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The Beach Plum

2800 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-433-3339
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Ranked #47 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Ice Cream, Soups, Sandwiches
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Description: The Beach Plum opened in 1992 at North Hampton state beach as a breakfast and lunch restaurant. The next year, a better location became available just down the street (at it's current location) and it became a take out food and ice cream stand. That original location continues to operate seasonally April - October each year. Based on strong growth in the business at that beach location, a second Beach Plum location was opened at 2800 Lafayette Road (Route 1) in Portsmouth on St Patrick's Day 2011. This Portsmouth location features an expanded menu that includes award winning fried seafood with both indoor and outside deck dining. The Portsmouth Beach Plum was featured on TV Diner in 2012 and Phantom Gourmet in 2011 which named it as a Great 8 restaurant for both it's famous lobster rolls AND fried clams. The Beach Plum is believed to be the only restaurant in New England to be so honored as 1 of the 8 best for BOTH seafood specialties. Plans are now underway for a third location.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, great staff, and great prices!! I had the fishermans platter and the seafood was cooked to absolute perfection. The girls at the counter were kind and courteous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I went in to the beach plum and go everyweek the service was excellent and also the food was amazing! I had a fried clam dinner and it was the best i have ever had i asked to speak to the cook his name was colin and he was so nice and thanked me for complimenting the cooking . I... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

As a local, I regularly visit here. I stopped by for an milkshake at the Portsmouth location on a slow winter weekday on my way home. There were three young girls working, two were on their cell phones and one at the register, who was not very friendly and multitasking a few orders. I patiently waited for folks ahead of... More 

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new hampshire
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21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I love lobster and I love traveling the N.E. coast and inland for a good lobster roll at a good value. I continue to read that The Beach Plum has the best lobster roll. I have tried theirs and it's good but expensive and clearly not the best. Give me a toasted roll with chunks of lobster meat and I'm... More 

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love lobster, but I had never had a lobster roll. This situation changed on a recent trip to New Hampshire, where a friend took me to the Beach Plum. The delicious lobster roll, and the clam chowder, were absolutely delicious! It sent me on the quest for more lobster rolls, which I ordered all over the NE seacoast. However,... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've always lived in New England. I'd like to say "I know seafood". My fiancé and I love this place!! Some of the best fried clams you can get. The portion reflects the price. Even my father agrees they are great there and he LOVES fried clams. I can't visit them without getting a cup of their chunky lobster bisque.... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Advertised as the best lobster roll in New England, and they are not kidding!! I grew up in Marblehead, Mass and have my share of many a lobster roll but have never seen anything like this!! If you like lobster roll you MUST visit this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Saw their big billboard on Rt 1 advertising their Lobster Roll being voted Number 1 in NE. Being from the NE coast, & more importantly from a fisherman family & a'regular' with eating/ knowing seafood, I had to check it out. Casual dining (picnic tables) in a very clean, tastefully decorated restaurant (beautiful selection of flowers & colors in the... More 

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Weare, NH
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place offers a lot of seafood! It serves up food "fast food" style, seating are picnic tables, it's a very informal, relaxed place but the food is OH so good. I usually don't like to eat deep fried anything, but I will here! The batter is very light and not greasy at all. Definitely a place I will return.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. Fabulous selection of ice cream! Really, really good! Lobster roll was piled high, nice and fresh. My daughter had the crab salad which was huge! Crab was a little tasteless though. Personally, I prefer a bit more mayo in my lobster roll. Get the ice cream! You'll love it!

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Additional Information about The Beach Plum

Address: 2800 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: +1 603-433-3339
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Ice Cream, Soups, Sandwiches

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