We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Purple Urchin Restaurant

167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842
603-929-0800
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #23 of 96 restaurants in Hampton
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2013
Restaurant details
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
    17
    12
    10
    2
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Springfield, Massachusetts
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were so thrilled with our food and our service. We dined outside on the deck and were treated to a concert across the street during dinner. We will definitely return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holden, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Right in the center of the boardwalk, Right across from the pavillion you can enjoy good food good drinks and entertainment! The pation is out doors or you can sit in side in the resturant side!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Never going back here again!! Way over priced and sorry to say food was not good!! Lobster roll was pathetic one would think being close to the Ocean you could get a good lobster roll.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Exeter, New Hampshire
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After some steep stairs to get to the restaurant we were seated quickly. Our seat was across from the Sea Shell stage. Had view of ocean and music being played. Nice seating areas. Not too close to other patrons. Wait staff were fast and helpful. Drinks were great and plenty. Food was hot & tasty. No rushing out here. Took... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

No visit to Hampton Beach is complete without a meal at the Purple Urchin Restaurant ~ their deck faces the Seashell stage, making it the best seat in the house!! Enjoy the whimsical drinks and gourmet food ~ and the friendly staff! It's the best place to go to spend time with friends or make new ones!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I went to the Purple Urchin for the first time in 2012, we enjoyed everything very much especially the steamed clams! They are great! We returned to Hampton in July and again ate dinner at the Urchin and were not surprised when we received an amazing meal yet again. I had the ginger seared scallops over lobster risotto. Yum!!! And... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, New Hampshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was way too expensive for disposable silverware and cups, no menu variety, and absolutely the worst service and atmosphere. Waitress was too busy chatting it up with friends and never asked us how our food was or if we needed anything. I had to go to the bar and find someone for a glass of water. She wasn't attentive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The food was phenomenal. Great fresh seafood. Great service, waitresses were very kind and tentative. Also, there was music across the street, which we could hear from the patio. You have a great view of the ocean and the music performance from the restaurant. Although it is a little pricey, the experience is well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Adams, MA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We return to the Urchin year after year as our treat for the week! This year we went on the 4th of July for our son's 21st birthday! The staff was wonderful about the celebration. I had a delicious firecracker piña colada and it was so pretty. Was so happy to see they had my favorite dish still on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great location across from the outdoor concert arena. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and/or dinner and sit back and relax with family or friends. Always a good meal for everyone. Enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Purple Urchin Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Purple Urchin Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Purple Urchin Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing