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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 Newsday's food staff.

Prohibition Kitchen

Prohibition Kitchen (115 Main St., Port Jefferson): The
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Prohibition Kitchen (115 Main St., Port Jefferson): The Inferno burger is stacked with two smashed burgers sitting on glazed doughnuts with cold-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, swell sauce and power blend coleslaw. The chips which surround the burger are set ablaze tableside for a fiery show. More info: 631-473-0613, prohibitionpj.com 

Snaps American Bistro

Snaps American Bistro (13 N. Park Ave., Rockville
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Snaps American Bistro (13 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre): Caramelized onions, prosciutto and goat cheese top Snaps' half-pound Cali burger. More info: 516-517-2525, snapsrestaurant.com 

I Am Nacho Mama

I Am Nacho Mama (7 W. Village Green,
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I Am Nacho Mama (7 W. Village Green, Hicksville): The Chori burger here features ground sirloin subtly enhanced by Argentinian chorizo. More info: 516-226-0228, iamnachomama.com

The Bryant

The Bryant (100 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station):
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The Bryant (100 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station): "The Bryant burger" delivers a savory blend, enriched with Maytag blue cheese, onion-bacon jam and arugula, set on a brioche bun. More info: 631-923-3321, pollrestaurants.com 

Husk & Vine Kitchen & Cocktails

Husk & Vine Kitchen & Cocktails (655 Middle
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Husk & Vine Kitchen & Cocktails (655 Middle Country Rd., St. James): The estimable house burger at this eatery features a seductive Wagyu patty topped with bacon, smoked Cheddar and tomato jam. More info: 631-250-9616, huskandvineny.com 

Small Batch

Small Batch (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City):
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Small Batch (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City): TC's Wagyu Burger is topped with balsamic onions, tomato jam, truffle pecorino and bread and butter pickles, and served with crispy new potatoes at this farm-to-table restaurant by Tom Colicchio. More info: 516-548-8162, smallbatchrestaurant.com 

The Harrison

The Harrison (86 S. Tyson Ave., Floral Park):
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The Harrison (86 S. Tyson Ave., Floral Park): The double-stacked Harrison burger comes with melted American cheese, tomato, pickles and iceberg lettuce. More info: 516-775-2682, theharrisonfp.com 

Broadway Market

Broadway Market (643 Broadway, Rocky Point): The Bacon
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Broadway Market (643 Broadway, Rocky Point): The Bacon Jam and Egg Burger, a grass-fed burger topped with a fried egg and crispy matchstick potatoes, is served on a house-made bun at this new-wave luncheonette. More info: 631-849-1729, bmropo.com 

Robke’s Country Inn

Robke's Country Inn (427 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport):
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Robke's Country Inn (427 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport): The cheeseburger at Robke's Country Inn has a slightly charred crust and rosy-pink interior, and comes with roughed-up, addictive fries. More info: 631-754-9663, robkescountryinn.com 

Cardoon Mediterranean

Cardoon Mediterranean (2479 Adler Ct., Seaford): The signature
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Cardoon Mediterranean (2479 Adler Ct., Seaford): The signature burger at this eatery is topped with melted halloumi cheese, pancetta, arugula, tomato and ramp pesto aioli. More info: 516-785-2390, cardoonny.com 

Olde Trading Post Tavern

Olde Trading Post Tavern (1218 Jericho Tpke., New
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Olde Trading Post Tavern (1218 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park): The OTP double stacked burger features two beef patties, bacon, Cheddar, onion rings and barbecue sauce. More info: 516-492-3195

The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose (75 Main St., Port Washington):
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The Wild Goose (75 Main St., Port Washington): The Wild Goose's Forest burger pairs an 8-ounce patty with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and Gruyère cheese. More info: 516-441-5505, thewildgooseli.com 

