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Purple Urchin Restaurant

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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wales, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I fell in love with this place. Located on upper level of casino with a view of the ocean and bandstand activities. Choose to dine inside or outside. Definitely going back!!!

Thank rubyreddress50
Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently dined at the Purple Urchin for the first time on a busy Saturday night in July. First impression was that the place could use a little more focus on cleanliness. Don't mind sitting in plastic lawn furniture, but wipe off the tables and the chairs from the last customers. And on the topic of cleaning, how about cleaning the... More 

Thank HorsepowerScribe
New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant was just good over all the service was good and the food was good. It was fun to sit and eat and watch the show across the way. Would recommend it.

Thank UrbanBuzzMagCom
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome view of the ocean and clam shell stage. Food was quite good. Rating would be better but service was terribly slow despite not being very busy and having plenty of staff. If servers would pitch in and help each other rather than texting or playing pokemon or whatever they were doing with there cell phones this could easily be... More 

Thank Peter H
Hyderabad, India
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when you go to the beach we usually enjoy all kinds of food, but it seems to be more casual. We had lunch at the Purple Urchin and the food was so good. I had the most expensive dish on the menu - Scallops with lobster risotto, worth every penny. My mouth is watering as I write this...lol The interior... More 

Thank Rancog
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seeing a show at the Casino and figured we would grab a bite to eat here. We got to eat outside on the patio and listen to the band and have the great view. Noticed when we sat down here were 3 kids seated close to the railing and their parents were not paying attention to them as... More 

Thank Therese S
Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the second floor, overlooking the historic Hampton Beach strip, the Purple Urchin is a wonderful restaurant serving up fine food and drinks. For a quick meal or to dine for a while, the Purple Urchin is a wonderful spot...

Thank Bryant A
Somers, Connecticut
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sat on the covered deck, not much of a view due to the obstructing 1/2 wall/fence, but it was nice to be outside. our group ordered a variety of items off the menu - some good, some not so much... Let me start with the lobster roll, while it was mayo based, they didn't drench it with the dressing and... More 

Thank KristenCT
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food wasnt what we expected....i ordered prime rib, came to me a a thin piece of steak, my sister in law ordered filet Mignon and what she got definitely wasnt that,,,just disappointed for the price we paid

Thank Joelle B
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here while attending a concert. Got a seat right away even though the area was packed full of beachgoers at 5pm on a sunday night. The staff was friendly and the food came quickly. The portions were good sized and the price was reasonable. Will come here again when at the casino.

Thank trebord90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Seafood, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 16039290800
Ocean View Restaurant in the Heart of Hampton Beach located in the Historic Casino Building. 200 Seat Restaurant offering Local Fresh Seafood and Beef . We are family friendly restaurant and Love Large Parties. Celebrating 21 years of Family Owned Buisness

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