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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Good restaurant, awesome seafood pasta. Good wine list and fun ambience. The handheld ordering system and waitress didn’t jive well, but good experience overall.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022

The food tasted great and the service was good, however at about 2:00am my husband and I spent the next 7 hours violently ill. I am not sure if it was the oysters or if it was something else we consumed. Either way, not quite...how we expected to spend our honeymoon. We won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Kathi T, Owner at Turner's Seafood Grill & Mrkt, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2022

Dear JAC, We are so sorry that you and your husband weren't well and we hope you feel better now. "Symptoms of foodborne illness, or food poisoning, typically develop within 36 hours of eating contaminated food, but they may not appear for days or even...More

Reviewed November 27, 2021

We were seven for lunch, four adults and three children. All of us enjoyed our lunch very much. I started with a clam chowder, a New England specialty, and enjoyed it immensely after a few years of not being able to savor it due to...Covid restrictions on travel. Then, of course, a steamed Lobster with melted butter - wow, how tasty this creature can be when it is simply steamed without any need for added flavors. Finally a pumpkin cheese cake with a generous helping of whipped cream rounded up an experience of shear pleasure.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2021

I have always found a seafood restaurant with a market does not disappoint, and that's certainly true of Turner's. It was so good, we almost went to the Salem location the next night. I had stuffed shrimp with a baked potato and rice. The lobster...sauce over the shrimp was great. We also had the crab cake (HUGE) and it was full of crab. My boyfriend had the Lobster Pie. One negative to that, when he ordered it, the waitress said "you do know how much that is right?" It was $52. We didn't look homeless or anything so quite honestly, I found her statement to be quite rude and unnecessary. The only thing lacking was the baked potato, it needed to cook longer and come with something other than butter. You have to pay for bread, but do it, it's delish! The Chef's apple tart was excellent for dessert!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2021

Have been trying to order out during COVID to help restaurants through this tough time. We had a great takeout meal from Turner's tonight. The fish and chips, crab cake dinner and haddock dinners were great as expected (after all it's a seafood place!). The...surprise of the night was the chicken marsala that someone in our party ordered. They raved about it. The portions are good and the prices are fair - you won't be disappointed. If you go - try the pretzel appetizer they were fantastic and fresh!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

I understand that restaurants have needed to adapt to the current conditions, and like many restaurants, they have moved their menus online. But they want you to do most of your ordering from the app, so the service level is way down. I can see...them wanting to capture a credit card for people eating on the sidewalk, where it would be easy to dine and dash, but inside too? I get that sanitation is an issue, but this is still supposed to be dining, and asking the patrons to do all the work didn't make it enjoyable. Our server took good care of us, and since my wife has an allergy she took our order and checked that there would be no issues, which we appreciated. However, there are a lot of items from the old menu no longer available, in particular the Sicilian Pasta, which was our go-to. We ordered the shrimp cocktail which was terrific and got the crab cake, which was edible but overly salted, not as good as it used to be. My wife got the salmon pasta, it was actually bland. I got the linguine and clams, which was as good as always. Also, the beer and wine choices have dwindled down to almost none, they only offered one cab by the glass. We've been to a number of restaurants since things have reopened, and all the others have kept the experience almost the same as it was before. Unfortunately, it will be a while before we go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

The atmosphere was great but the waitress could have been more attentive and informative. I ordered baked stuffed shrimp. I thought that would be plain enough with the stomach issues I have. When the food came out it was covered with cream or some type...of white sauce. I was not able to eat it. Another issue is when my wife finished her salad another waitress came by took her knife and fork and did not replace them. Our meals came out and I had to search for a waitress to get a replacement. She was not easy to find. I have eaten there before with no issues. I spent a good amount of money and didn't ever eat. I do like it there.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Exelente service and food. Definitely be back again. Very quick plates and tasty. The menu system is really easy to handle and the Payment method . Good prices and quiet area.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

This was #1 place to eat! 🤣! I’m no foodie or critic! I do kee it real and I was not impressed at all esp for the prices! Loved the mussels! Perfect! Lobster bisque amazing! Baked stuffed lobster tail with filet special! Blah! Over cooked,...dry tail, ok filet cooked perfect just bland! The side veg amazing! Over all I’d deff go back but I wouldn’t go back any time soon! It wasn’t a omg can’t wait to go back and try something else place! Just being Honest! Deff worth trying maybe it was we had 915 reservations and they close at 10 idk! Def loved the service and atmosphere but food fell short for the buck!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

This was a nice historic atmospheric restaurant. We were served super fast which didn’t really allow us to enjoy each step. The wine prices are listed but the beer prices are only given a range of prices. That’s a little odd. So you need to...ask after each beer you’re interested in. Oysters were fresh and good. But the lobster rolls weren’t very full for such an expensive price. Dessert was good. Service was fine. I’d try it again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

My wife and I decided to try this place while we were in Melrose on recommendation of the people in the hotel. It was wonderful! We both had stuffed shrimp. The shrimp was cooked exactly right and was very wonderful. The stuffing was excellent with...crab stuffing. Great service and the price was right. It was very crowded but we did not have to wait long.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with family. Restaurant was packed on a Thursday night but were seated immediately as we had made reservation. Service was exceptional as was quality of food from the amazing rolls to the seafood, pasta, and sandwich entrees. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

We seem to go to Turners when we haven’t planned the occasion and always wonder why we don’t go more often. A group of 4 went for a late lunch and had the lobster roll. It is always terrific. I do prefer lunch or a...very early dinner around 5 pm, only because later it gets a bit noisy with all the conversations.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

We were tired of fighting the traffic to drive south from Saugus to downtown Boston for dinner each night of our stay, so we opted to go to Melrose instead. Turner's was one of the most recommended restaurants in Melrose on TripAdvisor, and now we...know why ! We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, the delicious food, the service, and really everything about the place ! If we're ever in the area again, we wouldn't hesitate to return to Turner's and, coming from us, that's quite the compliment -- because we are FOODIES !More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

We had heard about the raving reviews of the food/atmosphere but we were still blown away by our time spent here. We ordered the new england clam chowder and the lobster bisque which were both delicious. I have not had a clam chowder that i...have ever finished but this one was a clean bowl special. If it was socially acceptable i would have licked it clean. The crab cake was the next to come out of the kitchen and it literally melted in our mouths. The taste was exceptional and could probably bring Chef Ramsey to his knees. We had also ordered the stuffed lobster which was again... surprise... dellllllicious. The stuffing was light and the lobster was left as the star of the meal, which shined brightly. We were unfortunately unable to finish it not because of not wanting it but because we couldnt take another bite. The waitress was nice and attentive. Always on time with asking if she could get us another drink or if we needed something, never had to flag her down. It wasn’t over crowded for being 6:30pm but you could tell it was a popular spot none the less.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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