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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
+1 413-283-2744
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Out of the way gem

We were just passing through the area and found this place on trip advisor and tried it out. We called ahead to get on the wait list as it was prime rib night on a Saturday. The wait was about 15 minutes even with the 15 min lead time from the phone call. Everyone in the lobby and he hostess... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
mmmguinness
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Scarborough, ME
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We met up with a group of my college friends today at Steaming Tender. The atmosphere was wonderful, service great and food delicious!

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Scarborough, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were just passing through the area and found this place on trip advisor and tried it out. We called ahead to get on the wait list as it was prime rib night on a Saturday. The wait was about 15 minutes even with the 15 min lead time from the phone call. Everyone in the lobby and he hostess... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Eating dinner with great friends and a beautiful turn of the century railroad station, with excellent food and a wonderful waitsess who could ask for more and then here comes a train passing by the window .... Wow you could feel the train going by. I had the Delmonico steak, my wife had the scallops, my buddy had lemon Chicken... More 

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New Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We met up with some friends the other night. We sat outside on the patio-very nice setting. Great Martinis and local craft beers. We all enjoyed our meals! Their Whiskey bread pudding is to die for!!! We will definitely be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Based on the reviews here we gave this restaraunt a chance. What a horrible decision. The service was horrible and the food was disgusting. I did not complain to managment only because it was a family get together and those who ordered prime rib were happy. However, everything else was gross..the nachos were cheap tortilla chips with old chili and... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times. Great food and the woodworking on the inside of the building is beautiful. There are many antiques and pictures to check out as well.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On a three day fall trip to the Palmer area, we managed to eat here three times, Once for breakfast, once for lunch, and once for dinner. All three times we were very happy with the food and service. As railfans, it was the setting that drew us here, but it was the food that brought us back.

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Becket, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Two rail lines cross beside this restored junction depot. Switching of interchange freight cars goes on all through the day. Main line intermodals thunder past. A 100 year old Baldwin steam engine sits in the parking lot. The cavernous station building is given over to a high ceilinged dining room, and outside tables put you right beside the tracks in... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We recently visited as two couples celebrating our anniversaries. We had a reservation and were greeted after a few minute wait by a less than friendly hostess and were already doubting our choice for dinner. Thankfully that was the only down point to out evening. We started with crab cakes and fried pickles as our appetizers and were happy with... More 

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been to the Steaming Tender multiple times and always had a great experience! Every meal is delicious, the service is great, and the decor of the old station cannot be beat! The breakfast is always the best, very fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced. I always return whenever I'm in the area.

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Additional Information about Steaming Tender

Address: 28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
Phone Number: +1 413-283-2744
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Palmer
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 413-283-2744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?