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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Turner's Seafood - Salem Ratings and Reviews
Raw bar was fantastic. Waitress was per ...
Raw bar was fantastic. Waitress was personable and shucked the oysters and clams herself. Very impressive. Good was delicious and we were all very happy.
Oh must get a spicy Mary and the boys. It's a Bloody Mary with 2 nice size shrimp on the rim. Perfect!
We came to the bar in the afternoon of a ...
We came to the bar in the afternoon of a very hot day in Salem. We had reservations for the evening but with the heat decided to come in and cool off with a cocktail Our bartender Glen was very friendly and made a mean fresh watermelon margarita. He suggested a few local sites and we went off to do some touring. We returned at 6:00 for our 6:30 reservation and sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of wine. We barely had a sip and our table was ready. Glenn, knowing it was my birthday called to the hostess and arranged for us to have a very nice and romantic table. Our waitress was Sabrina and she was very nice and friendly from the beginning. We were asked to relocate to the next table to accomodate a larger group and we obliged.
We started with the delicious scallops wrapped in bacon and then tried out the lobster bisque. We opted for additional lobster and though the soup was delicious there was not much lobster in it for the additional $4. charged. Our entrees were linguine in clam sauce and the special halibut with spinach, peaches, and watercress. The halibut was outstanding and very fresh and the clam dish was equally delicious.
One dessert was on the house, not sure if it was because of my birthday or due to our relocation but it was appreciated. The chocolate torte was a little sweet with additional carmel sauce but we ate every bit of it and the strawberry shortcake was full of cream and strawberries.
If we lived in the area Turner's would be a regular stop for us. It was a delicious and fun experience.
Turner's was a perfect choice for a dinn ...
Turner's was a perfect choice for a dinner spot to kick-off our girls weekend in Salem. Not only was the food delicious, but the staff was especially wonderful. Very helpful when my friend left her wallet at the table and we were frantically searching for it hours later! Highly recommend!
Very disappointing! One dozen oysters, ...
Very disappointing! One dozen oysters, three varieties, arrived at our table without explanation and one small lemon slice. In fact, the oysters were totally mixed up though we did manage to secure more lemon. Entrees were average, nothing special. The Bouillabaisse was watery. At $32, it might have contained $5 in ingredients. Service was mediocre; food arrived at the table without the knowledge of who ordered each dish....for three people. Reputation undeserved, there are far superior seafood restaurants in the area.
Very good service and nice atmosphere bu ...
Very good service and nice atmosphere but all the dishes apparently need to have a "fried" component to them, even sushi grade tuna. Not quite what we expected.
Ordered a bottle of nice white wine, it was warm and the wine carafe ended up overflowing on the table as the ice melt.
Doubtful that we'll ever go back.
We loved it! Food was fantastic and amaz ...
We loved it! Food was fantastic and amazingly reasonably priced! The swordfish was especially good. One member of our group had the oysters and he said they were the best he's ever had! We've already made reservations to go back!
I have eaten here in the past. The meal ...
I have eaten here in the past. The meal was always outstanding until this one. I would consider my meal to have been average at best for this type of restaurant. I will go back, because I think this was one of those things that happens occasionally and was the exception rather than the rule.
This was one of the best restaurants tha ...
This was one of the best restaurants that we have had the pleasure of dining at. The seafood was excellent. If I ever come back to visit Salem , I will dine here again. My mother was from Belgium and the Belgium mussels were just the way she made them. Thank you Turners for the fine food and gracious service.
Had a really nice, long lunch with an o ...
Had a really nice, long lunch with an old college friend. The service was excellent and food & drink delicious. Turner's Seafood is a lovely restaraunt and very comfortable spot to catch up with friends old and new.
Great Oyster bar - had Maine Oysters whi ...
Great Oyster bar - had Maine Oysters which were delicious. Disappointed in our waiter Jack....he never presented options on daily specials, rarely checked in with us, didn't refill water glasses, main lunch was super delayed... later seated tables were served before us. The manager stepped in and comped us for desert..... had salmon wild rice ... salmon was great.. yet the rice was fully soaked in soy sauces nobody could eat... too salty. Recommend to serve the soy sauce on the side which would have made that a good dish. Will return to the Oyster bar. Unsure about the restaurant. Mixed first lunch experience. The restaurant is historic and beautiful and in a great location.
All food items were wonderful, especiall ...
All food items were wonderful, especially the baked stuffed shrimp (fabulous, veggie-based stuffing). The lobster bisque is divine - almost like a creamy lobster foam that evaporates to an exceptional tasting sensation in your mouth. Clam chowder is also very good, just not quite on as high a pedestal as the lobster bisque. Run, don't walk, to Turner's for great seafood. You won't be disappointed.
Good food, comfortable atmosphere. Four ...
Good food, comfortable atmosphere. Four different persons interrupted our dinner to ask about the meal - a bit much. Also, waiter was nice and attentive, but poorly trained (not his fault). Still, would recommend this restaurant and would return myself.
Our food was perfect, we had a salad, ea ...
Our food was perfect, we had a salad, each, a fresh tuna meal and split a creme brûlée. The tuna was perfectly cooked, rare!
The service was rushed , as I had not finished my salad before the meal came. Please note that I do not eat slow and this has never happened before.
The notice level was very loud as all surfaces are hard.
BUt , in the end the food was great.
Wine lists was good or average with a nice mix.
food was nothing special. service was te ...
food was nothing special. service was terrible. waitress did not know beer specials and had to run back to the bar everything a question was asked. menus keft on the table when the appetizers and salads were served. dirty plates left on the table.
Carolina our waitress was wonderul! She ...
Carolina our waitress was wonderul! She was friendly, attentive and timely!! She catered to all our needs and was very personal and polite!! The food was very good as well. We were very pleased with our experience. We would definitely go back and recommend Turner's to our friends !!
We had a dozen oysters which were fresh ...
We had a dozen oysters which were fresh and delicious. I had the halibut which was outstanding, with crabmeat topping, side of steamed vegetables. My daughter had the steamed lobster which was 1 1/2 pounds and steamed perfectly. Service was excellent. Timing of bringing out oysters, then dinner, was perfect, not rushed nor too slow. This was our third time dining at Turner's Seafood and we have always had a great meal.
Fantastic food! Highly recommend the st ...
Fantastic food! Highly recommend the stuffed lobster. It was fabulous! The waitstaff was very attentive and really went the extra mile to make our dining experience enjoyable. A little pricey, but you definitely get your money's worth and then some. Next time we visit Salem, we will be sure to dine at Turner's again.
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