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Sandpiper Restaurant

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161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
+1 203-469-7544
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant when I come to CT.. The scallops and whole belly clams are cooked to perfection. Lightly battered.. I have to visit sandpiper at least 1 time while here.. Sit outside and eat with a great view of the ocean!!

Thank scroggs61
East Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious! Everything I have had so far . Scallops are awesome . My cousins travel 190 miles to see me and go to the Sand piper. Staff is very friendly. Out door patio , beautiful beach view .

Thank cinner1218
Cape Coral, Florida
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Season is over for this shore located restaurant but the food was still very good. My friend said that her fried scallops were excellent and my fish was also very delicious. The view of the beach and water from our seats suggested that this would be very busy place during the summer season and a great place to enjoy a... More 

Thank wildlime92
Milford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The pleasant casual atmosphere and wonderful waitstaff make dining here a pleasure. Accommodating our group of 12 without missing a beat. So nice for a change to have high quality seafood and great service. Definitely going back as the New England clam chowder, stuffed clams and fried shrimp were delectable. Great Italian bread too from Apicella's.

Thank Karen H
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were in the mood for seafood being on the shore and went to the Sandpiper which was close to where we were visiting. It had 4/5 stars so we decided to try it. The restaurant is located across the street from the sound, so you can see the ocean if you decide to sit on the patio. They also... More 

Thank leao74
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Sandpiper for the first time and was totally pleased. The service was excellent and the food was great. Had the fried shrimp and clam strips which were fresh and delicious. Rhode Island clam chowder was also delicious. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Nancy O
Brookfield, Connecticut
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

great seafood(not overly fried in oil) which is served by a friendly staff. had the whole belly clams which were tender and not greasy. husband had the swordfish which was simply broiled accompanied by choice of potatoes and veges. staff is attentive. décor is straightforward New Eng seafood restaurant. prices are quite reasonable for drink, appetizer (fresh steamers), entrée and... More 

Thank tiger1492
East Haven, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you are looking for the best friend shrimp on the planet, this is the place! The Sandpiper is a great place. Food is very good!

Thank macandana
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We waited a short while Saturday evening and then were st outside on the covered porch, which was very nice. I had the calamari. Not bad, not too greasy, nothing special. Others at the table had lobster rolls with minimal flavor and plain,soggy buns. Pretty good wine our. Would we return? No.

Thank ed a
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kim L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Scenic view, 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: +1 203-469-7544

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