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570 Sunrise Hwy, Patchogue, NY 11772-2282
(631) 363-5338
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The perfect place for the daily meals

I am always posting about special or high end places, or far away places o really good or bad places but I never post about the places I use to go to in a regular basis. Now it's the time. I have brunch or breakfast every weekend at California diner. It is a family owned 24/7 service restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
MariaEscodaSans
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Bayport, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a wonderful late lunch....delicious salads made to order.Everything was fresh. Excellent service.

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Patchogue, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love their eggs benedict! Make sure you ask for Alyson - she is an awesome waitress. If she is not there ask for Philippe!

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Islip, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Breakfast was really good. Food was cooked to order without being greasy. Their asparagus veggie omlette,even potatoes were very good. Turkey bacon was enough to share. Actually all the food portions were huge. Took half of it home.

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Bayport, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I am always posting about special or high end places, or far away places o really good or bad places but I never post about the places I use to go to in a regular basis. Now it's the time. I have brunch or breakfast every weekend at California diner. It is a family owned 24/7 service restaurant. The food... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The review only allows for one meal, so I picked our first one, breakfast, which my wife and I enjoyed after the highly disappointing complimentary breakfast offered to us by La Quinta Inn. But, as breakfast was so good, we had to stop one more time, last time for dinner, before leaving Long Island this morning! There are soo many... More 

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San Jose, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Ordered the lox omlette and it was mostly onions in the eggs with very little lox. Service was good and we had a nice round table good for conversation. It's a good place if you want breakfast later in the day.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Myself,wife and nephew went for a late lunch. My wife ordered chicken soup with matzoh balls. It was weird and a joke. After 3 spoonfuls, she couldn't eat the rest. She is no stranger to chicken soup I might add. I ordered a chicken salad. How could you possibly screw up a chicken salad ? I suppose by serving it... More 

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We tried this place this evening based on some reviews. It was awful. Worst food we've ever had in this area. Dishes are not prepared as they are described on the menu. Even the vegetable side dishes are bad. Servers do not seem at all enthused about their employment -- and I wouldn't be either if I had to work... More 

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Middle Island, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Considering we went there at 2:30 - 3:00 am, the staff was pleasant and prompt; the service was good and the food as well. I would recommend definitely recommend it. The atmosphere was very quaint.

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new york
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This diner is really bad! I'm not sure where these people ate that are giving this diner a better than poor rating, but it certainly cannot be at the California Diner. There are so many better choices in the surrounding area. The food is sub par at best. The place is filthy. I have eaten at this diner once and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 570 Sunrise Hwy, Patchogue, NY 11772-2282
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Patchogue
  • Phone Number: (631) 363-5338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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