Turner's Seafood - Melrose

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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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PatM
New England
3 reviews
Reviewed on February 4, 2020
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

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RobertD
New England
19 reviews
Reviewed on December 1, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Good food. A little cramped and over priced though.

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BrianM
New England
1 review
Reviewed on November 25, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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JenniferS
New England
1 review
Reviewed on October 4, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

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CandiceD
New England
1 review
Reviewed on September 23, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

EXCELLENT MENU GREAT CHOICES GREAT APPS GREAT DESSERTS

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DianeM
New England
1 review
Reviewed on July 1, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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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TaylorJ
New England
1 review
Reviewed on June 4, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

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

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WhyDee
New England
1 review
Reviewed on June 3, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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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BBRH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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maryb
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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DouglasC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipWROX
Naples
68 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Shawna
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was underwhelming and overpriced. So disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seafood was cooked just right; soup was creamy; highly recommended. Wine list was extensive; price reasonable!

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Demandingbutfair
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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JenniferM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience at Turners!!!

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KathleenC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCarly
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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RobE0
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turners never disappoints. We always enjoy the delicious food and the cozy atmosphere. A gem!

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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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MaryM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very tasty ..... fish is fresh .... nice sized portions.

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JettA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDonnaD
New England
49 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently good quality. Love the ambiance, especially at Christmas. Warm and cozy. Friendly and welcoming environment. Superb fish!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful, attentive without being overbearing, bartender at oyster bar acknowledges us right away . Will be back again..

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BostonRN
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JTKMW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service1ambience5

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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MegM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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AdamsPond
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!!! Seafood is the best all year!!!

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IpswichClam
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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DeanS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice eating atmosphere. We really enjoyed the experience. I like more than Legal.

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BettyF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service very good but really noisy and loud

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ToddB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DollyC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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FourFoodies
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, loved the atmosphere and witty waitperson. Will be back!

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vipDonnaD
New England
49 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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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MARIAL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LyndaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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