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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
We had the clam chowder, clams casino, scallops wrapped in bacon, all delicious. For dinner I had king crab legs (was a special), my husband had grilled scallops, my kids had the haddock piccata and the fra diavolo. Everything was delicious and fresh tasting. Not the first time there and won't be the last.
What and amazing find! This was hands down the best place we ate in Salem , and we ate everywhere. The bar menu was amazing, their Lobster Bisque was to die for. They have the best Tuna sashimi I have ever had. The raw bar, amazing. I could go on and on but really, you just have to go for yourself. Amazing staff as well, friendly and fun!
It was poring out and when I walked in and shook of the tai. A RUDE waiter yelled at me so rudely another waitress approached me who saw the whole thing and apologized for his behavior I even apologized to the waiters table because he made me and my son feel like complete idiots and rudeness. Again - Mother's Day and i just walked in from the pouring rains
I have to say I was ready to walk out because of his rudeness . But I stayed because of that waitress and I wish I got her name . I was the. taken care of by Rick and I think the same waitress who apologized and it was a much better ending then a start.
My daughter and I came for dinner on Mother's Day. The restaurant was pretty full and noisy. Where we were seated initially, there was a large VERY noisy party right next to us. We asked to change to a quieter table and the wait staff was very accommodating and sympathetic and moved us quickly into the other room. Our wait people in both areas were nice and helpful with food recommendations. The menu selection was appealing and it was hard to decide between dishes. We enjoyed the food. We will definitely return after an afternoon visit to the Peabody-Essex Museum nearby.
Excellent and fresh seafood. Had cherrystones on half shell were excellent. Lobster bisque with extra lobster was nice and creamy. Had them mix half fried clams and half fried oysters for entree that was very lightly battered and fresh. Plan to go again to pick other options.
Our server DeeDee was fantastic, drinks were decent and food was fresh though a bit average. I had the salmon "carbonara" and the fish was slightly over cooked. We were seated in a back corner of the restaurant near an exit, so there wasn't much for ambiance. I'd give it another try, with better seats, and DeeDee, to see if maybe the kitchen was having a bit of an off night.
Food was inconsistent. 4 of us seated at a large round table for 6 but it was pushed up against a column so 2 seats were unusable and one person was crammed next to column. Meanwhile there were empty tables for 4 in the front room. Fish was well prepared but side Brussels sprouts with "bits of bacon" had broken slices tossed with sprouts that had been sitting on a steam table. Very tired and careless dish as well as too sweet.
Our family of 5 visited on Saturday night. We made a reservation and were seated in 10 minutes. Our server was very attentive and helpful with drink and food suggestions. The highlights were the Tequila Mockingbird, Calamari appetizer and Swordfish entree. Dinner was enjoyed by all.
Turner's is a busy restaurant so it does get loud however the ambience is friendly and charming. I started my meal with oysters on the half shell and they were delicious. Someone else in my party had lobster bisque which was very good. Swordfish was the special for the evening and I will say the portion was very generous but the fish seemed as it had been frozen so I was disappointed. I'm kind of a snob when it comes to fresh fish versus fish that had been frozen. I think they do a good job on making you feel welcome.
The place was packed and glad we had a reservation. Food was good but nothing to write home about. Crab cakes were bready and the salmon was average. Good service and good drinks. (Bartenders were great.) When compared to some high end restaurants in Boston, a 3+. I would go back if I was in the Salem area but I would not go out of my way.
Food and service were excellent. The noise level was off the charts. So loud we could not have a conversation or hear each other at all without yelling. When seating reservations they shoukd ask if you would not mind the bar side becausr that is where we sat and left with our ears ringing like we come out of acrock concert.
Brought my son for his birthday at his recommendation. Food was good, if not a little overpriced. I don't know if I would return, because there really wasn't anything exceptional that would inspire me to return. There was nothing above and beyond, and what we got we paid a good price for.
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