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Purple Urchin Restaurant

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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
603-929-0800
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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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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lobster, great service, nice view!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Charlie G
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Salem, NH
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Salem, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

The Purple Urchin is my favorite place for dinner at Hampton! Love the staff, the menu and the atmosphere! We always sit on the patio so we can watch the concerts at the Sea Shell and enjoy the breeze. I recommend it for seafood lovers, especially lobsters ;) Good pricing, much fun. Love it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Service was great. My steak salad that was $17 was a small piece of steak over 4 pieces of lettuce in a side salad bowl.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The drinks were great, and the price wasn't bad considering it's on the beach. My bf got steak and cheese egg rolls, the steak was so fresh and the sauce was so flavorful. I got the special of steamers and calm chowder and it was so fresh and yummy

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Deerfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Loved being able to sit and have drinks while watch the free concert at the Hampton Beach Hatch shell...awesome view! Friendly staff. You can also stand at the bar area to drink and people watch, or have a traditional sit down meal on the other side. Either way, just kick back, relax and watch what unfolds beneath you,

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Kensington, N.H.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went to the Purple Urchin on Memorial Day. We were early so the place was not crowded, and the owner and staff were very welcoming. They were offering their early season menu, and if it is a prelude to the full menu, the Urchin is definitely worth a visit! The cheese board arrived compliments of the owner, Maura, a... More 

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Florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great place to "get away" from the strip. Although you are just upstairs, it's nice to get away from the strip for a few.... had some drinks, met some nice people. Did not eat but, seemed to be comparable to all the other places. Actually, seemed a lot less crowded since it was upstairs away from the strip.... try it...... More 

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Putnam, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We ended up stopping here for some drinks later in the evening. The mudslides were so good and the bartender was very friendly. The view of the beach was great too!

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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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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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