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Golden Reef Diner

329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
516-764-9273
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited the Golden Reef Diner while staying in Rockville Centre on business. Staff were very friendly and service was prompt. Portions were very big and left me wanting for nothing. Visited twice during my week stay and wasn't disappointed.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really fun Diner atmosphere. Huge portions; but note that it is a bit pricey. Thumbs up to the burgers and turkey burgers, as well as the classic ham sandwich! Employees seemed super cool on the whole. Our waiter was a bit grouchy but he was so over the top about it that it was hilarious, and he was definitely attentive.... More

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Farmingdale, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The parking here is a problem. Very few places to park and if the small lot is full, you must use the public lot which is a pay lot. At least the public lot is close. Let's start with the price. Kind of on the up side for having lunch. Of course this is a diner which serves one large... More

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Bayside, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Food was so-so. No better, no worse than many other diners. The way the owner spoke to us was unconscionable. Said he did not want business discussed in his diner.

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Westbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Food was good and fresh. Huge portions. Our waitress Rose was great! The inhouse made Gelato was fantastic...even brought home some for tomorrow.

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have been coming here for years, but never again after my recent experience. Called to place a to go order and after being on hold for 10 minutes, finally attempted to place it. The man who took the order was beyond rude. Yelling at me and being a compete jerk. Everything I said he would respond with "WHAT". I... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We come to this diner for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are a lot of choices on the menu and the portions are large enough to share.especially the dinner entres. The service is very good and they have valet parking.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Golden Reef Diner is reliably great, at all times. There are the regulars, which my husband and I count ourselves. The food is always good and there are huge portions. The Wait Staff,expects you to take your uneaten food home, as you cannot possibly eat it all. I have to say something about the wait staff here - they... More

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is probably one of the best diners I had the pleasure of eating at. The portions are out of control huge (especially the Chicken & Broccoli). When family comes in, and I do not feel like cooking, we all shuffle in for a great meal. We are always seated immediately, staff pours over you to make sure you have... More

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Long Beach, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Really poor service, even for post Hurricane Sandy. Orders were gotten wrong and nobody seemed to care.

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