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About Turner's Seafood - Salem

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.

43 Church St
Salem, MA 01970
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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

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 745-7665

Website:
http://www.turners-seafood.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Yale Woodson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Two beautifully restored private function spaces with fireplaces.

Turner's Seafood - Salem Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Special Occasion (52)
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Casual (48)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for Groups (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Romantic (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Cozy (36)
Great for Lunch (35)
Local Ingredients (31)
Business Meals (29)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Authentic (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Hot Spot (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Fun (21)
Healthy (20)
Seasonal (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
People Watching (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Great Beer (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very welcoming, prefect for family gathering for a birthday

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful night with the snowflakes coming down outside I felt like I was in Old Quebec! Always great food and attentive servers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner and service was very good, however we were seated in a back room that felt disconnected from the rest of the establishment, also the temperature in that room was cold.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Turner’s is a nice spot with a great vibe. It has with two wood burning fireplaces, two bars and a community table. The seating is interesting with hightops and low tops along with booths and bars. I’ve never been much of a seafood person but I’ve gotten into it at Turner’s because it’s fresh and I haven’t had anything that tasted fishy. The guy who tends bar is great, I don’t usually put stock in the “craft cocktails” many places but they have some some cocktails that are unlike anything I’ve had. Ask about the pre-prohibition old fashioned, which isn’t on the menu. It’s great if you like Rye!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This restaurant was great! Our waiter provided excellent service and was very prompt and attentive. The stuffed shrimp was amazing. The crab dip with pretzels was great and needs to be added to their regular menu! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food, great service! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved it! Especially the stuffed lobster!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Would not recommend for dinner. Overpriced and not worth it- no one loved their entrees. Ok for cocktails and nice atmosphere. Seated promptly. Made reservations, but were cramped-- 5 people at a very small table. Seated next to a large party and impossible to get out due to that. Would hesitate to return for dinner.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Put a reservation for 6 got there 15 mins early as requested waiting another 30 minutes to be seated .Melrose is organized better then Salem

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had a very good experience—It was a birthday celebration and we had an excellent waiter whose name was Jason-the food was great and service was super. Rich the manager was also very kind and attentive to us—It is my favorite restaurant in Salem

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food is always reliably good. Fish and seafood are the specialities. Never had a bad meal. Service is good and staff is friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great convenient spot. Lots of parking right adjacent to restaurant. Great server Raphael from Quebec! You don't get service like this every day - he is exceptional. Food delicious. Had a lobster pasta dish and my sister had oysters. The salad with maple dressing is great and the key lime pie - wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent seafood. Only complaint is a little noisy for a normal conversation. Next time I will ask to be put not near the bar because people I'm with are hard of hearing so the background noise is difficult for them. Food choices are excellent and prepared perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went to Salem for the first time with my husband last week and decided to go to Turner's for a nice sit down seafood dinner. The ambiance was absolutely charming. The restaurant itself is beautiful, but all of the Christmas decor gave it a whimsical touch. We were seated by the fireplace, which was the icing on the cake. Great spot, and not too hot. We each ordered a soup, lobster entree and alcoholic beverage. For the caliber of food, I would say the pricing is accurate. We wanted a memorable dinner and we got one. My only criticism is that our servers were switched out mid meal and neither seemed particularly happy to be our server. That aside, I am in love with Salem and I am in love with Turner's.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. From service to atmosphere to food. A must !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice wait/support staff, good service, great wine list - my swordfish which was the special was outstanding. I always try to go to Turner’s when I’m visiting family in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the best seafood in Boston period. If you haven't been to Turner's you need to make a reservation today.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

