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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

If the weather outside has you shivering, consider sitting down to something that will warm body and soul: a stew.

Stews go by many names, depending on their origins. Whether thick or thin, they usually feature meat, poultry or seafood simmered with vegetables.

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The following restaurants serve stews both hearty and satisfying:

Red Tiger Dumpling House, 1320 Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook, 631-675-6899
At this authentic little noodle house, the main-course beef stew noodle soup is a hearty broth with thick, toothsome noodles and thinly sliced beef.

Ssambap Korean BBQ, 2350 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook, 631-675-6402, ssambapbbq.com
A comforting choice at this Korean restaurant is kalbi tang ($15), a soup-stew with beef short ribs and noodles.

Ravagh Persian Grill, 210 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights, 516-484-7100 and 355 Main St, Huntington, 631-923-2050, ravaghpersiangrill.com.
These Persian siblings offer an entire menu section of stews. A fragrant winner is the khoresh bademjan, or lamb and eggplant stew ($16).

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Old Fields, 81 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-754-9868, oldfieldsgreenlawn.com
A fixture on the winter menu at this welcoming tavern is Guinness beef stew with root vegetables ($19.95), a robust and soulful dish.

Morrison’s, 430 Woodbury Rd., Plainview, 516-932-8460, morrisonsny.com
The New Orleans style shrimp and chicken gumbo ($21) is a savory, thick, well-seasoned stew served over egg noodles.

Storyville American Table (at Finley's of Greene Street), 43 Green St., Huntington, 631-351-3446, storyvilleamericantable.com
At this New Orleans style restaurant, a cup of gumbo ($4.95) is laced with chunks of andouille sausage; it’s thick, dark, slyly spicy.

Smokin' Al's Famous BBQ Joint, 4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park, 516-799-4900, smokinals.com
At this BBQ house, the tomato-based Brunswick stew ($9.99) is filled with slow-smoked chicken, sausage, pork and vegetables.

LL Dent, 221 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-742-0940, lldent.com
At this friendly Southern style spot, find warmth in Toby's Georgia hash ($3.75 cup; $5.75 bowl), a spicy soup-stew of tomatoes and pork.

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Also keep in mind: Meehan's of Huntington serves a delicious beef and lamb Irish stew, but it's only available certain days as a special. Call ahead and ask.