Burgers are so much more than a beef patty housed in a bun.

And while some Long Island restaurants keep pretty close to that simple definition, plenty of others offer a variety of toppings as well as substitutions for that beef.

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We've selected 35 of our favorite LI burgers, ones that range from vegetarian-friendly to carnivore's delight and are available at sit-down gastrobpubs on through grab-and-go, counter-serve spots.

Click the link above to view our picks. And happy eating.