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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
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Ware, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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Palmer, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

has a wonderful dinner , the sea food flavor was amazing, staff was very pleasant and attentive and prices were good....their coffee is the pits! but everything else was a charm...i have been to their Sunday brunch and it is amazing the corned beef was like ..i couldn't get enough..we didn't have reservations Sunday, didn't know we needed too, but... More

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Kuna, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The meal was great and the staff was of great service. Another party was celebrating a birthday and the staff brought a birthday treat while singing.. all railroad themed of course! The atmosphere was great and, being a railfan myself, enjoyed all of the train action outside of the window, even if Amtrak doesn't stop there... they should at least... More

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner w/my husband and 5 year old son last night..the coolest part of our dinner was 2 trains going by the window..very fast and close! My son loves trains so that was great! Food was not great! Children's menu was decent , no prob w/that..my husband got the duck which he said was good. I got the fried haddock..yuck!... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had the lobster roll. It was fresh with crisp lettuce. The staff was very friendly. They helped us have a quick, late lunch. Want to come back for a dinner.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Syracuse NY. It was well worth the small detour off the highway. It's an old RR Station converted into a restaurant. Loved all the old signs, and furnishings inside, and the train cars parked outside. We happened to go on a Wednesday night which is their buffet night. It was... More

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Great food, service, ambiance and decor. If you are a train aficionado you will love it even more. We were there for lunch. Breakfast Buffet looks like it would be worth a trip also. Definitely worth hopping off the Mass Pike for. Potato logs and "crantastic" chicken Caesar salad were terrific

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First of all I would like to say that I am a local in the area so we have been to the Steaming Tender several times over the years. We are a family of 5 to include children ages 10 to 6. Our family loves going here because well....the environment/area is in my kids words "really cool!". The restaurant is... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We love the restaurant it's beautiful inside but the food has been hit or miss last night my wife got the broiled scallops there was almost no bread crumbs so she asked for more they added just a tiny bit more but still hardly any then we got the bread pudding it had such a hard crust on it that... More

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palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

We apologize that your dining experience did not meet your expectations. I will speak to our new dessert girl not to utilize the edges for our signature dessert as it is our policy to ensure top quality. Again we appreciate you as a customer and look forward to your journey back! More

Long Island
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are a train person, this is the place to be. The restaurant is in an old restored train station. There are lots of artifacts of a bygone era on display plus the trains that pass. Sometimes the train stops to let the conductor hop out to work the switch and change tracks. Lots of fun. Every time we've... More

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