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Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
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Ranked #14 of 54 Restaurants in Andover
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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149 reviews 149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went for dinner with the GF, loved the outdoor seating. Great service, but the food was not impressive. From the start with the clam cowder for me and chicken soup of the day for her, everything needed salt and pepper. With a good amount of both the cowder was real good, the chicken soup was also great. The fish and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I visited for the first time this week and was immediately struck by the warm atmosphere and relaxed nature of the eating area in the bar. The menu had plenty of choice. I went for the tuna. It was excellent, seared but still red in the middle and absolutely delicious. Service was fast, efficient and friendly. I can't think of... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited Palmers for the first time (wife has been there before). The menu was very creative, lots of different options. If you enjoy craft beer, this isn't the place for you at all. Everything poured is pretty much your bar normals. Ordered the Sam Adams mussel appetizer, flavor was good, mussels were sandy and it didn't really have any broth... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Never been disappointed. Sit on deck on a nice day, or inside the screened in porch area. Bar area can get noisy so be prepared to talk loudly. Favorite app is the chips with dip.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have had many a dinner here, for business and for personal. Never been disappointed, never had trouble finding something I would like. Service has always been excellent. The steaks are excellent and cooked to what you order (unlike many restaurants that always seem to under cook them). Seafood, consistently good to excellent. Good wine list, good coffee and good... More

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been to Palmers tavern plenty of times. Its a good place to have a drink and also listen to live music. There really is no dance floor (for they move away a few tables) to speak of. Food is good. It is though a very loud place if you are looking to have conversation so be forewarned. It is... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Finally after several years of struggling to find a good place to eat, we experienced this place. Good service and great food. Much much better than other places in Andover area. Slightly more pricey but not too much, very comparable prices but much better food. We found our food to be really good, service very efficient and a great place... More

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We revisited Palmers in mid May 2014 after a year's hiatus. Happened to be in the area and since we've always enjoyed the atmosphere and food we decided to pop in for dinner. We tend to sit at the bar for dinner, on this particular Wednesday evening the place was busy as was the bartender. Too busy for one bartender... More

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