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The Beach Plum

) #18 of 142 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” (160 reviews)
“ice cream” (53 reviews)
“clams” (24 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2800 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time we have been there the lobster rolls are excellent. Service is good and efficient. Restaurant is clean.

Thank drrak
Reviewed 1 week ago

These lobster rolls are the BEST! You pick how much fresh tasty lobster you want (by weight). The meat is so fresh. That's what you get - fresh lobster on a roll no fillers. A definite must visit for the lobster affectionardo. They serve many...More

Thank Richie_Fan1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to eat lobster roll that's all Lobster and no fillings. 6 oz of the lobster meat . Toasted thin roll which was preferable to thick roll. Fries were thin and so delicious. First time for butter instead of mayo . Yummy

Thank jilldblaney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop at this establishment while looking for seafood . They have won numerous awards for the lobster rolls. My wife had the roll and i tried the fish burger was not disappointed recomend if you re in the area

Thank Cdn64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything prepare to order. Known for their Lobster Roll. May seem a little pricey at first but there has to be 1/4 pound of Lobster on it. Their ice cream OMG a small has 4 scoops, I don't what to think what a large has....More

Thank Chefnfly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to find the best chowder and bisque- this place has amazing clam chowder and lobster bisque! It's so great! Of course their menu has a lot of great items, including monster ice cream cones! Don't pass this place by!

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My wife had the lobster roll and I had the haddock sandwich, food tasted good, but a little expensive for this type of establishment. Table tops were sticky to the touch, we tried three tables and all were sticky, on the ride home my wife...More

3  Thank Ken D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Finally got to try this place last week when we traveled up to New Hampshire for the day. It was well worth the trip! We got the lobster roll and the fisherman's platter. Fantastic!! Scallops were large and sweet, clams were nice size and not...More

Thank Shells3535
Reviewed 10 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
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

Thank WinterPro46
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Lori D
Do you allow dogs in your outside seating area at the Portsmouth Restaurant?
10 September 2016|
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Response from MRD13 | Reviewed this property |
Outside they do yes
Do they take reservations for a party of 7?
6 August 2016|
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • 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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