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The Beach Plum

) #18 of 143 Restaurants in Portsmouth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Fast food, Seafood
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” (170 reviews)
“ice cream” (58 reviews)
“clams” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Fast food, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot with the kids. Plenty of seating outside. Portions are huge. Must get the chocolate shake!

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

We love the shakes as well!! Glad you loved your stop here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family and had the clam/scallop combo plate and was very happy with the portions and taste. We didn't have room for the ice cream so we went to their newer place in Exeter NH a couple of Sundays later. Way too many choices...More

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

Thanks for visiting! Our Epping and Portsmouth locations are open year round so we hope you make it a regular stop! Try the purple cow or heath bar crunch ice cream as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the locations in Hampton and Portsmouth and can't figure out what is so great about the food. It was fried and way too dry seafood at its worst. I have had much better seafood, fried, broiled and baked in many restaurants...More

Thank LoisO107
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that you didn't like our food. People can ask for more mayo or butter for the lobster rolls; most people are happy that we don't put too much. Easier to put more than to remove! Our ice cream is great; please come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a good amount of meat, a touch of mayo and a lightly toasted hot dog roll this is your place. We have tried several lobster rolls this week in NH and this by far was the best value.

1  Thank Karen R
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for everyone who loves seafood. Not only do they have 10oz of fresh lobster on a delicious roll they have clams and fish. We love stopping by on our way home from Maine or Nh

1  Thank MaryP032
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Don't forget we have great ice cream too! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love fried clams and consider my self a coinsurer. I get them at almost every restaurant that has them on the menu. We have been there before and my mouth was watering for them for the whole 1/2 hour ride to get there. And...More

1  Thank mike s
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled you loved the clams and lobster! Next time, try our ice cream too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best lobster rolls in the region! Definitely pricey but if you want a really good lobster roll, these are over flowing with delicious meat and worth the splurge. By far, our favorite and the service is pleasant as well! Worth the detour off...More

1  Thank libbybarry10
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, we think they are the best as well!

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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