The Pit Stop
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We're proud to introduce you to the Rubano's, the family whom have run this restaurant for generations upon generations. This "Pit Stop" really is a great place to take a break and enjoy some freshly made, homestyle cuisine. Try something different from what you may be accustomed to, such as the Stuffed Spaghetti Squash plate that is to die for, or the Cuban Sandwich that always packs a serious punch! We love the old-school counter-serve style that you'll find here, you know you're in for a great meal and experience. As their slogan goes, "We've Got What You're In The Mood For" and we strongly agree! Each time you arrive here in Merrick, you can rest assured you will receive the freshest homemade foods possible.. literally the same as you would get at home. No shortcuts are taken here like most fast food or big chain alternatives do. Each meal is prepared from scratch just for you, nothing frozen or shipped in for different states, etc. They take pride in sharing their time-tested family recipes with you, so you can experience good old-fashioned meals like they are supposed to be. They started out back in 2001 using an 1950's ice-cream location and truly became the living definition of a mom-and-pop joint. With nearly two decades of service under their belts, they have grown their menu thanks to the tireless support of the community and returning customers. So many amazing things to try here such as their timeless Burgers but other surprises include their Butternut Squash Soup, fresh Milk Shakes, Cobb Salads and plenty more. If you are ready to take a break from greasy, fast food non-sense, then come visit the The Pit Stop.

Address / Location

1706 Sunrise Hwy
Merrick, NY 11566

The Pit Stop Restaurant

Menu Recommendations

Cuisine / Diet Plan with Popular Foods & Meals to Eat Here

American Food Pasta

Cuban Sandwich Spaghetti Squash Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Salad The Pit Stop Restaurant Food Baby Spinach Salad The All The Way Burger Pretzel Bacon Bleu Cheese Burger Chicken Wrap

For menu, health nutrition facts, hours,
delivery, reservations or gift cards please call.

Diet-friendly, vegan, gluten free or
organic meals may be available.

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