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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
+1 413-283-2744
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Cool Train Station Restaurant

My parents and I had dinner here. It isn't open on Mondays and Tuesdays except for exceptions. We learned that the hard way. Luckily, I don't live very far at all. When we went another night, we all had tasty meals. They serve a variety of foods; fish (fried and broiled), chicken dinners, pasta... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
LReut
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Palmer, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palmer, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My parents and I had dinner here. It isn't open on Mondays and Tuesdays except for exceptions. We learned that the hard way. Luckily, I don't live very far at all. When we went another night, we all had tasty meals. They serve a variety of foods; fish (fried and broiled), chicken dinners, pasta meals, prime rib, plus specials etc.)... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

They're beef is amazing. Always get the steak when I go. The ribs are some of the best. Always a good atmosphere. The old train building is really cool too

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Monson, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful Restuarant in an area somewhat bereft of nice restaurants! If you are a railroad enthusiast this wonderfully rehabilitated train station is a real treat to visit. It is a delight to just look at the beautifully and authentically restored interior & exterior...and enjoy the trains as they pass by! My husband & I have eaten here many times,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had another wonderful meal. The location, staff and food couldn't have been better. It was one of the Prime Rib nights and it was cooked to perfection. We also had two trains pass the station. A fun, delicious meal well worth the stop.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

It's always great fun eating here. I've been wanting to try the breakfast brunch I think. I've heard great things about the yummy food! Kids and kids at heart will love the trains!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whenever I'm in the town of Palmer with a group of friends, our best and only choice is the Steaming Tender! I always like trying something different there - ended up getting a juicy burger - the trainmaster particularly with sautéed peppers, mushrooms, and onions... So delicious. I substituted the side and got sweet potato fries with homemade honey mustard... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant is located in a train station in Palmer Ma. Home of the seven railroads. The food is wonderful, sandwich to steak all items are at a high standard. They have a full bar, and the service is excellent. Now the added attraction, this is an historic station, built in the 1850's it is an architectural triumph. Trains run... More 

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New Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The Steaming tender is a great restaurant! There were 8 of us that went on Friday night. We started with Bacon Wrapped Scallops and an appetizer Sampler. My husband and I each had to try the award winning Seafood Chowder which was to die for!!! For dinner my husband had the Prime Rib, I ordered the Seafood Newburg and my... More 

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to dinner with family and had reservations. Greeted and seated promptly. Waitress came over quickly and took drink orders. Very friendly. Drinks came and ordered dinners. A short time later asked for bread and were told they were out. How do you run out of rolls? Suggested rye bread, but that never arrived. Dinners were received with mixed results.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I went here for the first time tonight for an early dinner. We were extremely impressed with everything from the moment we walked in, to the delicious dessert. The ambiance of the Steaming Tender was very authentic, the staff was inviting, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious! There were so many good choices, we fully intend... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?