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Golden Reef Diner

American, Diner
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329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Golden Reef is one the last diners left in the Oceanside, RVC, Baldwin area. It's a good place to go later in the evening if your body can't handle the fast food option. Their chicken pot pie is outstanding, as well as their split pea soup..don't forget the croutons. Breakfast menu is good 24-7. They have some interesting wait... More 

Thank Paul J
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was lucky enough to be served by Karim. What a really nice place. Karim couldn't do enough for us. Food was fresh and really nice. Will definitely return! Thanks guys!

Thank Andy F
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Golden Reef is consistently great. It often gets crowded for breakfast, but the food is always delicious and the service friendly. Parking is tight in the main lot, so you will likely need to park in municipal parking in the rear of the diner. There is a fee to park most times, so look for the signs. The omelettes, salads... More 

Thank LINYTravelers
Rockville Centre, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to golden reef since I was a baby. The food is good, large portions and a bit pricey. But they are definitely one of the best diners in the area to order a seafood entree.

Thank emjs2345
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

American as you can get, won't make sense if you are an actual US resident.. for everyone else from abroad, this is a true American eating experience, XL portions, greasy, salty, chewy, tasty.. like there is no tomorrow and cardiology has not been discovered yet! The best food at the best location with an excellent service! Do I need to... More 

Thank Manuel C
Jamaica, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Love the Golden Reef for any meal, any time of the day. Food is fresh, variety of choices, decent prices, and gracious staff.

Thank PatrickFlanagan
Valley Stream, New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My family and I have been customers of this diner for over 16 years. The owners and staff are extremely nice and their food is top notch. We are weekly Sunday breakfast diners and we also place take out orders from them during the week. Their turkey burgers are the best in town! They are always busy which is a... More 

Thank plgrandy2002
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Like the choices on menu. Good value for your money. Salad was fresh. Main courses generous. Desserts to die for. Friendly staff

Thank Graceomalley1957
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is always crowed. The food is great!! This is one of the best diners in the area. They even make their own gelato which is the best around!!!

Thank Carey J
Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for dinner when staying locally on business. Was on own so didn't want a fussy and expensive restaurant. Had chicken soup with the complimentary garlic bread followed up with a pot roast and peanut butter shake. Service was quick and friendly and the portions and quality of food very good. Maybe a little expensive at 31 bucks but all... More 

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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, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Sunrise Hwy, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Rockville Centre
  • Phone Number: 516-764-9273

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