Great Long Island burgers

The signature burger, The Roadstar, at American Roadside

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Burgers, plain and fancy, have come into their own on Long Island. Along with the ever-popular beef burgers, you'll see alternatives, like bison, lamb, turkey and veggie. To satisfy those craving a grilled patty tucked into a bun, growing numbers of dedicated burger spots have cropped up. They range from grab-and-go places to sit-down restaurants, where a meal can last an hour or more. On those days you need a burger fix fast, here are some worthy contenders geared to getting you good and gratified in no time flat. --Joan Reminick

  • All American Hamburger on Merrick Road in Massapequa

    All American Burger $ | Burgers 4286 Merrick Rd. Massapequa Burgers, franks, fries and thick shakes (all the after-beach food groups) are accounted for at ...

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    The place, done in a nostalgic roadhouse motif,

    American Roadside Burgers $ | Burgers, American 80 E. Main St. Smithtown Within the brick and wood sprawl that creates the feel of a country lodge, this ...

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    A veggie burger is served at Bay Burger

    Bay Burger $ | Burgers 1742 Sag Harbor Tpke. Sag Harbor An ├╝ber-casual order-at-the-counter space with indoor and outdoor seating. ...

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    Bobby's Burger Palace $ | Burgers, Chain restaurants 355 Smith Haven Mall Lake Grove Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is usually better known for his work on TV cooking shows ...

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    The Brass Rail $$ | Pub, Burgers, Kids, American 107 Forest Ave. Locust Valley At The Brass Rail, food, mood and prices are all about comfort. ...

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    Bread & Butter Bistro's black cracked pepper-crusted smoked

    Bread & Butter Bistro $$ | Sports bar, Lounge, American, Burgers, Pub 1730 N Ocean Ave. Holtsville This is the spot for a late-night burger, especially on the weekends when the hours extend. Definitely try the black cracked pepper-crusted smoked Gouda gratin-topped ground beef patty: It's a juicy, smoky knockout with ideal bun-to-burger ratio.

  • Critic rating 1.5
    Brownstone Brewing Company. (July 16, 2012)

    Brownstone Brewing Company $$ | Sandwiches, Beer, Lunch, Burgers 200 Portion Rd. Ronkonkoma Beer, burger and a game: For many, that's the route to contentment. At Brownstone Brewing ...

  • Critic rating 1.5
    A turkey burger and a classic burger at

    Burger Bite $ | Burgers 616 Hempstead Tpke. West Hempstead Burgers, sandwiches, salads, side dishes and beverages. ...

  • The new BurgerFi in Woodbury draws a big

    BurgerFi American, Burgers, Ice cream 8063 Jericho Tpke Woodbury Sustainability is at the core of both menu and decor at this franchise chain, where ...

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    Singer Rick Anzalone plays for customers at Downtown

    Downtown Burger at Five Points Cafe $$ | American, Burgers 1 Main St. Sayville Hefty, loose-textured and oozy, burgers are imbued with that mineral-rich flavor sought after in beef. ...

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