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Sandpiper Restaurant

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161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood around. Live the fried food, especially the fried shrimp. I highly recommend the Sand Piper.

Thank Kim L
Mahopac, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

/Ice cream/Fried Seafood little place across from the East Haven Beach. Half the prize is that its directly across from a beach with no concessions. My son wanted chicken tenders and fries, so over we went. About 6 tables out front, half the umbrellas were closed in the burning hot sun on a Wednesday around 2 and most were full... More 

Thank Jenn C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time going here was to have dinner during the week. The restaurant decor was nice and we didn't have to wait too long to be seated. Wait staff was pleasant and helpful. We all ordered shrimp platters which were pretty good. We did not have to wait long for our food to arrive and the bill was not... More 

Thank Robert C
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent peel and eat and fish tacos- our favorites. Lively atmosphere, eat in or out, great service, music in background and no one minded when we got up to dance!

1 Thank Gail T
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great fried seafood, and broiled scallops are to die for, also the usual burgers and dogs are great all while looking out at the beach, a splash pad next door for the little ones.. You can sit in house dining room, covered patio's with waitress service and have a great drink, or more casual out on umbrella tables using the... More 

Thank Joanne G
North Branford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Love love love this place. Lunch with family after beach and food atmosphere and help amazing,, everyone so nice and accommodating food excellent. I can't eat fried seafood except for this place. So fresh and fried very lightly

Thank nancy t
new haven
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Over priced .. Small portions .. Food isn't bad but not the best with so many other places on the shoreline

Thank robbieheart1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

the food is out of this world , love the place. go here all the time. the atmosphere is also nice. You must go and try it for yourself, I am sure you will love it too.

Thank Mary C
Guilford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We both ordered an order of whole bellied fried clams. It as largest order I have had since I was a kid at Branford point over 50 years ago. Clams were fresh, light colored cooked in great oil, not over done w/ great tartar and lemon wedge. We had the Rhode Island style clam chowder it was full of clams... More 

Thank Richheffernan
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15 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were kept waiting almost 20 minutes because we were told the rest of our party had not yet arrived and everyone had to arrive before we could be seated. THe rest of our group was already there, and when the staff member came to get us, she reprimanded me as though I was at fault for keeping everyone waiting.... More 

Thank Roberta D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 203-469-7544

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