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Turner's Seafood - Melrose

4.7
623 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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,
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Phone number
(781) 662-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jaime Aguilar
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is street parking and a large public lot behind the restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Seafood is very central to authentic Mexican cuisine and Chef Jaime in Melrose and Chef Yal in Salem are preparing some Cinco de Mayo specials. Both locations will also celebrate with beverages, decorations and festive attire!!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We love Mom's and can accommodate large parties.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 623 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent our waitress was great too, helpful even though it was extremely busy

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The Finn & Haddie is GREAT ! Not to many places to find it done right but this is one of the best!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food and service! We had a great corner seat in the raw bar area that was perfect for our girls night out for dinner. The waitress was attentive and friendly. The location is perfect with plenty of parking in the back lot. Can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is always fresh and delicious and you can’t beat great staff

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We have been going to Turners for quite a few years. The food is always top notch and the service is outstanding. It's a local favorite.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Something always misses the mark every time I go! The best things are oysters, mussels, can’t really mess those up. My last entree was good but my white rice was cold and crispy. Must have been left out since the lunch shift. The time before, my stuffed shrimp wasn’t cooked all the way.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Turner’s is great. I always feel special when I’m there. I have a shellfish allergy and they always go above and beyond to make sure I am safe.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I wanted to go try a new
Restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised how good the food and atmosphere was!!!
I found our new favorite Restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

5 stars for our visit. Only took points off for ambiance because the floor was dirty. The waitstaff was very attentive and a manager even stopped at the table to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our waitperson was wonderful except she didn’t get the concept of surprising my wife with something for her birthday. No harm, no foul...

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing food! Great cocktails, crab cakes, fresh oysters and scallops.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food and service was fantastic. Shannon was great. Sat in the back in a booth was great out of the tight and noisy tables.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Toddler meal was generous and well received. Our meals were very good with large portions. Seafood very fresh as well as the salads and sides. Great place to eat with your family.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Honestly great experience , pasta was a tad over cooked on one of our entree s but still s great experience !

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fresh delicious seafood. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of our all time favorites. Been coming to Turner’s for years. Great food great service great staff. Always a good experience

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We love Turner's. Their seafood is delicious. We have never been disappointed. Almost always have the fallen chocolate cake for the dessert. The bartender accommodated our 2 pregnant women with fun, fruity mocktails.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Linguine & clam pasta was very soupy

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food here was amazing ... everyone loved what they got. The steak and shrimp was amazing ... salmon was amazing ... and the bacon wrapped scallops were just incredible. Service was really good. Our server was wonderful and paid the perfect amount of attention to us. The only complaint I have is that I was told by the hostess that I had not made a reservation but I had made a "call ahead" and they would do their best to sit me within 20 minutes of the promised time. It's frustrating when you think you have a reservation and are expecting to sit down. I would have never made a "call ahead" at 7:15 on a Saturday ... obviously we waited 20 minutes because they were busy. Very frustrating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent service!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

They do not take reservations. You are put on a "waitlist" for the time you request. They may or may not get you seated at that time. We waited 30 minutes past our "reservation" time before we were seated. In the meantime, we stood in a very limited area in front of the drafty door and in the way of the wait staff going back and forth. However, once seated, the food came fast and was delicious. They gave us free dessert to compensate for our wait which we thought was a nice touch. Great atmosphere. Authentic fish market type of place that has a restaurant. A bit on the noisy side however. Would definitely repeat!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Always top notch seafood! The only thing that’s missing is an ocean view!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day and we had the most wonderful time! Despite the very busy night, our service was perfect and all of the food came out delicious as always! The seafood is great and the atmosphere nice but casual - we always recommend Turner's!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a great meal at Turners, service is also excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine day
Josh was a wonderful server

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Love turners great food great service we go at least
Once to twice a week !!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The fried seafood dish was a disappointment
The fried clams were horrible

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was wonderful, food was fantastic, we were seated right away on a very busy Friday evening. I loved the fact that they honored our reservation time without having to wait. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Hadn't been to the restaurant in a number of years, but friend wanted seafood so gave it a try again. Our server was superb and the food was delicious. We each had a side salad and the portions were generous. I had the haddock piccata and it was excellent. Friend had mussels dijonnaise and said it was delicious. We shared the dessert of the day - a specialty cheesecake and loved it. Noise level rather loud at times, but that would be only complaint.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal. We tried the stuffed clams appetizer which were amazing! I had the blackened Mexican shrimp which was delicious. Lucky to get a small booth for two which I was really glad about the tables are in the middle and a bit crowded. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great fresh oysters.....good wine list. Service is spotty.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful dinner on a very busy Saturday night. Service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

A regular @ this restaurant - food is always a plus & if there's an issue, it's remedied.

Can't wait to read the specials on the board. Pretty much know the menu.

The special appetizer was awesome. As well as the special entree.

The issue this night- we were seated 40 minutes after our scheduled time. Very busy night - it happens.

For the inconvenience, our appetizers were on the house.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

SHANNON our Server was AWESOME.
MENU SUGGESTIONS AND so on..

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was quite tasty, but the fish was over-cooked, and not just mine. For a seafood place, that was disappointing. For a $28 salmon dish, I feel taken. They brought my friend the wrong meal, were apologetic, gave her and her boyfriend a free dessert, so that's something. But she had to sit there while they put together a replacement meal. We fed her from our plates rather than let our meals get cold which was a good choice because it took quite a while. Kind of weird, but they didn't offer her an appetizer or anything to chew on during the wait. At that price point, I'm again disappointed. As I wrote, the food was tasty, but none of us will be going back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food- as always - was excellent. I also love their special options too. They are always very good choices. Turner’s is one of my favorite places to have dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I have been here a few times and absolutely love it. Not only is the food the BEST, but the wait staff and hostess are very nice too. They treat you how every restaurant should, 100% hospitality. I'm from Boston but lived in Fl for many years. Just got back a few years ago and found the best seafood restaurant eva!

Michelle

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

This is our favorite local seafood restaurant. The fish is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The sesame crusted tuna, seared medium rare to rare, melts in your mouth. The broiled scrod always comes out piping hot with just right amount of crumbs and butter. And the fried clams and calamari are the best we’ve tasted— tender, lightly battered, and not greasy. I love that I can always substitute the sides that I prefer to those printed on the menu. Wait staff are always pleasant and accommodating!

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The first time I came here with my husband we both had a lovely meal and really enjoyed our food.

This second time we did not enjoy our entrees very much. I personally ordered the same dish that I had ordered on my first visit and enjoyed. This time the shrimp was dry and almost seemed over cooked, but the baked potato I ordered was very hard.

Seems like this place might be hit or miss? I would give it one more shot but I’m not sure it will be anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and our waitress, Lisa was amazing! So friendly, helpful and welcoming. We had a very pleasant experience and will definitely be back.

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