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Sandpiper Restaurant

161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
+1 203-469-7544
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
“fries” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The seafood is fresh and delicious. Nice casual establishment for a quick bite and something to drink. The service was quick and our waitress was friendly.

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It doesn't look like much from th outside but it is all about the food. Super fresh seafood and a wide variety of choices. Close to the East Haven beach so the air is good. Outside dining under cover.

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I ate here in August. It was pretty crowded, had about 15-20 min wait. But they staff was great. Once seated, our waitress was very nice. Food came out quick and was good - all had lobster rolls. Place is right across...More

Thank DCfromCT
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We were a party of eight on a Thursday night. It took a while for our waitress to take our drink orders . When she served the drinks, she left without taking our dinner orders. After almost 15 minutes, we flagged her over. And the...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Funny how sometimes one can stumble upon a gem. Such was the case on an end of summer Saturday night in East Haven when searching for an old favorite- we found this local treasure. You'll need a GOS to thread your way from Eastie center...More

Thank WizoGoz
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area. Really enjoyed eating outside. Food at the takeout area was good quality and fast service. Did not eat at the restaurant/waitress area. Nice selection of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Very friendly staff.

Thank Rita F
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner looking at the ocean. We had clam chowder, lobster roll and stuffed shrimp! Excellent!!!

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Spent a couple of days with Lauren and Emme and lisa for one night as she Had to work in the city. We went next door to the sandpiper. It is extremely well run and the food is excellent. Steamers were wonderful. The lobster roll...More

Thank Summersnuggles
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Seated immediately; given a choice of inside or on the patio. Although a very comfortable evening, the patio appears to be an enclosure off the parking area so we opted for inside. Comfortable seating; attractive area. Dinner was good. Generous portion of calamari which tasted...More

Thank merle h
Reviewed July 10, 2018

First, let’s recognize that this restaurant is wildly popular and for many good reasons. But perhaps, that is the problem. The Sandpiper has mastered the New England fried fish house (the menu offers much more as well by the way). It is that very popularity...More

2  Thank hsturm54
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from T Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
They are very customer oriented. I'm sure they will.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-469-7544
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