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“Life doesn't get any better than this!”
Review of Bates Hamburgers

Bates Hamburgers
Ranked #1 of 270 Restaurants in Livonia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Life doesn't get any better than this!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Nothing like having a Bates hamburger to start your day off. I can not think of anything better to eat, than a Bates. The place is an icon and has stood the test of time. A classic place to remember when you were in high school driving a Mustang Mach1 and pulling into the parking lot at 2am after seeing a rock band at West Side 6 and ordering a sack of hamburgers with everything. Ah the smell of grease seeping through the white bag with french fries and a pop.
You just have to stop at Bates on your travels through Detroit. I even have a Bates t-shirt to wear to show my loyalty.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Birmingham, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Been coming for years and it Can't be beat”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Bates has the best fast food sliders hands down and I have had them all over the country. I lived in Livonia for many years and was in town the other day and had to have some cheese burgers. Have eaten in, but usually order through the small carry out are where everyone is always talkative and friendly. Great fries and coney's. It is a gem and worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kalamazoo, Mi
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Classic American burger experience”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

This place is awesome! The burgers are served one way, their way, in this throw-back to the 1950's. With carry-out in the rear and a sit down counter in the front of the restaurant, service is fast and efficient. All burgers are made-to-order, and very flavorful. Though they are not my favorites, Bates still rank in my Top 10.

  • Visited June 2013
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Traverse City, Michigan, Usa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Awesome”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Best burgers anywhere! This place hasnt changed in all the years I've gone to it - Shakes are great, burgers are good across the board - With onions, without - chesseburgers - You may have to wait a few minutes, so I recommend calling ahead, but otherwise, well worth the wait!

Visited June 2013
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Livonia, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Like Old Days”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Great Livonia Landmark. Been there forever. Best fries around. Love the stools at the counter overlooking the the cooking/prep area. Can't go wrong stopping here.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Art C
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