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Bates Hamburgers

33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
+1 734-427-3464
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (93 reviews)
“chocolate shake” (21 reviews)
“fries” (76 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Fast food
33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been going there since 1965. They are still the best sliders around. They are always moist and the buns are always steamed just right.

Thank susan w
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Livonia's top 5 burgers. Best sliders around. Been going there for 40 years. My dad brought them home 20 years before that.

Thank mrbowling301
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Expect a wait for dining in or Carry out window. Cash only! Great tasting burgers with grilled onions and pickles. Chili was very good. Fries are crisp and everything is made as your order. Place looks like an old White Castle building but it has...More

Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Bates Burgers are just the way my Grandma used to make them! Fried over onions and the additions of your choosing (cheese, mustard, Ketchup and/or pickles) They are a quick and tasty lunch, dinner and especially great later in the evening! Grab a sack of...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

First time here on advice of son who picked me up and stopped here. I had two double-cheese and drink while he had a double-cheese and chili fries. Excellent burgers. Grilled onions are tops. Friendly staff.

Thank Lakerspud
Reviewed 12 April 2018

My friend and I stopped the other night after I read about Bate's Hamburgers before I got to Livonia. It is a quaint, 50's style hamburger joint with classic 50's food and a fun staff! We had regular burgers, cheese burgers, double meat cheese burgers...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Bates is the place for the best sliders and french fries. It's been our go to place for 30 years! A local favorite but has it's own following. Easy in and out. Great service.

Thank slc89
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great little (tiny!) burger joint. Very simple menu, but not lacking in any way and everything tastes fresh and delicious. A chocolate shake is a must with your burger! We’ve been here twice while visiting the Detroit area, and both times we’ve said we need...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My husband is from Livonia but we live in Texas now. He always raved about the burgers from Bates. We went up there to visit family and had to go, I must say definitely worth the trip! We are planning another trip soon and will...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Bates has the absolute best sliders and french fries. Thick, chocolate shakes also. I always refer to it as Bates on the Boulevard to add a little class. Great view of passing traffic on Farmington.

Thank Ron P
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Response from Bobby d | Reviewed this property |
About 3 miles. Exit out of Best Western going east, turn right, going south on Newburg, follow to 5 mile road, turn left going east... follow for approximately 2 miles to Farmington road. it will be right on the corner of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33406 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154-2860
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Livonia
  • Phone Number: +1 734-427-3464
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