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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
Private Party Facilities:
Decorated in a timeless New England style, our newly renovated second floor fills with natural light from large windows overlooking the beauty and grandeur of historic Salem. The venue features exposed brick, rustic wood floors and vaulted wood-beam ceilings. This historic landmark is a unique, private space – perfect for functions as varied as anniversary celebrations and rehearsal dinners to medical meetings and corporate events; achieve a successful dinner or social function complemented by authentic New England hospitality. Our Loft Room can accommodate up to 40 guests while The Ballroom can seat up to 80 guests for any special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Andrew Hirschfeld: (978) 745-7665
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
This is our favorite restaurant. We go here every chance we get. They serve my favorite cocktail, the Golden Bulliet, and the lobster bisque is to die for. We are always given excellent service and we are always approached by a manager to see how our meal is and if we are having a good time. We always are. When our family comes to Boston, we always make a trip to Turners.
We've had good luck on our visits here --great to combine a trip here with a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum a couple of blocks away--makes the serpentine route to Salem worth it. The salads are creative and tasty, and generously sized (if you're having anything else to eat , order a small salad). Lots of good fresh fish choices. Good drinks list as well. We'll be back.
Excellent atmosphere for couples or groups of 4-5. Reasonably varied menu. Primarily known for excellent seafood while those that enjoy meat have many choices for chicken and/or beef. Pushing back from the table finds one pleasantly filled but not stuffed. A little pricey, but at least the meals are plentiful and very tasty. Waitstaff very friendly, quick and attentive. As usual Turner's remains on our "go to" venue.
I get that valentine's day is a rough night to be working, but when you're told there are no more mussels, and then see 2 tables next to you (seated after your ordered) being served those piles of steamed mussels you were dreaming of... I wonder was I lied to on purpose, or was my server lost and confused.
Everything else that we ordered was delicious and flavorful though.
Overall a good experience on Valentine's Day. Was in for an early reservation and was very disappointed in our table setting. Other more desirable tables available when we arrived and same tables were available when we left. Especially as we have dined there 5 times in last year would have expected something a little nicer. . Food was great, tasty, hot and served quickly. Waiter very pleasant but forgot our bread service and brought later in the meal when the timing was not appropriate. Will return agai.
Outstanding evening at Turner's! We were celebrating a birthday, and got a table in the back, where it was a bit quieter. We worried at first that we'd be forgotten back there, but no. We were welcomed and well attended to. Only complaints were: he table was not ready for our 7 p.m. reservation for four and we hads to wait; and second glasses of water and wine were a bit slow in coming—perhaps an inexperience waiter?—although food arrived very promptly. Otherwise, the service was good. The meals were all excellent, as we've come to expect from Turners. The hostess for the eve was especially wonderful, and checked in on us several tines during the meal. She could not have been nicer. Our waiter was funny and engaging and did a fair job, although passed by us several times without looking to see if waters or wines needed refilling (they both did). But the whole of the evening was great, and we'll be back.
Food was good but the hostess was terrible and set the mood for the night. Our waiter was fantastic! I can't remember his name but he spoke with an accent and was just incredible and witty. The only reason we had a bad experience was the older woman who was the hostess was extremely rude. We had a reservation for 6 at 5PM. 2 of our party were running late. We were told we could not be seated until our full party arrives. So instead we waited outside in the cold. We found out from another couple that they had also been denied their reserved table because they were missing party members but eventually they were given their table because they convinced the hostess that they would buy an appetizer if they were seated. So we grew tired of waiting out in the cold and told a different hostess that we wanted to be seated or we would just go somewhere else. They sat us and everything else was ok. But that experience definitely ruined our time at Turners and we will never ever go back.
This was my first time dining at Turner's Seafood and I was quite impressed with the food quality. Although it is a tad expensive, there was sufficient food to take home for an additional meal. I also liked the historic atmosphere and the waitstaff were knowledgeable about the origins of the building. I would definitely visit again when I am in the area.
It is hard to find a better seafood restaurant anywhere! We have been to Turners several times and each time I am thoroughly pleased with the food & service. We have had the lobster bisque, clam chowder, crab cakes, swordfish and the Gloucester stuffed sole. All were outstanding! This is a family owned business and owner comes by and asks you about your meal . The wait staff is friendly and really tries to please you. Hats off to such a fabulous chef!
Perfect night out with friends celebrating an engagement! What the real bonus of the night was getting to see their upstairs event space! That my friends, is going to be absolutely perfect for our rehearsal dinner! And to really put the icing on the cake, they got awarded best place to host rehearsal dinners on the North Shore :)
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