Best of Boston

2011 Best Seafood Restaurant, North

Turner’s Seafood

Don’t let the corporate, almost chainlike interior keep you away: This spot’s the real deal. Slurp fresh, cold oysters at the rowdy raw bar, or sit down at a table and dip into Turner’s expansive menu. The fried platters come out heaping and hot, and the lobster rolls—the true measure of any seafood shack—come stuffed with sweet claw-meat chunks and only the lightest swipe of mayo.

506 Main St., Melrose, 781-662-0700,