy bacon and bleu cheese, which is more like mayo with bleu cheese chunks in it.

The Skip Gates (The Black Sheep of the Family) Teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple, pickle and potato chips was also really juicy. I especially liked the tropical flavor from sweetness of the pineapple and bbq sauce.

I heard the People’s Republic with coleslaw and russian dressing and Tom Brady with cheddar and avocado are favorites at Mr. Bartley’s and I  would love to go back and try these ones. Previously, I had the Newt Gingrich with boursin and bacon which was real tasty.

Next time, I am definitely leaving room for dessert because the restaurant makes thick frappes including cookies, candies and malted frappes, fresh lemonades and lime rickeys.

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