My parents live in Merrick. Any recommendations for *cheap* (i.e. $10 and under) on the south shore and nearby mid-island, Suffolk, etc? I'm interested in take-out/diner/ethnic/hamburger/hot-dog/market/dive kinda places.
BTW, is there a semantic way to distinguish the above *cheap chow* from the fine dining/gourmet/expensive/$200 bottle of wine kinda chowhounding?