Not that you’d ever get sick of lobster rolls, but when you need to switch things up, a burger and fries always hits the spot. Whether you like yours smothered in cheese, paired with a shake or totally meat-free, you’ll find a patty to sate your every craving in the Hamptons.
The 7 Best Places to Get a Burger in the Hamptons
When You Want A Shake With Your Burger: Lt Burger
Burger, fries and a shake: It’s a classic combo and on the East End no one does it better than LT Burger. Pair any of its solid burgers (classic, turkey, chicken, fish, veggie) with waffle fries and one of the insane milkshakes (in flavors like French Toast and Death by Oreo), which are arguably the best in the Hamptons.
62 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-899-4646 or ltburger.com
For When You Decide It’s Finally Time To Try The Impossible Burger: Rowdy Hall
Ready to bite into the meatless trend? While diehard carnivores likely won’t be fooled by the Impossible Burger (we know a few who say, if anything, the texture reminds them of pork), Rowdy Hall’s version is a decent option for anyone wanting to eat less meat. It comes with iceberg lettuce, tomato and fried onions on a sesame seed bun. Add your choice of cheese, if that’s your thing.
10 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-8555 or rowdyhall.com
For A Juicy Turkey Burger: Indian Wells Tavern
Head to the Amagansett mainstay for a patty that’s lighter than beef but no less flavorful. Made with lean turkey meat, fresh herbs, egg and bread crumbs and served with guacamole, the Tavern Turkey Burger is so good you’ll forget it’s (sorta) healthy.
177 Main St., Amagansett; 631-267-0400 or indianwellstavern.com
For A Burger That Won’t Break The Bank: Boom Burger
You don’t need us to tell you that the Hamptons aren’t exactly easy on the old bank account. But at Westhampton’s Boom Burger, you can get a single, a double or even a triple with toppings for under $10.
85 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton Beach; 631-998-4663 or boomburgerwhb.com
For A Burger Worth The Trek To The North Fork: Claudio’s
In Greenport, the iconic Claudio’s dishes up a standout burger made with an eight-ounce Pat LaFrieda beef patty, local beefsteak tomato, gem lettuce, tomato aioli and bread-and-butter pickles, served with Claudio’s famous house fries. At $21, it’s one of the more expensive burgers on this list, but consider it a premium for the incredible water views. Make it your own with topping choices such as Gruyère, avocado, frizzled onions, mushrooms and bacon—and pair it with a frozen negroni.
111 Main St., Greenport; 631-477-0627 or claudios.com
For A Burger With A Hawaiian Twist: Mambo Kitchen
Say aloha by way of Westhampton Beach. Mambo Kitchen serves up some of the East End’s most unique burgers, including a crispy duck burger (a local favorite) and the Aloha Cheeseburger, a grass-fed beef patty topped with cheddar, pineapple and bacon.
103 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-684-9269 or mambokitchens.com
For A Classic Burger: Union Burger Bar
This new burger spot dishes out the type of old-school burgers you remember grabbing after a day at the beach as a teen. The burgers come out fast and fries are included (when did it start being a thing that fries cost extra?). Build your own and put that five- or eight-ounce grass-fed beef patty on the bun of your choice (we’re partial to the pretzel) and add toppings like pickled jalapeños, bacon compote or a fried egg.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton; 631-377-3323 or unionburgerbar.com