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Turner's Seafood - Salem

4.5
4.5
2062 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Turner's operates on a requested seating list (NOT a traditional reservation). 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 your party is complete.

Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall Salem is an authentic New England fish house in a beautifully restored historical location with a turn of the century oyster bar, classic full bar, fireplaces and more! From the docks to your plate, experience the most trusted name in New England seafood.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    7 days a week Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:00 - 3:30 Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3:30 - 9:00 Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 3:30 - 10:00 Fresh Fish Market Open Daily 10:00 am to close

  • Phone number

    (978) 745-7665

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yale Woodson

  • Private party facilities

    Decorated in a timeless New England style, our newly renovated second floor fills with natural light from large windows overlooking the beauty and grandeur of historic Salem. The venue features exposed brick, rustic wood floors and vaulted wood-beam ceilings. This historic landmark is a unique, private space – perfect for functions as varied as anniversary celebrations and rehearsal dinners to medical meetings and corporate events; achieve a successful dinner or social function complemented by authentic New England hospitality. Our Loft Room can accommodate up to 40 guests while The Ballroom can seat up to 80 guests for any special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Hirschfeld: (978) 745-7665

  • Neighborhood

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Parking in the public lot is free after 6 pm every day and on Sundays and Holidays

  • Public transit

    Salem Depot Commuter Rail Train Station is located one block North of 43 Church Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,062 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. PJ

    PattyJ

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time dining at Turners and it did not disappoint! We were in Salem for the Salem So Sweet Events for my sisters birthday. I booked a reservation for 3 for lunch on Saturday at 1:00pm. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and it was packed! The Hostess offered that we could wait the 15 minutes, or take a high boy table available immediately. We opted for the high boy table. Very nice to be accommodated and given options. The waitress (wish I could find the receipt with her name!) was amazing and an absolute doll!! She immediately brought over a carafe of water and poured waters for all of us. She also brought bread and butter. This was all done without having to be asked. Excellent service!! The food was delicious. I got the hot lobster roll with the melted warm butter served on the side w/jasmine rice (a great menu choice of like 8-10 different sides!) and Cole slaw. My sister got the cold lobster roll and said it was really good, but wished she had gotten the hot lobster with the melted butter in the side. :) My nephew got the Salmon Teriyaki and his girlfriend got the Char Grilled Burger and said they were great. The waitress was very attentive with checking-in on us, as was the Manager and/or owner who stopped by our table as well. I stepped away from the table to ask the hostess for a special dessert for my sister fur her birthday. She showed me the dessert menu, I selected the chocolate torte. She immediately informed the waitress, who then waited for the perfect moment to light a candle, bring the dessert and help us sing Happy Birthday!! When the check came the waitress said to make sure the charge for the dessert was removed, as dessert is “free” for birthdays. The dessert charge wasn’t removed. I paid cash. She then offered to correct the bill and print a new receipt However, she was so wonderful that I told her thank you, but unnecessary and to keep the tip on the full amount. Great food and service and food!!

  2. NA

    NicoleA511

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Turner's is one of our go-to places and it never disappoints. Carolina is one of the best waitresses on the North Shore: professional and knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being a haunt. The food is always amazing. My only complaint is that the bay scallops appetizer for $22 is a little pricey, but I get it anyway because it's delicious and only available for a limited time.

  3. AA

    Anonymous4All

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Turner's Seafood is our go-to in Salem, MA. The food is always fresh, the servers are friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed. My personal favorite is the chef's daily preparation of mussels, or any of the other three preparations of mussels that are always available.

  4. B

    susanB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was excellent; our waitress was solicitous without hovering. We each had two courses- my beet/arugula/ pear salad was fresh and my husband very much enjoyed the Portuguese stew. The mussels dijonaisse which iI had as my main course was delicious, as was the Mac and cheese with crabmeat which my husband chose.

  5. L

    Lisa

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful lunch! Tuna burger was outstanding and Tyler (excuse me if I have your incorrect name) was bartender and is also one of the Asst. GMs was excellent...polite and efficient!

