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Steaming Tender

28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-2744
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Maynard, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Especially at this time of year, early autumn, a drive to the Brimfield/Palmer area is great. Around the Wachusett Reserviour, is justa wonderful.ride. The SteamingTender is a great attraction at the end. We drive out on a Sunday morning for the buffet breakfast and are neverdissappointed. The coffee is fresh and hot, and the schaffer dishes always full. My especial... More

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Massachusetts, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I first visited this establishment in 2008 when I got married. The service was great, food was great, everything! Even though it landed on a busy Father's Day, the staff was wonderful to us as we had our reception. That being said, fast forward to Sept. 2014. My mother in law took me there for my birthday. Well, I was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

When at Brimfield - stop at the Palmer Steamer in Palmer, the next town over to the west. Historic restaurant and bar in the old train depot. Had the buffet, and it was excellent. Seafood Newburg was outstanding with excellent scallops. Top off with dessert of the real bread pudding. Nice historical venue and people, and menu. A must stop... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This restaurant was amazing - the food is unbelievable and the ambience and surroundings couldn't be more charming. The waitresses were so friendly and accommodating too. We were here for a model railroader convention where the Steaming Tender was "home base" - it was especially interesting for train buffs to eat in a historic building where trains went by on... More

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North Port, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped with friends for dinner. Wednesday night is buffet night. I might add, NOT to be missed. Food was just great, and eating in an historic 19th century Romanesque-style train station. A 1915 Porter Steam locomotive and its Tender are displayed on the restaurant's grounds, along with a 1909 Parlor Car. WOW. Trains run locally eastbound and westbound throughout the... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to Sturbridge and noticed the advertisement for Steaming Tender. Yes, I'm a rail fan so we went for dinner. Really enjoyed walking around the station property looking at the engines and cars. The restaurant is a rail station and was nicely furnished inside and out. Active rail tracks on both sides of the restaurant, what more can I... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place will delight any age. Good food, good service, great atmosphere. If i could say anything bad about this place i would, but i dont know of anything that upsets me whenever i go there.

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McKinney, Texas
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305 reviews 305 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were driving from Brimfield, MA to Hyde Park, NY yesterday as part of our two-week trek from Boston to Dallas, TX. Eight of us! We were chatting about how Martha Stewart says that tag sales are the best places to shop sometimes (we don't have TAG sales in Texas!), and we saw a sign for a church tag sale,... More

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is really off the beaten track, but worth a visit - especially for train enthusiasts. The owners have lovingly restored a huge train station and maintained the original character while also turning it into a restaurant. There is a vast selection of food to choose from and it is of good quality. The restaurant appeals to people of... More

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Ware, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The atmosphere is wonderful. The building and the nostalgia really create the back in time feel. However, the food is average at best. Sandwiches and burgers don't stand out from other places, the app platter was good but nothing to be astonished with. We were there on a Sunday right after their brunch ended and even though the waitress was... More

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Additional Information about Steaming Tender

Address: 28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
Phone Number: (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
Cuisine: American

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