Bates Hamburgers

★★★★☆
  • 33406 5 Mile Rd

    Livonia, MI 48154

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  • 734-427-3464

About Bates Hamburgers

Hours
Sunday To Saturday From 07:00 AM To 11:00 PM

Food

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BATES is a classic Livonia establishment. If you like a greasy spoon diner with character and delicious food, this is it. The burgers, coney dogs, and fries are my favorite. Shakes are tasty too. My only wish is that they used less packaging and gave up using STYROFOAM. No need for a special styrofoam box just for a hot dog, wrap it in paper like you do the burgers and it will bring good karma from the environment!

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★★★★☆

BATES is a classic Livonia establishment. If you like a greasy spoon diner with character and delicious food, this is it. The burgers, coney dogs, and fries are my favorite. Shakes are tasty too. My only wish is that they used less packaging and gave up using STYROFOAM. No need for a special styrofoam box just for a hot dog, wrap it in paper like you do the burgers and it will bring good karma from the environment!

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Food is good; however, the friendliness of the staff is less than desirable unless you are a "regular" who they tend to cader too....

Also, don't take the frys of the counter unless they tell you to, if you do, you will probably be informed "not to do it again".

Bates Hamburgers LOST two customers today due to their lack of tact, respect and over abundance of rudeness!

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Food is good; however, the friendliness of the staff is less than desirable unless you are a "regular" who they tend to cader too....

Also, don't take the frys of the counter unless they tell you to, if you do, you will probably be informed "not to do it again".

Bates Hamburgers LOST two customers today due to their lack of tact, respect and over abundance of rudeness!

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I was wondering the most amount of bates burgers anyone has eaten in one sitting?? My record is 4! I KNOW someone out there can top that!!

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★★★★★

I was wondering the most amount of bates burgers anyone has eaten in one sitting?? My record is 4! I KNOW someone out there can top that!!

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Handmade burgers cooked in onions, steamed buns, great flavor, good price.

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★★★★★

Handmade burgers cooked in onions, steamed buns, great flavor, good price.

Pros: The best "Sliders" around

Cons: Not many locations left

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If you like fast hamburgers with grilled onions and french fries in a hurry, this place is always great to grab a quick bite in a short time period. The food is always good and you tend to eat multiple burgers and fries.

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★★★★☆

If you like fast hamburgers with grilled onions and french fries in a hurry, this place is always great to grab a quick bite in a short time period. The food is always good and you tend to eat multiple burgers and fries.

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If you're near Bates you just have to stop in for their burgers and shakes. They are so good that you dream about them! It's super fast at excellent prices! A great place to go after a night out and you're looking for a late night snack. Also great for breakfast.

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★★★★★

If you're near Bates you just have to stop in for their burgers and shakes. They are so good that you dream about them! It's super fast at excellent prices! A great place to go after a night out and you're looking for a late night snack. Also great for breakfast.

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A warm and friendly setting you can sit and relax, and look at the cars go by. AND think of the good old days when times was better. It is the first place i think of when i want a memory of the south!!!!!

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★★★★★

A warm and friendly setting you can sit and relax, and look at the cars go by. AND think of the good old days when times was better. It is the first place i think of when i want a memory of the south!!!!!

Pros: BEST BURGERS AND FRIES!!!!!!

Cons: NONE

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One of the wonderful places Livonia is known for. they have wonderful shakes, hamburgers, and fries. You can order takeout or you can eat there and watch the cars go by on Farmington and 5 mile.

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★★★★★

One of the wonderful places Livonia is known for. they have wonderful shakes, hamburgers, and fries. You can order takeout or you can eat there and watch the cars go by on Farmington and 5 mile.

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Bates is a Livonia landmark! All of us that have grown up around here have loved their burgers for years!! They're little hand formed burgers that are grilled with onions. The fries are crinkle cut and crispy. The milkshakes are so thick you need a spoon to eat them! I have friends in different states that come back to visit & take home coolers FULL of Bates!! So highly recommend this place....

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Bates is a Livonia landmark! All of us that have grown up around here have loved their burgers for years!! They're little hand formed burgers that are grilled with onions. The fries are crinkle cut and crispy. The milkshakes are so thick you need a spoon to eat them! I have friends in different states that come back to visit & take home coolers FULL of Bates!! So highly recommend this place....

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Bates is legendary in Livonia. If you haven't been there, you must try it. The burgers, while a bit greasy are extremely tasty. Try the crinkled fries and a shake with your burgers as well. Bates used to be open much later back in the day. They close earlier these days so check the hours prior to making the trek.

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★★★★★

Bates is legendary in Livonia. If you haven't been there, you must try it. The burgers, while a bit greasy are extremely tasty. Try the crinkled fries and a shake with your burgers as well. Bates used to be open much later back in the day. They close earlier these days so check the hours prior to making the trek.

