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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Wendy M
Springfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank BrotherDerrick
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Son, who lives in Palmer took us to this restaurant in an old train station. Great place as it was wide open with huge ceilings and decorated with Christmas decor. Awesome ambiance! The wait staff was very attentive and the food was really good. The Trainmaster (I think that's what it was called) was excellent. They also had a... More 

Thank Frank P
Suffield, Connecticut
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106 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove almost fifty miles round trip to try this place based on favorable reviews. The only thing I can imagine is the regular staff was out for the holiday?. We had reservations and were promptly seated. It went downhill from there. They took over two and a half hours to serve and prepare our meals. This is not a... More 

Thank Bohica12
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Bohica12, We at the Steaming Tender are extremely saddened by your experience at our restaurant. We strive for only the best when it comes to customer service, food quality, and family atmosphere. This previous Sunday that you visited was extremely busy during the lunch hour and we try our very best to accommodate all of our diners during such busy... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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387 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen this on the Phantom Gourmet and went out of our way to come here on returning home to Worcester MA from a day trip to VT. Nice large seating area inside an old train station. Great to see such an historic building being used. While we were dining the Amtrak returning to Boston from Chicago came by,... More 

Thank DickandPaulineP
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, (11/13/16), visited the Steaming Tender restaurant in Palmer, MA and what an enjoyable experience. Our waitress was personable, professional and attentive. She pointed out recommendations and pleasantly answered our questions about the menu. The varied menu was interesting and our selections were tasty. My friend had the pot roast and couldn't say enough good things about her choice. I... More 

Thank 839dw
Monson, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat and also experience the old train station feel. It is exciting because active trains pass very close to the side of the restaurant. My niece was absolutely fascinated with this aspect of lunch.

Thank Leona B
Palmer, MA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This former railroad station converted to a restaurant has a great menu, while maintaining a railroad atmosphere. During the week there's a diverse lunch & dinner menu with something to please any palate. And on Sunday they also have a breakfast buffet, which is a big hit judging by the repeat customers. The food is well prepared and prices are... More 

Thank bubbadiver
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well was really surprised when I got my turkey dinner mashed were fine stuffing fine real fresh squash it is that time of year for it well as for the tuurkey i got a 5 inch oval by a half inch piece of turkey really did not want a turkey cube turkey dinner and was really confused about my visit... More 

Thank Joseph B
East Coast
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Cool building, comfortable open space, very nice staff, decent menu selection and fair pricing. We will definitely return for another meal.

Thank TheDinerDude

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
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?