Livonia >Food & Dining > Bates Hamburgers
Don't Take the Frys.
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!
RECORD EATEN!. 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!!
Great Hamburgers. Handmade burgers cooked in onions, steamed buns, great flavor, good price.
GREAT FOOD. 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!!!!!
Can't beat the burgers!. 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.
One of the last "porcelain palaces" around.
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!
Very Underrated!!!. 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.
WHAT CAN I SAY-A LIVONIA LANDMARK THATS BURGERS NEVER CHANGED.
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.
Very best at bates. 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
Very Over rated!!!. 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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