With all the trendy burger-centric eateries popping up, it’s easy to forget that other places serve great burgers, too.
Here are some pubs you’ll want to visit for the burgers alone.
STILL PARTNERS, 225 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, 516-200-9229, stillpartners.com
This busy bar with a vibrant music scene offers a well-seasoned burger that commands attention with its mineral-rich, beefy flavor. Comes on a toasted English muffin; fries accompany. $12.95
MAIN STREET CAFE, 47 Main St., Northport, 631-754-5533
The Irish burger at this cozy Northport pub features a half pound of beef chargrilled to smoky juiciness. It’s served on a toasted potato bun and topped with chopped red onion, roasted red peppers; spicy mustard served on the side. Comes with fries or a salad. $12.95
SAPSUCKERS HOPS & GRUB, 287 Main St., Huntington, 631-683-4945
The burger at this gastropub is hand-formed, cooked on a griddle and pressed with a mallet. The juicy patty comes on a toasted brioche bun with tomato, red onions and pickles. On the side are dark and nutty hand-cut fries. $17
PERABELL FOOD BAR, 65 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-740-9494 and 69 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-447-7766, perabellfoodbar.com
The exceptional "chophouse" burger is thick, smoky, crusty, beefy and juicy. And, praise be, the meat comes on a well-proportioned bun. $11