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Chef Steve Cardello makes a delectable cheeseburger at (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Chef Steve Cardello makes a delectable cheeseburger at Relish in Kings Park using freshly ground chuck (80-20 fat-to-lean ratio) seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper and served on a buttered and grill-toasted potato bun.

Top burgers at Long Island restaurants

Burgers: They're good every day of the year. Here are LI restaurants serving up great stuff between buns. Selections made by Joan Reminick, Peter M. Gianotti and Erica Marcus.

American Roadside Burgers

The signature burger at American Roadside Burgers in
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The signature burger at American Roadside Burgers in Smithtown is the roadstar, with four cheeseburgers cohabitating in one bun.

Hush Bistro

Think a bit outside the bun with the
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Think a bit outside the bun with the kimchi burger at Hush Bistro in Farmingdale: It's a chicken patty, with Korean barbecue sauce and a fried egg on top.

Houston's

At the handsome Roosevelt Field branch of small
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At the handsome Roosevelt Field branch of small national chain Houston's, in Garden City, the cheeseburger is a must. The loosely formed patty, made of house-ground chuck seasoned with a proprietary spice blend, comes off an oak-fired grill gorgeously crusted, rich-tasting, subtly imbued with wood smoke. It's served on a house-made, butter-grilled egg bun topped with Cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, pickles and onions.

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Old FIelds

The Davey Gravey burger at Old FIelds in
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The Davey Gravey burger at Old FIelds in Port Jefferson is a juicy burger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches.

P.J. Clarke's

The Cadillac burger at P.J. Clarke's in Woodbury
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The Cadillac burger at P.J. Clarke's in Woodbury stems from Nat King Cole deeming Clarke's winning rendition the Cadillac version. It's topped with smoked bacon and American cheese.

Dirtyburger

The original Dirty Burger ($7) at Dirtyburger in
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The original Dirty Burger ($7) at Dirtyburger in Plainview is an all-natural Angus patty dipped in dirty dust, grilled with a splash of honey and served with dirty sweet potato fries, white truffle mayo and dirty red ketchup.

Peter Luger

Served only at lunch until 3:45 daily, the
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Served only at lunch until 3:45 daily, the Luger burger at Peter Luger in Great Neck is a dry-aged beef patty with your choice of thick-cut bacon or cheese.

P.S. Burgers

The Paris burger (also available with bison or
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The Paris burger (also available with bison or lamb patties) at P.S. Burgers in Mineola includes a fried egg, sauteed spinach, Gruyere, smoked bacon and Dijon honey mustard on a pretzel roll.

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Market Bistro

The MB at Market Bistro in Jericho is
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The MB at Market Bistro in Jericho is one of the juiciest burgers you'll find on the Island thanks to its combination of dry-aged rib-eye, Kobe-style brisket and short rib; served with garlic aioli.

BBD's

The 12-ounce steakhouse burger (top) at BBD's in
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The 12-ounce steakhouse burger (top) at BBD's in Rocky Point uses house-ground beef that's grilled over wood and charcoal and served on a toasted brioche bun with the restaurants logo branded into the top.

Mara’s Homemade

The old fashioned burger at Maras Homemade in
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The old fashioned burger at Maras Homemade in Syosset is made of ground brisket served with Creole mustard, pickles and red onions.

Bobby's Burger Palace

The crunch burger at Bobby's Burger Palace in
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The crunch burger at Bobby's Burger Palace in Lake Grove is a burger with American cheese and potato chips.

The Wild Rose Bar & Grill

The turkey burger at The Wild Rose Bar
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The turkey burger at The Wild Rose Bar & Grill in Farmingdale consists of a hefty patty made with Southwestern spices; it's served with sweet potato fries.

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Bobby's Burger Palace

Topped with a fried egg, smoked bacon and
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Topped with a fried egg, smoked bacon and American cheese, the brunch burger is served at Bobby's Burger Palace at Smith Haven Mall and Roosevelt Field.

Morning Rose Cafe

Chef Roberto Baez of Morning Rose Cafe turns
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Chef Roberto Baez of Morning Rose Cafe turns out crusty, juicy and smoky burgers, including the picante, a blackened patty topped with pickled cherry peppers, avocado, queso blanco and a honey chipotle sauce.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

The Angus beef burgers (also available with veggie,
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The Angus beef burgers (also available with veggie, turkey and salmon patties) at Cheeburger Cheeburger, which has locations in Farmingdale and Great Neck, come with an array of topping choices from pickles to peanut butter; the Classic is a quarter-pound.

