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The Beach Plum

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Soups
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2800 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-433-3339
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: The Beach Plum opened in 1992 at North Hampton state beach as a breakfast...
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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  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
belongs by the beach

Really not what one expects along Route 1 in a non-descript shopping area. Picnic tables, counter to order and then wait for the friendly wait-staff to bring plastic trays. Standard seafood menu, very well rendered, special mention to the fried shrimp. Beer selection is fine, wines not so much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Keene, New Hampshire
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English first
Hampton nh
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch , I ordered lobster roll comes in 3 sizes , plus 3 sizes in the foot longs as well ! Packed with lobster delicious ! My husband ordered fried lobster tales lightly fried came with French fries , large portion . They even have wine ! Great lunch , in the summer they have s place... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

THE most incredible, ridiculously large portion of Lobster Roll I have ever eaten! Wow, my meal tonight was an absolute win, win. Onion rings were fantastic as well. We are up here on business and one of the guys at work recommended coming here. We could not have made a better decision for tonight's meal. I will definitely return before... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Really not what one expects along Route 1 in a non-descript shopping area. Picnic tables, counter to order and then wait for the friendly wait-staff to bring plastic trays. Standard seafood menu, very well rendered, special mention to the fried shrimp. Beer selection is fine, wines not so much. The only thing missing here is crashing surf.

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Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visit here often, whether at this location or at North Hampton. I am never disappointed!! I am a true New Englander and love my Lobster!! I usually get the 20oz and it's just how it should be, just a little mayo to hold the meat together on a nice buttered hot dog roll! The lobster is so sweet and... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Pricey yes but well worth every cent. Have had lobster rolls from most places in the NH seacoast and neighboring coastal communities in Maine & Mass but none compares to the offerings of the Beach Plum (the North Hampton & Portsmouth locations). Recently heard that they have a new location in Epping (in the same plaza as the new movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2800 Lafayette Road, Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-433-3339

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Ice Cream, Soups

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.
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

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