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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
Brought my son for his birthday at his recommendation. Food was good, if not a little overpriced. I don't know if I would return, because there really wasn't anything exceptional that would inspire me to return. There was nothing above and beyond, and what we got we paid a good price for.
I have been to Turners 6-7 times now and every time I spend a meal there I am reminded why I continue to go back. We did go on a slightly busier night and our server was struggling to greet our table, so the event coordinator took over without asking any questions. He was diligent, polite and made our anniversary great by being efficient, fun and charismatic without crossing the boundaries of intrusive behavior. The food was excellent and the timing for the courses was perfectly executed (how I judge a wait staff in conjunction with their kitchen). This is our favorite restaurant since moving to MA in 2014. Having worked in fine casual dining in Annapolis MD for 9 years before moving to MA I can tell you, Turner's is an exceptional place to enjoy a meal with loved ones. #BAKEDSTUFFEDLOBSTERorGTFO
Came on a Sunday night for mother's birthday as she loves the Turner's in Melrose but this one is closer to her home. We made a reservation for 6 but came at 530 and were seated right away in a booth looking out at the street. Really nice ambience and very comfortable climate considering it was almost 70° outside. Our waiter (I am so sorry but I forget his name) was an older gentleman who was very energetic, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the crab cake, 6 special oysters, and the fried spicy Judith calimari. Out waiter brought out some tasty corn bread and rolls to start off with. The appetizers were amazing; oysters were fresh and delicious, crab cake was incredible (as was the sauce and salad the came with it) and then there was the calimari... We all took one bite and went "WOW". Not chewy, melt in your mouth, perfectly spicy and saucy friend calimari. The best my mother had ever had and she has eaten a lot of calimari in her life. Our main dishes were equally fantastic, my brother could not stop raving about his baked stuffed shrimp, my fish and chips was flaky, light, and crispy, my partners tuna was light and fresh, and my mother ate her linguini and white clam sauce with a huge smile on her face. Portions were perfect as well. For dessert, we shared the Samoa (the girlscout cookie) cheesecake. Holy moly. So rich and flavorful, covered in coconut and caramel sauce. Way too much for one person after that meal but was perfect for the four of us to share as a little sweetness. After we left, my mother said that all around that was the best meal she had ever had and we all agreed that there was nothing bad to be said. Thank you Turner's for making my mother's birthday so special.
We went to Turner's for my mother-in-law's 75th birthday dinner. We were first sat at a high-top table and we asked for a regular table because my mother-in-law would've had trouble getting up into the seat. They had no problem moving us and our waitress served our table even though we were now out of her section. Her and my mother-in-law hit it off right away and our waitress wanted to serve us. She was fantastic and funny. The seafood was fresh and everyone enjoyed their meals, even my teenage nephew who doesn't like seafood. They have other choices besides seafood. Even though we were all full we still got dessert. Ironically we all ordered a creme brullee and loved every bite. The waitress didn't charge us for two of the desserts because it was my mother-in-law's birthday and for the table situation. We all can't wait to go back this summer!
This was one of the best meals I have had around Boston! The Lobster Bisque was the best I have ever had. It did not have a strong Sherry taste at all. The raw Oysters were perfect. The fried clam and lobster rolls were great. My companions had the Hake Marsala and salmon as well and were equally impressed. Highly recommend.
Great, organized seating system involving fabulous bar service. Waiting Staff was also very organized and beyond friendly. Not one part of this meal was flawed, and we left feeling beyond satisfied. We are already talking about venturing back 7 hours strictly because of this experience!
My birthday happened to fall on a Saturday while my wife and I were traveling for work. We managed to gather a few old and new friends together and had reserved a table at Turner's. I wanted seafood and some local flair and we got that and so much more. The service was excellent (thank you to Jack!), the food was incredible (best scallops in my memory) and I highly recommend this restaurant.
Definitely set up a reservation (they have phone-ahead only but it worked just like a reservation for us) as they were very busy.
Went on a date and this was not a first date...been together for 5+ months and we are total foodies! We were both looking forward to our past "Turners Experince" but it don't live up to expectations- here's why (surprised): although DELICIOUS
- we got the special seafood (FISH)chowder and they delivered the wrong dish(size), BTW don't eat it with the chips! The chowder itself is amazing, over-salted, but amazing! The chips take away from the umami/sense/feel of the dish
- the calamari was boring and needs some type of dip and/or CRUNCH,
-the clams casino were ok (had much better at a local upscale restaurant in Danvers) and the
- Brussel sprouts with bacon were great, but the size was so small...hmmm. I loved my experience at Turners in Melrose and ordered completely different dishes.
We were seated immediately, even though traffic had made us 20 minutes late for our reservation. Our server was pleasant and helpful, knew the menu and offered suggestions. Each dish we ordered was delicious - some of the best steamed mussels ever. Only complaint was a drink that was made incorrectly, and then fixed incorrectly ... but other than that one snag (and they fixed it, and finally got it right) it was a perfect dinner.
We had taken the train to Salem and visited the Peabody Essex Museum prior to going to Turner's. We were early for our "seating list" (not a "traditional reservation" according to the restaurant) so we went to the bar after checking with the host. While the bar was full the restaurant's tables were virtually empty. We took a table, had a cocktail and ordered our meal. We both chose the filet which was well presented and delicious served with carrots and mashed potatoes. A reliably good meal as usual.
We has a nice table by the gas fireplace and great, attentive service from a waiter with a sense of humor. Food was good, not exceptional, specializing in fish & seafood. For example, the Haddock Picatta was a nice variation on this lemony theme, but better with plain white rice than the chewy linguini. Our fav dessert was the fresh Key Lime Pie.
This is our favorite restaurant. We go here every chance we get. They serve my favorite cocktail, the Golden Bulliet, and the lobster bisque is to die for. We are always given excellent service and we are always approached by a manager to see how our meal is and if we are having a good time. We always are. When our family comes to Boston, we always make a trip to Turners.
We've had good luck on our visits here --great to combine a trip here with a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum a couple of blocks away--makes the serpentine route to Salem worth it. The salads are creative and tasty, and generously sized (if you're having anything else to eat , order a small salad). Lots of good fresh fish choices. Good drinks list as well. We'll be back.
Excellent atmosphere for couples or groups of 4-5. Reasonably varied menu. Primarily known for excellent seafood while those that enjoy meat have many choices for chicken and/or beef. Pushing back from the table finds one pleasantly filled but not stuffed. A little pricey, but at least the meals are plentiful and very tasty. Waitstaff very friendly, quick and attentive. As usual Turner's remains on our "go to" venue.
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 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.
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