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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful! A beautiful step back in time, renovated train station. Great sandwiches, and luncheon specials. A must visit! Staff was very helpful and efficient wearing engineer overalls. Great desserts too- try the whiskey bread pudding! Delicious!

Thank Patti M
Norwich, NY
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our bus trip we stopped here for lunch. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. I had the haddock dinner while others dined on the meatloaf or chicken pot pie. The wait staff is very attentive. The restaurant is set in an old train depot and the owners have brought back many of the time... More 

Thank lawtonjl2002
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best turkey dinner (sorry mom) turkey very tender, no knife needed. Went there to celebrate my wife Susan and I 42nd anniversary. The resturant was a old train station, yes trains were passing by every few minutes. Service was great. If you are in Palmer, ma. Stop by. Well worth the ride.

1 Thank rasacco1
Saco, Maine
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Friday night circa 7pm on way home form the Big E. Stopped here for dinner as we still had along trip. The place was jammed and there was a wait of about 20 minutes. We asked to wait in the bar where we discovered two empty stools. The bartender said we could eat there so we cancelled out table.... More 

Thank happytraveler11122
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I took my g/f here as our first date because i thought it would be sort of a different kind of lunch. This place is awesome in its own unique way. The waiters and waitresses are dressed in what you would see someone wear while riding a train back in the days. Our waiter was amazing and prompt when taking... More 

Thank CBerms
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

First off, the atmosphere is wonderful. If you are lucky enough a train will go rushing by the windows while you are eating which the kids loved! The dining room is the old train station and is huge and airy. You don't feel cramped at all. The waitstaff and all the employees are extremely friendly. Claire took care of us... More 

Thank MarthaBSturbridge
North Port, Florida
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155 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Back again to one of our favorite restaurant's. We met up with friends we haven't seen in a couple of years. Of course it hasn't change, great ambiance, and fantastic food. Especially the Whiskey bread pudding. That is a treat. Whenever in this part of the state, you won't be disappointed. Stop by and enjoy, the old Train station with... More 

Thank BernieL143
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on our way to the popular antique market. The building has a ton of character. The owner took the time and gave us the history of the building. Food was good, sandwiches are large portions. My wife and I have soups as appetizers and sandwiches with side and meal was under $45. Worth a visit.

Thank Christopher T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

So happy we did not stop at a rest area for lunch. This was such a hidden gem off the 90. Beautiful restored train station. Food was great! Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Monson, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Prices are average. Nice to just look around and enjoy the old building. Trains drive by and shake the building. Very friendly family enviroment

Thank KeithP70

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