After spending several hours at Caleb Smith State Park we wanted a late lunch. We headed east on Jericho Turnpike into Smithtown. As we came upon American Roadside Burgers we knew we had to stop. We knew nothing about it, except that it “looked nice.”
Parking was easy in the large lot. Two van accessible, handicapped spaces are located just across from the entrance. Four steps or a ramp get you to the double door entrance, vestibule, and another set of double doors to the restaurant itself.
The directions told us to get on line, place our orders at the low counters, take a seat and wait for our orders to be delivered to our table. The menu is large. Burgers (beef, turkey, veggie) can be customized, with lots of choices. There are also salads and chicken. It was interesting to note that they serve wine and beer, unusual for a burger place! We finally made our decisions and placed our order. We then took a seat at one of the large booths. One of the dining areas has very well-spaced tables and chairs, making it very easy to get to a table.
As we waited for our order (not a very long wait) we talked about the décor. Their website calls the restaurant , “…a tribute to American roadside hamburger stands of the past.” (website) The wood décor and “made in USA” stamped on almost everything, give the place a warm atmosphere. Our burgers were delicious as were the sweet potato fries (perfectly done).
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations are easy to enter and exit.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.americanburgers.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”