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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (59)
Good for a Date (53)
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Local Ingredients (36)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Great for Lunch (33)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (28)
Fun (26)
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Live Sports (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 31, 2017

My absolute favorite restaurant when visiting Salem. Top notch food n service. From appetizers to desserts, always great. It's a definite stop to eat restaurant if in Salem. I recommend it highly!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Was ok. Nothing to really talk about. Food was lackluster. No seasoning. Bland. Service was slow, friendly but slow. Not a go to memorable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere and great staff. I had the Shrimp Po Boy, I wanted more it was so good. My daughter had the Fish and Chips, just as good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Turners has the best Clam Chowder I've EVER tasted!!! We were in Salem for 1 1/2 days and ate at Turners twice... we even thought about trying to squeeze in a third visit. Worth the drive, train, or even flight!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fun, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overall pretty good Restaurant, however our friends claimed the Clam Chowder here was the best they have ever had. We ordered a Clam Chowder and a Lobster Bisque. The Bisque was out of this world, the Chowder was run of the mill and very bland. The Haddock Picatta was truly wonderful, however the surf and turf was not worthy of the price. We probably will skip this place the next time we are in town.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Best crabcake I've ever had. 10/10 would dine again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

At first we were given a small table in what you might call the annex. I was uncomfortable. So I asked for a booth in the main room and we were given one right away. We ordered our dinner. The food was average. The ambiance was okay, the noise level reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was great, food was amazing, and price was fair! can complain only rave about this place...

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server John was great, food was also great. Loved everything about the restaurant

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went as a group of 14 on the Saturday before Halloween, probably their busiest night of the year. Kathy called us a couple of days before our reservation to make sure we were still showing up and made sure to go through all our plans for the night so we wouldn't be stuck for time. I wish every restaurant was run like this! We had Shirley as our waitress and she was awesome . She had a great attitude , funny and very accommodating . Even though the place was a zoo, she handled it as if we were the only patrons in the place. Definitely a must if you're in town visiting . Food was great , service was even better .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A very busy night the weekend before Halloween. Staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We sat at the seafood bar to eat. Comfortable but noisy. I will definitely return at a less busy time of year.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

You must eat at Turner's at least once when you visit Salem the seafood is fabulous! We try to eat here twice durning our 5 day visit every year at least twice if possible. Everything on the menu is fabulous and the staff is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We missed our reservation and it was very busy, but they promptly found us a table and the service was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good food great ambience
My lobster roll ended up being half of our entire bill would help to know in the future overall was great highly recommend this !!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

While I greatly enjoyed the food, my experience with my waiter left me hungry for a new server. I understand it’s a busy holiday weekend, and am more than willing to exercise extra patience because of it. However we sat for 10 minutes before he even said hello or took our drink order. We were seated for twenty minutes before we even got our drinks. And only one of us got one and we had a couple more minutes for the second.

Meanwhile I watched him chat with other staff and be there for every need of his other table. And while it was a larger one, and I understand that they’re more profitable, it wasn’t very encouraging. We nearly left. There was a small mixup with our food, but the manager corrected it and another staff member checked on us too. Before our waiter came back to make sure all was well. Lovely food, terrible waiter. If it wasn’t for how pleasant the manager was, I’d have left a worse rating.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious! I ordered the Mac and cheese with lobster meat and also the pear salad. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. It was my first time dining here, and will definitely be coming back! The only “complaint” I have is that to add lobster meat to the Mac and cheese was a tad overpriced for what you get. The Mac and cheese dish was 8 or 9 bucks and to add lobster was 12! There was not that much lobster meat in the dish for 12 bucks. But overall it’s a great place to eat!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We came here for my birthday and it was such a treat! My main motivation was to eat at a highly haunted restaurant, and to also experience some amazing seafood. Considering the quality the prices were very reasonable and we were stuffed. Our server was an absolute sweetheart and provided amazing service. He even brought out a little dessert with a candle in it to celebrate. I'd highly recommend this place for special occasions!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is good, but the service was poor. Made a reservation a week in advance with open table, and when we arrived were told that our table wouldn’t be ready for another 30 minutes, after telling them we had plans post dinner, miraculously the 30 minute wait turned into a 2 minute wait. When we were seated it was evident that there were multiple open tables. So overall I would say poor management, but the food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chowder & crab cake appetizer was delish! The rest of group enjoyed their meals as well.
Great location in the heart of Salem

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Turner’s is a great place for all occasions. The food was excellent (honestly the best mussels I’ve ever had) and the wait staff was very friendly. Food options are great for any age level. Restaurant was packed due to Salem MA in October level crowds but we were seated promptly at our reservation time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We came to Salem to celebrate are 15 year anniversary with are kids.

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