Want A Burger?
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12 days of three-course meals during Dine Huntington Restaurant
Week, we Foodies were ready for one simple, classic meal:
a burger and fries.
And so we found ourselves at Smok a Burgers on Larkfield
A cozy little joint with hometown charm and a curious name
just north of Clay Pitts Road in East Northport, Smok a Burgers
(pronounced smoke a burgers) has all you
ever wanted from a quick eatery. From anything and everything
in the burger corner to melted things, quesadillas,
sandwiches, starters, salads and wraps, not to mention milkshakes,
chili and mac n cheese.
Smok a Burgers has a uniquely roadside diner-like feel.
An old parking meter greets you on your way in, as if to indicate
that time has little meaning in the old school burger joint.
The stand-alone building is modest, with about 10 two-person
wooden tables. Pale green walls with metal siding along the
bottom half are decorated with license plates, street signs,
records and even a guitar. A ding of a bell rung by the cook
to signal an order is ready adds to the classic appeal.
Place your order at the counter and find a seat, joining the
range of customers from police officers to teens to
families and businessmen on their lunch break or take
your order to go; delivery is free for orders over $10.
Single burgers ($3.69 to $4.69) and double burgers ($5.42
to $6.19) come with your choice of free toppings, including
lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions, jalapenos, sautéed
onions, mayonnaise, Ancho Chipotle sauce, fried onions, sautéed
mushrooms and grilled peppers. Narrowing down our choices
wasnt easy, but we opted for a cheddar cheeseburger
with fried onions. To our delight, the burger came on a bun
that was toasted perfectly, with the onions thin and fried
to a perfect crisp a top the juicy burger. Greaseless it wasnt,
but who was hoping for greaseless? We tossed on some barbeque
sauce for some extra pizzazz.
We also dipped into the pulled pork sandwich ($4.69), which
also came with fried onions, as well as coleslaw, on a toasted
roll. The barbeque sauce was tangy, sweet and smoky all at
the same time, and the pork tender but firm, and not at all
fatty. Its a hearty meal for the pulled pork lover.
And what is a burger or a pulled pork sandwich without fries?
Get them with cheese or bacon, waffle or regular, and throw
in some onion rings too, if you want. We went simple this
go round with a side order of the regular fries ($2.49). Not
too thin and not too thick, these fries are scrumptious, crispy
and salty on the outside and potatoey on the inside. Dont
have the burger without them.
We didnt get to it this go round, but we hear the Smok
a Burger Wrap ($5.89) grilled chicken, mozzarella,
tomatoes and lettuce with ancho chipotle sauce is popular,
and we noticed a group ordering the homemade smoked
pork n beans ($1.69).
One things for sure, theres plenty to chose from
at Smok A Burger. And family friendly? You got it. Theres
a kids menu for $3.69 every day.
380 Larkfield Road
Atmosphere: Roadside diner
Price range: inexpensive
Cuisine: Burgers, barbeque specials
Hours: Sun. Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
Fri., Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.