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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business Lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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East Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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35 restaurant reviews
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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East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A long time great restaurant in East Haven. Always serves the freshest seafood. Not overpriced. The renovations to the interior make it a true seaside dining experience. The expansion of the outdoor dining was a great addtion to the restaurant. Always a great meal with excellent, friendly staff.

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WH, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love there fried seafood, crispy, never greasy, and always fresh. They do a really nice job in here. Living in the New England area, this is my go to for fried seafood. Had the soft shell crabs last week, awesome!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wow!! This was my first time at this restaurant and I guarantee I will return again! The place is across the street from a beach where we took a walk after lunch. Inside is great. It was redecorated about 5 years ago. They have indoor seating where we were, but there is also seating in their outdoor covered porch. Nice... More 

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North Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We made reservations for 5 people here for Mother's Day and had an awesome meal. I'll start with the Clam Chowder. It was HOT, and Creamy, and Not overly salted. Delicious. Then I got the most amazing Fried Scallops Ever...soft, tender, creamy texture, delicate flavor, nicely fried, and a generous amount. I could have done without the french fries, as... More 

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Sandpiper is my favorite seafood restaurant. You can eat in the dining room and enjoy great food and friendly service....or you can order at the counter, even in your bathing suit, and still enjoy great food and friendly service and sit outside on a picnic table and enjoy the view of East Haven beach.Can't go wrong with the Sandpiper...oh, and... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were touring the area looking for somewhere to eat when we stumbled upon the Sandpiper. The service was good and the lobster roll is excellent. The restaurant is across from the beach so there is a nice view and a pleasant place to walk after eating.

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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, Hamburgers, 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

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  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers, Delicatessen

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