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Diners at Jimmy Jacks in Bellmore file in

Diners at Jimmy Jacks in Bellmore file in for the lunch rush where hamburgers with optional toppings are served along with hot dogs and salads. (Nov. 6, 2010) Photo Credit: Photo by Allison Davis O'Keefe

Don’t look now, but here comes another new burger/ hot dog house.  

The handsome (in a simple, spare way) place is owned by brothers Dave and Dan Morris, who say they’ve long dreamed about opening just such a spot.

I like that Jimmyjacks isn’t geared to the “supersize-me” mentality. You can get a regular burger or hot dog or else a “mini.” The burgers are fashioned of fresh (never frozen) American beef, a sirloin and brisket mixture, from Main Street Meats in Farmingdale. Toppings (like sauteed onions, tomato, lettuce, red onions) are free. Dogs are either regular sized all-beef Sabretts or mini beef-and-pork dogs.

I tried a bacon cheeseburger on a brioche bun. Despite being well-done rather than medium-rare, it's juicy and full of flavor; a grilled Sabrett frank rates highly, too. My only complaint is the usual:  fries are pre-frozen instead of just-cut from fresh potatoes. 

To have with or after: a chocolate milk shake, cold and sweet.

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