Eating burgers outdoors: 4 LI places to find your fix

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Bay Burger, in Sag Harbor, serves its burgers

Bay Burger, in Sag Harbor, serves its burgers on homemade buns. Photo Credit: Daniel Gonzalez

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Scrambling for just another taste of summer? For many, this means a burger eaten in open air.

Here are four places to find your fix.

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You’ll want to request a sidewalk table to properly enjoy the beefy, juicy, expertly grilled burgers here. One option is the namesake Brixx burger featuring fried onion wisps, jalapeño and Cheddar, plated with fine, hand-cut fries.

152 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, 516-544-4511,


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Classic fast-food burgers, hand-cut fries and thick shakes are the order at this landmark stand. Sun lovers will find outdoor tables — but no umbrellas.

4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-798-9574,


Even the burger buns are made from scratch at chef-owner Joe Tremblay's ultracasual spot. Try a juicy, hand-shaped burger with the works or the very good veggie burger. Sit out front at an umbrella table or at a table on the rear patio.

1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor, 631-899-3915,

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In good weather, exterior garage-style doors are thrown open, so there's not much division between the outside dining patio and the interior of this race car-themed restaurant. Chef Brian Burner offers a juicy burger cooked to specs. Be aware that it comes on a somewhat sweet bun.

40 Peconic Ave., Riverhead (facing municipal parking lot), 631-591-3330,

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