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Burgers Bar

Photo of Burgers Bar, near the Cedarhurst Train

Photo of Burgers Bar, near the Cedarhurst Train Station on the evening of March 6, 2009. --for Explore Long Island Story on dining near the rail road. (Newsday Photo / Thomas A. Ferrara) Photo Credit: NEWSDAY/Newsday Photo / Thomas A. Ferrar

This spiffy bi-level place with origins in Israel has its own rules. First, you place your order at the counter, but instead of selecting toppings, you find a table and wait for your number to be called; then, at the designated time, you let the "burger barista" know your choices. Night owls take note: This place stays open until 1 a.m. Sundays to Wednesdays, until 2 a.m. Thursdays. While it's closed Fridays for the Jewish sabbath, it reopens after sundown Saturdays and keeps grilling till 3 a.m.

There's major wow factor in the thick, juicy, chargrilled spiced beef burger (the regular beef burger is also delectable); a lamb burger comes in a close second. Free toppings include grilled onions, pickles, a chimichurri sauce, mustaengo (spicy mustard), tahini and garlic mayo. No cheese or bacon, though, since everything's kosher. Fries are thick, house-made potato chips.

Bill: $8.50 to $11.50 (double burger)

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