North Fork Burger Search: Modern Snack Bar

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Modern Snack Bar in Abequogue serves up an impressive Classic American Cheeseburger.

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Modern Snack Bar in Abequogue serves up an impressive Classic American Cheeseburger.

It’s retro. It’s charming. It’s affordable, but most importantly it’s delicious. Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue is famous for its home-style cooking. Its open roast turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce rivals mom’s Thanksgiving dinner, but the North Fork Burger Search is a quest for hamburgers.

Sure, every diner can serve a burger, but not many can compete with Modern Snack Bar’s take on the American favorite. The hot and flavorful burgers are reminiscent of the kind your dad grilled in the summer, but better.

The owners go out of their way to guarantee the finest ingredients.  Theses burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, Black Angus beef and your choice of American, Swiss, or cheddar cheese and served on a roll.

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue also serves a 100% white meat Turkey Burger.

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue also serves a 100% white meat Turkey Burger.

And if you’re looking to stay on the lighter side, the restaurant’s turkey burger served on a multigrain roll is nothing short of amazing. Plus, it’s made with 100% white meat.

“A lot of places use fillers, but that’s not for us,” owner Otto Wittmerier said. “We tried frozen last year, but it didn’t last.”

Portion size is not a problem at the Modern Snack Bar. All of the 1/3-pound burgers are served with coleslaw, fries, lettuce, and tomato.

“We pride ourselves on our tomatoes,” Mr. Wittmerier said.

They are grown in water using a hydroponic growing system to ensure only the ripest, juiciest tomatoes year-round.

Another bonus: the price can’t be beat. All the burgers are under $12.

“It’s affordable,” Mr. Wittmerier said. “You need a bank loan to pay the bill at some other places.”

Modern Snack Bar is located at 628 Main Rd, Aquebogue.

Modern Snack Bar also made the list of top 12 diners in the country by Travel + Leisure Magazine.