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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” (180 reviews)
“ice cream” (65 reviews)
“clams” (32 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
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 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to go here for a long time. We finally were able to go today and boy we will be back again! There is a great variety of food something for everyone. Prices are reasonable the services fast the place is clean the staff...More

Thank Rosepasco
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank for for visiting! Hope to see you at any of our three locations!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best lobster roll I've ever had, including Maine. An absolute must to visit. If you don't like lobster, there are several other choices. Great fries. Fairly quick table service. Located just south of Portsmouth on Route 1, near beautiful beaches.

Thank DocSag
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are blushing! Thanks so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best seafood in Portsmouth. Particularly recommended are the lobster bisque, lobster chowder, clam chowder, and not-to-missed baked beans. Lobster rolls are excellent as well. This is before we even get to the ice cream!

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

Thanks for the great review! Hope you left some room for our 78 flavors of ice cream!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the very best onion rings ever! I also had a grilled chicken sandwich that was very fresh. My grandson, under two years, loved the moistness of the chicken. My husband and daughter enjoyed their lobster rolls. My grandson loved his Rodeo Burger, with...More

Thank maggied00dle
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review! The onion rings and the 78 flavors of hard ice cream are our favorites as well!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been hearing the most awesome reviews of Beach plum’s lobster rolls. I live 15 minutes from here for years but until tonight had yet to try it. My husband took a business partner here recently and they both raved about the lobster roll....More

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

Thanks for visiting! Our buns should be grilled on both sides; sorry to hear that yours wasn't. Glad to hear the rest of your food was great and please do speak to a manager the next time if you have an issue so we can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arguably the best lobster roll I have ever had. The 10 ounce roll is the way to go! Fresh and tasty, can't wait to go back.

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

So glad that you loved our award-winning lobster roll! See you soon...save room for dessert; 78 flavors of ice cream!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for such a long time and never had a complaint but this time I get my food and it is way less food then I have ever gotten before and pairs the same price. Such a rip then when I...More

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

Our portions and prices have remained the same for the past year or more. Some of our seafood selections are weighed so if they weigh more, you will get less in quantity.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high expectations this evening when visiting The Beach Plum in Portsmouth while on vacation. Trip Advisor has them rated fairly high. Maybe it was an off day, or maybe due to the holiday weekend, but we are very sorry we visited this place....More

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

We are very sorry that you had this experience and assure you that this is not the norm. I wish you had spoken to a manager while you were there so we could have given you our best food. If you would like to speak...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the Beach Plum location on the beach for lobster rolls and ice cream but wanted to try their fried seafood at the Portsmouth location. What a variety and great portions. I tried the fried clams and they were delicious. There is also...More

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

Thanks for your review! We do have plenty for non-seafood lovers--hot dogs, burger, veggie burgers,wraps and huge salads. Hope you come visit us again at our three locations: Epping, Portsmouth and North Hampton! Epping and Portsmouth serve fried food!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lunch. The service was fast and great. Food was very good. We were very satisfied. Good job guys !!!

Thank Vitoria N G
TheBeachPlum, Manager at The Beach Plum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear! Visit us again soon!

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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
  • 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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