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Turner's Seafood - Melrose

4.5
4.5
811 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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

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What 811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. PM

    PatM

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on February 4, 2020

    overall4foodserviceambience

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

  2. RD

    RobertD

    New England

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Reviewed on December 1, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience

    Good food. A little cramped and over priced though.

  3. BM

    BrianM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on November 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

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

  4. JS

    JenniferS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on October 4, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience

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

  5. CD

    CandiceD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 23, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience

    EXCELLENT MENU GREAT CHOICES GREAT APPS GREAT DESSERTS

  6. DM

    DianeM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  7. TJ

    TaylorJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on June 4, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

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

  8. WD

    WhyDee

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  9. BB

    BBRH

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  10. m

    maryb

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 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.

  11. DC

    DouglasC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!)

  12. WR

    WROX

    Naples

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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.

  13. S

    Shawna

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Food was underwhelming and overpriced. So disappointed.

  14. NK

    NancyK

    Naples

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 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!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  16. D

    Demandingbutfair

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  17. JM

    JenniferM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent experience at Turners!!!

  18. KC

    KathleenC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  19. C

    Carly

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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

  20. RE

    RobE0

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  21. SS

    SuzanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 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

  23. MM

    MaryM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  24. JA

    JettA

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 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!

  25. DD

    DonnaD

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 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!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    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..

  27. BR

    BostonRN

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 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!

  28. JT

    JTKMW

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 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.

  29. MM

    MegM

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.

  30. AP

    AdamsPond

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. IC

    IpswichClam

    New England

    24 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  32. DS

    DeanS

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. BF

    BettyF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. TB

    ToddB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 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.

  35. DC

    DollyC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  36. FF

    FourFoodies

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. DD

    DonnaD

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 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)

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!

  39. MA

    MARIAL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 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!

  40. LH

    LyndaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 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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Turner's Seafood - Melrose is rated 4.5 stars by 811 OpenTable diners

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  • 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,

  • 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

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