It is even hard to write a review, because after I do so, it comes up that SOMEHOW I have not filled in the required spaces!!! I will try once more, but you are lucky I have lost my patience with this endeavor, and probably won't be so blunt. The red potatoes served with my sole looked like red bowling balls, and we're as hard as rocks! The vegetables were not much better. The sole was presented to look like miniature dish towels. The wine was good, as usual. The service was adequate, although the server did not describe what my meal was going to look like, or how it was going tone set out. Eve the oysters were such as you could barely see two of them. Maybe when they are so small, others should be served to replace them.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We've frequented turners many times and this was the worst experience. Food wasn't good and service was terrible. Not going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Visiting family with my husband.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great menu and guidance from our server (Carolina) added to make this a fabulous evening.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Turner's is a solid resturant. Great variety of seafood, choices of seating, and very cozy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Can not believe we had not been to Turner Seafood before! I had heard good things, but was still pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is beautiful with a great atmosphere. The bar area was jumping and the restaurant was a whole was very busy. We started with a seasonal drink from the bar and it did not disappoint. We each had a soup. The lobster bisque was rich and buttery and the fisherman's stew yummie. We decided on the swordfish special with a creamy pesto sauce over a risotto cake... delicious flavors and hearty enough to please a big appetite. The other entree was scallops with two sides of green veggies. Veggies were seasoned well and the scallops cooked just right. We finished up with a rich warm delicious chocolate cake sent out by the chef for our anniversary. We had a wonderful evening celebrating us! Thank you Turner... we'll be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our experience was excellent. The wait staff was incredibly attentive, the food was delicious, everything was perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went there on a whim. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Our waiter (John) was great and the food was terrific. Great ambiance. management was awesome dealing with allergies. Everything was beyond expectations. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Tasty dishes and really good ice tea. Only negative was it was a little chilly.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Delicious food and fantastic cocktails. Great atmosphere and a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our second time dining here on our annual Salem vacation, and it was just as amazing as our first experience. As with our first visit, we made a Saturday night reservation, which was honored in a timely fashion (it was for 8pm, we were seated by 8:05) with a cozy booth right next to the lovely roaring fireplace. Feels like a cozy lodge, even though the restaurant is large. The service and food were terrific despite it being crowded and busy. I highly recommend their specials--I had the grilled scallops and it was one of the best seafood meals I've had (and I live on the shore). All of the appetizers and desserts I have had there have been superb as well. I will look forward to returning a third time next year!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Baby moon! The waiter mentioned knowing it was a special occasion which was nice 👍🏻

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love Turner Seafood and have been many times! Their fish is always fresh, and the chef is creative, mixing flavors and spices with new recipes. I started with the fish chowder which was loaded with fish, my husband had the tuna chili which was to die for! A friend had the lobster bisque which he loved. For my entree I had the haddock picatta, which was perfectly seasoned and lemony, and my husband had the hake marsala, and he finished every drop! The portions were generous, and my husband happily helped me finish my dinner! The wine and drinks were great, service was impeccable, ambiance was noisy but fun, and we sat in a booth near the window, which was much quieter. One drawback, the reservation is a semi-reservation, meaning they will take your name and seat you within fifteen minutes, but only if your entire party is here. If someone is parking, you'll have to wait until they return to be seated. Well worth the wait, though!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Turner's never disappoints, regardless of how many people are in your party . Great to sit by the fireplace, in the cooler weather.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food at Turners was some of the best food we have had in years. I highly recommend the lobster bisque!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely! I️ think we go a couple of times a year and we are never disappointed! Love the table in front of the fireplace and get the Brussels you won’t regret it.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went to Turner's for a ladies ' night out . We were seated promptly but there was some confusion as to who would take our order . We had 2 servers give us the specials and there seemed to be some confusion as to what those specials were because each person had different ingredients to tell us about . Our server took our drink orders and then came back quite quickly 3 times to get our order , felt a bit rushed . Our server also was not very knowledgeable about the menu. Food was good, not great but fresh and well prepared . I would go back but I will also try other places in the area .

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Nice place to meet up with friends. Good food and hospitable service-- mussels are always a good choice here, but Haddock Piccata is a fav!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pretty good not great food was Average to above average service terrific

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal, and the front of the house manager was a lovely man. Please note that while we made a reservation via Open Table, and therefore thought we had one, we had to wait, and when we inquired, were informed that it was call-ahead only, and they do not take reservations. That would be good to know!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is great, fresh, local. Nice atmospher and service is always amazing. They are always packed so I would suggest doing the reserve a table ahead to get seats around the time you want to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner date with parents

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

If i lived in or near Salem this place would be my go to every week. Maybe Sunday to get ready for the week

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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