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The Beach Plum

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2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
+1 603-433-3339
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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507 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

They sell their lobster rolls by the ounce, and while they are good, Bea's in Conway have bigger chunks of lobster meat are great and less expensive. As for their belly clams, they were the best of the other four restaurants I have tried thus far.

Thank clairmontjeff
Constantia, New York
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150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

One would think with all of the ice cream shops in the area that there would be great choices. The only good thing about my visit was that they accepted credit cards. A lot of the ice cream shops in the area don't. The ice cream was served mushy. If it's too soft, take it off the menu until it's... More 

Thank Sarahe5682
Dover, New Hampshire
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852 reviews
392 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,605 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I’ve eaten here several times. I’ve had the signature five-star lobster rolls that Beach Plum is famous for, as well as the seafood baskets and dinners which are very good. Portions are always generous. I can recommend just about anything on the menu. The Beach Plum never disappoints! On this visit, a friend and I stopped by for a frozen... More 

2 Thank Maurene_K
Stratham, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We live in Seacoast NH and have a large selection of seafood spots to chose from. The Beach Plum is our to-go spot as it is consistently good. I like to go every year for my birthday and when we have visitors in town they request to go multiple times. My husband and I split the 16 oz roll as... More 

Thank Molly H
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

If you love lobster rolls, this is the place you want to visit. The freshest, sweetest lobster I have ever tasted. I have bought many lobster rolls at a number of restaurants, diners, etc. over quite a few years and none are better than the lobster rolls at the Beach Plum! Great menu of other seafood delights. This is not... More 

Thank Everett O
York, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

atmosphere was family style clams had sand In bellies portion size not great as well we went at dinner time in the early spring

1 Thank 441denise
Manchester, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Fast food atmosphere with picnic tables. All connected bench seating that could be difficult with people having knee or hip problems. Lobster Roll was all meat no fillers served on a standard New England style hot dog roll. We both ordered the 6 inch and were satisfied. Split an order of onion rings.

Thank mhugs370
Lafayette, Indiana
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We travel through this area at least once or twice a year as we go to visit family. We ALWAYS make a point of timing our trip to hit this place for lunch or dinner. The lobster bisque and lobster roll - TOTALLY amazing! We've had other items - also delicious, but we always come for the lobster.

Thank Helen D
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I have loved lobster for decades, always dipped in lemon butter. Never had lobster rolls before coming to Portsmouth, and thought the idea of putting exquisite lobster meat in a hot dog roll seemed like putting filet mignon on an English Muffin.....a waste. The first one or two I ate, I ate the lobster out of the roll and left... More 

Thank KAR1943
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The lobster rolls from this place are excellent and do not have competition! I had a 10 oz. lobster roll with onion rings on the side - both were fresh and excellent. Both my wife and I we also had a lobster bisque: an improvement from the last time we were here - this time around we found several pieces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Fast food, Seafood
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?