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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:59 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Rockville Centre, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Straightpoint D
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

It's been well over 30 years since my last visit - and, while the name may have changed, this place ever fails to put great food on the table. It was obvious from the full house that the locals still flock here for excellent food & friendly service. I was here mid-afternoon to grab something light to get me through... More 

Thank peachtree287
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We simply love diners (as we don't get them back home) and Golden Reef was superb! Lovely ambience (exactly what we were expecting). The portions were huge! I could've been full just from my 6 year old's kid meal! Food was good and yummy too. Menu might have too many items on it but that didn't deter us. We knew... More 

Thank Eve T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

So much potential for a classic LI diner eating experience. A cool looking diner, great location, comfortable booths, large meal portions, great service (the wait staff are very efficient - most of the time) and substantial menu choices (too many probably). Unfortunately, the food is for the most part is pretty mediocre - even the breakfasts are kind of tasteless... 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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?