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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St., Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-2744
Tuesday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
One of My New Favorite PLaces

Had it not been for my husband getting lost and putting us behind schedule on a trip, we would have never gone here. Since we were going to arrive at our destination too late to have dinner, I did a quick lookup on TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant nearby. This place is FANTASTIC. This old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
meco871
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Charlton, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlton, NY
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Had it not been for my husband getting lost and putting us behind schedule on a trip, we would have never gone here. Since we were going to arrive at our destination too late to have dinner, I did a quick lookup on TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant nearby. This place is FANTASTIC. This old train depot is gorgeous... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend who got the All You Can Eat Buffet. They were stuffed and satisfied. They had at the covered buffet station: Salad, rolls, chicken franchaise, pork tenderloin with stewed like apples, french green beans, turkey with stuffing and gravy. Also, barbecue chicken, home fried baked potato pieces, baked fish and bread pudding with whipped cream or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We frequent the steaming tender. The food and atmosphere are wonderful and the staff is welcoming and knowledgable. It's a great place for gathering friends and family or to just have dinner for two. We gather our family once a year there and we all look forward to it! You won't be disappointed. If you do take my advice don't... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I love dining here, not only because of the amazing food and prices, but because of the great employees that work there. They're very kind, and accommodate your needs to there fullest potential. It's got a great atmosphere, really brings you back to where it all started. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

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MA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been here several times and never disappointed! Always a friendly staff, very good food and the most spectacular building. If you hit it right, trains pass by several feet from the large windows. Kids love it! Great food choices for everyone, of all ages, in the group. Christmas time is magical there. Summer it's fun to sit outside. So many... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place especially for train enthusiasts! Really great around the holidays with all the festive decorations.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to the Steaming Tender a few times. The food is good, not great (or memorable), service is average at best.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

What a fabulous value! The prices are unbeatable. We had a wonderful prime rib dinner with a thick piece of meat and two sides for $16.00. Added a small Caesar salad for another $3.00. Everything was excellent. The meat was perfectly cooked. The desserts were awesome and huge. The strawberry shortcake was enough for four people and the whiskey bread... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Been a few times never been wowed room tends to get very loud and limited rest rooms for a restaurant this size food is decent but nothing to write home about

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East Longmeadow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were a Party of seven, and everyone enjoyed their meals! We went on a Friday night, and while it was pretty crowded, service was timely, staff was very attentive, and food was very good!

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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: (413) 283-2744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?