Who We Are

Welcome to The Pit Stop, where culinary magic happens in Merrick, NY. Back in 2001, we saw boundless potential in a 1957 ice cream stand. What started as a cozy mom-and-pop joint with a simple menu has grown into something extraordinary. With our passion for food and unwavering community support, we’re thrilled to celebrate our 22nd year. We’ve expanded our menu, ensuring fresh and flavorful dishes, while staying true to our roots as a family focused establishment.


The Pit Stop was born out of a desire to satisfy the community’s cravings year-round. Whether you’re seeking catering for a large event or just dropping by for a quick bite, we serve up homemade, fresh food with lightning-fast pickup service.


The Rubano Family has been serving the community their signature brand of fresh, homemade cuisine for over 25 years. Proudly situated in Merrick, NY, our culinary expertise knows no bounds as we cater to a diverse range of events throughout the region, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.


Our food philosophy is simple: always homemade, never frozen. We believe in the power of quality ingredients and lovingly crafted dishes that leave a lasting impression. 

Embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure at The Pit Stop, where we offer an exceptional dining experience without any pretentiousness. Prepare to indulge in our homemade delights, experience the flavors of passion and dedication, and leave with a satisfied palate and a happy family.

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The Pit Stop, where good food, great prices, and a friendly atmosphere await you.

The Pit Stop is the go-to restaurant in Merrick, NY. Refuel your day with our made-from-scratch creations, savor the flavors, and create lasting memories. Welcome to The Pit Stop, where good food, great prices, and a friendly atmosphere await you.

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