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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
Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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ELLINGTON
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99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Serendipitously we ate here for our anniversary dinner. Our first choice was closed for renovations, shame on us for not having called. I thought of the Steaming Tender, called and found they were open, but only because of the Brimfield antique show, they are usually closed Monday and Tuesday. Not only was it a good choice, but it offers train... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Here is a place you learn about from someone else. I've never seen any media ads for Steaming Tender, but people sure know about it since the parking lot if usually pretty well filled-up. They have a very good selection of foods, plus a buffet with reasonable variety. The decor is as great a variety as the menu, with lots... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had another great dinner at the Steaming Tender. Had the famous 1/2 pound burger and potato logs, was cooked to order. Have never been disappointed with the place.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant used to be one of me and my grandmother's favorite restaurants to go to because my grandmother used to go to the train station when she was a kid when it used to be a working train station until about a month ago we went with my boyfriend and my mother. Our server was very rude, I can't... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is a real home run, The prime rib was cooked to prefection, the service was excellent. We were sat on time with our reservation.

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Shelton CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went on a Wednesday and waited only 5 min for a table. it was fun to eat in an old train station. The food was great and they had lots of choices including a buffet on Wednesday nights. Service was fast and good. The food was very good and plenty of it. Will go again if I am in... More

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