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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solidly average

My husband and I are seafood aficionado or so we say :) And the seafood is solidly average. The drink are amazing. Stopped by a few weeks ago and the bartender was so friendly

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Tiffany S
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East Haven, Connecticut
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East Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We always sit at the bar, My husband and I frequently visit this restaurant. They change the menu seasonally which keeps it interesting. The drinks are reasonably priced & the food is always good! We always have good conversation whether its with a staff member or patron It is a neighborhood jewel!!

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Thank Diane F
East Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a fun, friendly restaurant. Food is great. Specials are great. It's a nice place to go at the last minute. It's a neighborhood restaurant so you always run into someone you know.

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Thank Dianeddr1948
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband and I are seafood aficionado or so we say :) And the seafood is solidly average. The drink are amazing. Stopped by a few weeks ago and the bartender was so friendly

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Thank Tiffany S
East Haven, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

They have a nice happy hour and a great dinner menu They also have a bar menu and an early bird menu.

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Thank Ralph C
East Haven, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Sicilian calamari is delicious , surf snd turf dinner is enough food for 2 people. Food good, service good, great casual place to eat

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Thank Anne-Marie M
East Haven, CT
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've had Sunday brunch 3 times this summer and the food was consistently fresh and delicious. Each time we had a very good Bloody Mary as well. This is not the all-you-can-eat type of brunch. It is an a la carte menu of pancakes, omelettes, different types of breakfast sandwiches and eggs benedict (sammys and bennys). $10 gets you bottomless... More 

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Thank Coco S
Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Beachhead is run by the same group the owns the Mooring in Guilford and the food is just as ordinary. At least the Mooring has a nice setting. My husband had dinner at The Beachhead and all 3 of us were disappointed. The menu is boring and the food almost tasteless.

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1 Thank Woodmonter
Port Clinton, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Thank Lynn H
Connecticut
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank angg321
Branford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?