About Turner's Seafood - Salem
Salem, MA 01970
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 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.
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
I get that valentine's day is a rough ni ...
I get that valentine's day is a rough night to be working, but when you're told there are no more mussels, and then see 2 tables next to you (seated after your ordered) being served those piles of steamed mussels you were dreaming of... I wonder was I lied to on purpose, or was my server lost and confused.
Everything else that we ordered was delicious and flavorful though.
Overall a good experience on Valentine's ...
Overall a good experience on Valentine's Day. Was in for an early reservation and was very disappointed in our table setting. Other more desirable tables available when we arrived and same tables were available when we left. Especially as we have dined there 5 times in last year would have expected something a little nicer. . Food was great, tasty, hot and served quickly. Waiter very pleasant but forgot our bread service and brought later in the meal when the timing was not appropriate. Will return agai.
I have always had a great meal at Turner ...
I have always had a great meal at Turner's, whether it was lunch or dinner. It is a high end restaurant and the prices reflect that, but the atmosphere, service and food quality is very good and worth it for a treat.
Outstanding evening at Turner's! We wer ...
Outstanding evening at Turner's! We were celebrating a birthday, and got a table in the back, where it was a bit quieter. We worried at first that we'd be forgotten back there, but no. We were welcomed and well attended to. Only complaints were: he table was not ready for our 7 p.m. reservation for four and we hads to wait; and second glasses of water and wine were a bit slow in coming—perhaps an inexperience waiter?—although food arrived very promptly. Otherwise, the service was good. The meals were all excellent, as we've come to expect from Turners. The hostess for the eve was especially wonderful, and checked in on us several tines during the meal. She could not have been nicer. Our waiter was funny and engaging and did a fair job, although passed by us several times without looking to see if waters or wines needed refilling (they both did). But the whole of the evening was great, and we'll be back.
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!
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