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Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Good morning- I would call Turner's and order the gift card. They appear to be very customer service oriented and I'm sure they would help you. I just looked at their site and it appears you can order gift cards on line... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turner's Seafood Grill & Mrkt

Yes, Turner's Seafood Grill & Mrkt offers takeout services.

Yes, Turner's Seafood Grill & Mrkt offers delivery services.

Turner's Seafood Grill & Mrkt is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4