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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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Closes in 9 min
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
167 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842-3619
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11 - 20 of 149 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2017

We always eat here when we are at Hampton Beach. We love to sit on the deck upstairs and listen to the live music across the street at the theater. Food is good, nothing special but the people watching and music are great!

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed January 9, 2017

First time eating at a restaurant with beach view..view was amazing, staff was friendly but a little too pricey for average food..we ordered 2 burgers and fries and 2 kids tenders with fries and sodas lol ,, almost $80.. Unfortunately was a windy day..so napkins...More

Thank Dawn V
Reviewed January 4, 2017

No doubt one of the finest restaurants on the Boardwalk at Hampton Beach. Located on the second floor and directly across the street from the Half Shell it has become a place to enjoy great food along with the ongoing concerts. Presently under repair and...More

Thank critic49
Reviewed October 12, 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.

1  Thank KarenAnn94
Reviewed October 11, 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.

Thank tmflyaway
Reviewed September 27, 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.

Thank gypsywomen2
Reviewed September 13, 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.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed August 25, 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...More

Thank she72639
Reviewed August 24, 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...More

Thank MWJW
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.

Thank Kim R
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Kerrie B
August 11, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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