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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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4.6

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 (19)
Casual (17)
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Good for a Date (16)
Comfort Food (13)
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Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 23, 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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·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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 (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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·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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 (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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·Dined on November 28, 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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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant. Great service and wonderful food.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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