Memorable | One of the Best
All American Hamburger Drive In
Review by: Roadfood Team
The All American Hamburger Drive In has been in business since 1963, this family-owned drive-in has been serving nice little burgers and French fries to generations of loyal customers. There is no indoor seating, but there are five picnic tables out front.
|All-American is a Long Island institution. Most people from the Island know about it, and many have stopped there at least once. It is a small establishment, with no indoor seating and only a few outdoor tables. Most people buy and eat in their car or simply hang out in front. The lack of dining facilities hasn’t hurt their business; the place is almost never empty, and in the hours surrounding lunch and dinner times the lines for the indoor order counter pack the small indoor waiting area and spill outside. Maybe All American was once, indeed, a drive-in, but in the quarter-century I’ve known the place, you park and walk inside.
What to eat at All American Hamburger Drive In
The big sellers here are the hamburgers. The basic burger is small, probably three ounces before cooking, and good for a quick bite and quite reasonably priced. Most people will want more for lunch, though: the double-header is two patties between a bun and a double-double is what you’d imagine it is. Alternately, a quarter-pounder can also be ordered. Though small, the burgers are intensely flavored, served with ketchup, pickles, and finely diced onions unless specified otherwise. They don’t have the flavorless, generic taste of the big chains.
The other mainstay of All American is the French fries. They are manually cut one potato at a time: a potato is placed vertically into the slicer and a handle is pulled down, pushing the potatoes through a die and into standard fast-food shoestrings. The fries are just right: crispy and brown on the outside, tender on the inside, and with enough salt and grease to let you know it’s fast food without becoming overwhelming.
Drinks are the usual sodas and thick shakes; I’ve never been one to order shakes, so I can’t comment on these, but other people I know have spoken favorably about All American’s shakes.
Hot dogs, knishes, fish filets, and tuna on a bun may also be ordered.
Original post by Scott R.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|