Publicans

Publicans (550 Plandome Rd., Manhasset): The eight-ounce Publican
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Publicans (550 Plandome Rd., Manhasset): The eight-ounce Publican Burger comes wedged in a toasted brioche bun and topped with American cheese at this Manhasset gastropub. More info: 516-627-7722​, publicansmanhasset.com 

Noble Kitchen & Cocktails

Noble Kitchen & Cocktails (​3112 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside):
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Noble Kitchen & Cocktails (​3112 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside): The juicy, 10-ounce Wagyu beef burger is an understandably popular choice at this eatery. More info: 516-600-9500, noblekitchenandcocktails.com 

Tavern 227

Tavern 227 (227 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff):
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Tavern 227 (227 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff): You'd expect a place like Tavern 227 to have a great burger, and it does not disappoint: No fancy flourishes, just flavorful, properly seasoned beef, a brioche bun and your choice of Cheddar, Fontina or blue cheese. More info: 516-200-9179, tavern227.com 

St. James Public House

St. James Public House (552 N. Country Rd.,
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St. James Public House (552 N. Country Rd., St James): The tuna burger, well-seasoned with a teriyaki glaze and Sriracha aioli, arrives with a little Chinese takeout container full of soba noodle salad. More info: 631-250-9900, stjamespublichouse.com 

Del Frisco's Grille

Del Frisco's Grille (160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington
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Del Frisco's Grille (160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station): The Grille prime burger, made with two patties, American cheese and all the fixings, is served with fries and a tiny squeeze bottle of ketchup. More info: 631-423-0308, delfriscosgrille.com 

Grey Horse Tavern

Grey Horse Tavern (291 Bayport Ave., Bayport): The
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Grey Horse Tavern (291 Bayport Ave., Bayport): The 8-ounce Niman Ranch Cheddar burger is served on a multigrain bun with a side of fries and slaw. More info: 631-472-1868, greyhorsetavern.com 

Campagne House

Campagne House (339 Broadway, Bethpage): The grass-fed burger
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Campagne House (339 Broadway, Bethpage): The grass-fed burger here is a tender, flavorful patty, ready to fall apart were it not supported by a buttery, brioche bun and a matrix of yellow cheddar and bacon. Order it with a fried egg; it's an immediate return on the investment. More info: 516-261-9300, campagnehouse.com 

Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails (3026 Merrick Rd., Wantagh):
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Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails (3026 Merrick Rd., Wantagh): No need for a slew of toppings and condiments: this brisket-and short-rib-blend burger does well on its own, or with a sheath of gruyere. More info: 516-654-9200, blackbirdli.com 

American Beauty Bistro

American Beauty Bistro (24 Central Ave., Massapequa): The
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American Beauty Bistro (24 Central Ave., Massapequa): The savory Bistro Burger with sharp cheddar cheese, boston lettuce, heirloom tomato and bacon is served with a side of rosemary french fries. More info: 516-590-7477, americanbeautybistro.com 

Industry Standard Bar

Industry Standard Bar (45 Front St., Greenport): The
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Industry Standard Bar (45 Front St., Greenport): The $5 burger here is a win, a little 5-ounce number layered with a fried egg and American cheese, finished with a perfect leaf of romaine. Every bite is fantastic -- and messy. More info: 631-477-9000, industrystandardbar.com 

Beginnings

Beginnings (1986 Park St., Atlantic Beach): The burger
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Beginnings (1986 Park St., Atlantic Beach): The burger is a good bet at this eatery. It's a house-blend of ground beef dressed with pickles, your choice of cheeses, bacon and a fried egg on brioche. More info: 516-239-7483, beginningsrestaurant.com 

Off the Block Kitchen & Meats

Off the Block Kitchen & Meats (501 Montauk
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Off the Block Kitchen & Meats (501 Montauk Hwy., Sayville): The all-American burger features two beef patties layered with American cheese, pickled red onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. It's served on a brioche bun with a side of some of the best fries around. More info: 631-573-6655, offtheblockmeats.com 

