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Golden Reef Diner

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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A long time favorite of so many!

No matter what time of day you visit the Golden Reef, the owners are always there to greet you and make you feel welcome and the huge variety of items on the menu make this a local favorite and they are always busy. They also make their own homemade spumoni which we love! Come with an appetite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
quiltyny
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Lynbrook, New York
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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168 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed to get a quick lunch since I was visiting a relative at a health care facility nearby. I went here to order a sandwich. The sandwich was OK as was the service. I got what I expected. What I did not expect was to be treated in a combative, confrontational manner by Jimmy, the manager. I had asked... More 

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Thank Barry17149021
Long Island City, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always consistent ! Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner all good all the time ! Visit at least 2x times a month - always fresh food !

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Thank QueenBee0909
Lynbrook, New York
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter what time of day you visit the Golden Reef, the owners are always there to greet you and make you feel welcome and the huge variety of items on the menu make this a local favorite and they are always busy. They also make their own homemade spumoni which we love! Come with an appetite because the portions... More 

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Thank quiltyny
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very good here, the service was great the drink refill r very good as well the staff is so nice and very accomadating as well

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Thank harexpert2006
New York City, New York
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Thinking that this diner is the exception (many local diners have gone downhill in their food quality and cooking skills), we decided to try this local diner for lunch today. What a mistake! My husband ordered a grilled chicken breast sandwich and he said it was tasteless. My son had a grilled cheese ( can't really mess that one up!)... More 

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Thank PaulaNYFL
Long Island, NY
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We ate here a few years ago & didn't like the food but thought we would try it again because there are no diners left in Oceanside & this is the closest. My husband had matzo ball soup. The matzo ball was probably made from a mix and had no taste. It should have been labeled "imitation matzo ball". His... More 

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Thank Mamagata
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a Great Old school Diner. The service is good the food is good and people are friendly. I would say give it a try you will enjoy it. At times it gets a bit busy so service can be off a little bit isn't that all diners. Overall review good for the family.

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Thank Mike R
Oceanside, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A very fine diner. Prices are fair. All the meals that we have had are very good or excellent. They have very special ice cream here. Service has always been excellent

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Thank syt850
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I go in. I order either a pizza burger or a chef salad. I figure it will be like every other diner. Then the food comes. The yeti that ordered this food must have switched orders with mine. There was so much food. I don't think I have ever finished a meal there. Why? Besides the mastodon size portions, the... More 

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Thank Eric M
Lynbrook, New York
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you're in the mood for diner food, I recommend the Golden Reef. This was my first visit here. I suggest you go hungry because the portions are enormous. There were 8 people in our party and all 8 of us took home leftovers. Service is excellent and the wait staff is friendly.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?