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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Really good fried seafood

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
dshore1
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WH, CT
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WH, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Branford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is hard to find a seafood restaurant where you can sit inside or outside by the water. The renovations at the Sandpiper made all the difference. The food is delicious. I have had shrimp marinara, my husband fried whole clams. Dinnerss are served with salad or soup. The Rhode Island chowder was full of clams, the cole slaw was... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

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Branford, Connecticut
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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
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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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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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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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