Vauxhall

Vauxhall (26 Clinton Ave., Huntington): The
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Vauxhall (26 Clinton Ave., Huntington): The "Breakfast Binge" black bean burger is topped with a sunny side up egg, avocado, bacon and cheddar, and served on a brioche bun. More info: 631-425-0222, vauxhallhuntington.com 

Jake's Wayback Burgers

Jake's Wayback Burgers (multiple locations): Stack 'em up
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Jake's Wayback Burgers (multiple locations): Stack 'em up here for the "Triple Triple" order that's nine thin, flavorful burgers tall. The less daring may go for the patty melt, a double Swiss burger with onions, served on a buttered and grilled bun -- Thousand Island dressing dribbling out the sides. More info: waybackburgers.com 

The Butcher's Bar & Grill

The Butcher's Bar & Grill (75 Hillside Ave.,
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The Butcher's Bar & Grill (75 Hillside Ave., Williston Park): With a terrific house blend, the BBG burger competes well with the steaks at this spot. More info: 516-213-0019, tbbgny.com 

Sandbar

Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor): The
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Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor): The cheeseburger at this eatery, with bacon-onion marmalade, could convert a vegan. More info: 631-498-6188, lessings.com 

Seven Quarts Tavern

Seven Quarts Tavern (688 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport):
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Seven Quarts Tavern (688 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport): This spot's excellent "1656 Burger" features a blend that includes rib-eye cap, brisket, short rib and Kobe. It's finished with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese, and served with hand-cut fries. More info: 631-757-2000, sevenquartstavern.com 

PeraBell Food Bar

PeraBell Food Bar (multiple locations): Not to be
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PeraBell Food Bar (multiple locations): Not to be missed is PeraBell's exceptional burger -- thick, smoky, crusty, beefy and juicy. And, praise be, the meat is served on a well-proportioned bun. There are locations in Patchogue (69 E. Main St.) and Riverhead (65 E. Main St.). More info: perabellfoodbar.com 

American Beech

American Beech (300 Main St., Greenport): The
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American Beech (300 Main St., Greenport): The "BeechBurger" at American Beech in Greenport is topped with caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, Gruyere cheese and garlic aioli, and served on a pretzel bun with chips. More info: 631-477-5939, americanbeech.com 

New York Burger Bar

New York Burger Bar (425 Merrick Rd., Massapequa):
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New York Burger Bar (425 Merrick Rd., Massapequa): At this spot, you'll almost certainly do well with a simple Cheddar burger -- juicy, crusty and done to order. A modern classic, the "Juicy Lucy" comes stuffed with American cheese, topped with grilled red onion, tomato, pickle and a pink mayonnaise-based sauce. It's a gloppy treat. More info: 516-799-9199, nyburgerbar.com 

American Roadside Burgers

American Roadside Burgers (80 E. Main St., Smithtown):
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American Roadside Burgers (80 E. Main St., Smithtown): You order at the counter at this burger-centric spot that's done in a nostalgic roadhouse motif. Here, burgers come out juicy, even though they're well done. Toppings are free, so you can pile on house-roasted jalapenos, red onion, relish and pickles. Gluttons can order the Roadstar -- essentially four burgers under one bun. Other options include a turkey burger, grilled chicken sandwich, kosher hot dog, chicken Caesar salad and shakes. More info: 631-382-9500, americanburgerco.com 

Schout Bay Tavern

Schout Bay Tavern (118 Plandome Rd., Manhasset): This
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Schout Bay Tavern (118 Plandome Rd., Manhasset): This spot turns out a fine, juicy burger topped with smoked cheddar and bacon, but you'll need a hinged jaw to get your mouth around its thick brioche bun. More info: 516-627-2190, schoutbaytavern.com 

