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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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East Haven, Connecticut
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live two blocks from the restaurant and frequent it often. We have always enjoyed each meal, whether dine in or take out. Their fish selection is wonderful.

Thank T Thomas A
East Haven, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family all loves going to the Sandpiper. Awesome fried clams and scallops! Family owned restaurant with great beach views and great service. Great for window service and picnic tables on a beach day or comfortable inside or the recently upgraded patio seating for a nice lunch or dinner. Plenty of great options available for non seafood eaters as well!... More 

Thank Elaine C
Milford, Connecticut
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had an enjoyable evening with a friend at Sandpipers for two shrimp dinners, first had a salad and then the shrimp dinner one with fries and the other had a baked potatoe, both were very good. Service was great, I reccomend this place to everyone.

Thank poppy843
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 14 November 2016 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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202 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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 5 October 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 

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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?