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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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  • 4
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 6
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  • 3
    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
Just OK

The food was OK but nothing special, this was our second try at this place and we had hoped for better. We had a ceviche app which was a little bland and the shrimp were tiny. Tuna for dinner was good, but again, nothing special. Probably will not return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
dshore1
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WH, CT
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WH, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was OK but nothing special, this was our second try at this place and we had hoped for better. We had a ceviche app which was a little bland and the shrimp were tiny. Tuna for dinner was good, but again, nothing special. Probably will not return.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I wish I was able to give this a rating lower than terrible! My mother-in-law picked this for her Mother's Day dinner. I called on May 5, at 7:53PM (my phone says so) and made a reservation for 8 people at 6PM. After reading some of the reviews on Sunday morning, I became very concerned about our dinner plans. I... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wow, had a great meal at the Beachhead! Five in our party and everyone raved about their food choice. We started with Fresh shrimp cocktail, Sicilian Calamari and Blue Point Oysters. All excellent with the standout being the calamari which was fabulous...we are still talking about it two days later. A very unique slightly spicy/sweet sauce...My mouth is watering just... More 

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East Haven
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After an absence of three months, we returned expecting another great experience. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The prices had increased, the menu selections had decreased, and the live music was so loud we had to shout at each other across the table. At only 5:00 on a Friday evening, they were already out of several items. The hostess must have... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We should of known when we pulled into the empty parking lot on a Saturday night. The menu was pricey so my wife and I opted for the 2 for $29 deal. We started with salads and asked for bread and butter and they didn't have anymore!!! Are you kidding!! There were a few good choices. I ordered the fried... More 

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connecticut
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23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'm trying to think of a positive, but nothing comes to mind. No host/hostess on a Saturday night at 7:30, just waitstaff and bussers taking turns. The decor is clean, but not at all interesting. Booth is amazingly small for four adults. We ordered clams casino and the Maryland jumbo crab cake for apps. The clams were pedestrian, but passable,... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
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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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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