Turner's Seafood
Melrose, MA
Quintessential Fresh New England Seafood

"This spot's the real deal."


Boston Globe

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This quintessential New England seafood house first opened in 1994, after the Turner family had already been in the fishing business for more than 50 years. With a mission to “serve you the freshest, best tasting seafood you have ever eaten,” bountiful access to the East Coast’s finest and freshest catches, and decades of expertise and dedication, Turner’s rightfully holds the reputation as one of the nation’s very finest New England fish houses.

About The Food

Here excellence starts with unparalleled ingredients. Each morning, the staff literally handpicks the day’s catch off the boats at Gloucester Harbor pier (one of the East Coast’s oldest and most important fishing ports) for their renowned Gloucester seafood market, Melrose restaurant, and mail-order selections—shipped “from their dock to your door.” As a top wholesale source for many of the area’s fish houses, you can bet the stuff Turner’s sets aside for itself is the very best. From here, the fresh catches are transformed into Turner’s mouthwatering classic regional specialties.

Meet The Owner

The Turner family’s seafood legacy began with Newfoundlander James Turner, who first sailed into Boston Harbor in 1920. In 1954, after 30-plus years in the fishing business, he opened Turner Fisheries, a wholesale company supplying only the freshest New England seafood. James taught his son, John, everything he knew about the sea, hard work, and seafood recipes. John passed his expertise to his four sons, who opened Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market in 1994. Today, they carry on the family tradition of serving New England’s freshest and most succulent seafood.


"This spot's the real deal."


Boston Globe

"a never-disappointing menu featuring everything from classic seafood shack to upscale preparations"


Zagat, Food-23

"When it comes to fish, freshness is all you need. Add several generations in the business of selling and serving fish … on Melrose’s Main Street, and you have a premiere seafood restaurant."


North Shore Magazine

Best Seafood Restaurant 2002-2009, Regional Gold Medal Winner


Community Newspaper Reader’s Awards

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Turner's overnight via UPS Ground service, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond next-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 39.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, several packages from Turner's require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Next Day Air service (AM delivery) and Saturday delivery are available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska, Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Tuesday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by midnight Monday through Wednesday can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, they will be presented with $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $39.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air Saver and will be delivered by the end of the next day following shipment. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $44.95.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Turner's Seafood is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Prep & Care

All Seafood from Turner's should be removed from the shipping box and placed in refrigeration immediately. Fresh lobsters and clambakes should be enjoyed within 1 day of delivery. All other seafood can be stored under refrigeration for up to 2 days, or frozen up to 30 days.