  6. GL

    GayleL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our most recent visit to Turners! The atmosphere is charming, the waitstaff are pleasant and attentive, but the star of the night is the food! The lobster bisque with added lobster is amazing! I also had the pesto swordfish which was outstanding! Really have never had a bad meal at Turners! Highly recommend!

  7. F

    Fairwind

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, again! Always a good choice for a nice get together..

  8. S

    Shae

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience from start to finish. Will definitely return!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great stuff. Got tuna for the entreé, and it was outstanding. Half dozen oysters to start. I was surprised that the wait staff couldn't tell us where they were from though (the oysters). Most seafood places pride themselves on that. Manager was great, when we mentioned an allergy. Waitress and server, both very pleasant.

  10. D

    David

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Good food, ridiculous pricing, very noisy, excellent service.

  11. b

    bill

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Superb !! Cherrystones were fresh. !! The pistachio tuna was best ever.Cooked perfectly.Salmon was superb ! Service top notch

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 24, 2020

    Thank you Bill! We appreciate your positive feedback, and are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We are passionate about providing exceptional service and an authentic New England seafood experience, and we're always thrilled when our guests are happy! Come back and visit us again soon.

  12. L

    Librarian

    New England

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our third time visiting Turner’s, and it was by far the best. Certainly our early dinner reservation helped ensure that the noise level and atmosphere was comfortable, but as in all the times we’ve been there, the food and service were delicious and delightful!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 24, 2020

    We are so appreciative that you took the time to write such a thoughtful review of our establishment. More importantly, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us. We take your "authentic", and "worth the drive" compliments in high regard; it means a lot to our team. We look forward to serving you again in the future, thank you for the five star review!

  13. FP

    FoodiePilgrim

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great fresh seafood well prepared

  14. m

    mpeatsout

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was wonderful. Food was nice, but it was not spectacular.

  15. B

    Brian

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal

  16. CG

    ChristineG

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    The food was fresh and presented well. The portions were small and the taste was good but not exceptional.

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 23, 2020

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your recent visit with us. We strive to provide exceptional service and an authentic New England Seafood experience, and feedback like yours, helps us to improve in order to achieve that goal. We hope to have an opportunity to provide you with a 5 star experience in the future. Thank you!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything ordered was amazing

  18. JK

    JocelynK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greeted by a very friendly hostess and waiter. I was in town for business and wanted a great seafood dinner. I ordered the baked seafood medley with a side of cauliflower mashed and Brussel Sprouts. All of the food was amazing, the service was exceptional and I will definitely return.

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 23, 2020

    Hello Jocelyn, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We always look forward to hearing back from our guests and are passionate about providing an exceptional experience for all. We hope you enjoyed an authentic New England Seafood experience, and hope you come back and visit us again!

  19. l

    lilyluvsfood

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Service was a little slow but not a big deal. Nice place and will return soon!!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 23, 2020

    Thank you for your review on your recent visit to Turners! We look forward to hearing from our guests, and appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your patience during your visit, we apologize for the delay in service. We hope to see you soon so we can provide you with an even better experience.

  20. MP

    MikeP

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, ambiance and service! This is a well managed restaurant from the door, to the floor and into the kitchen....won’t disappoint!!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on January 8, 2020

    Thank you Mike, that means so much! We strive to provide all of our guests with exceptional service, and take pride in providing the highest quality seafood, hospitality and service. Thank you for your support, see you soon!

  21. TL

    TLS317

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great locally sourced seafood in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The restaurant was quite empty on Jan 1st for dinner reservation, but we were seated at the back of the restaurant near the entrance to the kitchen and restrooms. I should have called the hostess on this blatant disrespectful behavior right away. I believe our party was profiled. There was only one other table occupied in our section while there were plenty of open tables in the front of the restaurant. Another party was seated in our section sometime later and a member of that party’s presence was most likely the reason they were seated in this section. Our bill arrived with an additional item that we had not ordered. I mentioned it to the server, who apologized and removed it without any issue. Not impressed w/ Turner Seafood and will not be returning ever again and will ensure none of my network ever takes their business to this establishment.

  23. MH

    MHCCC

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat at the bar. Drinks and food outstanding as always.

  24. C

    Compassrose

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server ,Tess,was terrific and the food delicious. And sat in the front which we greatly prefer.

