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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%
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“lobster roll” (21 reviews)
“fried seafood” (16 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
161 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512-4946
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

the food is average for fried or baked you are paying for the view , the menu has increased over the years but the portions are not very big, better seafood at lennys or lennys fishtales

1  Thank john f
Reviewed January 16, 2013

after a horrible experience at a restaurant just a few yards down the road, i was ready for another awful experience..........was so surprised. the staff was so very nice and helpful and the restaurant was so clean, again unlike down the road....the fried clams with...More

Thank lovetheparkcentral
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Considering that Connecticut is home of the Hot Lobster Roll, Sandpiper could technically be the home of the World's Best lobster roll! Great bun toasted to perfection, topped with a very generous amount of lobster and just the right amount of butter! You can't just...More

Thank FineDiner210
Reviewed December 10, 2012

What a wonderful Lobster roll I had. Went there yesterday with my aunt and cousins. We enjoyed crispy french fries as well. The Clam Chowder was tasty. A very wonderful family outting with good food.

Thank EDP1212
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Loved the tasteful nautical theme decor. The New England clam chowder was excellent and their famous lobster-shrimp rolls were finger licking good! I recommend it hands down!

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed November 15, 2012

In the small town of East Haven CT is one of the best seafood restaurants! Located across the street from the beach, with outside dining! Food and location are the BEST! Fried seafood is FRESH! Take out section also

1  Thank JuddyS123
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I usually eat at the take-out section, not the sit down restaurant. It's a great place to grab a fish sandwich and onion rings or a plate of fried clams, sit at one of the outside tables, and enjoy the sunshine and the beach across...More

1  Thank Wendy O
Reviewed August 4, 2012

For 4 people (2 adults, 2kids)=$100 (including 2 drinks). My side salad was good. The calamari app. was very good. But $18 for a clam strip platter (which was good) that portion wise I could get at a local diner for $8. Did not like...More

1  Thank remcham
Reviewed June 27, 2012 via mobile

What more can you ask for on a beautiful summer day than a fresh lobster roll platter with fries & cole slaw. The gin & tonic made with cucumber infused gin was refreshing. Service was great and prices are reasonable. Eat outside for a view...More

2  Thank Itskat
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stopped for lunch. I had the best lobster roll ever! It seemed like a whole lobster and no fillers. My wife enjoyed the seafood over ceasar salad and enjoyed it. The service was a bit lacking.

3  Thank Larry62NewJersey
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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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