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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
16039290800
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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North Reading
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413 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food was OK and the service was good. It was Seafood Festival so they were real busy. Much better to eat in the restaurant.

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Thank Joe V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great experience for a late summer trip on our way to Maine. There happened to be a live music event across the street from the restaurant the night of our visit. The food was delicious (yummy clam chowder! I also loved the grilled salmon with rice pilaf), and the staff was very friendly. My husband had the lobster meal... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won't find a better, more fun location than the Purple Urchin. Located right next to the Casino Ballroom (a great music venue btw), The breezy, open-air bar is the perfect for meeting locals. Proprietors Jake and Moira are always there and make you feel like you've been a regular for years. The dining room sits across from the Band... More 

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I enjoyed the location and the music...great with kids, as they can go play in the arcade while waiting on dinner.

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Troy, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We stopped here to have lunch, I had fish and chips, My daughter had fetuchinni, And my friend had fish and chips. The food was good . A little on the higher side in price.

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Thank KimLee B
Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Kids pizza was very bland, like a frozen box pizza. My ravioli were delicious. Highest lunch bill we paid all vacation for good, not great, food.

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Thank beckylt
Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Visited the Purple Urchin while vacationing in Hampton with friends. 2nd floor restaurant with steep stairs. We chose to sit in the open area although it was a bit windy. We had a great view of the beach. The menu does not offer a lot of choices but we opted for fish tacos, glazed steak, salmon and fish & chips.... More 

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Thank VAM65
Acton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We chose this restaurant because they advertised a gluten free menu but choices were limited and food was just ok. My lobster roll was plain without much taste

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We made last minute plans to see a show at the Hampton Beach Casino, asked the parking guys where to eat and they said Purple Urchin on the deck. It was a beautiful evening. We had the scallop with ginger sauce and Maine crab stuffed haddock. No apps because we had little time. What was really great was the service.... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Outdoor dining so we dined on a windy evening but not bad. Menu a bit different. Some plastic utensils. Husband loved his steak. My stuffed haddock average. Son enjoyed his clams, daughter got chicken fingers, hard to mess up, and chicken wrap which her brother finished. Glass of house chardonnay was very good. Full bar, view of the ocean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, American, Bar
Meals
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 16039290800
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?