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Retro Burger & Ice Cream

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795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
+1 781-777-2139
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I go here for burgers and fries and the onion rings, GREAT!! The veggie burger is a good option if I need it with friends. Very friendly service with lots of smiles. Great shakes and ice cream too. Lots of napkins and water needed!! They provide all that. This place in right on Mass Ave in Arlington, but if you're... More 

Thank AlanT2
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
332 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

While looking for a new place to eat in Arlington, I stumbled upon Retro Burger. The people inside were friendly and served our food to us promptly. I ordered a classic cheeseburger and cheese fries were very good. I also had a banana split which was also decent as well. Next time I visit, I will need to make room... More 

Thank Aram1121
WTM13, Owner at Retro Burger & Ice Cream, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We at Retro Burgers work very hard and positive feedback is our greatest reward. We wish you a very Happy NEW YEAR !!!! More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Good juicy burgers fries were average, staff friendly and there is seating or they have take out also

Thank Roevka
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I first visited this restaurant back in August. We were looking for some ice cream and noticed that they served Richardson's Ice cream. While we were there we looked over their food menu and decided to return at a latter date since we had already eaten dinner. (By the way the ice cream was excellent.). My wife and I visited... More 

Thank Gianni P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Small place with good burgers and malts. Sweet potato fries too greasy. Free parking on the street is a plus.

Thank cre1959
Boston Ma
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We love this local hamburger and ice cream shop. The burgers are cooked to order and all the topics are super yummy and fresh. My favorite is the 'Menotomy'. The fires are sooo good too! And they serve Richardson's ice cream, which is the best. The atmosphere is fun and the place is really clean. Staff is very friendly. It... More 

Thank emergencygetaway
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Who could ask for more? Not fancy, no frills. Order at the counter and they bring your food. We have been there twice now and enjoyed both meals. Yes the fries came out before the entree but they were piping hot. All in all very affordable as well.

Thank CarolineMR
Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Cheeseburger $7.50...low quality product. Fries were hot but nothing special. Owner should visit 5 guys and Johnny Rockets.... Cute and clean restaurant. Staff was friendly and attentive. Ice cream looked good but did not have Richardson's #1 seller...coffee Oreo. :(

Thank Caelan99
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Good old diner style burgers. Small table area, if you don't get there early, it's better if you do takeout.

Thank 777_Andy
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Time to keep life simple and Retro Burger fits the bill; simple menu, good quality and a home town atmosphere. Who could ask for anything more. Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches made your way. The atmosphere is fun and memorable. The chef owners give it a hometown feel. Moonah

Thank lancaster76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-777-2139

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?