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“Best fast food I've ever eaten!”
Review of The Beach Plum

The Beach Plum
Ranked #19 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
Description: 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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Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Best fast food I've ever eaten!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This isn't your typical fast food place since it has some of the best seafood I've ever eaten. Ordered a 7 oz. lobster sandwich that was just loaded with lobster. I also ordered the lobster bisque which was loaded with lobster. Don't let the fast food layout steer you away, this place is awesome and very popular with the locals for seafood takeout.

  • Visited September 2013
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Edmundston, Canada
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“Amazing seafood and a very affordable price”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

It was really worth the stop. Great seafood. Me and my friends were really impressed by the quality of food, fast and friendly service at a very affordable price.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Great seafood in a casual family setting!!! Best lobster rolls!!! We also had the mixed fried seafood and it was selicious. worth every penny! My entire family enjoyed it!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Proclaimed as 'the best' but...”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I've had better. Lot's of meat, but not as tender as I'd expect from a place this close to Maine. Red Hook Lobster Pound food truck in DC outshines this should be stellar place. The 'beach casual' doesn't really fly in a strip mall...

  • Visited August 2013
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Coventry England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Needs a bit more thought to fully deliver for me!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Perhaps being from the UK I am missing something. You served a great lobster roll on a polystyrene plate with an average salad and plastic knife and fork. I know it's that whole seaside/casual bit but it just felt like the whole thing was rushed and under-played what was a great lobster roll. Even beer is in a poor quality plastic beaker. It could have been so much better so easily!

  • Visited July 2013
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