Four Beachfront Restaurants

Breakfast and Lunch Options

Honorable Mention Restaurants

Three Fine-Dining Options

Hampton and Hampton Beach Restaurant Options

The Sea Ketch Restaurant viewed from the sand on Hampton Beach

Featured Hampton Beach Destination Restaurant, above, the popular Sea Ketch

Hampton Beach’s BIG FOUR Beachfront Restaurants

Panoramic Ocean View from Sea Ketch third deck

A view of Hampton Beach and the North Alantic from the fourth-level deck at the Sea Ketch Restaurant, is also pictured at top of this page. (Read Our Review)

A view from the beach of Bernie’s Beach Bar, a restaurant by day and one of New Hampshire’s premier entertainment venues by night. (Read Our Review)

The second-floor deck at the popular Boardwalk Cafe & Pub on a summer afternoon (Read our Review)

The view of the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage from the Purple Urchin.

The view of the Seashell Stage from the dining deck at the Purple Urchin Restaurant (Read our Review)

Two Best Off-Beach Breakfast and Lunch Options  

The Green Room restaurant on Ashworth Avenue

The airy and palpably beachy Green Room, serving breakfast, lunch and smoothies at the foot of L Street on Ashworth Avenue. (MAP) Get there early! Our review is coming soon.

Latte options at Flamingos coffee bar

Latte options at lovely and popular Flamingos Coffee Bar serving breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees on Ashworth Ave (MAP), a block from the Sand.  Our review is coming soon.

Three Unique, Worth-the-Effort, Honorable Mentions

Two Farr's Famous Chicken patrons waiting with a drink for dinner

Farr’s Famous Chicken, actually is pretty famous, and not for no reason.  Far’s has been a Hampton Beach tradition on Ashworth Avenue (MAP) since the 1970s. Highly recommended.  Our review.

The Swell Oyster Shack at Hampton Harbor, across the street from the State Park (MAP), an easy walk from the Beach, and a must-do for Oyster Lovers. Highly recommended. Our review.  

Lupe's 55 Cantina on Ocean Boulevard

Lupe’s 55 Cantina, a fine, small, family-owned Mexican restaurant on Ocean Boulevard (MAP), directly across from the Beach. Our review is coming soon.   Highly recommended in the meantime.

Cajun cuisine on the Beach at last!

North of NOLA, Hampton Beach’s newest restaurant, (opened on July 5, 2023), fills a long-needed Cajun dining niche on the New Hampshire Seacoast.

The restaurant is a half block off Ocean Boulevard (MAP), across D Street from the Casino Ballroom, just steps away from the sand, and as far as our editors know, it is the only Cajun restaurant within 25 miles of Hampton Beach.

North of NOLA’s owner and chef is a New Orleans native and longtime resident who is well-versed in menu items influenced by New Orleans’ culinary traditions, including jambalaya (composed of rice, shrimp, and sausage in a savory sauce) and gumbo, as well as Crawfish Étouffée, (with crawfish tails, aromatic vegetables, and a seasoned roux). The restaurant’s attempt to capture authentic Southern cuisine can be seen in these and other dishes, as well as in its interior décor reflecting a low-key Southern aesthetic, aiming to transport guests to Louisiana bayou settings through its ambiance. 

 

Seating on the deck at North of NOLA, the Beach’s new Cajun Restaurant. Click on the image above to view the “bayou bar”.

North of NOLA offers a full selection of cocktails, including the Hurricane, a traditional New Orleans concoction that complements the spicy fare, and which can also be consumed on the restaurant’s large, second-floor, open-air deck, pictured above.

Visit New Hampshire’s editors visited the restaurant on opening night and were more than happy with the menu, the presentation, the staff, the ambiance and the overall experience.  The Jambalaya was a particular standout, and the friendly krewe was already familiar with the menu items and seemed to be working efficiently and effectively together.

North of NOLA is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 8:00am to 8:00pm.

North of NOLA, and its authentic Cajun cuisine, are a welcome addition to the Hampton Beach restaurant scene. Highly recommended.   Laissez le bon temps rouler!

 

Three very good, off-beach (downtown Hampton) dining options

Hagan's grill lobster dinner

Hagan’s Grill, one of Hampton’s two year-round, fine-dining establishments (read our review), is located about three miles (seven-minutes) from the beach (MAP) and is Highly Recommended.

CR’s Restaurant, Hampton’s other white-tablecloth restaurant, is located at the edge of downtown (MAP), and well worth the 7-minute drive from the beach.  (Read our review).  Our highest recommendation

The Old Salt, at the crossroads of downtown Hampton (MAP) has been a local restaurant institution since before President Dwight Eisenhower had Thanksgiving dinner here. (Read our review Highly recommended.