Daily Top 10: Ten Burgers Joints on LI You'll Want to Check Out

Written by Hannah M.  |  20. March 2012

Nothing satisfies hunger pangs quite like a juicy, greasy burger right off the grill and topped with bacon. A side of fries slathered with ketchup or a hill of cheese and chili waiting for you to conquer it, and a shake of course. You cannot forget the shake, a silky, flavored combination of milk and ice cream. Comfort food that none can deny. In this day and age burger joints are getting creative with their menu. You’re standard milkshake choices have expanded from vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to orange cream, mint, strawberry banana and even coffee in some places. Toppings now include fried onions, jalapeno peppers, bbq and steak sauce, pepper jack cheese, guacamole and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Smokaburgers, for instance, sells both sweet potato fries and Philly cheese fries, while Jakes Wayback Burger makes their own bbq chips. It seems like throwback burger places are cropping up everywhere on Long Island. Not that we’re complaining. Many stick to a minimalist model and decor, harking to simpler times passed. The follow list contains 10 local burger joints, most of which are personal favorites and highly recommended. Visit the restaurant section of LongIsland.com for other great dining ideas.

1. Jakes Wayback Burger
1964 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport – (631) 864-5555
2. Five Guys Burgers & Fries
350 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station – (631) 271-4144
3. Smokaburger
380 Larkfield Road, East Northport – (631) 266-2600
4. Out of the Park Burgers
101 South Research Place, Central Islip – (631) 582-1122
5. American Roadside Burger
80 East Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 382-9500
6. Johnny Rockets
1002 The Arches Circle, Deer Park – (631) 595-7090
7. Smokin’ Al’s
4847 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park – (516) 799-4900
8. Beachtree Restaurant
166 West Main Street, East Islip – (631) 277-4800
9. All American Hamburger Drive-In
4286 Merrick Road, Massapequa – (516) 798-9574
10. Cheeseburger Cheeseburger
12 Manetto Hill Mall, Plainview – (516) 939-2237
If you're like me and you enjoy trying all the burgers to find the best spot then check out our Burgers page for other local burger joints. Then headover to the Long Island Lounge forums to discuss your favorites with other Islanders.

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