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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our great nephew who is 2 and a half, it was a pleasant day of 59 degrees which is extremely warm for mass in January, we heard great things about this place , the restaurant was great , they have a lot of antiques in there, the owners spent 17 years remodeling the old palmer train station ,... More 

Thank suwwoz58
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one place that I go often with both my family and group of friends. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great. The building is great for people that are into historic buildings.

Thank PNM7691
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I LOVE this place . They have great and creative food at a reasonable price, excellent service, tasty cocktails, and a great atmosphere! What more could you adk for. The whiskey pudding is to die for! We have been here about 4 times. Amazing keep up the good work!

Thank priceisright2013
Bradford, Vermont
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel 3 hours from Vermont to meet family for lunch at the Steaming Tender 3 or 4 times a year. We have NEVER been disappointed in either the food or service. They were very busy today when 8 of us were there, but food & service were spot on. The dining room was beautifully decorated.

Thank Garym053
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now I can't hide the facts, I am an "Amtrak Fan" and love trains. This restaurant has the best burgers and I recommend it to families with children who love trains. I would go there all the time if I could.

Thank AmtrakFan 1
Springfield, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent. We've tried lobster macaroni and cheese, fish and chips, portobello stuffed mushrooms. Every item was delicious. Usually end up bringing some home. Waiters and waitresses we very friendly and efficient. Enjoyable time.

Thank Jane D
Westwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this spot using the gogobot app, which had great reviews and now I'm going to pass that forward! We visited on New Year's Day mainly since other spots in the surrounding areas were all closed. The menu on the website had us wanting to try everything. I had no idea how delightful and historic this spot was, which... More 

Thank leesh8289
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

To start, I was roped into a "Polar Express" dinner and show at the Steaming Tender with my family members, thinking this was going to be some stupid wanna-be acting troupe that never made it to broadway. Boy was I wrong! The night started by our wonderfully nice hostess bringing us to our table, right by the massive windows that... More 

Thank Kyle G
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I must say that your review had put a happy tear in my eye as well. I am so happy that we were able to bring the CHRISTMAS MAGIC to your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS Kyle!!! More 

South Hadley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

burnt steak, burnt burger, wrong kind of chicken, salad greens - some dead, some dying, manager never appeared when requested

Thank Wendy M
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Your experience was highly unusual and I understand your frustration - we had recognized our flaws and comped your family's entire meal that evening. We have spoken to all staff about your issues and I assure you that your next visit with us will meet your expectations. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Set in an old train depot where actual trains still roll by. Some slow and some extremely fast. If you love great food and trains you have to eat here. Had a great time with excellent food, excellent staff and great friends.

1 Thank BrotherDerrick
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We look forward to you being our guests again in the near future!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $24
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Palmer
  • Phone Number: +1 413-283-2744

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