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Purple Urchin Restaurant

167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
+1 603-929-0800
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Seafood, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The menu is limited, typical bar food..no real surprises....however, if an app and a drink for a little time out off the beach is what you have in mind ...this is the place. Located above the boardwalk next to the Casino Ballroom. Great area for...More

Thank Diem722
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Food average, but nice view of the beach. You don`t get much here for your hard earned dollar. Much better places on the beach to eat.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Did this on a whim, mostly because of an advertised dinner special for a lobster bake meal for $19.95 - and that included sides. Full 1.5 lb. lobster, corn, potato - very good, excellent view of the beach and the bandstand from the second floor....More

Thank randgust
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Been coming here for decades. Drinks are always well made and food is typical. But, we were there on Friday 8/18/17 and it was raining soooo....we hung there because it's a covered deck. Our server was great and we had a couple drinks & the...More

Thank BARussell
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was amazing! They were quick an attentive! The prices were reasonable and right across from the shell where you can listen to free concerts

Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great place, reasonable prices,nice view, good drinks.I would recommend highly.Does have a high flight of stairs to climb but thats what makes the view great

Thank Babygrl6
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The quality of food at this restaurant was very good. It also had a great view, and you could hear the band across the street playing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed their crab stuffed founder and the lobster roll was...More

Thank laketrout2008
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went to have a couple cocktails and dinner before the show. We were in no hurry as we were casually enjoying our time. But I think the service staff were also enjoying a leisurely time. It wasn't even that busy as there were empty...More

Thank Sallie186
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We come here every year. We couldn't remember any specific menu item that impressed us, but we liked the outdoor patio dining area and the friendly service. We tried a few new things on our last visit and were very impressed. The crab cakes were...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not the very best seafood ever and far from the worst. Honestly, I'd give it about an 8.5 on the "conveniently located sit-down seafood on the beach" scale :-) Ate in the upstairs outside deck overlooking the beach and the performing arts center across the...More

Thank HappyCamper00000
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Kerrie B
11 August 2015|
Response from Maura F | Property representative |
Yes, check out our website or call and we can discuss the wide variety of Gluten Free options 603-929-0800
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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