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329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
516-764-9273
Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 15
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great diner...

This is our go to diner for that cheeseburger deluxe or Sunday morning breakfast. The food is delicous. The servers are a happy nice bunch of people who always great you with a smile. Never go any where else when I need a diner fix. Go try it out you will not be disappointed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
NYDREAMER10
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Long Beach, New York
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Huntington, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Service and food was like every dinner I've been to on Long Island, except the food was hot, tasty and portions were large. My friend had to take home at least half of what she had ordered. "Helicopter" service, but they did not hover too close nor too often. Service was excellent and our server brought everything quickly without us... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is more expensive than most diners but the food was excellent and the portions large, and they have valet parking for when it is crowded and you cannot find parking.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Best gelato ever! I love that you can taste test and then order your fave. The burgers are great, and I'm not a huge burger fan, but I'll eat them here. The wait staff is always friendly, and it's a great neighborhood diner. Haven't ever tasted anything bad here and we always look forward to coming back here. Gotta try... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Golden Reef Diner in Rockville Centre, NY has absolutely the best gelato you will ever have in your life! Even better than Italy - and I have had gelato in Rome at several places and in Venice and this is much better! The Golden Reef Diner's gelato is on the list of the 27 best ice cream shops you... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is our go to diner for that cheeseburger deluxe or Sunday morning breakfast. The food is delicous. The servers are a happy nice bunch of people who always great you with a smile. Never go any where else when I need a diner fix. Go try it out you will not be disappointed!

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Pound, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Golden Reef Diner has an exterior straight out of the 1950's. Just inside the door are a gelato bar and a bakery case with humongous pastries. The size of the pastries should have given us a clue as to the size of the entrees. Come here very hungry. We were here for breakfast in April on a Sunday morning. The... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Though this is a diner it's better than most diner food. Their onion rings are great when served on a separate plate so gravy doesn't make them soggy. Tender juicy lamb chops, huge fresh, quality salad.

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Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I wish I could review the food. My problem is that i ordered a beef stew dish....and found a hair in my food...YUK! I immediately called over a waiter and, in front of him, pulled this long hair out of the food with various gravy and small veggie pieces stuck to it. I was so grossed out! I expected the... More 

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Valley Stream, NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we go to many diners within 5 miles of this restaurant but its the best of the diners-very good fish choices, excellent burgers especially white meat turkey burger and their boneless half chicken is a good a dish as the best restaurants, they always give you too much to eat so how do you miss the fabulous gelato

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Brooklyn
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took a party of six for dinner to The Golden Reef this weekend. Though a busy Saturday night, my reservation was honored and we were seated immediately. The food was outstanding. Big, fresh and beautiful salads to start the meal. Entrees did not disappoint. The stuffed shrimp were large and tasty. Chicken Portobello was a hit, as well as the... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Reef Diner

Address: 329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
Phone Number: 516-764-9273
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:59 pm  12:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:59 pm  12:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:59 pm  12:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:59 pm  12:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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: 516-764-9273

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?