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Star Confectionery Store

4 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-9873
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Ranked #14 of 97 restaurants in Riverhead
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Calverton, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After having lived in the area for years, I was finally able to visit this long-running (since 1920) business in downtown Riverhead last month (July). Housed in a historic building, the location still retains its old-style charm, from the wooden booths to the pressed-tin ceiling. Coupled with this is a tasty selection of food and its friendly service. The only... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The French Toast was amazing. The service friendly and helpful. My daughters order the MILKSHAKES with their breakfast (11am) and they said they were great - good coffee too

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Sayville, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Every sip of their Vanilla shake makes me feel like I'm 7 again, enjoying the taste for what it is...vanilla! I brought my 25 year old Son with me yesterday, which was the first time I'd eaten here in over a year or more. I had my usual Cheeseburger Deluxe with Fries and a Shake. My son Dave had a... More

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Riverhead, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been going here all my life....food always is consistent and always good. Staff always friendly!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Order the "famous French toast". I guess it's famous w for lacking flavor and being flat like pancakes. Took 40 minutes to get toast and waitress was put out when I asked about meal. Had to ask for coffee to be refilled. Sad all the way around but inside of restraunt was cute. Stay away unless you want average

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Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were looking for a place to have breakfast in Riverhead and chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. The breakfast was very good - pancakes and their "famous" French toast. The service was good and the prices very reasonable. The food was nothing different than we could have had in any nearby diner for a similar price but... More

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Calverton, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great local place that has been run b the same family for more than my 50 years. Great breakfasts and burgers. Old time icecream sodas, egg creams, etc. Very pretty inside, origional tin ceilings, tile floors, etc.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Agree with other reviewers that you feel like you're a kid again! Great place to go for breakfast or lunch. I always go for the blt or grilled cheese! Wonderful family run business!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love eating at the Star everythime I go to Riverhead. It is like stepping back in time with the wooden booths lining both sides of the walls. The food is really good and still reasonable. Wonderful fresh lemonade!

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Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

While "Star Confectionery" is its real name, we all know it as "Papa Nicks" in deference to the grandfather of the current owner, Anthony. He's third generation and he keeps up a proud tradition. When I first lived in Riverhead in 1967, Papa Nick was still running the show, albeit with the considerable support of his two sons, Pete and... More

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