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Sandpiper Restaurant

American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen
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161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
203-469-7544
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  • 26
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Old flare

Excellent seafood cooked after you order it a real new england experience and not short of quality...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Rdm70
via mobile
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent seafood cooked after you order it a real new england experience and not short of quality...

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Branford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Once again we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Sandpiper. The fresh fish is outstanding and the price reasonable. The view is also outstanding. Long Island is in view from many of the tables. With the snow piled high, the sun shining on it and the water, and seagulls flying around, we enjoyed a delightful lunch on a very cold... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I eat at the Sandpiper at least once a week,the seafood is always fresh never over cooked or oily.The entire staff is friendly and the owners are very approachable.i often order take out and am offered free coffee or soft drink while waiting for my food bit i am well known to the owner so that is a perk.overall great... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had clams and mussels in a white sauce over linguini. My friend had broiled salmon. Both came with soup for about $18.50 each. We both enjoyed our meals. Service was quick and friendly.

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East Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I eat at the Sandpiper at least once a week. The fish is always fresh. The staff is wonderful and they make you feel like you are family. In the summer they have outdoor seating and it is across the street from the beach. It is a great family restaurant. It is clean and outside is just as clean. They... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've eaten here a number of times and the food is fine, not outstanding. Lenny and Joe's does a better job with the fried seafood. However, on a warm summer evening a plate of fried clams on their outside deck from the takeout section, with a couple of your own beers in a wee cooler, we enjoy this place. They... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have been to the Sandpiper restaurant several times, and have never been anything but pleased with every aspect. We love their fried shrimp dinner, and it is delivered to us quickly, each time so fresh; hot; crisp and perfect, with the french fries almost too hot to pick up. I'm very surprised by some of the poor reviews, as... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family and I stopped in for lunch recently. We tried the Rhode Island and New England clam chowders and both were great. The New England was quite creamy. For lunch we ordered fish and hot dogs. Everyone left satisfied.

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New London, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

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