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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
The waiter wasn't horrible but not very personable. He was slow to welcome us. The water was warm. The chowder was thicker than usual and bland. This was our second time there, the first time the service was slow as well and we were charged for a drink we didn't have. We go to Turners in Melrose a lot and although its a tad further and the ambiance not as nice, the service and food are top notch.
Our waitress was terrible. Did not offer us water or bread. The bar staff noticed we didn't have water and had to bring some over. Could not hear our waitress very well when she was speaking. Watched my drink from the bar sit at the bar awaiting to be delivered to my table for just under 10 minutes. Again, bar staff ended up bringing it over to the table because the waitress wasn't timely. Love the food though.
The food was delicious- the restaurant had been pointed out to us on a walking tour as a historic location, which had previously been the site of one of the first women accused of witchcraft and hanged in Salem.
The service was prompt and friendly. Drinks were good. Loved it, would definitely recommend it to anyone.
What a great place! It's no wonder I read so many positive reviews before choosing to have dinner here. Our server Caroline was attentive and friendly - we never felt rushed and she was absolutely professional. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Grilled summer salmon very well done and spectacular lobster bisque did not disappoint. (Was looking forward to that since I planned my trip to Salem!) all in all, a great place I will be sure to visit again next time I head to Salem.
I usually order the tuna burger but this time I had a vegetarian entree that may have been suitable for a vegan diet. I am not sure if butter was used in the preparation. It was a new addition to the menu that even the waiter didn't know about. I recommend it.
We were trying to find a restaurant near the Cabot Theater in Beverly and Turner's in Salem popped up. We really didn't want seafood as we had already had seafood several times in the week. I pleasantly found that Turner's ,although specializing in seafood had a fabulously varied menu.
One item listed was tenderloin. No knowing if it was beef or pork. My husband wanted beef. I sent an email to the restaurant and got a prompt response that yes, it was beef. We made an online reservation and found the location to be perfect. The noise level was pretty high which made for having a conversation rather challenging. However, our waitress was right on her game. I ordered a salad and she asked if I wanted it first. I did. However, the salad came with blueberries and it had about 6 of them! Really. The waitress waited until I finished the salad until she brought the meals. Very good service!
My husband Loved his tenderloin. He was impressed that it was cooked so well in a seafood restaurant. He was however not impressed with his rum and coke. He asked for Myersand it was not available and the substitute had very little flavor. I tasted a sip and it was not good.
I had chicken piccata. He was an ample serving and the waitress very willingly substituted potato for the pasta. The flavor lacked the zip that you usually experience with piccata. That was disappointing. The capons and lemon were lacking. I would not recommend it
Nice atmosphere, bustling. Fish soup is hearty, shrimp cocktail somewhat flavorless, swordfish main good but disappointing sides. Waiter was clearly unenthusiastic to be serving us (and other tables from what I could see) so that made the evening a bit unpleasant. Shows the importance of waitstaff, negative vibes probably affect our perception of the whole experience.
Turner's staff was amazing! From the moment we walked in we felt welcome. The bartender recommended a few specialty drinks which were delicious. Our table ordered the lobster and steak and lobster mac and cheese. Both were prepared perfectly. We liked Turner's so much we ended up there for lunch the next day. The lobster bisque was one of the best I've ever tasted!
This was not our first visit to Turner's and we like all of them. But the Salem location has a parking lot across the street, we get seated more quickly and the food is superb. One of the interesting things that we noted is the wait staff seems to be a little older than typical restaurants. Our waiters have both been well informed about the food and able to give us very detailed explanations and recommendations on some of their dishes and meals that are different. The management team is also very attentive to the diners there, checking our table twice while we were there to make sure everything was to our liking. We had a great meal in a great atmosphere. Our compliments to the staff for a well run store.
Our reservation for 4 at 7:15 was adversely impacted by how busy they were in almost every way; 40-minutes late getting seated, overwhelming noise factor, and a frazzled, marginally capable waiter. The food was fine. I will go back, but will pick my spots to avoid the crush. This is not the first time we've experienced this during peak dining times.
We've been going to Turner's for many years. Tonight we drove out of our way (an hour) to eat at Turner's in Salem. We had a reservation and were disappointed with our experience.
We arrived at 7pm for a 7:30 reservation. We were sent to the bar and were eventually sat after our 7:30 reservation. We were put at the back of the restaurant with a server who was slow and unattentive. It took a long time to receive our app's and children's meals. Our server never brought us water or rolls and we had to ask to order our meals. Overall not our typical experience at Turner's.
Turner's turned out to be a great choice for a crew dinner before a yacht race from Marblehead to Halifax. A meal the night preceding an offshore race must not be too heavy or rich, but hearty enough to send the sailors on their way. The seafood was well prepared and pleasing to all 7 members of the crew. We were seated in a quieter rear area behind the wine cellar, perfect for group conversations, where other areas of the restaurant would have been over the top noisewise. Thanks for a great meal!
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