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Sandpiper Restaurant

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161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
203-469-7544
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Been here twice, both times good.

My wife and I stopped in a couple of weeks ago for lunch. She had a lobster roll and I had Whole belly clams. Everything was good. Returned this past Sunday with my family for my birthday. I was going to have the clams again, but noticed they had Zuppa de pesce as a special. My son and I both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Elbie2013
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Hamden, Connecticut
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East Haven
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had a bad meal or experience here. About half the time we do take out and it is just as good if eating there. Since we are close by the food is still warm when we get it home. Prices are about average for this kind of business.

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Thank Albert D
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Their seafood platters a have gotten smaller this past two years , the cost has risen steadily, more Market price?? which is a ripoff in restaurants, items on the plate are not always fresh, their watered down chowder is not worth the $6.00 better of at a chain like Red Lobster at these prices

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Thank john f
Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I stopped in a couple of weeks ago for lunch. She had a lobster roll and I had Whole belly clams. Everything was good. Returned this past Sunday with my family for my birthday. I was going to have the clams again, but noticed they had Zuppa de pesce as a special. My son and I both... More 

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Thank Elbie2013
Richfield, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Got here about 2:20 in the afternoon on Columbus day, took 30 minutes before a waiter came to see if we wanted anything, so far not at all impressed

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2 Thank RickJK
East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband brought me here for our anniversary dinner and the seafood was amazing, and we know seafood, as my hubby is a fisherman up in Stonington. We got the Clams and they were thick and tasty...yum. The hubby got the Salmon which was cooked to perfection. Just a wonderful night, as we sat outside staring at the Long Island... More 

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Thank Tiffany S
East Haven, Connecticut
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Nice restarant with diverse menu, Comfortable seating and good service. Easy to get to with ample parking.

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Thank LUDS96
South Windsor, Ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stopped in for lunch not knowing anything about the place. We were promptly greeted and sat on the patio. The food was excellent (Zuppa de clams & Mussels & Calamari). Service was attentive and the atmosphere great.

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Thank Pilatti1
East Haven, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

A good variety of seafood, both fried and grilled. Menu has something for everyone. View of the LI Sound and lots of parking available.

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Thank Anne-Marie M
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Friends of ours highly praised the Sandpiper and took us there for dinner. Their praises were justified but inadequate. There were eight people in our party. Everyone ordered something different from the appetizers, to the entrees, to the desserts. Everyone enjoyed their meals and expressed their satisfaction vociferously, both during and after the meal. Everything was cooked to perfection, the... More 

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1 Thank Dino R
Orange, Connecticut
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I come here often on my lunch hour. Service is fast. Hot lobster roll is the best I ever had. $17 for the platter with fries and slaw. Worth every penny. Outdoor seating is seasonal and has a nice view of the beach. Causal setting is perfect for families and friend but nice enough for q brainless lunch. Clean. Fresh... More 

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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: Seafood, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?