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Turner's Seafood - Melrose

4.5
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Casual
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
What 607 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Linguine & clam pasta was very soupy

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service!!!!

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vipWayneW (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 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!

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Phil (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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Delaney 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine day
Josh was a wonderful server

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Heidi (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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AndyF (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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PeggyS (New England)
4.0  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!

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MBCN (New England)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!

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Lulu (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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Mooshie (New England)
4.0  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.

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Peterr (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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KFNF (New England)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

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MichelleG (Orlando)
5.0  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

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vipKimS (New England)
4.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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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MarieM (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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vipDick (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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CiearaMc (New England)
5.0  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

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Rainbow (New England)
5.0  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.

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