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All 35 Palmer Restaurants

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
Hours:
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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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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Me and my family came here recently and the interior of this place is really nice. First time on a recommendation and will be back very soon....started off with the sampler which didn't last long lol. Then on to the entrees which were seafood and everyone at the table loved it!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is a reason this is the #1 place to eat out in Palmer. First off, the building is beautiful..if you have never seen it...you should go. Then to make it even better, the food is really terrific. My husband & I recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a Friday evening. The place was PACKED...again - there is a reason!... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The owners did a remarkable job restoring this old Depot Train Station. When I was a kid it was an old pool hall pretty old and run down. It is now restored beautifully into a unique restaurant and has a look and feel you will have to see for yourself. Very enjoyable atmosphere friendly service and very good food. As... More 

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Queensbury, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Luckily found this excellent establishment looking for a shortcut . What a great place in such a little normal town! Service is excellent , food and decor is the same. You will not be disappointed and you too will fall under the spell. Hands down.....the pinnicale!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This restaurant is located in an elegant old train depot that feels like you're dining in the early 1900's. Antiques are all around you. The original ticket window now serves as the hostess stop. The food is good old america fare, nothing gourmet about it, but still very good quality and cooked to your likeness. However, the best part of... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The Tender is an historic train station that has been restored to its vintage charm and converted to a resturant. The wait staff has always been very friendly and the food is great. A really neat atmosphere around Christmas time, too.

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Boylston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and myself and friends ate lunch at the train depot last week...Two trains passed us as we were sitting having lunch...Nice and clean restaurant...Friendly owners. This time 3 of us had the buffet which was chicken, stuffing, turkey, fish, beef, roasted potatoes, 2 veggies, salad, rolls, plus their whiskey bread pudding w/whipped cream. The cost of the buffet... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had an excellent meal at this neat restaurant. Located in an old train station that is along side a still active train line. The station has been updated to a point, but it still maintains its rustic charm. The structure, wood beams, floor, and paneling is extraordinary. We had 7 of us for lunch around 1 p.m. The place... More 

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palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your meals. I would like to get a bit more information on the day and time you dined at the restaurant and if you happen to know the name of your waitress, being that we do not get many service complaints. I would like to address the... More 

Vero Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was a dark and rainy night. We wanted to find a place to eat before it got much later. We consulted with Trip Advisor and thought we'd give this place a try. Not far off the highway, and such a fun place to pull up to! We were amazed at how beautiful the station is, and all the baggage... 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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