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18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
978-470-1606
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Our waitress was delightful - only thing that was positive

My boss and I go to Palmer's ever few months for lunch for two reasons: They have outdoor seating when the weather cooperates and the food is usually very good. We went yesterday and felt totally ripped off. She got the salad with shrimp, goat cheese and a few other things, her usual order. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
mamacyn
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Massachusetts
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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My boss and I go to Palmer's ever few months for lunch for two reasons: They have outdoor seating when the weather cooperates and the food is usually very good. We went yesterday and felt totally ripped off. She got the salad with shrimp, goat cheese and a few other things, her usual order. I ordered the special salad which... More 

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massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There is nothing to complain about here - outdoor seating, fresh food that serves a variety of tastes, bartenders who know how to mix a cocktail and pour beer, live music, and much more!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice 'pub' atmosphere that we miss from the UK. Also has decent food menu and live music. It was nice and busy when we went on a Friday night and the live music was good.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A nice dining experience, a little overpriced and tables were a bit close but the service was very good and the meals well prepared and presented.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a business dinner on a Wednesday evening in this place which was more or less empty when we arrived at 18.00. The waitress was nice and managed to serve us in a friendly and descrete way during the whole dinner. The food was good and tasty, but nothing extraordinary, and the wine list contained some good choices at... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been patrons of Palmer's Restaurant for well over a decade, going there for romantic dinners for 2, small family meals, and a few large celebrations with pre- planned menus. The food is always delicious, well-presented. The staff is loyal, accommodating, with many staff members there for many years, forming relationships with long-time patrons. The prices are not low... More 

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North Andover
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not a rap on the quality of the restaurant, honestly, I couldn't tell you, and here's why. 10 years ago after the birth of my first son, I had a $50 gift certificate to Palmer's. Our only babysitter, my Mother-in-law, wasn't available until 2 days after the certificate expired. I called and spoke with the owner to explain... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Attended a sit down dinner with my family on Friday night. We were seated upstairs. The party included five adults (one that has trouble on stairs and uses a walker) and two toddlers. Again I'm puzzled with what Palmers is trying to be? Is it an afterwork bar and hangout spot with pub food and a band? Or is it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I dined here twice, years ago. First time was good, second time was a disaster, and I vowed never to return. Then I found myself with few options on a Monday, with some restaurants closed, and decided to give it another chance. Service slow. I was served with a dirty glass. Servers are territorial, so I was consequently ignored. Eventually... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just a little on the expensive side but the food was really good if you aren't on a budget. The bread was fresh artisan bread. The petite fillet was the perfect size and the profiteroles for desert were wonderful. Enjoyed a business meeting for a change.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
  • Phone Number: 978-470-1606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?