Local Burger Spots You Have to Check Out Before Summer Ends

By: Vincent
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The hamburger is a classic American staple, that practically everyone seems to love some variation of. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, the burger has come to epitomize and represent America as a nation, as per CNN.

In the overabundance of fast food, where every burger is flat, gray and virtually tasteless, it’s important to look to local spots that provide delicious alternatives. 

Local Burger Co.

📸: Local Burger Co. Facebook page

This is a burgeoning chain local to the Long Island region. With chains open in Bay Shore, Sayville and Southampton, Local Burger covers a swath of the South Shore, so a chain is certain to be near you. 

According to their website, their different branches are usually open around the same time, Monday to Thursday. They tend to be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and from Friday to Sunday it’s about 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The times do change from location to location, so make sure to double check on their website.

The cozy decor is a welcome backdrop to the simple, satisfying flavor one can find in their food. The menu is different per location, but one of the best burgers, the Atomic, is available at all locations.

Atomic Burger 📸: Local Burger Co. Facebook page

They also offer cocktails for adults, and a cornucopia of milkshake flavors for the kids. There is also a Quinoa Burger available at the Bay Shore location for vegetarians and vegans.

For more information be sure to visit Local Burger’s Facebook  page and Instagram.

All-American Hamburger Drive-In

📸: All-American Facebook page

This local joint is located in Massapequa is a classic that will never disappoint. Located on 4286 Merrick Rd, All American has a simple menu but offers multitudes within such simplicity. These burgers are so good in fact, that in 2016 All American won the Best of LI Best Burger award. 

According to their website, they’re open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except on Sundays, when they’re open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The regular burgers are noticeably small, but they’re perfectly delicious on their own. However, if you’re willing to take it up a notch, try putting some fries on it before you eat it. This combination of flavors and textures is paramount to having a true Long Island summer. 

If meat sandwiches aren’t your bag, then be sure to try their grilled cheese, hot dogs, fish filet or butterfly shrimp.

For more information be sure to visit All American’s website and their Facebook page.

Marc Bynum Concepts

The HB burger 📸:  Sheila Haile/Newsday

One last burger that deserves a mention is Chef Marc Bynum’s fantastic BBQ flavored burger. As per his website, Chef Bynum runs a catering service, Marc Bynum Concepts. One of the entrees is a simple burger and fries. But looks can be deceiving as one bite reveals a smokey, kind of BBQ flavor, which comes from a bacon onion jam that’s spread along the bread. 

For more information on Chef Bynum, visit his Instagram.

Burgers are a classic part of summer. In these dog days of August, make sure what you eat is quality, whether it’s in your backyard, or at a local greasy food joint like the ones above.

Vincent

Vincent

Vincent Arroyo is a young writer born and raised on Long Island, and a contributor for Shades of Long Island.

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