An All-American Cheeseburger


One of our favorite places to grab lunch in New York, the All American Drive-In on Merrick Road in Massapequa, is a slice of classic Americana that has been around since 1963. Awesome burgers, fries, and shakes… plus much more… this is a pretty neat dining experience, one that we first learned about on the Travel Channel a few years back. Being the lovers of food that we are, we decided there and then that our next visit to Granny and Grandpa’s would involve a stop to sample the goods, and now every single trip to Long Island means a quick half hour ride to savor some of the best fast food around. It goes without saying, but our most recent Thanksgiving holiday visit to New York would not be complete without another eagerly awaited stop at our favorite burger joint.

The lines at this place are always long – usually out the door – but the wait is always short. Even though it is always crowded here, you can usually get in and out within five minutes. Living in Manhattan a few years back, Lori and I quickly learned that if there was a crowd waiting to get into a restaurant – no matter what it looked like from the outside – then it must be worth waiting for. There are maybe 3 or 4 tables available outside, though most people are quite content to sit in their car and eat – this is after all, a drive-in! Great food, great prices, and quite an experience!

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