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“Many choices, good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Reef Diner

Golden Reef Diner
329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
516-764-9273
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Many choices, good food”
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.

  • Visited October 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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  • English first
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English first
Rockville Centre, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always great”
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 are intelligent and kindhearted and solicitious. Most of them are immigrants - so ask them a question about where they came from and you will get an interesting answer. And you might even make a new friend. We have eaten here so many times, I can't even remember and every meal is served quickily, there is barely any wait and every thing is delicious and not expensive at all!!!! . We have never had a bad meal here. Also, they have a great bar, so don't worry about not being able to have a relaxing drink. Jose is an excellent mixologist and a real decent person. My husband and I look forward nearly once every week to eating here, and they treat you like family members.

  • Visited August 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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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“After a movie, a great stop to make!”
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 everything you need, I promise you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 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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Long Beach, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Below average diner”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Baldwin, New York
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Very busy, crowded diner with excellent food...Portions are huge, especially the salads..Panini's are very good as well...Tried to order a café au lait, and they couldn't get it right...kept giving me expresso with milk..way too strong to drink...I often go here by myself for lunch...It is overpriced...for one person it is about $20.00. Service is consistently good, with many waiters, waitresses, and busboys.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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