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“Best service anywhere” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Dolphin
365 West Main Street, Huntington, NY
(631) 351-9680
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Ranked #49 of 202 Restaurants in Huntington
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Huntington, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best service anywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We have been visiting the Golden Dolphin for 15 years, maybe once every three months or so. It is so well run! My husband likes to say that any new restaurant should send people to the Dolphin to learn how to manage a restaurant. They are fast and efficient. They are so fast and so good at service! If you spill your drink, you are still in the process of lifting your arm off the table to avoid the spill when someone materializes with a rag to mop it up! You no sooner sit down than you have a free appetizer. This restaurant is always full but it moves fast... And if there is a need for you to wait for a table, they feel bad and bring you out appetizers on trays like at a wedding!
Teddy and Peter are the owners and you will see them everywhere, greeting guests, running the register, and managing the staff. They will remember you on future visits.
The food? Typical diner fare. But in large quantities-- the bread basket alone is gigantic!-- with tons of sides that come with your entree. And the choices are endless-- it's a long menu!
You may not say that the food is the best you ever ate, but you'll say it's good and you'll enjoy your meal. The Greek foods and diner classics such as hamburgers and omelettes are good choices. They do these extremely well. And you will definitely find the service the best in the business.

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  • English first
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English first
Smithtown, New York
1 review
“disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stopped in for lunch on Jan. 1, 2014. I ordered the fried calamari at $14.00. I did think the price was a bit high for an appetizer but I ordered it any way. When the platter arrived I thought the portion seemed smaller than in any other restaurant. As I chewed into the calamari, I found that they hadn't been properly prepped. The cartilage was left in all of the pieces. I informed the waitress who notified the owner. He never came over to apologize nor did he offer anything else in it's place. When it was time to pay, I did tell him that I was disappointed, his excuse was that he did previously tell the cook. It sounded to me that others had complained about the same issue. He never to offered to take something off the total. He seemed not to care and had an attitude. I will never return to this diner again!
doesn't deserve a star!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Corpus Christi, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Comfort food at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had breakfast here one day and it was so good, we came back for dinner the next day and weren't disappointed. This diner is a jewel and its employees make eveyone feel like you're at home and eating mom's cooking. It could not have been more welcoming and our food more satisfying. Wish we lived here so we could make it a usual.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington Station, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Friendly faces, terrific food, always a good choice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Consistently good food, best matzoh ball soup anywhere, tender, juicy steaks, etc. Homemade desserts to take home (too much food to have dessert too!). Both Peter and Teddy always make us feel welcome and keep the staff on their toes. Great service to go with the great food and the place is always immaculate.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is good, and the owners Peter and Teddy treat everyone like they're family. The place is especially good for kids. We love it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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