196 Reviews
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Patti Schiff-Armet
· January 6, 2018
Myself, Myron , Harriet & cousin Mark go here every Saturday
We love the food, the service ,the ambiance, the convenience and
everything about it. We love Sia , who is our waitress and she is the abso...lute best
Everyone who works there is very nice! Georgia and Thea always makes sure we are comfortable and that everything is going ok for us! Would highly recommend Golden Reef!!
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David Gissaro
· October 9, 2017
It was very busy but we did not wait long for a seat..the food was cold eggs over cooked and corn beef hash looked and taste like cat food..will not be returning there to eat..very disappointed since ...I heard good things and it seemed to be busy all the far emperial diner in Freeport and lite house diner in Wantagh are my two favs oh n sunrise diner See More
Steven Alperstein
· January 14, 2018
can't wait until the Pantry Diner reopens......... The food at the GOLDEN REEF is just plain awful, and way over priced...... I don't mind paying for good food.....

Oh, and one star is way too much!!!!!!!
Joyce Sellitti
· April 10, 2018
Best Salads and Appetizers around!! Add Salmon and/or shrimp and you have a magnificent dinner. Wine available too! Also Gelato. What a great meal.
Jim Kennedy
· January 28, 2018
Dinner with a friend, excellent of the better diners around. Great service and awesome gelato for dessert.
Crystal Sankar Lalchan
· April 15, 2018
Food was great and service was excellent. Went there on Saturday morning around 615am and there no one really.
Liz Giles Dahmani
· July 22, 2017
The staff are amazing! (I visit with my mother who is handicapped, and the staff could not be more attentive and friendly.) They know our favorite orders, often have our drinks on the table before we ...sit down, take time to teach my nephew words in Greek and Spanish, and generally feel like part of the family.
The food is great. The portions are enormous and we always go home with doggie bags.
Love the Golden Reef!
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Carol Anne Szel
· March 5, 2018
Fast efficient waitress and amazing breakfast ! Crowded but efficient in getting people seated!
Danny Ice
· January 18, 2018
Nothing to "rave" about but it's a very good diner. Adequate seating and fast, friendly service.
Francis John Balducci
· March 26, 2016
I ate at Golden Reef a few times.
On one occasion, I had a chicken club sandwich with fries. The sandwich was done well. The fries were above average, but I thought the portion was a bit small. So,... the waiter got me more without a problem and without an extra charge.
On another occasion, I ordered pancakes and bacon. Again, the food was done well. The bacon is more favorable to those who prefer it a little thick and chewy. Portions were good. Coffee was good.
One of the best things about eating out is being waited on and served. So, what I like most about Golden Reef is the staff. Everyone works hard; they do their best to please. If you show them respect, they will reflect it back.
P.S. There aways appears to be at least one waiter--and there may be a few of them on staff--who is larger-than-life, loud but not annoying, down-to-earth, and super funny. I offer them a quick honorable mention.
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Walter Allison
· January 22, 2017
I've been eating at the Golden Reef since I was in junior high school. I've witnessed it being remolded. The food and the service has never been bad. Whenever I come out to visit my grandfather, we ...have a meal here. The food and service are always on point! See More
Lupita Gadeas
· May 14, 2017
This was my second time at this place, the first time food was good but our server was a bit disconnected. Yesterday I went with my family again, and the Spanish speaking servers were super nice, frie...ndly and attentive. Even our server (who didn't speak Spanish) was super nice! However, the young guy that stands behind the ice cream bar (which is were I sat down) kept looking at us, my nephew was standing and trying to say hi to him but he (the guy) looked at my nephew with such ... disgrace. I don't know what his problem was... so serious and kept looking t us as if we were going to do something... The bathrooms were running over with brownish water and were all dirty (probably broken) I may not come back to this place ever! See More
Krola Cuello Veronica Cuello
· March 9, 2017
The service in general is good. The problem was the price , but when I ordered a Mushroom and avocado burger they NEVER told me that was going to be a ripe off. I end it up paying 25 dollars just for ...the burger itself, no french fries or drink...very disappointing. not happy at all. See More
David NY Rican Gonzalez
· April 30, 2017
This is the worst diner I have ever been too in my life. I literally had spoiled shrimp on my Cobb salad and had no bacon bits. The waitress insisted on me eating something that made me sick. The mana...ger is rude and the service is horrible. The waitress Emily was a smart mouth who always questioned my complaints instead of just solving them. The manager let the waitress talk back to us with a nasty attitude instead of calming her down. He told me to leave and never return. He is very prejudice with his demeanor and was quick to defend the waitress in the wrong and the fact that the salad was nasty. If I could give 0 stars I would. See More
Doris Drage Bode
· March 10, 2016
Always wondered what was so amazing about this diner that it was always packed and it had valet parking! So, finally went last night and I STILL don't understand what is so amazing about this place. T...he food was mediocre at best, the service was OK, but the waiter kept putting food on the table by reaching over behind me over my shoulder. I guess I'll never know why this diner is so popular because I'm fairly certain I won't be going back. See More
Helmut Kremers
· May 10, 2016
But I hasten to add that 5 stars are for the fabulous company I was in. I did ask my pal to take me to a real American diner so I suppose I asked for it. Food was atrocious, the waiter was a kind of z...ombie/alzheimer cross and the decor, well, Diner. Need one say more See More
Debby Burrell
· May 22, 2017
The service was good. My food ( chicken souvlaki) French fries and salad. Was delicious and HUGE, enough to bring home a "doggie bag " with enough for 2 more meals. all a good experience
Vicki de Vaul
· August 4, 2017
Delicious food.. I had a turkey good!! Very good, friendly service!! Can't wait to visit again!
Alison Maureen
· February 23, 2017
The bowl for my soup was cracked in 2 spots, honey mustard sauce gross, and my daughter spaghetti had some cooked and some raw. Nasty! Water glasses (plastic) dirty and cracked.
Roland Matthews
· September 18, 2017
Food was good, the diner was clean & I will definitely be back again..

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