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Golden Reef Diner

££ - £££
American, Diner
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329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
+1 516-764-9273
06:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
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Baldwin, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

During Christmas week wanted a nice breakfast. Large menu good selections and great food. The staff is friendly. Parking is tight. Prices were moderate.

Thank Steven C
Villanueva de la Canada, Spain
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I'm in town visiting with family for the holidays, because I recently moved to Madrid Spain about 3 yrs ago and I missed going to the diner. I hope one day soon that Europe will move into the 21st century and open up some great diners. Who doesn't love food at 2:00am...Especially when you can eat anything from waffles to... More 

Thank suzyq282
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nowhere else in the world have I found diners like the ones on Long Island. Incredible selection of food, generous helpings, and attentive service personnel with NY attitude that makes dining experience more enjoyable. Golden Reef no exception!

Thank Jim H
Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

it's the only diner in town and that's why their still in business . owners unfriendly, food quality is average, but large portions are served

1 Thank hpk1954
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Food is fresh.It is always busy no matter the time of day. Burgers are yummy...Potato salad is the best...

1 Thank Melissa G
Albany, New York
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291 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I went here for lunch and we both had salads. I ordered the lunch salad and she ordered a side salad; they were both large portions. My wife had asked if she good get one of the lunch salads in a side salad size, but the answer was no. However, the waiter included some fruit on the... More 

Thank Howard S
New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I eat dinner here often with our friends. The chioces are delicious and plentiful. We often share our dinners because the portions are enormous. When we want a normal sized dinner we order their delicious onion soup in the croc. It's the best! With a slice or two of their wonderful warm garlic bread, we leave with... More 

Thank enidgail
New Milford, New Jersey
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went to the Golden Reef Diner for lunch . The food was very good, but a bit pricey. They have an amazing list of specials, but you need to top off your meal with their delicious selection of Gelattos. I recommend Golden Reef for tasty food as well as good service.

Thank Rich C
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Golden Reef is one the last diners left in the Oceanside, RVC, Baldwin area. It's a good place to go later in the evening if your body can't handle the fast food option. Their chicken pot pie is outstanding, as well as their split pea soup..don't forget the croutons. Breakfast menu is good 24-7. They have some interesting wait... More 

Thank Paul J
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be served by Karim. What a really nice place. Karim couldn't do enough for us. Food was fresh and really nice. Will definitely return! Thanks guys!

Thank Andy F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:59
06:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: +1 516-764-9273

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?