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“Doesn't Live Up to its Hyped Reputation”

Hunter House Hamburgers
Ranked #9 of 101 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Description: Hunter House Hamburgers was established in 1952 featuring the original slider - a little hamburger with juicy, sweet onions smashed into the meat and the buns steamed hot.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Doesn't Live Up to its Hyped Reputation”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

My guess is that Hunter House was once a really cool place to hang out and get good burgers. The place was very dirty, but not in the charming greasy spoon dive kind of way. The staff was not pleasant and despite a considerable wait, neither our cheeseburgers or fries were even warm. How is that possible when you see them continuously loafing up the grill. Not with our wait or money.

  • Visited April 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 2 March 2013

They have one of the best sliders I have every had. The chili-cheese fries are great. I would strongly suggest this for family and a quick bit. One caution, they only accept cash.

  • Visited February 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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492 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Sliders here!”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

What can I say it's a great spot for a late night burger or just a quick bite. Fries and onion rings are also good. It's consistent and always tasty. You can't lose here.

  • Visited February 2013
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Rochester, Michigan
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Birmingham Staple”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I've read some of the other reviews and I must say, people...get a grip. It's a hamburger joint....not Roast or the Lark. You know that going in. It's busy, always packed, (they even have a walk-up window), loud, etc, etc, etc., but they have friendly staff, great burgers, and milkshakes so thick you have to eat them with a spoon. You might even get to experience a "celebrity sighting."

  • Visited January 2013
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cruise Stop”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We stopped here during the Birmingham cruise, which means that we didn't go inside. We ordered (limited selection) at some tables set up outside, had the food prepared in a mobile trailer kitchen, and ate under a tent in the parking lot. The weather was chilly, and the food was just OK. The best part was sitting close enough to the street to watch the cars cruising by up close. I don't know that I'd go back other than during the cruise.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Melissa C
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