Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
A Harvard Square mainstay since 1960, Mr. Bartley's slings greasy, 7oz patties in this always-busy American diner. There are tons of photos cluttering the walls that boast celebrity visits, the tables are so close you’re practically sharing them, and you can’t go a minute without hearing a thick Boston accent yelling out burger orders. The highest-stacked and most popular burger with locals and Guy Fieri alike is the Harvard Double: two fat beef patties with molten cheese, crispy bacon, and thick barbecue sauce are piled with a mountain of grilled red peppers and onions. Soak up the juice with a mound of Mr. Bartley’s signature extra-crispy, extra-thin deep-fried onion rings.
This famous hangout tucked away in Harvard Square has been around since 1960, offering a changing menu with items named after personalities like Joe Bartley (the founder), Tony Soprano, Megan Thee Stallion, and more. However, you can never go wrong with their Triple “D”—a double cheeseburger topped with barbecue sauce, grilled onions, and bacon crafted by none other than Food Network legend, Guy Fieri.