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The Beach Plum

2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
+1 603-433-3339
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (172 reviews)
“ice cream” (59 reviews)
“clams” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Fast Food, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Beach Plum
1. Award-winning lobster rolls
"Simply the best lobster rolls in the region!"
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2. Over 78 flavors of ice cream!
"Guaranteed they will have something you will love"
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3. Delicious fried seafood
"Seafood quality is consistently good. Portion sizes are generous."
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71 - 80 of 293 reviews

Reviewed August 7, 2016 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
Reviewed August 7, 2016

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....More

1  Thank googoo341
Reviewed August 6, 2016 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
Reviewed August 5, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Cyndi P
Reviewed August 4, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Alyce M
Reviewed August 3, 2016

They do not have super food but it is a nice place to eat and enjoy some good conversation. I would rank it higher but it is in the middle of a parking lot, But I do visit it a few times a year.

1  Thank Tim3771
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I decided a few of my friends to go get a lobster roll. We all decide to get lobster rolls. However one of us wanted a salad as well. We bought the sandwiches and set that up again to eat. Oliver my buddy waiting for...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Six, including three middle age children enjoyed onion rings, chicken tenders and most important Lobster Rolls. The heralded Lobster Rolls were as advertised and could be ordered in 6,8 or 12 ounce quantities, Six was enough for me.and delightful. Ice cream was also a well...More

1  Thank Stanley K
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My friend & I split a 12 oz lobster rolls and substituted onion rings for the chips. Both were delicious and plentiful. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I have never been to a place where you had five different sizes of lobster roll offered....on top of that they were delicious and reasonably priced.....another patron ordered the scallop plate which was heaped

1  Thank higuy1001
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Response from HardShellBob | Property representative |
We don't take reservations but our tables turn over very quickly with food on your table usually in 7 minutes from the time you order at the front counter. So even on the busiest days you'll get a table in 5-10 min. No 1-2... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 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
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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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