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Oh yes! This place has stuck with the basics! I absolutely love the old "porcelain palaces". Everytime I am in the neighborhood I stop by for three with everything, a coke, and an order of fries well done.
The one MAJOR problem with this place is they have no public restroom! I think that is even against Michigan law!

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Oh yes! This place has stuck with the basics! I absolutely love the old "porcelain palaces". Everytime I am in the neighborhood I stop by for three with everything, a coke, and an order of fries well done.
The one MAJOR problem with this place is they have no public restroom! I think that is even against Michigan law!

Pros: The ambience is perfect for a "Porcelain Palace", I love it!

Cons: No public restroom! ***No porcelain pony in this porcelain palace!*** Yikes!

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I don't know what "Very Overrated is talking about below (probably just a complainer)...Bates is one of the last bastions of real take out hamburgers left in the area!!! Crisp crinkle fries, fountain soda, REAL milk shakes and hamburgers that make the so-called sliders kings run in fear! This place is a Livonia landmark that should be revered.

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★★★★☆

I don't know what "Very Overrated is talking about below (probably just a complainer)...Bates is one of the last bastions of real take out hamburgers left in the area!!! Crisp crinkle fries, fountain soda, REAL milk shakes and hamburgers that make the so-called sliders kings run in fear! This place is a Livonia landmark that should be revered.

Pros: Best sliders in the area!

Cons: Hard to park...no arguement there.

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I am 49 years old and have lived in Livonia all my life. I must admit I don't go to Bates
real often, but I would have to say I visit it at least once a month when I get this
incredible craving for it. The burgers are greasy, but that is the reason they taste so
fantastic !!! Try their fries extra crispy!!!! I've never had better.

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★★★★★

I am 49 years old and have lived in Livonia all my life. I must admit I don't go to Bates
real often, but I would have to say I visit it at least once a month when I get this
incredible craving for it. The burgers are greasy, but that is the reason they taste so
fantastic !!! Try their fries extra crispy!!!! I've never had better.

Pros: great food, great prices, fast service

Cons: parking

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we had good friends (Canadian) they come my place before go bowling we chat and got little hungery. I did order and then we ate and they loved it and told me they are good likes the bates better

2
★★★★★

we had good friends (Canadian) they come my place before go bowling we chat and got little hungery. I did order and then we ate and they loved it and told me they are good likes the bates better

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I heard soooo much about this place, from other websites and people around town. We decided to check it out and boy were we disappointed. The burgers were void of a good beef taste they were loaded with fat and gristle and tasted of grease and old onions. I ended up putting a ton of salt on them in efforts to improve the taste. I waited a few months thinking maybe they were just having a bad day. When I went back to try again I was just as disappointed. Its not worth the trip, even if you live across the street.

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★★☆☆☆

I heard soooo much about this place, from other websites and people around town. We decided to check it out and boy were we disappointed. The burgers were void of a good beef taste they were loaded with fat and gristle and tasted of grease and old onions. I ended up putting a ton of salt on them in efforts to improve the taste. I waited a few months thinking maybe they were just having a bad day. When I went back to try again I was just as disappointed. Its not worth the trip, even if you live across the street.

Pros: Cheap, quick, friendly

Cons: tasteless, fatty, parking tight

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bates' burgers are by far the best. my dad grew up in livonia and my grandma still lives there. when ever we're on the east side i always ask to get bates. it great to go there, because the food is so good, the place is so quaint, and my dad always has stories to tell about bates from when he was growing up, and it was open 24/7. its an experience in its own.

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★★★★★

bates' burgers are by far the best. my dad grew up in livonia and my grandma still lives there. when ever we're on the east side i always ask to get bates. it great to go there, because the food is so good, the place is so quaint, and my dad always has stories to tell about bates from when he was growing up, and it was open 24/7. its an experience in its own.

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title says it all the best that money can buy

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★★★★☆

title says it all the best that money can buy

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I've been going here for years just for the burgers. Finally I tried the breakfast and who would of guessed.... its just as tasty as a good ol' white wrapper bates burger

2
★★★★★

I've been going here for years just for the burgers. Finally I tried the breakfast and who would of guessed.... its just as tasty as a good ol' white wrapper bates burger

Pros: Tasty, inexpensive, Close to Home

Cons: Parking, Toast soft (Pkg.)

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Went to Ladywood HS, just around the corner from Bates...we used to hit Bates all during the school day....after graduation used to hit it at all hours of the night. Sadly, it is not open 24/7 but, when my daughter (now 18) was very little, I introduced her to Bates and ever since then, she knows the best way to get my attention by saying, "mom, I'm having a Bates attack -- can we go?" and we are out the door!! Best burgers ever!

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★★★★★

Went to Ladywood HS, just around the corner from Bates...we used to hit Bates all during the school day....after graduation used to hit it at all hours of the night. Sadly, it is not open 24/7 but, when my daughter (now 18) was very little, I introduced her to Bates and ever since then, she knows the best way to get my attention by saying, "mom, I'm having a Bates attack -- can we go?" and we are out the door!! Best burgers ever!

 

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