  25. SG

    SheilaG

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing lunch. We kept hearing about this place but had not made time for it. Huge mistake! Everything was delicious! The Crab cake sole was so good I could eat it again. Don’t miss this place!

  26. M

    Merry7

    New England

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I have never had a bad meal at Turner's. This last time it was busy. Service was spotty. The oysters had shell in them -- all 12. The rest of the food was just OK and not warm enough. Yes, I would recommend Turner's based on many prior experiences. But another one like this makes it a bad value. This was not a $100 lunch experience (no alcohol either). btw - why is the women's restroom so cold?

  27. PG

    PamelaG

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The food is always and for the most part excellent : but someone is putting garlic powder in the mussels so that’s all I could taste. 😓 it should be white wine and shallots , but they have great clam chowder !

  28. JS

    JimS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Always a good choice. Food and atmosphere were excellent.

  29. GV

    GinaV

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Cousins Christmas lunch

  30. b

    bab36

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Steamers undercooked and not too good

  31. JT

    JonT

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food and service.

  32. EC

    ElizabethC

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, everything was cooked perfectly. The waiter was great, very knowledgeable about the menu. My only quibble was with the reservation system, which is not really a reservation but an approximate time.

  33. w

    wynneat

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Every time we choose Turner for a special occasion, we find that this restaurant exceeds our expectations. The level of kindness and genuine hospitality is the difference maker. We very much appreciate having this option nearby and know that no matter who we have with us, they'll love it too. Thanks to all at Turner, for providing such wonderful memories over the past few years, and Merry Christmas!

  34. LT

    LarryT

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great taste, excellent service. Family comes in from the mid-west annually for their lobster feasts and Turner’s comes through superbly.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the holiday decorations, including the train that moved around an oval track above the dining room. The food was deleicious, nicely presented and the service was top notch. Highly recommend.

  36. SL

    StevenL

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always a good meal. Service and food were excellent

  37. SB

    SherryB

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Terrific waiter !! Food was great except for the fried clams. They were dried out. We had a great table and we were pleased!!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on December 21, 2019

    Good afternoon Sherry, thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent visit with us at Turner's Seafood. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the Fried Clams. Although our goal is to provide the highest quality Seafood and exceptional service; we understand we may fall short of our expectations sometimes. However, we are thrilled our staff provided an enjoyable experience, and we hope to see you soom!

  38. UM

    UntrendyMike

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great space and the food was terrific!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on December 21, 2019

    Hello Mike. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us and we consistently strive to provide amazing food, and exceptional service to all our guests. I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Turner's and hope to see you again in the future.

  39. RW

    RobW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal and great service. One of the very best in Salem.

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on December 21, 2019

    Hello Rob. We strive to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience, and take pride in providing the highest quality seafood, hospitality and service. We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience, and we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

  40. RS

    RonS

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice seafood restaurant. Always leave full, and happy. This visit was for my wife's birthday, and even received a complimentary dessert and song!

    Turner's Seafood - SalemResponded on December 21, 2019

    Hi Ron, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent experience at Turner's. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, and we sincerely appreciate your continued support of our establishment. See you soon!

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Turner's Seafood - Salem is rated 4.5 stars by 2062 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    7 days a week Lunch: Sunday - Saturday 11:00 - 3:30 Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 3:30 - 9:00 Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 3:30 - 10:00 Fresh Fish Market Open Daily 10:00 am to close

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking in the public lot is free after 6 pm every day and on Sundays and Holidays

  • Public transit

    Salem Depot Commuter Rail Train Station is located one block North of 43 Church Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yale Woodson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (978) 745-7665

  • Private party facilities

    Decorated in a timeless New England style, our newly renovated second floor fills with natural light from large windows overlooking the beauty and grandeur of historic Salem. The venue features exposed brick, rustic wood floors and vaulted wood-beam ceilings. This historic landmark is a unique, private space – perfect for functions as varied as anniversary celebrations and rehearsal dinners to medical meetings and corporate events; achieve a successful dinner or social function complemented by authentic New England hospitality. Our Loft Room can accommodate up to 40 guests while The Ballroom can seat up to 80 guests for any special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Andrew Hirschfeld: (978) 745-7665

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