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Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Came here for a lunch with colleagues and it was confusing as to whether the restaurant was even open - no sign of staff until you walk through the restaurant and find someone (if entering from the lot). Staff was friendly when we ordered our food - but I could tell that something would not go right when nothing was... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I was recently at a business meeting held at Palmer's and was very pleased with the environment and the food. We were given a luncheon menu that had choices which included items for the meat-eaters, the vegetarians,and those who are gluten-free . The waitress was very skillful with regard to serving us and not disturbing the meeting. All in all,... More 

1 Thank A S
North Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Palmer's is a lovely place to entertain family, friends and loved ones. The menu offered delicious appetizers, calimari for one, great steaks and to die for deserts. The service was very good and our waitress was very pleasant. Palmer's offers outdoor eating, pub dining and dining room upstairs. Can't wait to go there again! Panam1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?