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Sandpiper Restaurant

161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
203-469-7544
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Ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in East Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Delivery
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- Mar 5, 2014
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
East Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have eaten at Sandpiper too many times to count. The fried seafood is probably the best in Connecticut. The menu has not changed in years (needs an update). The food is consistently good. Although is has been renovated within the past two-three years the atmosphere is better but not good still. It is so loud no matter where you... More

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W. Hartford, CT
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited for the first time with a friend who has been many times. This is a small, locally owned seafood restaurant that has appetizer and entree variety, very good quality and easy on the wallet prices. We found the stuffed shrimp, swordfish and clam strips all to be well prepared. Our mussel appetizer was good, however the broth had... More

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice place, great service, and the food was excellent. One the beach in East Haven we did not expect much. We assumed it would be a typical tourist on the beach meal..... But we ventured in. The food was superb! The New England Clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had! The salad with Scallops was excellent... More

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new haven, ct
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Living close to the sandpiper has always provided great seafood meals that I didn't have to prepare. The service is quick , the food fresh and to top it all off -- it tastes great. If ever asked for a good seafood restaurant referral, I always send people to the Sandpiper.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Great fresh seafood fried platter. The service is very fast and prompt. I go all the time and bring my friends with me.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Since this restaurant i right across from the beach, I expected it to serve fish, shrimp, crab and maybe lobster, but when I opened their menu, I was quite surprised at the vast selection of everything from steaks to chicken and pasta. Brought six guests with me, so the selections they picked were just as varied, and not one of... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My family went here for Father's Day and we all enjoyed our meals very much. I had the fried shrimp and clam combo and it was delicious.

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I consider myself a seafood expert, and had some amazing seafood here last night. Brought my son in law and the two of us had Fried Shrimp, and they were fantastic. Best seafood in East Haven.

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

On our annual visit to our home state from our retirement home in Reno, NV, we always try to fit in a stop at the Sandpiper. This year, we took my brother-in-law to lunch there. The food, as always, was fresh, tasty, and perfectly prepared. I had the fried clam strip lunch with a side of scallops, Gail had the... More

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Bethany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Went for a lobster roll and had the special, pan seared sea scallops with spinach and rice. Absolutely delicious! Still will go back for the lobster roll.

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