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California Diner

570 Sunrise Hwy, Patchogue, NY 11772-2282
(631) 363-5338
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Ranked #54 of 102 restaurants in Patchogue
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 6, 2014
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10 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 review
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
80 helpful votes 80 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stopped on our way to East Hampton. Had a salad each- servings were huge and they were delicious. Best value we have had in America to date.

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Mastic Beach, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My family and self have been going there for the last 3 years or so, the food has always been very good, the decor is modern-ish, nice atmosphere for family, always friendly and courteous service.

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Lake George
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

And the best Matzoh Ball Soup for miles around.Plus everything you'd expect from a traditional Long Island Diner. But watch out for the crazies on the service road when exiting !

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Holbrook, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food is better here than at most diners.. Very large variety of food choices. Reasonable prices & efficient staff.

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

they served me pudding to go with 2 dinners i returned one undercooked and the other looked like leftovers reheated... i have posted pictures check em out this is for real served on aug 15 2012 joanne

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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189 reviews 189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Terrible service. Mediocre, bland food. Service should have been better since the staff out numbered the customers. Took forever for our waiter to even come to the table. We ordered one of the daily specials which included soup, salad, bread basket, entree, dessert, and coffee. The soup was flavorless but at least it was hot. The bread basket was ample... More

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

Good food in a nice room at a fair price. Easy on and off the highway, too

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