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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
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Healthy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (8)
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Hot Spot (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We took a friend there on Sunday night. She was visiting us from Rhode Island for the weekend. She and I both ordered the scallops, which were excellent: flavorful, and not overcooked. When the manager came around to see how we were enjoying dinner, our friend praised the scallops, saying they were the best she'd ever had. (She's 73.) However, she was unhappy with the baked potato because it had something unappetizing inside. I probably should've sent back my steamed brocoli, which arrived cool and seriously undercooked. But in the interest of being able to each my dinner all together, I didn't. My wife, who order salmon, was very pleased with her dish, which she's had at Turner's many times.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy eating at Turner Fisheries. Nice atmosphere, fresh seafood, and nice people on the staff. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff is phenomenal dealing with an extremely busy atmosphere and they get quarters. Food was not as I remembered it but still great for the price. extremely pleased with the overall experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have always loved Turner’s but this visit was later on a weekend in the evening. My order was over cooked according to the server and they were making me another .It seemed extremely long and three tables got their food before me. It must of been one of those nights but put an damper on my experience that night

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We go to Turner's regularly. It is always excellent. We love the menu, especially specials and seasonal offerings.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We used to frequent this restaurant, however it has really gone down hill. The management is less than customer friendly, the food is no longer exceptional and the wine list is bare and cheap.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

As a person visiting the region, this was exactly what I was hoping for..... Fresh New England Fish and Seafood! I sat @ the Great oyster bars , and the Chef was preparing fresh Clam chowder, and oyster stew in front of me.... great fresh seafood

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went to Turner’s seafood for my anniversary, the food is absolutely amazing and the service is awesome

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Got some very good reviews so I decided to book something a little out of town and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere (be sure to book in advance) and food was really good. We'd definitely go back next time in Boston.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food with great service. Always worth the money

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The bread was amazing. good appetizers. the service was quick and friendly

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was amazing but all our fish dishes were overcooked and dry. We let the server know and she took care of us. While I acknowledge that it was extremely busy the night we were there, none the less I expect great seafood at a seafood place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a fire drill before our meal came and everyone had to evacuate. When we got our meal when we came back in and it was overcooked. Probably stayed under the heat lamp to long. We think they should have started over with our meal when the cooks came back in.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was excellent. The atmosphere great, the bill well a bit higher than I'd like, but I would go back. The food was very fresh

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The folks at Turner's went out of their way to make our celebration special, by giving us a quieter location to sit, several "happy anniversary" mentions and a comped dessert.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Highly recommended

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and service far exceeded my expectations.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. Service and food are always excellent. Never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Favorite seafood restaurant from Maine to Hawaii! Absolutely outstanding. My only complaint is that every time we go there it seems to get louder. This time it was so loud that it was difficult for us to converse. Not a good place for a quiet meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very loud, ordered 6 oysters all the same yet not what we received,no problem changing but...
upcharge for many items, food is good, go occasionally, prefer fishmarket and cook myself.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have never been here- Service was great-start to finish. Ambiance is charming. Drink were very reasonably priced but found the entrees somewhat high- Had shrimp cocktail- no complaints there- but got a broiled seafood entree that was very small for 26.00$ I understand seafood is expensive but was somewhat taken aback. Would not stop me from returning but will be more aware.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Had a great meal at a reasonable price. Little loud but manageable. Will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Overcooked fish, under seasoned and tasteless. I had never had a lobster tail that I couldn't get out of the shell because it was so dry and overcooked. Maybe it was an off night for them but the mixed grill was a really bad meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place uses to be my go-to spot on a weekend evening. Now it's just alright. Food is good but nothing like it once was. The desserts used to be amazing and the specials always caught your eye. It seems to be running on auto pilot now instead of with a focus.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My first time there and certainly not my last! Excellent overall experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent per usual.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Waiter was constantly at our table. A little overbearing. Nice to have him check on us a few times but he was constantly coming over and it became interruptive.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Sat for over an hour before we got served then waited another hour for the waiter to bring us our food , which by that time was cold will never go back there again!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Turner's never disappoints!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server Gillian, was fantastic , great combination of efficient, friendly, funny and good timing on courses.
Food was very good, good portions.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Energetic great seafood. Must stop on way to Maine from Logan Airport. Steamed clams are top of my menu

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Turner's has it all amazing food & service. For the Individuals with Celiac it's a great place to go & you will not have to worry about getting sick. You will also find the best Gluten Free lobster bisque there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Disappointed in the quality of the mussels. They were tiny. Not what I expected from this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went on a Sunday, fairly quiet. Waitress was very pleasant. Started with Clam Chowder which was room temperature and not very good. The $27 lobster roll was ridiculous. Hardly any lobster and all I could taste was the roll which was very thick. Also had fried clams that were cold. I didn't complain about anything as the waitress was very nice, but that's the last time for me.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was our 2nd time having Sunday lunch and have no complaints whatsoever. Good food, reasonable prices for fresh seafood. Casual atmosphere that's comfortable.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

All five of us enjoyed our meals, even the 8 year old. Chef accommodated slight variation to a sauce and it was DELISH. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. The place was packed. Planning to try the Salem location next week :)

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic seafood. Great service. Consistent quality. Fairly priced. Good portions.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Wonderful family atmosphere, delicious food.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Took my girlfriend to Turners for her first time and I had been there many times for lunch but never for evening dinner. It was very busy, very noisy, however after you were there for a little while you get used to the noise. Our server (can't remember her name) but she was awesome. She gave use the extensive list of specials without a script or notes of any kind. You could tell she liked what she did and was ready to take great care of you and that she did. Our appetizer of Lobster Bisque was top notch, my girlfriends scallops were delicious and my pub fish and chips were just like I remember them, outstanding. What a great evening!!!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've been twice now and of course the seafood is really fresh

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