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Purple Urchin Restaurant

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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood with a great view!

We had Fish and Chips and draft Hard Cider, it was a good meal. We were able to "people watch" from our seating above the sidewalk. The beach pavilion is right across the street. Handy location for going to all the shops and more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dublin, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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English first
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Purple Urchin Restaurant, upstairs at the Hampton Beach Casino, is a small gem among the many restaurants on this busy New Hampshire beach resort. Run by a family well documented in the restaurant business (there are 3 separate restaurants among the siblings), it purveys an outstanding array of gourmet and haute cuisine selections within a reasonable price range. A... More 

Thank Jose50
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great place friendly clean great staff our favorite place to go every year good food cold drinks family friendly

Thank Robin M
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Noisy atmosphere -- loud music. Had to ask the waitress to turn down the volume so we could hear our friends speak. Lobster roll on croissant was terrible! Croissant was dry and lacked flavor, lobster filling mushy and not fresh. Overall, the worst meal at the beach.

Thank JEFFREY and El... G
Milford, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Had lunch early in the day and returned later that afternoon for drinks and a great elevated seat for a show at the Hatshell. Love the Drunkin Pumpkin!

Thank Brendan B
Brockton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place has great food and drinks and you can hear the bands playing on half shell stage.....fun place

Thank Debbie T
Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Awesome atmosphere to sit and relax for a drink and eats. Great Bar and restaurant staff , very professional and fun to be around.

Thank gaz70528
Dublin, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had Fish and Chips and draft Hard Cider, it was a good meal. We were able to "people watch" from our seating above the sidewalk. The beach pavilion is right across the street. Handy location for going to all the shops and more.

Thank LeslieS1
Saranac Lake, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not bad beautiful views I was not thrilled about my dinner The service was not bad but by no means was it terrible

Thank LindaBaraniakBirk
South Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great meals and great drinks. Super friendly staff, and the best views on the beach. Ocean views from every seat in the house!

Thank Melissa M
Natick, MA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate here last year, and I remember really liking the place. The food was delicious and the view fabulous. This year the food was less impressive, but still ok. The one thing that wasn't ok was that they allowed smoking. It ruined the dinner and my opinion of the place.

Thank volley_girl_MA

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?