May is National Burger Month, it’s also the unofficial start to grilling season. If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, indulge your burger craving at one of these Long Island locations.
Location: 62 E Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: (631) 647-8300
Signature Burger: The Local Burger
Local Burger Co. in Bay Shore is the place to go for burgers, beers, and BBQ. This burger joint stays true to its name sourcing several menu items from local establishments’ including craft beers, wines and ice cream from Long Island. Their signature burger is The Local Burger-a burger with American cheese, tomato, lettuce pickles and a special local sauce. The local sauce is a mixture of ketchup, mustard and mayo, similar to Thousand Island dressing. Actor and comedian Kevin James, even showed his LI pride during a recent episode of Kevin Can Wait when he wore a Local Burger logo t-shirt.
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Location: 12 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 595-7399
Signature burger: The Original Dirty Burger
In 2016, Dirty Burger in Plainview, won Pulse Magazine’s Great Burger Battle for their signature Dirty Burger. Chef Ian Russo developed a special “Dirty Dust” that is sprinkled on all the burgers, inspired by his world travels. This mixture includes 11 different spices including garlic, cumin, pepper and honey. This dirty dust is so delicious; it also helped Russo land the Best Steak in the City award too. Find out what the Dirty Cooking craze is all about, and try The Original Dirty Burger.
Location: 4286 Merrick Road,
Massapequa NY 11758
Phone: (516) 798-9574
Signature Burger: Quarter Pounder
All-American Burger in Massapequa opened in 1963 and has been family owned and operated business ever since. From 2010-2018, All-American Burger was voted Bethpage’s Best of LI’s Best Burger on Long Island. Their signature burger is the quarter pounder burger with cheese pickles and ketchup. If you’re craving a fast food style burger, visit this mom and pop establishment and enjoy an original recipe burger and a thick shake.
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Location: 1 W Main St
Babylon, NY 11702
Phone: (631) 620-3362
Signature Burger-Three Little Pigs
If you love New York Burger Bar, Babylon Burger Bar has a similar menu. Besides the Juicy Lucy, I highly suggest the The Three Little Pigs, an 8 ounce burger infused with bacon, topped with candied bacon, crispy pork belly, house BBQ sauce and an onion ring. Babylon Burger Bar’s milk shakes are InstaFamous, including their Oreo’s Cookies N’ Cream, S’mores, Red Velvet, ChipWich, but their most popular is their Sweet N’ Salt, with Pretzel Rods and chocolate candies, creating the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Location: 4225 Merrick Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758
Phone: (516) 799-9199
Signature Burger: Juicy Lucy
In May 2015, New York Burger Bar won Newsday’s Burger Smackdown for its Juicy Lucy. The Juicy Lucy is an 8-ounce patty stuffed with American cheese, topped with caramelized onions, tomato, pickled cucumber and a pink mayonnaise based sauce. Sink your teeth into this ooey–gooey, molten–cheese-stuffed burger and find out why this burger was voted number one.
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Location: 501 Montauk Hwy
Sayville, NY 11782
Phone: (631) 573-6655
Signature Burger: 5-Cut Burger
South Shore patrons are forgetting about Taco Tuesday and are lining up for Beer and Burger Night at Off the Block in Sayville. These burgers are made with the finest ingredients and are organic, grass-fed and locally-sourced. Every week diners can look forward to a specialty burger and a beer starting at $12. Some of their mouth-watering burgers include the Chicken Ruhubarb burger (with spring pea tendrils, pineapple and cheese cheese), a Gyro Burger (a lamb burger with tzatiki sauce, coriander-cumin cured cucumber onions and roasted pepper), and Enchilada Chicken Burger with black beans, roasted peppers, onions and guacamole. If you can’t make it on burger night, try their signature 5-Cut Burger a blend of hangar, short rib, brisket, chuck, and steak trim topped with portobello mushrooms, a tomato demi glace and melted Swiss.