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161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
203-469-7544
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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... beyond what I expected! ... the service was helpful and efficient ... the menu was full of great seafood dishes and well prepared ... I had my favorite Zuppa di Pesce and it was perfect!!! (no rubber squid!) ... portions were a bit over the top but then you are encouraged to take home an encore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Frank M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

... beyond what I expected! ... the service was helpful and efficient ... the menu was full of great seafood dishes and well prepared ... I had my favorite Zuppa di Pesce and it was perfect!!! (no rubber squid!) ... portions were a bit over the top but then you are encouraged to take home an encore ...

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dined here Sunday- party of six. Everyone was so helpful and accommodating! The owner came out to move his car so we could park! I had my fav- whole belly clams. they were sweet and tender. the portions were very good size as well. Nice atmosphere - we sat in covered "porch" with view of the beach. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Two adults on an overcast Monday after the 4th of July. We chose to eat indoors due to the humidity. But the outside tables were well occupied. For lunch we order the lobster roll with fries and fried shrimp with fries and coleslaw. Both were tasty, well presented and good. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly adding to the nice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Bad food bad service false advertising as outdoor seating but "outdoor" patio was enclosed hair in my salad I almost got sick

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food was the very best I had on my trip to Connecticut. The service was awesome and the whole staff was great. I had scallops and they were the best I ever had. The prices were reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Sandpiper restaurant can always be counted on for a very good meal. My husband and friend had the salmon dinner, one plain grilled and the other cajun-style, and both agreed they were delicious. Another friend had the swordfish special for the evening and he raved about its flavor and freshness. Meals came with choices of potatoes and salad or... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Sandpiper is a very good place for a quick, but very good lunch. Prices are reasonable and the service is very good.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My Wife and i love seafood and the last time we had dinner there we just felt it could of been much better for the Money compared to other Seafood Restaurants we have been to. Well i guess if your in the area and don't feel like driving elsewhere its OK

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East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have lived in East Haven for 8 years and have only ever gotten take-out food from the Sandpiper while at the beach, so it was fun to take my aunt there recently to try dine-in. They have really upgraded the interior, and the dine-in patio with a view of the beach was great. The check-in and waiting process, however,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just across the road from a beach, great water view, summer seafood. You can't beat the Sandpiper. Eat on the enclosed porch and people watch. Locals bocci game right across the street was forming up and gathering quite the crowd. Service was very attentive and pleasant, I didn't get the young man's name. Had a CT (hot) lobster roll and... More 

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Address: 161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
Phone Number: 203-469-7544
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen

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  • Address: 161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-469-7544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen

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