Brewology

Brewology (multiple locations): Brewology's namesake burger, available at
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Brewology (multiple locations): Brewology's namesake burger, available at both of its locations, in Speonk (295 Montauk Hwy.) and Port Jefferson (201 Main St.), features ground bison meat stuffed with Cheddar and blue cheeses, topped with crisp celery curls and "Buffalo aioli." More info: brewology295.com 

All American Hamburger

All American Hamburger (4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa): A
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All American Hamburger (4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa): A local favorite since 1953, this stainless-steel burger stand is pretty much as it was when it opened. Seating is outdoors only, which doesn't faze the crowds that stand in line for freshly made burgers and hand-cut fries, as well as hot dogs and thick shakes. Modern additions to the menu include fried butterfly shrimp, tuna salad sandwiches and fried fish fillet sandwiches. More info: 516-798-9574, allamericanhamburgerli.com 

Burger Bite

Burger Bite (616 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead): At
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Burger Bite (616 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead): At this ultra-casual spot, chargrilled burgers may be customized with any number of toppings, some free (including lettuce, red onions, tomatoes and chipotle mayo), others (such as bacon, sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions) are offered at an additional charge. You also can choose a set option, such as the Classic, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and ketchup; or the far-out Big Mash Bite, topped with mashed potatoes. You'll also find a juicy turkey burger and gelato for dessert in the summer. More info: 516-292-3777, burger-bite.com 

Old Fields

Old Fields (multiple locations): The Davey Gravey is
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Old Fields (multiple locations): The Davey Gravey is a juicy burger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. There are locations in Greenlawn (81 Broadway) and Port Jefferson (318 Wynn Ln.). More info: of1956.com 

Dirtyburger

Dirtyburger (12 Manetto Hill Plaza, Plainview): The original
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Dirtyburger (12 Manetto Hill Plaza, Plainview): The original Dirty Burger 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. More info: 516-595-7399, dirtyburger.com 

Peter Luger

Peter Luger (255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck): Served
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Peter Luger (255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck): Served only at lunch until 3:45 daily, the Luger burger is a dry-aged beef patty with your choice of thick-cut bacon or cheese. More info: 516-487-8800, peterluger.com 

Market Bistro

Market Bistro (519 N. Broadway, Jericho): The MB
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Market Bistro (519 N. Broadway, Jericho): The MB 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. More info: 516-513-1487, marketbistroli.com 

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ceriello Fine Foods (541 Willis Ave., Williston Park):
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Ceriello Fine Foods (541 Willis Ave., Williston Park): The burgers here are made with attention to detail. The beef is all prime, a blend of brisket, sirloin, short ribs and chuck. Once the fat burgers go on the griddle, they are salted and covered with a lid; the resultant steam hastens the cooking. But the lid comes off soon so that the burger can develop a good char. The finished burger is served on a toasted Martin's potato roll. More info: 516-747-0277, ceriellofinefoods.com 

Mara’s Homemade

Mara's Homemade (236 West Jericho Tpke., Syosset): The
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Mara's Homemade (236 West Jericho Tpke., Syosset): The old fashioned burger at Mara's is made of ground brisket served with Creole mustard, pickles and red onions. More info: 516-682-9200, marasouthernkitchen.com 

The Wild Rose Bar & Grill

The Wild Rose Bar & Grill (1660 New
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The Wild Rose Bar & Grill (1660 New Hwy., Farmingdale): The turkey burger here consists of a hefty patty made with Southwestern spices; it's served with sweet potato fries. More info: 631-465-0886, wildrose1660.com 

Bobby's Burger Palace

Bobby's Burger Palace (multiple locations): The brunch burger
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Bobby's Burger Palace (multiple locations): The brunch burger is topped with a fried egg, smoked bacon and American cheese and is served at both locations, in Lake Grove (355 Smith Haven Mall) and Garden City (630 Old Country Rd.; Roosevelt Field mall). More info: bobbysburgerpalace.com 

