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Beachhead Restaurant

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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: Reservations

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A GREAT LUNCH

We wanted to try a new restaurant so we looked at a review in a magazine and we went to the Beachhead last week for lunch. The service was great, but then there were not a lot of people in the restaurant. My husbands combo seafood platter was one of the best he had ever had and I was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Barbara D
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We wanted to try a new restaurant so we looked at a review in a magazine and we went to the Beachhead last week for lunch. The service was great, but then there were not a lot of people in the restaurant. My husbands combo seafood platter was one of the best he had ever had and I was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just went for the first time since they reopen under new owners. Have to say I liked it better.... Had fish and chips and it was absolutely wonderful....it was piping hot and flaky with golden crispy batter. Would go again and soon.

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Branford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went on a Sunday night. There were only two other tables taken when we arrived. The wait for everything was unacceptable. We are still waiting for our bread. My husband ordered a soda to drink. When we told the waiter it was flat & to take it away, it still appeared on our bill. I had the crab cake app... More 

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Milford,Ct. USA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited Beachhead Restuarant recently (first time),initial impression interior did not match the exterior. No ambiance inside seemed like a "no class establishment". it is more a fast food atmosphere. Pricey menu items. No bread prior to dinner. Tried fish & chips ($19 to steep for this item). very bland and small portion of fish but lots of fries..go figure. Had... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I always like to support local restaurants. I also like to wait a few months before I do so the owners can weed out any problems. I had a 6:30 reservation and arrived to find only 1 other table occupied. Our party of four were greeted by a nice waiter and seated immediately. We ordered 2 vodka/rocks, 1 margarita and... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here during the annual fireworks in town... Fabulous food, entertainment and atmosphere! If you love a good calamari appetizer with flavor I suggest getting it here! Sauce was so mouth watering I was licking the fork !!

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We live local and haven't frequented the Beechhead in many years so we gave it a try.. This is what I have to say; There weren't many customers in the restaurant but we attributed it to being a weeknight. Our waiter was extremely attentive and polite.. We were served water in tiny glasses and it was as warm as bath... More 

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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been going to the Beachhead since I was a kid because it is within walking distance of my parents. In the last 10 years or more the service and food have been HORRIBLE. It was expensive, the waitstaff was rude, the owners were awful. They now have new owners or management or something and it is truly a... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went there as two couples as neither had been there in over 25 years. We both remembered the good food, the crowds in attendance, and the reasonable prices. Times have changed. The food was rated poor by one, ok by two, and good by one. There were no crowds on a Wednesday night. There were only three other booths... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went to dinner on a Friday night when there was an Italian singer there. Our party of 4 arrived at 5:30 and after 30 minutes at the bar we decided to sit in the dining room and orderi our food. We were the first orders of the evening as there was noone in the dining room at that time.... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?