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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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Open for season - hooray!!! Great New England Clam Chowder, fish, burgers, clams and everything food. Very nice neighborhood place across from Long Island Sound.

Thank mazpat
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant environment, delicious food, great view of the ocean. I've brought several out of town family and friends. My friends and in CT visit this restaurant at least once a month. Great//

Thank Sunworshipper1957
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 19 January 2017

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 18 January 2017

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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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 16 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 15 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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215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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19 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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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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?