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Purple Urchin Restaurant

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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
603-929-0800
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best Clam Chowder!

If you like thick, tasty, clam chowder that has lots of seafood in it, you need to try their chowder. I have tried just about all of Hampton Beach chowder and every year I still feel the Purple Urchin's is the best!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Susan P
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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Glenmont, New York
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for dinner after being on the beach all day. The service was really good., except for some of the people who worked there that had the look on their face that said they didn't want to be bothered.The food was okay and could have been better. The first glass of water tasted fine. The second glass of... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much was opened at the time, I got take out and brought it back to my room to eat! The staff made me feel very comfortable while waiting for my food!

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you like thick, tasty, clam chowder that has lots of seafood in it, you need to try their chowder. I have tried just about all of Hampton Beach chowder and every year I still feel the Purple Urchin's is the best!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Enjoyed it so much we came back the next week and did the same thing. I never drink frozen drinks. I make an exception here. The firecracker is worth making that exception. Just use call brand rum....Bacardi will do. Best thing here is the front porch salad, with grilled chicken. Best salad I have had in... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

very nice place nice place to relax and people watch on the boardwalk as you eat delicious food that was worth the price.friendly staff that made us feel welcomed and comfortable

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manchester nh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to the Urchin for a late dinner to hear the music playing across the street got cocktails, I had the fish and chips and my wife had a sandwich, all very good. The service was excellent also. Would go back anytime.

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North Reading
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food is good but not great. It is in a good location right in the Casino on the second floor which is a problem if you van not do stairs. Give it a try .

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Salem, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had the lobster special, my wife had chicken with salad, both very tasty. Real good service, and very good cocktails. Nice casual place across from the free beach concerts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I am not a fan of seafood. However, this place gave me a whole new outlook on seafood. I had the haddock stuffed with crabmeat. Best seafood I ever had. My wife didn't complain instead she had nothing but praise for her shrimp dinner. We live about 1 hour away from this place. We plan on going a few times... More 

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Purple Urchin offers great food and great service to go with the views of the Seashell Stage and Hampton Beach from the second floor of the Hampton Beach Casino. The place is a popular gathering place for family and friends, and a children's menu sure satisfies the younger ones.

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Additional Information about Purple Urchin Restaurant

Address: 167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
Phone Number: 603-929-0800
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 603-929-0800
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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