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Beachhead Restaurant

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3 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512-4905
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Branford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us for lunch, arrived at 1:15, only two other tables being occupied. Sat ourselves, had to ask for menus waited 15 minutes for server to bring them, waited another 15 minutes for drinks, had to tell her we were ready to order. Server was not friendly or even polite. Food was 3rd rate calamari for app. was sitting... More 

Thank Grace C
Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day at work, I met my wife at the beach head for a beer and some apps. We ordered the mussels which were amazing. The crostini had spice to it and I could have had the broth alone as a soup...so great! We also had a ceasar Salad which was awesome and fish tacos that were soooooo... More 

Thank Dn8888
Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked around this area by chance, and saw this restaurant near the beach. I love lobster, so I ordered the Lobster Quinoa Risotto, it was absolutely delicious, and really a lot of lobster meat! For the price of $25 with the salad and main dish is very reasonable. The environment is very nice, particularly during evening with the... More 

Thank Sherrychen33
East Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Beachhead recently reopened under new owners and a new expanded menu. The inside is not much different but the food is much better and there is more variety on the menu. Especially exciting for me is they have crab legs, my favorite. Had them for my birthday dinner and they were perfectly cooked and delicious. My hubby had the... More 

Thank nwobie
Branford, Connecticut
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Apparently there are new owners as of a few months ago. The server was excellent, the appetizers were outstanding, the entree was very, very good, and we had no room for dessert ! As an appetizer we had the clams casino that were excellent with the two crab cakes. The crab cakes were enough for a dinner entree and very... More 

Thank Squawbrook
East Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We always sit at the bar, My husband and I frequently visit this restaurant. They change the menu seasonally which keeps it interesting. The drinks are reasonably priced & the food is always good! We always have good conversation whether its with a staff member or patron It is a neighborhood jewel!!

Thank Diane F
East Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is a fun, friendly restaurant. Food is great. Specials are great. It's a nice place to go at the last minute. It's a neighborhood restaurant so you always run into someone you know.

Thank Dianeddr1948
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband and I are seafood aficionado or so we say :) And the seafood is solidly average. The drink are amazing. Stopped by a few weeks ago and the bartender was so friendly

Thank Tiffany S
East Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

They have a nice happy hour and a great dinner menu They also have a bar menu and an early bird menu.

Thank Ralph C
East Haven, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Sicilian calamari is delicious , surf snd turf dinner is enough food for 2 people. Food good, service good, great casual place to eat

Thank Anne-Marie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512-4905
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: 12034695450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?