Turner's Seafood - Salem

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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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4.6
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4.6
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PattyJ
New England
3 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!!

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NicoleA511
New England
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.

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Fiddler42
New England
1 review
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.

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susanB
New York Area
9 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.

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vipLisa
New England
63 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!

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GayleL
New England
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!

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Fairwind
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Shae
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish.
Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
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.

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vipDavid
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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vipbill
New England
54 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

Turner's Seafood - Salem
Responded 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.

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Librarian
New England
33 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 - Salem
Responded 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!

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vipFoodiePilgrim
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fresh seafood well prepared

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mpeatsout
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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ChristineG
Naples
1 review
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 - Salem
Responded 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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything ordered was amazing

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JocelynK
New England
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 - Salem
Responded 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!

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lilyluvsfood
Richmond
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 - Salem
Responded 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.

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MikeP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 - Salem
Responded 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!

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TLS317
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locally sourced seafood in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
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.

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vipMHCCC
New England
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Compassrose
New England
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.

SG
vipSheilaG
Philadelphia
15 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!

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Merry7
New England
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?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 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 !

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JimS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a good choice. Food and atmosphere were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Cousins Christmas lunch

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vipbab36
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Steamers undercooked and not too good

JT
vipJonT
New England
49 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service.

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ElizabethC
New England
19 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.

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vipwynneat
New England
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!

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LarryT
New England
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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StevenL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Service and food were excellent

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vipSherryB
New England
10 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 - Salem
Responded 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!

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UntrendyMike
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and the food was terrific!

Turner's Seafood - Salem
Responded 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.

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RobW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Turner's Seafood - Salem
Responded 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!

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RonS
New England
9 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 - Salem
Responded 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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