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Purple Urchin Restaurant

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167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
+1 603-929-0800
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I came here and wasn't too impressed. The purple urchin has caught fire, it's October 12th today, and I saw this on the news this morning. But anyways, if you want a good drink, this is the place to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Purple Urchin was a fun Restaurant across the street from the beach with delicious Seafood. The front of the restaurant was all opened to the beach with a beautiful view. It had a fairly large bar. The service was fantastic.

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Thank tmflyaway
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A nice place overlooking the Hampton beach hatch shell. Good food and friendly staff make this a favorite for locals. Reasonably priced meals with specials nightly. Enjoyed hearing the live bands below and watching the people stroll by below on the street.

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Thank gypsywomen2
North Reading
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442 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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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Thank Kim R
Troy, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 603-929-0800
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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