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Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
978-470-1606
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Ranked #18 of 55 Restaurants in Andover
Price range: $8 - $36
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
Cuisines: American
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English first
Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Salem, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Boston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Additional Information about Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

Address: 18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
Phone Number: 978-470-1606
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
Cuisine: American

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