Finally, answers to Long Island’s most important questions: Who serves the best pizza, bagels, egg sandwiches, burgers, wings, lobster rolls, and coffee? Long Islanders voters named these places the tops in each of those categories in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.
BEST BAGELBAGEL BOSS
A longtime champion of the Best Bagel on Long Island category, this bagel store continues to show Long Islanders who’s boss—the bagel boss, that is! With multiple locations throughout the island, including Roslyn, Oceanside and East Northport, Bagel Boss offers the freshest, doughiest bagels that pair exceptionally well with eggs, butter, and/or cream cheese. In the mood for cinnamon raisin? Craving an egg everything? Searching for the perfect sesame? Bagel Boss has them all! Multiple locations, bagelboss.com
ALL AMERICAN HAMBURGER DRIVE-IN
All American Hamburger Drive-In lands the top spot on this list for yet another year—and we can see why. Since its establishment in 1963, All American Hamburger Drive-In has continuously been the go-to place for mouthwatering hamburgers. Made with the best ingredients and offered at the best prices, they don’t just serve you food, they provide you with an experience! Their friendly and personable staff go out of their way to ensure every customer is happy. 4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-798-9574, allamericanhamburger.us
BEST COFFEE HOUSECOFFEE BOOTHS
Morning, noon and night, there’s always a perfect time for a perfect cup of coffee. Nobody on Long Island brews up a better cup of joe than Coffee Booths. The neighborhood coffee shop features Aldo’s coffee beans, hand roasted down the road in Greenport. You can’t get any fresher than that! While you’re enjoying a great cup of coffee, you can also feast on homemade muffins, scones, and stuffed biscuits, among many other treats at Coffee Booths. The star, of course, is the coffee, and their java will leave you feeling good and coming back for more! 226 Middle Country Rd., Selden, 631-846-1966, Facebook.com/Coffeebooths
BEST EGG SANDWICH
A delicious egg sandwich can be an excellent way to start your day, and there’s no better place to go for an egg sandwich than Jeco’s Deli. They feature all of the best meats and other deli products served by an excellent, helpful staff. Jeco’s also provides catering services for that special occasion you and your family wish to celebrate. There’s nothing like a locally owned deli with a great egg sandwich, which Jeco’s truly prides themselves on. Truly a must-experience, New York kind of meal. You’ll get in and out and be satisfied with your order no matter what. Jeco’s Deli provides everything you want in your delicatessen experience. They truly value their customers. 217 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, 631-361-7101.
BEST LOBSTER ROLLTHE LOBSTER ROLL
Lobster is a huge part of the local cuisine and The Lobster Roll fits the bill perfectly. The Lobster Roll was purchased in 1965 by Frederick H. Terry Sr. and his dad Richard C. Terry Sr. when it was a tiny roadside clam shack on the Napeague stretch. The Lobster Roll Restaurant became affectionately known as “Lunch” (though it’s always served dinner) because locals and travelers associated the now iconic sign with the restaurant. The Lobster Roll has transformed over the years, through several expansions, but remains the quintessential indoor/outdoor summer eatery, attracting locals, celebrities, day-trippers, and travelers from all over the globe! The Lobster Roll embraces the atmosphere of a nostalgic roadside shack amid the sand dunes, gardens of summer flowers, umbrellas, beach balls, picnic tables, and plenty of smiling faces! 1980 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 631-267-3740, lobsterroll.com
MARIO’S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT
When eating a slice of pizza with homemade sauce, scrumptious cheese, and perfectly cooked dough that has just the right amount of crunch, it almost feels like you’ve been transported to an Italian village without having set foot on an airplane. Mario’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Massapequa has been making customers feel like that for more than 35 years. Family owned and operated, Mario’s cooks the most delicious Sicilian and round pies that can be topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, eggplant, and so much more! Plus, they even accommodate their gluten-free customers. It’s no wonder they’ve been voted the Best Pizza on Long Island for the second year in a row! 655 Broadway, Massapequa, 516-797-1122, mariosmassapequa.com
BEST WINGSVITO’S RISTORANTE & PIZZA
Whether you’re watching a big game or just looking for something exciting to nosh on, nothing beats an order of chicken wings from Vito’s Ristorante and Pizza. The Glen Cove eatery may specialize in Italian food, but their wings are a real draw. You can order a dozen (or two) in either mild or medium heat; the with adventurous eaters, however, go for the extra hot wings! 91 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, 516-759-1366, vitospizzany.com