good seafood near medford
visting Tufts this weekend and looking for good seafood in the Melrose/Malden/Medford area. Any recommendations for Turners in Melrose? Any other ideas? we will be a large group 8 diners but no children. Not too pricey please! Thanks
Turner's, too. The Portugese Fish Stew is a big hit with us. We typically sit at the oyster bar. I would recommend making reservations for a large party. Try the chocolate moulten cake while you are there.
We were at Vinny's (borders Somerville and Medford) last week and had the broiled haddock in a tomato sauce. Delcious!!!!! Vinny's offers a variety of seafood dishes.
I am also a fan of Moulton's, but wanted to offer you a couple of other alternatives.
Oasis Restaurant on Main Street walking distance from Tufts offers a Brazilian moqueca which is excellent. That is about the limit of their seafood offerings, but its worth the trip. Its a fish and shrimp stew with cilantro, green onions, served with a porridge made with the broth, and rice.
The "Vinny's" mentioned above is Lil Vinny's on Medford St. For Italian seafood, I would probably steer you to Bocelli's across the street from Oasis. An even better dining experience could be had at Abbondanza in Everett (near malden) which doesn't specialize in seafood, but has excellent seafood dishes non the less. Also close to Melrose is Porto Bello's in Wakefield which offers both Italian and Portuguese offerings.
Lastly there are a number of fans of Catch in Winchester on this board. It sounds like a bit more of an upscale experience, but I think Turner's prices are not that far off and its not too far afield from your suggested cities.
I'm a Tufts alum and my parents wanted the same thing... good seafood in Davis. I'd say Out of the Blue is a great bet. Awesomely cheesy decor but great, fresh fish and seafood. I've never been to Turners but with all of the posts I'm going to have to give it a try!
Also, if you are a fan of Mediterranean food you MUST go to Sabur. Its very close to Tufts (Teele Square) and is really great. I've eaten there several times and even had my graduation dinner there!
Enjoy your stay!