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Turner's Seafood - Melrose, Melrose, MA
Turner's Seafood - Melrose, Melrose, MA
Turner's Seafood - Melrose, Melrose, MA
Turner's Seafood - Melrose, Melrose, MA
Turner's Seafood - Melrose, Melrose, MA

Turner's Seafood - Melrose

4.5
4.5
791 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Turner's operates on a requested seating list (NOT a Traditional reservation system). 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 when your party is complete.

Four generations of wholesaling New England's finest seafood make Turner the most trusted name in quality seafood. In 1994, Turner's Seafood opened Turner's Seafood - Melrose, our vision of a classic New England seafood house. Complete with its fresh fish market, turn of the century oyster bar, and open kitchen, our Melrose seafood restaurant marries the family mission: "to serve you the freshest, best tasting seafood you have ever eaten" with the promise to remain authentically New England.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    7 days a week Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:30 - 3:30 Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3:30 - 9:00 Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 3:30 - 10:00,
  • Phone number
    (781) 662-0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jaime Aguilar
  • Private party facilities
    Turner's can accommodate larger private function of up to 125 people on Monday nights.
  • Neighborhood
    Melrose
  • Parking details
    There is street parking and a large public lot behind the restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room

What 791 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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791 Reviews
  1. PatM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    Liked this restaurant. A bit noisy. The food was delicious. Wait staff friendly and professional

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  2. RobertD

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Reviewed on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Good food. A little cramped and over priced though.

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  3. BrianM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Best seafood around. Great raw bar. Very fresh. Friendly staff. Always have interesting specials.

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  4. JenniferS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on October 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Great atmosphere, amazing and fresh seafood, and talented staff especially the Friday and Saturday night crews!

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  5. CandiceD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    EXCELLENT MENU GREAT CHOICES GREAT APPS GREAT DESSERTS

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  6. Diane

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    The best seafood ever with consistent quality and service and wonderful creations. I find Turners to be even better than Maine seafood.

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  7. TaylorJ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on June 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always a great meal although sometimes there can be quite a wait on weekend nights.

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  8. WhyDee

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on June 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    We love this place. The fish is always super fresh, and they have great craft beer on tap for a good price. We love sitting at the bar. We do not order from the dinner menu. It is just ok. Appetizers and raw oysters, soups are the best value for the money.

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  9. BBRH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was not on their computer...as of February 1, 2019 they had dropped OpenTable. Luckily they were able to seat our party of 4. Your system needs to be updated.

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  10. maryb

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The oysters are the best! The waitress was begonia. The food is always delicious. The best dessert I have ever had was the chocolate torte. I get it every time and it never disappoints. That alone is worth the trip.

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  11. DouglasC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister from Malden recommended Turner's, especially its seafood. I was with a party of four from Maine where the seafood is excellent, but Turners would have been competitive with anything from Kittery to Bar Harbor. I had the scallops, my wife the shrimp, i washed it down with an Oyster in Purgatory bloody mary and shared a plate of Belgium Muscles with one of the others. All was great and Turners is definitely on the list when ever I visit the area (wish it was there when I lived at South Cedar Park!)

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  12. WROX

    Naples

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish here is very fresh, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The quality has been consistent over the decades. We love the Salem location, too.

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  13. Shawna

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was underwhelming and overpriced. So disappointed.

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  14. NancyK

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience outstanding! Chowder was superb, meals were exceptional, service was professional yet friendly, —all in all a gem of a restaurant!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seafood was cooked just right; soup was creamy; highly recommended. Wine list was extensive; price reasonable!

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  16. Demandingbutfair

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In the past I have been critical of the service at Turner's Melrose. During this visit the service was tremendous. What a difference. The food is always worth going there for. But now if the service is good too, well now they have it all.

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  17. JenniferM

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience at Turners!!!

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  18. KathleenC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Turner’s offers high qualityfresh seafood in traditional and innovative preparations. Prices are quite reasonable, and the staff is friendly, efficient, and professional.

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  19. Carly

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an awesome experience at Turner’s. The food was exceptional and the service 5 star. The only draw back was we were sitting at the bar and the guy next to my husband was invading his space. Because his wife took a single seat at bar and he did not have one

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  20. RobE0

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Turners never disappoints. We always enjoy the delicious food and the cozy atmosphere. A gem!

