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The Beach Plum

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2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
+1 603-433-3339
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Middleton, NH
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very laid back easy and comfortable joint. Can eat inside or out side. Easy to get to. We were with a handicapped person so the outside was great. They bring the food to you after you order. Nice!!

Thank RockyofCowhampshir
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Beach Plum and really enjoyed 10 Ounce Lobster rolls. How can one find a better deal to get the meat of 3 lobsters for about $20 ($25 but buy the gift card at least the day before and get 25% free credit -$100 = $125). What more can I say except there is no filler -... More 

Thank Ronald H
Laconia, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After eating at restaurants all over New England for the past 25 years, I finally found the best Lobster Roll here at the Beach Plum. Three different size lobster rolls before breaking into the lobster sub catagory.

Thank Gregory2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

...make it easy to order a perfect lunch. Of course, we ordered the largest one (12 oz.), along with fries, fried haddock, and onion rings and enjoyed our summer splurge. We topped it off with ice cream cones and were basically done eating for the day! It was well worth it!

Thank School_Admin413
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is usually our first stop when we arrive- clam strips or a lobster roll and ice cream if we have room. Food is always good and we enjoy the lovely flowers and outdoor seating.

Thank Becky B
Skibbereen, Ireland
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had two superb lobster rolls here. Children's food was excellent also. I will definitely return. It is crowded, so ordering ahead is advisable.

Thank wrldtraveler80
Saugus, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Beach Plum has the best Lobster Roll around. Whether its winter, spring, summer or fall-we take a ride the Plum to grab a Lobster Roll. You have to get a side of drawn butter and it just adds to the sweetness of the lobster. Just a tiny bit of mayo--which you don't even need. The burgers are delicious and... More 

Thank googoo341
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They weren't the best lobster rolls we had on our trip (we like our warm) but they are very generous with the amount of lobster. They have various sizes of lobster rolls and other seafood.

Thank Buckeye02
Houghton, Michigan
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wish The Beach Plum could deliver to Michigan. It's my New Hampshire family's go-to for to-go orders. This lobster roll delighted my taste buds. Chunky, not overly dressed with mayo--mostly meat. The chowders are also sublime. And lots of options for folks who want salad, full dinners or fish and chips. I look forward to visiting multiple times next... More 

Thank Cyndi P
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were first introduced to the Beach Plum at the North Beach location years ago because we had heard about the epic lobster rolls. We are happy to be local to the Lafayette Road location when that hankering for some fried seafood and a lobster roll hits hard. My husband always gets the lobster roll (12 oz) and I always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Fast Food, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-433-3339
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. In December 2015, a new Beach Plum opened at the Brickyard Square Plaza, 24 Calef Highway (Route 125),Epping,NH. That location shares the same menu as this Portsmouth location.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?