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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
We had a wonderful experience with delicious food and great service! We thought the lobster roll was outstanding, and was accompanied by the vegetable of the day which was carrots with Olive oil and dill, and delicious Parmesan polenta cake! We thought it was a great value at $27!
Turners is by far my favourite seafood restaurant in the city. From checking in to bar drinks to seating at our table, the turners experience sets the bar high. The food is always excellent. Classic New England seafood done to perfection. This is compared to reference restaurants like Oceanaire and Island Creek Oyster bar. Turners is a step above.
Was on Vacation touring Salem looked up restaurants on Open Table near me and made a reservation.
Way more than I expected. Food Quality-Excellent, Service-Excellent (waitress and manager came by to check on things). If I am in Salem again I definitely will eat here again
My son took us for Fathers Day on Saturday night. We got seated quickly in a nice table by the window. The 4 of us had a combination of apps, entrees, wine and cocktails. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The mussels your way were great! I loved the Dijon sauce. The menu offerings and the prices are better than Legal. We will definitely go back again.
Food was just okay, and not worth the money. We had high hopes for this and my friends were really looking forward to the seafood. I got the steak and it was great, but my friends got stuffed shrimp and said it was lousy. They said the stuffing tasted like Stove Top. The location is great, and the restaurant is beautiful, but it can get loud.
The only thing I can say is to ask about the ingredients in your meal if that is an issue. I never would have thought jalapeño would be in pot stickers. I was more concerned about cilantro since it tastes like soap for me. The menu did not say jalapeño was in the dish either. Since it was crab that is a spice I did not expect and was overused to the point I could not taste the crab. My friend loved her dish! I will be more thorough in asking next time.
I've been to Turner's restaurant several times and I am always impressed. I've been there for a quiet lunch, a family get together, a business dinner, a bereavement gathering and have been very impressed every single time. You really can't miss! This past Sunday it was very crowded but the service was impeccable. I was there with a group of 7 and everything was amazing -- oysters, salmon, surf and turf, chowder, and all the desserts. Great job and I look forward to returning soon even though I live 45 minutes away.
Love this place!!!!!!!! Tuna Shasimi on top of Caesar Salad there is one of my all time fav meals. Family service makes it fun and hospitable. Literally the owners' family busses and waits tables. Great experience over and over and over again.
We have been eating at Turner's for a couple years now, and while the food has remained delicious, the service has diminished to awful. We have been badgered by some of the older male servers and given chilly receptions by waitresses. The wait staff seem particularly put out if you have a kid - even if that kid acts perfect and smiles at them. It's like folks are in a bad mood all the time there now.
Look forward to a night out and trying some of the latest micro beer. Nothing. One IPA but nothing even from Notch Brewery which is located just a few blocks away. The Portuguese stew was awesome but the crab cake was bread and minced crab. We get very few opportunities for date nights and want something that has a great wine/beer list and great food. Will keep looking.
We stopped in for lunch on Memorial Day weekend. Staff was friendly. Service was very good. I tried their crab cake, since that's always a good quality indicator at a seafood restaurant, and really enjoyed it. My salad was fresh and tasty. My husband enjoyed his calamari very much. He rated it in his top 3 calamari places ever; which is really saying something. We will definitely be back!
One of the best meals we've ever had anywhere. Can't wait to return. Our waiter, Brandon, was friendly and attentive, the manager dropped by everyone's table to say hi and ask about our food. There is something for everyone - creative and adventurous, favorite standards, seasonal, gluten free, vegetarian. Great raw bar choices, fresh seafood, chicken, beef and pasta. Highly recommend the Hake Marsala and Super Food Chopped Salad. This is a great restaurant, and we can't wait to go back!
We had the clam chowder, clams casino, scallops wrapped in bacon, all delicious. For dinner I had king crab legs (was a special), my husband had grilled scallops, my kids had the haddock piccata and the fra diavolo. Everything was delicious and fresh tasting. Not the first time there and won't be the last.
What and amazing find! This was hands down the best place we ate in Salem , and we ate everywhere. The bar menu was amazing, their Lobster Bisque was to die for. They have the best Tuna sashimi I have ever had. The raw bar, amazing. I could go on and on but really, you just have to go for yourself. Amazing staff as well, friendly and fun!
It was poring out and when I walked in and shook of the tai. A RUDE waiter yelled at me so rudely another waitress approached me who saw the whole thing and apologized for his behavior I even apologized to the waiters table because he made me and my son feel like complete idiots and rudeness. Again - Mother's Day and i just walked in from the pouring rains
I have to say I was ready to walk out because of his rudeness . But I stayed because of that waitress and I wish I got her name . I was the. taken care of by Rick and I think the same waitress who apologized and it was a much better ending then a start.
My daughter and I came for dinner on Mother's Day. The restaurant was pretty full and noisy. Where we were seated initially, there was a large VERY noisy party right next to us. We asked to change to a quieter table and the wait staff was very accommodating and sympathetic and moved us quickly into the other room. Our wait people in both areas were nice and helpful with food recommendations. The menu selection was appealing and it was hard to decide between dishes. We enjoyed the food. We will definitely return after an afternoon visit to the Peabody-Essex Museum nearby.
Excellent and fresh seafood. Had cherrystones on half shell were excellent. Lobster bisque with extra lobster was nice and creamy. Had them mix half fried clams and half fried oysters for entree that was very lightly battered and fresh. Plan to go again to pick other options.
Food was fresh and delicious! We had haddock, the steak tip sandwich and salmon, all of which were yummy and cooked to perfection! The waiter was personable and informative. Great venue for a casual night out with friends or a dinner date. We will be back.
Our server DeeDee was fantastic, drinks were decent and food was fresh though a bit average. I had the salmon "carbonara" and the fish was slightly over cooked. We were seated in a back corner of the restaurant near an exit, so there wasn't much for ambiance. I'd give it another try, with better seats, and DeeDee, to see if maybe the kitchen was having a bit of an off night.
Food was inconsistent. 4 of us seated at a large round table for 6 but it was pushed up against a column so 2 seats were unusable and one person was crammed next to column. Meanwhile there were empty tables for 4 in the front room. Fish was well prepared but side Brussels sprouts with "bits of bacon" had broken slices tossed with sprouts that had been sitting on a steam table. Very tired and careless dish as well as too sweet.
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