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Sandpiper Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2015 Winner


Seafood, Steakhouse

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Grilled over fire, served with champagne dipping sauce
Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled, fresh and delicious
Onion Rings
Notorious! Freshly dipped in beer batter and fried
Seafood Chowder
A​ cream soup loaded with shrimp, crab and clams
Established in 1982, the Sandpiper Restaurant's success is born of loyal customers, dedicated staff, and the finest quality of steaks and seafood with our own homemade flair. We strive to serve fine spirits and wholesome meals within a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere.
Seafood, Steakhouse
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

One word describes the Sandpiper it’s never open and has been inconsistent at best. We’ve been loyal customers for 20 years, but the last three times the restaurant has been dark. Hate to see a local institution go down!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank consept
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Upon entering, the host explained the specials for the evening, then seated us. A minute or two later, he comes over and asks if we have any questions. My wife had one and he plopped down in the spare seat and proceed to answer her...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank joemontana16
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A nice enough place, service was fast and friendly. The wife had shrimp and I oysters, both were fresh and well prepared. I definitely would dine there again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Walter C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We ate recently in the Sandpiper Restaurant. It was a delightful, friendly place. Our hosts, natives of the area, told us that would be a good place for crab cakes...were they ever right. The crab cakes were rich and flavorful with no need for fillers.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Harry D
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great food, drinks pleasant staff,they even prepare special requests which made for a very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Brigette G
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I was impressed when they turned the music off at the bar. This place is so in tune with their customers, and employees, it's scary. The food is about what you would expect in a rural area, but I have to say, I have had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Searchingfordecency
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

While the atmosphere is not impressive, the food is simply delicious and very impressive. I love that they will modify the menu so you can get what you want like half fried oysters & half shrimp.The oysters are juicy, plump, & crisp with a mild...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank zootytravels
Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a very small local restaurant with a good menu. The food was OK. I was surprised they did not have any of the local wines on the menu. They are located in a great wine area with 3 wineries right up the road...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Joann R
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Four of us stopped here tonight. Took 2 hours to eat. While the food was very good we thought it expensive. 1 crabcake $25. Crabcake n 4 shrimp $32, as was the stuffed crab. The sheephead was $28.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Skip R
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Delightful find in beautiful White Stone VA! Great bar, food excellent and even had Sugar Toad special!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Response from summergal2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a specific "gluten free" menu, but much of the food there is simply prepared, so I don't think having a gluten-free dinner there would too difficult. I would cal ahead to make sure though.
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