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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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Agawam, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were going to an event in the palmer area, and found this restaurant had great reviews on Trip Advisor. The service was outstanding. The servers dress in overalls, to keep in line with the train theme. Our server was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu. Our food was served in a timely manner, and was delicious. the... More 

2 Thank TomDAgawam
Stratford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

9 people in our party. Service was friendly and quick (though 2 of the meals came out about 10 minutes after the other 7 for some reason). Appetizers we had were sampler platters and seafood stuffed mushrooms. Both were excellent! Meals were large portions (most of us took leftovers home). Seafood newburg scallops were excellent, as were the 1/2 rack... More 

Thank Donna M
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The breakfast buffet was delicious. Nice to see some special things besides the breakfast basics. There was baked French toast, a down home corned beef hash, warm muffins right out of the oven, and a station where you can make your own Belgian waffles!

Thank Alissa K
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Booked in advance for a 90th birthday party for 12. Our server was very helpful and accommodating. The food was well-prepared and served promptly. Yum!

Thank jwbrown72
Wells, Maine
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Vast menu, servers wearing conductors overalls, lovely dining area, clean bathrooms, great for families, something for everyone!

Thank foodiegirl625
Bondsville, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Typically we go as a family and are welcomed and seated quickly. Our last visit was the same. Friendly but average consistent service. They tend to be average in many ways which is fine, but unexciting. The menu is good ranging from home style cooking (meatloaf, prime rib etc) to classic like fish and chips and burgers and ribs. Nothing... More 

Thank Matthew S
Irving, Texas
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015

I heard of this place through rail fans, my brother and i stopped in for lunch and discovered they have a buffet which is great and good selection s each days Wednesday thru Friday. you can check out there web site for more information. You won't be disappointed. This place is an old railroad station and the owners have and... More 

Thank Paul C
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you ! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2015

The steaming tender restaurant is one my favorite places to go. The ambience is amazing. They did a great job decorating the 1884 Richardson train station. For dinner, I had one of their specials- the pistachio salmon. It was the best pieces salmon I have ever had. My wife had the chicken and broccoli alfredo. The chicken and broccoli alfredo... More 

Thank John S
North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

My 11 yr old son is a HUGE fan of trains. One day a local CSX employee here in CT told us about "this place in Palmer with a nice little restaurant next to a train depot". We decided to head up, watch some trains and have lunch at the Steaming Tender. What a nice surprise this restaurant was! The... More 

Thank Alison G
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

The ambience is wonderfully nostalgic. The food is delicious. The whiskey bread pudding is melt in your mouth fabulous! My husband and I love eating at this place. Get there early, it gets very busy at dinner time.

Thank dmperreira1

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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, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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?