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Golden Reef Diner

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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: Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best diner for 10 miles around

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
mzukerman
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Valley Stream, NY
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Danbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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New York
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104 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I recently stopped at this diner for breakfast with a friend early one saturday morning. The diner is pretty large and is hard to miss but the parking lot was pretty small. The parking lot also had a valet but he appeared to only park certain cars - he didnt park mine or my friends. Once you enter the diner... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been coming here since I was in high school. Pretty much always get the Burger Deluxe with a bowl of gravy for the fries and a vanilla egg cream. Unless I come for breakfast which is also very good. The place has never been busier. It's amazing to watch how quickly everyone Works.

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Washington, D.C.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This diner has produced quality food and a menu that might take an hour to read. Every choice is up to snuff and if not the server will tell you not to order it. Greek, Mediterranean, Italian, American fare are all served with quality, fresh ingredients and portions to make the hungriest satisfied. Anything on the menu that strikes you,... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Always a very good diner. I liked it better when they served free celery, carrots and olives. No more.....I would recommend this diner to all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced mediocre diner food. I love diner food but i hate to say this place is not my go to as I live in RVC. Pancakes are good though.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Service is friendly, food is plentiful, diner food is excellent (not sure about more elaborate fare). Prices are a little high but most people get two meals from a normal meal. Breakfast is their speciality. Lot of regulars fequent here.

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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?