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About Turner's Seafood - Salem
Turner's operates on a requested seating list (NOT a traditional reservation). Your name is on our list for tables estimated to open about the time of your request. Please check in with the host upon arrival and we do our best to seat you within 15 min and your party is complete.
Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall Salem is an authentic New England fish house in a beautifully restored historical location with a turn of the century oyster bar, classic full bar, fireplaces and more! From the docks to your plate, experience the most trusted name in New England seafood.
Salem, MA 01970
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:00 - 4:00
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 - 9:00
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00 - 10:00
Fresh Fish Market Open Daily 10:00 am to close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in the public lot is free after 6 pm every day and on Sundays and Holidays
Salem Depot Commuter Rail Train Station is located one block North of 43 Church Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Two beautifully restored private function spaces with fireplaces.
Turner's Seafood - Salem Ratings and Reviews
Per usual, the food at Turner's was fantastic! Across the four of us we got the bacon wrapped scallops, buffalo chicken dip, fish & chips, crab cakes, and stuffed shrimp. Everything was made to perfection, wonderfully fresh, and way more than we could eat. The waitstaff were attentive and quick. While it's a little on the pricey side, I would not call it over priced at all!
Turner's is centrally located in historic Salem. On our most recent visit for lunch, the kitchen was slow - our waiter kept us going with bread and beverages, but it took a while to get our meals, both of which were luncheon specials. I usually get the lobster bisque with the extra lobster, a bowl of which is enough for lunch, but this time had the clam chowder which was one of the best I've ever tasted. I dug my first clam when I was five and I'm a septegenerian now, so I know my clam chowder. My wife had salmon sandwich, while I went with ahi tuna on a bun. She likes her's well, and I like my tuna uncooked in the middle. Both done to perfection. Fries are way above average as well. More than enough to eat. For you old dudes who lost your hearing to either the war or to rock 'n roll, they have the old fashion tin ceilings, so be sure to request a table where you won't get bad acoustics.
Dropped into Turner's a year ago when we were in Salem and had a great third date and meal. So as we were back in Salem we decided to stop in again. A year later and the food was as good /great as it was a year ago. We tried each something different from the menu and each dish was to be enjoyed. The staff was also friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back when we're in Salem. I may not take us another year to return.
This place has always been a favorite, but on this last visit we were very disapointed. We made reservations for 9:30Pm and found out when we arrived that they closed at 10. Another table was just being seated and it was still very crowded, so we did not feel so bad being seated so late. Everything was perfect with the meal as it usual is, until the owner started to yell. Upon arrival we got a cold look from her, though the hostess was very friendly. At about 10:45, the owner proceded to talk sternly with a waitress within earshot of ours and another table. She said something to the effect of "I will just have to clean all this up myself!" She then stormed into the bar area and yelled loud for all to hear that she is usually home by now. Are you kidding me? 1045pm on a Saturday night in October in the city of Salem?? This I would imagine is their busiest time. The waitress that she was talking to sternly earlier realized we heard her yelling and saw the expression on my face. She apologized for her behavior and said that she gets like that when she is stressed. She looked very embarrassed. We have been to Turners several times and it has always been perfect. But in the service industry, this was very poor form.
great food and service, good beer selection, good spot for oysters, would highly recommend, all dishes were of high quality, buffalo style clam strips were different and enjoyable, multiple people from restaurant checked with us to make sure we had everything we needed and that we were enjoying our dinner, our waiter also did a outstanding job
There was 6 of us at the table. Some of the food was over cooked and 3 of the dishes had the wrong sides. The service was excellent and visited the table often. Atmosphere fits the location. I've been to the location a few times and every other time it was a homerun, so I consider this time just an off night, plus the place was super busy. Definitely recommend the place and intend to go back, just hope there isn't any more off nights.
Words cannot express my appreciation for how well everyone in the restaurant treated us especially our waiter, John. So accommodating, so friendly, wonderful host. Not to mention how wonderful the food was. Delicious. If I am ever back in Salem, I will definitely be back to this restaurant. I would recommend this place to anyone. Truly a great experience.
My husband and I had entrees that were ok - my clam chowder was served warm (not hot) and I couldn't track down my waiter... I've had better crab cakes that were pre-prepared frozen than what my husband had. Entirely overpriced. My in-laws enjoyed their meals, though. I wouldn't go back; there are way too many other amazing restaurants with fresh, tasty foods and similar price points.
Food was good, but Brandon, our waitperson was even better! He was dead-on with his timing, sense of humor, and attention to detail. I saw the specialty drink on the board when I came in (Cider Mimosa) and asked what was in it, Brandon admitted right up front he didn't know but would go ask(he went and asked and got my partner's beer at the same time), came back promptly and told me what was in it, when I said it sounded good, and that I'd have one, he popped back around the corner and grabbed the one he had "ordered" for me haven taken a chance that I'd order one and presented it with flourish! Very thoughtful, but if I hadn't wanted it I would have felt like I had to take it - well done! He made sure that the glass of wine I ordered to go with my dinner also showed up the minute that my dinner came out. Now to the food - the lobster bisque was very good and it's very cool that you can order an additional 1 oz. of lobster for $4 to be added (there were already about 3 pieces in it at a reasonable price of $7/cup so $11 for total would not be out of line and I might do that the next time), our salads were very good - my partner's Caesar was very flavorful, there was too much blue cheese on my pear and blue salad (believe it or not) and it was good. I had the Stuffed Shrimp, which was tasty, could have had a little bit more lobster basil cream sauce (that seemed a little sparse), the butternut squash was just ok and I didn't both with the potatoes as that seemed redundant on top of the stuffing(which there was a lot of). My partner did the "design" your own pasta and made a clam scampi, which was cool in that he could order the exact number of clams he wanted in it. He said it was tasty as well. Dessert was yummy, key lime pie that was yellow (as it should be if it's the real thing!) and had a nice zing to it and I had the Espresso Panne Cotta, which was a good sized portion and very creamy and smooth - delicious!
Always a great meal along with outstanding service. Excellent wine and drinks. Swordfish is a must order as are the bacon wrapped scallops. Great ambiance on both the bar side and the main dining area. The wait staff is very attentive to your needs but not bothersome. A very enjoyable evening dinner.
Our dinner at Turners was such a huge disappointment especially after reading the good reviews. The service was so slow. It took over an hour to get our food. We ordered the raw oysters that were so small and tasteless and the oysters Rockefeller had so much spinach you couldn't even find the oyster. I would not recommend this restaurant.
We were in a hurry since we had tickets for Salem Cinema and were running a bit late. Our waitress was so accommodating and spoke with the kitchen staff to ensure our meal would be served in time. We ordered the clam chowder, since sadly they ran out of the lobster bisque, and it was superb. We also shared a delicious fried fish platter and an amazing salad. This was our third visit and it certainly won't be our last.
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