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About Turner's Seafood - Melrose

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.

506 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
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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,

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 662-0700

Website:
http://www.turners-seafood.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking and a large public lot behind the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Jaime Aguilar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Turner's Seafood - Melrose Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
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Good for a Date (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
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Cozy (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fun (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Seasonal (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Linguine & clam pasta was very soupy

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service!!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine day
Josh was a wonderful server

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Lovely dining environment , wait staff attentive and very knowledgeable of menu wines pairings/ suggestions recommendations

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is the best restaurant in Melrose. Fresh fish always. Friendly family.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Took at least 10 minutes for the greet. We ordered drinks, clam chowder, oyster Rockefeller and entrees all at the same time because we waited so long. Chowder was awesome. We didn't like the oysters and when we told the server she simply said ok and took them away. Entrees were heavy and lacked flavor. Never had a manager come by the table but they did take the oyster off. We will not return which is sad because it's a great looking place.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Year's Eve. Last minute reservation. Turned out great night. No complaints

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nye our waitress was amazing. So helpful and accommodating. I'm pregnant and we have a one year old at home so we don't get allot of date nights. She let us chill and not keep coming and asking us questions. She helped my husband find a good meal. The food was delish. Atmosphere is fun and differnt. Great date night or girls night def recommend

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We searched Boston restaurants for Finan Haddie and found this little gem in Melrose! The oysters Rockefeller were perfectly prepared. The tuna shashimi was seared to just the correct temperature and texture.
Now to the main course: Finan Haddie. It was prepared in an onion cream sauce and cooked perfectly without drying the fish. Delightful and worth the drive from Boston.
The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was really quite lively and festively dressed for the holiday!!
I would recommend this restaurant for fish lovers!! Enjoy.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Melissa was an excellent server. Highly recommend the Lobster Bisque. The best I've had, and better than Legal Seafood. It's very cozy.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Been coming here on occasion for years. The food and service are excellent. I enjoy the clam chowder (no bacon, yay!) and mussels.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic experience! The food was excellent and the service was even better. Despite a crowded restaurant during a holiday weekend, we felt like we were the only patrons. Our server was attentive, engaging, and efficient. Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Turner’s has a good selection of classic New England seafood dishes with a creative twist. Excellent assortment of local oysters & lobster too! The service is always spot on even when they’re very busy a manager greets your table once you’re served to check in.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The clam chowder was outstanding! The salmon burger rivals Burton’s - simply delicious!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Consistently very good. Seafood is the best around.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was great as it always is. Lobster roll was fresh and not chewy . Also had Fish Chower which excellent . Note not many restaurants carry fish chowder . It was as good as the old Jimmys Harborside In Boston

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We don't live in the Melrose area, but we like to have a meal at Turner's when we can. Our dinner items were all very good and reasonably priced. We tried the oyster-spinach chowder and it was fantastic- sort of like Oysters Rockefeller but in a rich soup!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is one of our go to places prior to the Melrose Symphony Orchestra- this was their Holiday Concert, and love Melrose center decorations during the holiday. Turner's gave us a cozy booth by the window and it was a beautiful wintery night with the lights and the snow! Food always great and served hot! Service has always been exceptional. I have had the same waiter the last three times,but he did not give his name, but he is excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great meal at Turner's. The seafood is always fresh and the kitchen always cooks it right. This Saturday night they had Nantucket Cape scallops as one of the evenings specials. All 3 in our party ordered them and they were wonderful!

We also got the steamers as an appetizer because Turner's prepares them just about better than anybody.

The wine list is basic - nothing special about it. We used to always get a Williamette Valley Pinot Noir they had on it, but now all they have are California Pinots. Desserts were only okay, but not going there for the dessert, going there for the seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, an amazing experience! Food was fabulous and service was fantastic! We always do family birthdays here because we love it so much and everything was perfect! We will be back for sure and highly recommend it!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Had another good meal here at Turner's. Went in for the last night of November Shrimp Fest. Ordered the gumbo, which was almost as good as mine. They should add that to the menu permanently.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Had the baked stuffed shrimp with the lobster basil sauce, which was out of this world. Also had the caramel bread pudding which was perfect. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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