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Golden Reef Diner

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329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
516-764-9273
Today
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 10
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  • 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
Most recent review
Never going back.

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Laura H
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Long Island, NY
Good for:
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?