GM Burger Bar

The Not Cho burger ($10.95 for a 5-ounce
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The Not Cho burger ($10.95 for a 5-ounce patty, $12.95 for the 8-ounce) at GM Burger Bar in Rockville Centre is on a brioche roll and topped with tortilla strips, pico de gallo, scallions, Cheddar Jack and jalapeno crema.

Relish

Chef Steve Cardello makes a delectable cheeseburger at
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Chef Steve Cardello makes a delectable cheeseburger at Relish in Kings Park using freshly ground chuck (80-20 fat-to-lean ratio) seasoned with kosher salt and black pepper and served on a buttered and grill-toasted potato bun.

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Shake Shack

The juicy SmokeShack burger ($6.25) at Shake Shack
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The juicy SmokeShack burger ($6.25) at Shake Shack in Garden City is topped with cheese, Niman Ranch bacon, chopped cherry peppers and ShackSauce, a slightly spicy pinkish mayo-based sauce, all served on a Martins potato bun that's buttered and toasted.

LT Burger

Dress up your standard burger at LT Burger
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Dress up your standard burger at LT Burger in Sag Harbor with Mecox Cheddar. (Chili is also an option.)

Gourmet Burger Bistro

At Gourmet Burger Bistro in Port Jefferson, the
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At Gourmet Burger Bistro in Port Jefferson, the lengthy burger menu includes the Napa Valley, a patty that's been marinated in Cabernet then topped with grilled San Marzano tomato slices and Monterey Jack cheese.

The Brass Rail

The sirloin burger au poivre at The Brass
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The sirloin burger au poivre at The Brass Rail in Locust Valley is made with freshly ground sirloin with an 88-12 ratio of fat-to-lean that's grilled over charcoal and served on a toasted, seeded bun with caramelized onions, mushrooms and Swiss. On the side: a peppercorn dipping sauce, shoestring fries and slaw.

Bay Burger

Bay Burger in Sag Harbor makes its veggie
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Bay Burger in Sag Harbor makes its veggie burger with brown rice, roasted vegetables and black beans.

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Sapsuckers Hops & Grub

The mallet burger at Sapsuckers Hops & Grub
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The mallet burger at Sapsuckers Hops & Grub in Huntington uses Painted Hills Farms beef that's hormone- and antibiotic-free. Cooked on a griddle and pressed with a mallet, it comes off juicy and full of flavor before being placed on a toasted brioche bun.

Smashburger

The classic Smash at Smashburger includes American cheese
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The classic Smash at Smashburger includes American cheese and Smash sauce and can be found at the eatery's four LI locations including Port Washington and Wantagh.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

The Kobe burger at Zinburger Wine & Burger
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The Kobe burger at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar in Huntington Station is topped with sauteed wild mushrooms and Cheddar cheese and served on a tall, soft brioche bun.

Old Fields

The classic burger at friendly gastropub Old Fields
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The classic burger at friendly gastropub Old Fields in Greenlawn is all about smoky, juicy, beefy goodness with its 80-20 fat-to-lean ratio of round and short rib cooked on a gas grill.

Main Street Cafe

For its Irish burger, cozy Northport pub Main
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For its Irish burger, cozy Northport pub Main Street Cafe hand-shapes a half pound of Black Angus beef before char-grilling it to a smoky juiciness then topping it with chopped red onion and roasted red peppers and serving it on a toasted potato bun.

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Bareburger

Bareburger in Great Neck offers a variety of
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Bareburger in Great Neck offers a variety of patties elk, wild boar, ostrich from free-range animals, as well as a veggie options; for the roadhouse, which includes pepperjack cheese, bacon, avocado, fire-roasted red peppers, grilled onions and smoked-paprika mayo, the chainlet suggests bison.

Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails

The LCK burger at Left Coast Kitchen &
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The LCK burger at Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails finds an Angus beef patty topped with onions, cheese, bacon and coleslaw; it's served with hand-cut fries.

American Burgers

American Burgers in Rockville Centre has a burger
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American Burgers in Rockville Centre has a burger for every state, or you could keep it simple with a cheeseburger; the Montana is topped with Cheddar.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Eight LI locations of Five Guys Burgers &
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Eight LI locations of Five Guys Burgers & Fries mean ample opportunities to try the chain's bacon cheeseburger.

Revel

On the lunch menu at Revel in Garden
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On the lunch menu at Revel in Garden City, the prime black Angus reserve burger is topped with aged Cheddar, pancetta crisp, Boston Bibb lettuce and a Port wine shallot marmalade.

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