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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (173 reviews)
“ice cream” (60 reviews)
“clams” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 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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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

When I visited my sister in Hampton recently, one of the first things I knew I had to have was a lobster roll. And when I think lobster roll, I think Beach Plum. I love the one on the beach in North Hampton especially, but...More

Thank V-diz
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We also have a location in Epping as well! Hope you visit soon!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stop at The Beach Plum on our way up to Maine and on our way home. They have the absolute best lobster rolls we've ever had. No fillers and very little mayo. I've had their clams and they are the best as well. We...More

1  Thank jmob2910
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon! We do have three locations: Portsmouth, Epping and North Hampton. Portsmouth and Epping are open year round!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to get ice cream. A kiddie size cone was $3.99 sprinkles came fo $5. Soft serve didn't have much taste.

Thank Misstravelqueen7
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting. The portions are very generous for our ice cream. Check our website for gift card promotions; save 25% by purchasing gift cards ahead of time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobster rolls are beach plum are everything you're looking for. Split top bun, loaded down with meat and mayo. Seriously wicked good!

Thank gailmd78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving from NYC to Portsmouth NH, my son and I were determined to wait to eat lunch until we arrived at the Beach Plum for a lobster roll. I had eaten there once before on another visit to the area and knew it would be...More

Thank Iris H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Got the gift card to come here I heard the food was really good but... it was your average beach sea food. The portions were small. Then asked girl at cashier how big a large frappe was and she pointed to the soda cup and...More

Thank lexxy1124
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write to us. The large frappe is 20 oz and the small is 16 oz. I hope you enjoyed your food and drink.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I had a lobster roll, and my wife had the salmon sandwich. Would go back, and have the same items again. That says it all.

Thank Dalen1970
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for visiting! We have plenty of great food if you decide to try something new too! See you soon!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Had dinner here a few years back, stopped in recently on my way to Maine, and was not disappointed. My meal was the fried clam (whole belly) dinner, with onion rings substituted for the french fries that come with the meal. Price reasonable based on...More

Thank stm5468
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for visiting! We do pride ourselves on being clean and serving great food! We do take out orders as well as catering!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

You probably can't go wrong with anything you order here. The fried scallops are delicious and so is the lobster roll. I like that there is minimal mayonnaise on the lobster meat and nothing else. My husband is also a fan of the hot dog...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for visiting and the great review! Definitely try the fresh squeezed lemonade as well! You can also take home the ice cream to enjoy later! See you soon!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

It is a super cute place with indoor and outdoor eating areas. You order first at the counter and then they deliver the food to your table. It was super quick for them to deliver our food. I got the two way fried combo with...More

Thank Gilda1227
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for the great review! Glad you and your family had a great meal and got to say hi to Mr. Lobster!

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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
US$10 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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