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  21. SuzanneS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood restaurant that I find beats Summer Shack and Legal Seafoods. Oysters are always delicious and perfectly shucked. Good variety on the menu from sandwiches to entrees and fried seafood platters. Sides are good too. Service is always professional and prompt. Decor is cozy and well thought.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprisingly great time given the poor reviews regarding service Noisy but food freshness quality and service outshined the noise Will definitely go back

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  23. MaryM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very tasty ..... fish is fresh .... nice sized portions.

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  24. JettA

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, GREAT food and great service! We had friends visiting us from San Fran and they were both VERY pleased with our dinner experience at Turner's!

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  25. DonnaD

    Greater Boston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good quality. Love the ambiance, especially at Christmas. Warm and cozy. Friendly and welcoming environment. Superb fish!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was wonderful, attentive without being overbearing, bartender at oyster bar acknowledges us right away . Will be back again..

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  27. BostonRN

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was awesome she made our night! Wish I caught her name but she was great! Food was delicious as always. Can’t wait to go back!

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  28. JTKMW

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a million times and service and food are usually always exceptional. I know it is a busy time of the year, but service was not up to par at this visit.

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  29. MegM

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. Two of us had one of the specials, which was a crab cake stuffed haddock with lemon caper cream sauce and it was outstanding. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. The dining area was a little crowded and noisy but it did not take away from our wonderful meal. We were very pleased with our experience overall.

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  30. AdamsPond

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and great service!!! Seafood is the best all year!!!

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  31. IpswichClam

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There were 4 of us and we had salmon with peas and pasta, bake stuffed shrimp, crab cake, and fish & chips. All were good, although the salmon dish was a little overloaded with cream sauce. Less would have been better. The booths are also a little too cramped for a party of 4, but overall it was very good and I'd recommend it.

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  32. DeanS

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a nice eating atmosphere. We really enjoyed the experience. I like more than Legal.

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  33. BettyF

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, service very good but really noisy and loud

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  34. ToddB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find for seafood in the area. Thankfully made a reservation and were seated quickly. Once seated, we were greeted and taken care of as well as anyone could expect. The raw oysters served were good and decent sized and the grilled swordfish was excellent as a choice. All of the seafood options available seem to be very fresh and delicious. I would recommend this to anyone seeking a local (not a large conglomorate chain) restaurant. The dessert options were delicious and very recommended.

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  35. DollyC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We three thoroughly enjoyed the Harvest salad with apples, pecans, etc and a bowl of utterly delicious Lobster Bisque! What can I say, it was heavenly! We finished with coffee and tea. We were too full to consider dessert - next time! Turner's is a neighborhood favorite: cozy, fun, boisterous, good times for everyone! Turner's has the knack to make everyone feel like family. That's why we keep coming back.

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  36. FourFoodies

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, loved the atmosphere and witty waitperson. Will be back!

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  37. DonnaD

    Greater Boston

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent, fresh, great combos for meal options. Fun place. Festive for the holidays. I even placed my Christmas order while waiting(waited 15 min-not bad for a place you can’t get into)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was great. The two bartenders were terrible. They were not aware, it took 10 minutes before we were acknowledged while one of wiped the counter staring off into space. Once we sat down it took 15 minutes to get a drink. Truffle oil, tomatoes and brussel sprouts do not go together - disappointing. The scallops and oysters were fresh and delicious!

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  39. MARIAL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during Christmas time and the entire staff wore Christmas sweaters. Loved the decorations and lights, food was great and loved the ambiance! Would return and recommend!

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  40. LyndaH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! We had raw oysters and clams! Had wonderful linguini and clams. A ginger snap eggnog drink was out of this world!

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Turner's Seafood - Melrose is rated 4.5 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

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506 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Melrose
  • Hours of operation
    7 days a week Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:30 - 3:30 Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3:30 - 9:00 Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 3:30 - 10:00,
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is street parking and a large public lot behind the restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jaime Aguilar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room
  • Phone number
    (781) 662-0700
  • Private party facilities
    Turner's can accommodate larger private function of up to 125 people on Monday nights.
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