About Turner's Seafood - Salem
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.
Turner's operates on a requested seating list, so 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.
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: 978-745-7665x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Turner's Seafood - Salem Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Turner's several times si ...
I have been to Turner's several times since it opened. We always have a great meal there. I opted for the summer swordfish. Very good. My husband got a steak. He ordered medium rare, and it arrived very rare. He is not a complainer, so he didn't send it back. Nonetheless, we would still return to Turner's. The salads were also very good.
The food was excellent and reasonable va ...
The food was excellent and reasonable value. Service was slow - the staff was pleasant but it took a long time for the meal to arrive even though it wasn't that busy. I'd still go back and hope for a better experience with the service.
For second time in a row, good food marr ...
For second time in a row, good food marred by horrible service. Within 3 weeks, we went with a friend to Turners for a quick bite. The ambiance is nice, we love the tuna sushi appetizer and/or main course. The fish chowder is light and flavorful. Their specials are usually quite interesting.
BUT the service has been horrible. In the first visit, the waitperson took forever to get our drink order and 5 minutes later forgot what one us ordered. One person ordered a soup and an appetizer to be served with the main courses. Unfortunately, they were brought out together before the mains, and made the person uncomfortable, as the rest of us only had mains. The final indignity was that our guest's drink was horrible. We all took a sip and agreed. The waitperson took it away and never asked about it.
Just when you thought it couldn't be worse, the waitperson last week had no training. He constantly reached across people's faces, brought the wrong food, kept asking if we were done 3 times while we were clearly still eating, and forgot 2 of the drinks. There's more but why bother.
Turners, please train people.
Set up a reservation for our 2 year anni ...
Set up a reservation for our 2 year anniversary dinner. Wanted to do some authentic seafood and the quality and price did not disappoint. My girlfriend and I had a lovely evening here and will come back again as we love the whole atmosphere of Salem.
Went there the first nite and had outsta ...
Went there the first nite and had outstanding mussels and oysters. They had no issue subbing ingredients too to accommodate me. Food was so good, I came back 3 nites in a row. I highly recommend the linguini and clams.
We was in town on vacation and decided t ...
We was in town on vacation and decided to eat there because of the trip advisor reviews. It did not disappoint as the food was delicious. I had the fried seafood platter and the wife had the fried shrimp dinner. Eat here if your into seafood, it will not dissapoint
This is the second time I've been there ...
This is the second time I've been there and both times had mediocre service. For a nice restaurant, the service should be much more professional. The food is good, ambiance very nice, and location great. But I hesitate to continue bringing out of town guests there because of the disappointing service.
Throughout the Menu there are lots of ve ...
Throughout the Menu there are lots of very great tasting food. Everyone tasted everything to get the full experience of the menu. The tuna nachos are unique, exquisite and very Japanese tasty. The lobster bisque is in a class by itself - almost like a creamy, lobstery foam. Stuffed clams are cherrystone size and fabulous. The stuffed shrimp and bouliabse are the best ever tasted, even including many of the great seafood restaurants in Boston. Shrimp and grits are great; but, today they were a bit overshadowed by the other dishes we had. Parking is a cinch given the huge meter parking lot across the street. Staff from hostess to servers are very friendly, engaging and understand the menu very well.
What a pleasant surprise. We live in Sa ...
What a pleasant surprise. We live in Salem and hadn't really been here to eat since it changed to Turner's. We went for my son's last night before school started. We all loved our meals and found many other things on the menu we would try. We all had a form of tuna (me the sashimi, my husband the panko crusted yellow tail, and my son the tuna burger). They were all fresh, well prepared and more than we could eat. The prices are reasoanble for seafood and the staff were helpful and friendly. They also have a good drink list. We will most definitely be back.
We were told the lobster bisque was not ...
We were told the lobster bisque was not to be missed. That was an understatement, it was outstanding. There were chunks of lobster with a sweet creamy taste & texture. One bowl is just not enough but you need to leave room for what ever fish you choose to order. I had the halibut which was moist flavorful & just delicious. The server was pleasant, & knowledgeable. We had a great evening.
We were a party of four with a reservati ...
