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3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4905
203-469-5450
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just OK

Went to Beachhead when I heard they had new owners... Quite expensive for what you get... Fried fish ok Chilean Sea Bass expensive and was overcooked and dry..

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Robin S
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Friday nights tend to be busy at beachside restaurants, so we arrived at 4:30 to savor a drink and dinner overlooking the marsh on the deck. Heidi, bartender extraordinaire, attentive waitress and juggler of everything happening at this bustling place, excelled at welcoming us, taking and retrieving our orders and reseating us inside when the setting sun became too uncomfortable.... More 

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Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place was awesome when it was first taken over but it is bad now. The fried shrimp look like they come from Popeye's and the told me they get me something else. I said "how are the stuffed clams" and they replied "oh you can't go wrong with our stuffed clams". When they came the were cod, fake crab... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Has a good happy hour but quality of food is not like it use to be under the previous owners. Salad with chicken was good but other food was subpar.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to Beachhead when I heard they had new owners... Quite expensive for what you get... Fried fish ok Chilean Sea Bass expensive and was overcooked and dry..

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Orange, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

From the lovely setting, to the friendly and attentive waitstaff, to the delicious meal, everything was perfect. The rolls were hot and fresh. The salads (included with the meal) were a nice mix of fresh greens, diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, and sliced olives. The swordfish meal I had and the chicken dish my wife had were very tasty and cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came here for the Friday Happy Hour to meet some friends at the bar and it was pretty crowded, but the bartenders were nice and quickly took our drink and food orders. I ordered the panecotto and hubby ordered the fried calamari and fried mozzarella. Both were plentiful and delicious. After we ate the appetizers, we all went outside... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

So my husband and I recently purchased a living social coupon for this restaurant. $20 for $40 worth of food seemed like a good deal. Went on Friday night it was crowded, and there was a singer entertaining....really loud and kind of like going back to 1982, I'm a little confused why he was so loud, going out for dinner... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and i arrived on a Wensday at 3:30 when they said they opened when i called.Well the doors were locked and finally i saw some throwing out garabe and they said they opened at 4pm .We were the only ones there .We sat down and asked if they had Fried Clams on the menu .they said no .Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went to the Beachhead restaurant on Sunday, beautiful day to be by the water. It wasn't busy so we had a nice table by the window, beautiful view. Ordered 3 combo lunches and 1 baked scallops. All were plentiful and delicious, even the rolls were good, had to ask for them but worth it. Clams on the 1/2 were very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went read some reviews before trying this nightmare of an establishment. We went in as a party of four, ourselves and another couple. Waited for a table, in the bar area, and the hostess must've forgotten us because she sat two other tables, before my wife went and reminded her we had been waiting for 20... More 

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Additional Information about Beachhead Restaurant

Address: 3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4905
Phone Number: 203-469-5450
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4905
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-469-5450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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