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Cliff's Rendezvous

American, Bar
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313 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2404
(631) 727-6880
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Northport, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the famous Marinated Porterhouse steak - I was not disappointed! Sides and salad were great too. Reasonably priced!

Thank panics5
Rocky Point, New York
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282 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is still a classic. It's not very pretty, not "hip" at all....but you'll get a really good burger at a decent price (although I can remember the same burger for dollars less years ago) and a friendly server in either the main or lower level. The menu hasn't changed in years so no big surprises. No one rushes... More 

Thank Ashford817
Shoreham, New York
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188 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

As I said their own baked clams still distinctive after all these years but still could have some clams in them. Marinated cheese burger was very good and fries ok. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Usually, a porterhouse is called for but I just wasn't feeling it tonight. I must say we haven't been here in a while... More 

Thank Vacalot
Latham, NY
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

So confused... Such a friendly wait staff, great draft beer selection, delicious soup. I was sooo jonesing for soft shelled crabs that I picked this spot because it was on the menu... albeit fried soft shells.. menu priced at $11.95. The head scratching came when my check indicated the fried soft shell crabs w/ fries was $29.95. It was a... More 

1 Thank GreatDaneDrummer
Long Island, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I have to admit .. I wasn't too sure about this place from the looks on the outside. I've been living in the area for 5 years and I haven't thought once about going in here. My friend and I decided to give it a shot yesterday while we were in the area. The place absolutely has a "local dive... More 

2 Thank sanddollar88
Holbrook, New York
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Rendezvous has excellent steaks!! My boyfriend got the t-bone marinaded with sautéed mushrooms and onions cooked medium with sweet potato fries and it practically melted in your mouth! I got a chopped steak with gorgonzola cheese and enjoyed every last bite! Their toasted almost cake was great as well! Definitely request Noreen as your server if she's there! She was... More 

Thank Pez1227
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Steak was awesome, lobster tail was tasty and my son loved the steamers! I have been here periodically since I was a boy in the 1970's. I no longer live in the town or state, but when I come back to visit, I always stop here or at one of the other restaurants owned by the family (Elbow Room restaurants).

Thank Kelly R
Smithtown, NY
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I agree with the other reviewers. We went there to have a quick bite before going to a wake. We sat at the bar. There were three locals there.The bartender was pretty old. He totally ignored us for over 5 minutes. When he finally did approach us he was not friendly at all. Made us feel like we were bothering... More 

Thank shaney123
Mount Sinai, New York
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115 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant/bar for over 35 years and I have yet to find another bar that equals the food and steak of this wonderful place....get your Steak marinated with the secret recipe...and you are in heaven. Make time to go to Riverhead and experience why it's been successful for so many years.

Thank R J T
Bellport, New York
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times and never disappointed. If you like cheese burgers, these are great, especially with fried onions! Steak is also good here. Cliff's restaurants are an east end institutions, all have similar decor, old school bar, but they are clean! Good chowders too!

Thank topmoss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2404
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead
  • Phone Number: (631) 727-6880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?