We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 90: English reviews
Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch for the first time at Palmers. The prices are more than fair. The food was good, lunch came out fast, and the server was good about keeping our drinks filled. They have ample tables for a lunch time meeting. They have parking out back, so if you can't find street parking (hard), try out back. Once parked you... More 

Thank DrPJA
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good without being remarkable. The food is quite decent but unremarkable, but the service is fine and the ambiance is pleasant, a touch of old New England.

Thank Ron H
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting menu. There is a lot of choice in hamburgers, but also some good choices in real food, I loved the peach salad!

Thank Bob R
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Dinner and a good band and I'm happy. I had the filet a year previous and thought I would try the ribeye this time.they were kind and let me substitute my sides, and the veg medley was too good, but my steak although cooked great and was flavorful I was disappointed trying to cut around the fat. I never send... More 

Thank Maryanne D
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed put meal at Palmers, yet it was not as good as expected. The drink list was short and ultimately disappointing. Our server was pleasant but somewhat slow. Our appetizers were tasty, especially the clam chowder. We probably won't return as there are better options in Andover.

Thank Allison S
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group dinner here and the food and drinks were both excellent. I would not say the prices were particularly moderate, they seemed a little on the pricey side, but it was a nice atmosphere, the wait staff was friendly, and overall great experience. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank kbs1010
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

There are two dining experiences at Palmers and for many years we just attended the one downstairs. For a change we went upstairs for a fancier dinner and was pleasantly surprised. We all found the food extremely succulent and well made/seasoned. We had filet and duck and the chef was amazing! The prices upstairs are reasonably priced for what you... More 

Thank Janpaige
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is quaint, and the food and service are both very good. The prices are reasonable. The food is not quite haute cuisine but good nonetheless.

Thank JDA60
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We stopped here to eat before A play at Merrimack College excellent food excellent service .The food was delicious the drinks were great reset on the little porch and it was just wonderful experience all around

Thank donna m
Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This restaurant has been in Andover for many years (previously a funeral home.) I recommend Palmer's for lunch and an early dinner. I also take out from here often. The food is fresh and presented beautifully. I like the menu selection, there is something to please everyone. It gets very crowded on weekend nights. The bar looks like fun for... More 

Thank Anne C

Travelers who viewed Palmers Restaurant & Tavern also viewed


Been to Palmers Restaurant & Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $36
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
  • Phone Number: 978-470-1606

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Palmers Restaurant & Tavern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Palmers Restaurant & Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?