We were a party of four with a reservation and showed up a little early but were quickly shown to a table. Service was prompt, friendly and helpful. The food was interesting, delicious and attractively plated. The wine list had a good number of reasonably priced wines, and the bottle we chose proved to be an excellent companion with out meal. The whole experience was delightful. It's certainly a restaurant deserving of a repeat visit.
Excellent fish, as usual. Appetizers ta ...
Excellent fish, as usual. Appetizers tasty, service was great, and a very enjoyable dining experience. I always enjoy dining at Turner's Seafood in Salem because I come away remarking how fresh the fish is. Definitely Five Stars.
We had the last meal of our vacation @ ...
We had the last meal of our vacation @ Turner's and it could not have been more delicious! The service was excellent and the drinks and food were spectacular. We had a lobster cocktail, lobster bisque, Finnan Haddie(smoked Haddock in pearl onion cream sauce), a halibut special, cherrystones on the half shell, and great bread. We returned later for drinks and desserts. All excellent. We needed to make a walking tour and the staff were very accommodating in getting us out in time without rushing us. We were a party of 5 young and old adults from Colorado and had a nice round table in the corner. Turners is in a wonderful historical building and that just added to the atmosphere and experience. Highly recommend.
We love it at Turners- never disappointe ...
We love it at Turners- never disappointed the food is piping hot and always delicious! Servers pleasant, personable, and attentive. Cost a little higher than r dry day our to supper but large portions and delicious recipes make the cost very reasonable.
We go to Turner's often and will return. ...
We go to Turner's often and will return. The food is excellent and the atmosphere, while a bit noisy when busy, is pleasant and clean. The last two times we have gone, there were not enough servers. It was clear that they were understaffed, which caused some wait. Other workers, such as hosts and managers, worked hard to make sure customers were doing well despite the waits. We will definitely return, but we do hope that more servers will be hired!
We enjoyed dinner for five celebrating o ...
We enjoyed dinner for five celebrating our birthday. The food and service were excellent and our only complaint was the noise level. The places was crowded and the people were energetic, but our table near the bar subjected us to it all. We'll go back again for sure!
We went to this restaurant because it ap ...
We went to this restaurant because it appeared on a several travel lists as the best seafood restaurant in Salem and unfortunately, it did not live up to the hype. The food was adequate, but not exceptional, and considering the time of night, the service was quite slow. Drinks were expensive for what was served, and I thought the clams were sloppily shucked--I had several bits of shell in mine. The lobster was strangely bland for it being the height of lobster season--we had lobster the night before and the night after at different places, prepared in a similar manner, that were much better. The manager (?) for the evening was the highlight of our visit, however--friendly and a good storyteller. If our food experience had matched his personality, we probably would have had a better time. Maybe they had an off night, but I don't think I'll return.
Turners is one of of top 3 favorite plac ...
Turners is one of of top 3 favorite places to eat. The freshness of the seafood, highly professional service, awesome decor and value for the dollar make it unbeatable. We had some chowder, Haddock Piccatta, Tuna Sashimi,raw oysters and cherry pepper calamari appetizers. The wine list is great although we just had cocktails on this visit. The Lyceum is a beautiful space and the Turners have done a great job of freshening it up while maintaining the old charm. Special tip: If you are on jury duty in Salem, Turner's is about 200 yds from the courthouse and the perfect place for lunch.
The food is always great here and it's c ...
The food is always great here and it's convenient to our house, so we love it. However, the reason I routinely go back is the service. My dad is hard of hearing and both times that I've taken him there, the servers have noticed and made an effort to accommodate him without making it obvious. The most recent occasion we arrived later than we planned and I felt badly about bothering a server at 9pm on a Friday when she was probably nearly done with her shift. She was SO GOOD. Probably the best server I've had, and we eat at restaurants pretty frequently - kind, patient, personable, friendly, funny, prompt, made wonderful recommendations and we could not have been happier with her service. I hope management sees this review (Friday 8/12 at 9pm or so- we sat in a booth along the windows at the front of the restaurant). The bartender was so quick & accommodating while we waited for our table, and the manager also always drops by to be sure everything is good. The restaurant really seems to appreciate your business. The only notable exception is the hostess staff - they seem out to lunch (no pun intended) and it's always a bit confusing to check in, but apart from that small complaint, Turner's is one of our favorite spots. We will definitely return.
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