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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%
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“lobster roll” (177 reviews)
“ice cream” (63 reviews)
“clams” (31 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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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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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I got the Haddock Sandwich and an IPA and sat outside on the patio with 5 friends. The line was long but it went pretty fast. Our food was delivered to our table outside very quickly. The food all around was great and the staff...More

Thank Bob O
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Glad you had a great sandwich and visit with friends! Hope to see you again at one of our three locations!

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Many people return to the same restaurant for the same meal; when we return to the Beach Plum, it is always for the Lobster Roll which must be their "Signature" dish. Having travelled the country and sampled lobster rolls in many states, the Beach Plum...More

1  Thank WinterPro46
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We are glad you love our restaurants! We have 3 locations: year round in Portsmouth and Epping as well as our summer location in No. Hampton. Try some of our great ice cream next time as well!

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good They have a large menu. The restaurant was very clean and bright. The menu is a bit pricey for this type of restaurant.

Thank carl c
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Don't forget to take advantage of our great gift card promotion: buy $40, get $10 free or buy $100, get $25 free. It's a great way to save a bit of money as well! Glad you liked the food!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I love the Beach Plum! They have what they call Footlong Lobster Rolls where you get 2 Lobster Rolls chock full of lobster with a bag of chips. We share this and we paid $33.99 - That's a Great Deal as we've...More

1  Thank jet408
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Beach Plum is basically an ice cream stand with an enclosed picnic table style dining area. On a cool nor cold February afternoon the dining area was chilly and noisy with patrons trying to converse over loud mainstream pop music. Given the highway location...More

Thank slarson127
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Beach Plum has a lot of items on their menu, but when I looked around the room just about everyone was eating a lobster roll. The lobster rolls are prepared in the classic New England style, lobster meat with a whisper of mayo on...More

1  Thank Michael T
HardShellBob, Owner at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thanks for writing about your visit to The Beach Plum in Portsmouth. It appears this was likely your first to this location so I just wanted to correct your comment about beer and wine availability. We DO offer both draft beer and a selection of...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped in here with a school group after a beach clean up project. The food was tasty, the seating was spacious, and they managed to get out the food quickly without missing any quality! I love coming here.

Thank bbffe3763
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Counter restaurant with picnic table seating. There were lots of take out orders but we stayed and ate in the restaurant. The restaurant is known for their lobster roll and that's what I ordered. It was good I won't say the best ever but it...More

Thank Bookie B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Ordered "Big Catch" haddock sandwich with unsalted french fries. Sides were sauteed spinach and cole slaw. 2 small ice creams for dessert. Called in the takeout order and everything was ready for pickup when I got there. Haddock was fresh and huge portion., tartar sauce...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had a lobster roll and a clam bits plate, everything was very good and fresh. Prices are ok and you have lots to eat.

1  Thank Bruno H
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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