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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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    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
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
LeslieS1
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Dublin, New Hampshire
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Dublin, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

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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!

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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.

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Hampton NH
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have read some of the other recent reviews and can't believe it is the same establishment I have been eating at for the past fifteen years. I feel the food is outstanding! The Ginger Scallops with Lobster Risotto is to die for. The menu is not your standard beach fare. They offer several types of fish dishes and not... More 

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went there for dinner with a couple friends. Our waitress didn't seem like she wanted to be there, zero sense of humor. The food was good but way overpriced. The only thing in its favor is the location, over looking the main drag and the beach. But for 3 meals and 3 drinks for the check to be $90? Not... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Atmosphere is great. If I went for just a drink then it would of been ok. Watermelon and Feta salad was a complete joke. Probable had $2.50 worth of food. The $20 lobster roll was barely there on a bun. Not worth the money and overall the food was not good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped in for a quick, and play ski ball in the next room. However you can't leave the bar with the drink. Very overpriced at $8.50 a drink and certainly not the best I've tasted. Can't taste the rum so no buzz with this drink. Back to the room for my Stella...

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Rochester, NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have eaten here several times. I always find the food to be good but a bit pricier I feel than other locations. It is nice to sit and watch the entertainment across the street. Waitress was very friendly.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My fiancé and I go here every year during our vacation in Hampton Beach. We usually get the same meals, which are fairly priced and very good. The angry orchard from the tap is good and so is the tidal wave! You have a great view of the beach, they play music and often have live music. My only concern... More 

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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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