Morning Rose Cafe

Morning Rose Cafe (317 Bedford Ave., Bellmore): The
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Morning Rose Cafe (317 Bedford Ave., Bellmore): The burgers here are crusty, juicy and smoky, including the picante, a blackened patty topped with pickled cherry peppers, avocado, queso blanco and a honey chipotle sauce. More info: 516-221-5010, morningrosecafe.com 

GM Burger Bar

GM Burger Bar (multiple locations): The Not Cho
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GM Burger Bar (multiple locations): The Not Cho burger at this spot, which has two locations, in Rockville Centre (209 N. Long Beach Rd.) and Massapequa Park (4902 Merrick Rd.), is served on a brioche roll and topped with tortilla strips, pico de gallo, scallions, Cheddar Jack and jalapeno cream. More info: gmburgerbar.com 

Relish

Relish (2 Pulaski Rd., Kings Park): The delectable
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Relish (2 Pulaski Rd., Kings Park): The delectable cheeseburger at Relish is made with 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. More info: 631-292-2740, relishkingspark.com 

Shake Shack

Shake Shack (multiple locations): The juicy SmokeShack burger
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Shake Shack (multiple locations): The juicy SmokeShack burger 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. More info: shakeshack.com 

Gourmet Burger Bistro

Gourmet Burger Bistro (5 Mill Creek Rd., Port
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Gourmet Burger Bistro (5 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson): The lengthy burger menu at this spot includes the Napa Valley, a patty that's been marinated in Cabernet then topped with grilled San Marzano tomato slices and Monterey Jack cheese. More info: 631-403-4033, gourmetburgerbistro.com 

The Brass Rail

The Brass Rail (107 Forest Ave., Locust Valley):
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The Brass Rail (107 Forest Ave., Locust Valley): Here, the sirloin burger au poivre 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. More info: 516-723-9103, thebrassraillocustvalley.com 

Sapsuckers Hops & Grub

Sapsuckers Hops & Grub (287 Main St., Huntington):
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Sapsuckers Hops & Grub (287 Main St., Huntington): The mallet burger at this eatery 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. More info: 631-683-4945, sapsuckersli.com 

Smashburger

Smashburger (multiple locations): The classic Smash burger includes
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Smashburger (multiple locations): The classic Smash burger includes American cheese and Smash sauce. More info: smashburger.com 

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar (160 Walt Whitman
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Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar (160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station): The Kobe burger at this spot is topped with sauteed wild mushrooms and Cheddar cheese, and served on a tall, soft brioche bun. More info: 631-271-3891, zinburger.com 

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe (47 Main St., Northport): For
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Main Street Cafe (47 Main St., Northport): For its Irish burger, this cozy pub hand-shapes a half pound of Black Angus beef before chargrilling it to a smoky juiciness then topping it with chopped red onion and roasted red peppers and serving it on a toasted potato bun. More info: 631-754-5533

Bareburger

Bareburger (multiple locations): This burger joint offers a
Photo Credit: Yana Paskova

Bareburger (multiple locations): This burger joint offers a variety of patties such as elk, beef and duck. Build your own or choose a set option. More info: bareburger.com 

American Burgers

American Burgers (326A Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Center): American
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American Burgers (326A Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Center): American Burgers opened in 1998, decades before burger joints became hip. It's a great-looking place, decorated (or cluttered, depending on your point of view) with a jukebox, vintage posters and scads of old license plates. The menu lists 50 different half-pound state burgers with almost as many international ones. More info: 516-766-2227, oabrvc.com 

Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails

Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails (1810 Merrick Rd.,
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Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails (1810 Merrick Rd., Merrick): The LCK burger features an Angus beef patty topped with onions, cheese, bacon and coleslaw; it's served with hand-cut fries. More info: 516-868-5338, lckny.com 

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Five Guys Burgers and Fries (multiple locations): Try
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Five Guys Burgers and Fries (multiple locations): Try this chain's bacon cheeseburger. More info: fiveguys.com 

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