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Sandpiper Restaurant

161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in East Haven
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
New London, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a local place that started as a walk up hotdog and seafood places when I was growing up Near the town beach, recently remodeled after storms in 2012. Reasonable prices and good seafood choices.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is nice for lunch but the prices are too high! They are trying to be something they are not. It's a beach hot dog stand that added on a restaurant, not a fancy restaurant. The food is good, just too expensive!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very impressed with the fresh quality of food. Delicious! Not greasy. Nice view. Can be a little noisy when sitting outside on the patio but you can't beat the view. Would have liked to had more water. The waitress never refilled our glasses. She was very kind and they cleared our plates right away - but could have just refilled... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The experience began with our party of four being told that we would be seated quickly as tables were being cleared. Twenty minutes later, we were shown to a table. Okay... not all that bad but not what we were told. Promise broken. The menu prices were a bit steeper than expected but, hey, it's a New England seafood restaurant... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Delicious fried oysters..............Sapphire Martini not so much..............had lunch outside in a group of nine...............good atmosphere...............service just ok........had to look for waitress twice...............good menu with nice choices.

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East Haven, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Right across from the beach in East Haven, this restaurant has a great view and great fried seafood. When the soft shelled crabs are in season, you have to have them. Their fried fish is always light and almost guilt-free. Their broiled and grilled dishes are also wonderful. The owners are always welcoming.

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Naples, Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went for a late lunch so there was no wait and the oysters were possibly the best I ever had. The fries were also nice and crispy and moist. My husband had the stuffed scallops. We should have asked how they were prepared before ordering them. The breading was nice and spicy but the lunch portion was two large clam... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The menu has an outstanding seafood selection. The recent décor has a jaunty nautical theme. We were there on a Monday on a cool, misty evening. This may be the reason that we didn't have the wait that other reviewers have complained about. We had a great meal. Probably their problem is that they are too popular!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Still in shock about the experience i had tonight at the Sand Piper. The wait was long despite the fact that there were five or six visible staff walking around the dining room and 1 manager who refused to make eye contact with throughout our meal. There were also only three other tables. At one point a customer walked into... More

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I dined yesterday for lunch at the Sandpiper. It was one seafood restaurant I had never been to, so I thought I would try it. I ordered the baked stuffed scallops, but the waitress bought me baked sole and was hesitant to admit it was the wrong dish. When my correct order did arrive, I saw that the stuffed scallops... More

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Additional Information about Sandpiper Restaurant

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

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