About Turner's Seafood - Salem
Salem, MA 01970
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) 745-7665
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Turner's Seafood - Salem Ratings and Reviews
Food was good but the hostess was terrib ...
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' ...
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.
Turners is one of our top five restauran ...
Turners is one of our top five restaurants but I thought $45 was a little much for the lobster pie. The crumbs had too much butter and the lobster was tough. Would still go back but wouldn't reorder the lobster pie !
It is hard to find a better seafood rest ...
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 celebrati ...
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 :)
Food is always good; nice presentation. ...
Food is always good; nice presentation. We chose to sit at bar as it was more lively and we (2 sisters) were celebrating a birthday. Our bartenders/ servers were excellent. The stuffed filet of sole was lite and simply delicious. Creme brulee was the dessert of choice. An excellent evening had by all.
Just can't say enough about how wonderfu ...
Just can't say enough about how wonderful our dining experience was. Great food, wine, service and ambiance. We had dinner for a special family occasion and are so happy we chose Turners to celebrate it. Can't wait to come back! BTW, best chowder and shrimp scampi ever!
Overall impression: High quality seafood ...
Overall impression: High quality seafood in a casual and upscale setting.
Servers are professional and attentive and the food is terrific. Make a reservation-- it's busy.
I had shrimp and my dining companion had the lobster pie-- both were great. Plenty of parking for a small fee in the lot across the street.
We have never been disappointed! The se ...
We have never been disappointed! The seafood is so fresh and prepared perfectly. This is our number one seafood restaurant by far. Can't wait to go back, great food, great service and relaxed atmosphere...we want to try the entire menu!
Turners was a great pick for a birthday ...
Turners was a great pick for a birthday dinner for my boyfriend. I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservations. They granted my request for a table near the fireplace, and even gave him a free dessert. The food and service were both excellent. They have an extensive wine list with some nice, unexpected selections. My boyfriend is more of a beer drinker; he was pleased to see that they had Gloucester's Fisherman's Ale on tap.
We started with a sampler of local oysters from the raw bar. (Our favorite were the Nautilus Island - small and sweet.) For entrees, he had the fried clams, which were perfect. (He grew up on the North Shore, and is a seafood snob. He's very fussy about his clams. These got 2 thumbs up from him.) I had the finnan haddie, which was outstanding. The perfectly-seasoned cream sauce blended so well with the smoked haddock, which was smoked juuuust right - you could still taste the fresh fish, not a campfire. It was the perfect New England comfort food for a cold January night, made even cozier by the fireplace.
We went to Turner's for an early New Yea ...
We went to Turner's for an early New Year's Eve dinner, at 4:45pm. We made reservations on Open Table for 4 people and it was notes that when we arrived we might have to wait up to 15 min, but we got seated right away. We only had entrees (no appetizers or dessert/coffee) and a couple of glasses of wine, seltzer water, hot and iced tea. We had the sole, the crab cakes and two baked seafood platters. Everyone loved their food. Our bill came to $125. The service was attentive and quick. The restaurant is in the 1840-ties Lyceum building, with brick walls, giving it a warm cozy feel. The restaurant is in nice walking distance to CinemaSalem. There seemed to be some difficulties for people in wheel chairs and with canes to traverse the facility (tables close together, heavy bath room doors and small windy hallways and a step up at the front entrance.
The ambiance at Turner's is great--so ma ...
The ambiance at Turner's is great--so many different types of seating--booths, high-tops, bar, kitchen bar, tables, private, etc. Our server was possibly overworked or just tired, which is unusual for Turner's. Food is always good,but fish and chips were more like tempura than "lightly battered". Coconut shrimp appetizer was fantastic. Crab legs were also quite good. Other than the table almost in the middle of the floor, we had a nice dinner and will go back. They even have a reasonably-priced chardonnay ($5.50) that is quite good! THAT is unusual and very much appreciated!
Thoroughly enjoyed our Flavorful Christm ...
Thoroughly enjoyed our Flavorful Christmas Eve dinner at Turners.
Delightful taste sensations with both gluten free orders.
I would happily dine there daily.
Our server that particular evening was really not interested in being a server or gracious, or attentive ... however the experience was still delightful because the food was spectacular.
After all he was justa kid there on Christmas Eve... bet he wanted to be somewhere else.
This is my favorite local restaurant. Th ...
This is my favorite local restaurant. The food is always great, service very friendly and the atmosphere is modern and bright. My go-to choices are fresh local oysters, fried calamari, and baked stuffed shrimp. They always offer great specials as well as a good variety of cocktails and martinis.
Christmas Eve lunch with the family. Imm ...
Christmas Eve lunch with the family. Immediate seating with reservation. Food was immpeccable: freshly shucked, cooked, prepared, all to order. We love going here because we have never, ever been disappointed with the cuisine or service. We have always been 100% satisfied with all Turner's has to offer. This is a hands-on family establishment and it definitely shows in the high quality of the food and the warm ambiance.
The Calamari appetizer was delicious, fr ...
The Calamari appetizer was delicious, fresh not chewy. The Fra Diavlo linguini with calamari and mussels was superb. The waiter was engaging and having been to the Melrose location before will make the trip to Salem again. The atmosphere is so much more enjoyable in Salem as compared to Melrose.
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