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“Very nice place”
Review of Steaming Tender

Steaming Tender
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Staff was wonderful...food excellent...a bit to open and crowded for me (to close together) but would definitely go back

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The portions were ample, fairly tasty but unattractive looking.This old train station is nice to look at and visit but not an ideal place to eat. The giant space is very, very noisy and the food is adequate at best. We recently ate in December and there were still flies hovering over the table. The parking lot is unpaved and "rustic".

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1  Thank JS D
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palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2012

Thank you for your comment. Our Restaurant was designed by nation's Top Archictect H.H. Richardson and was once the 5th Largest Train Station in Massachusetts. Richardson collaborated with his friend Frederick Law Olmstead to design the Park that we are currently restoring in front of the Restaurant. Our Drive way is indeed a gravel road as it was back in the the 1800's when the station was built so that our guests can capture the historic ambiance this area protrays. Many people love to come to the restaurant for the food and the ambiance of the old Union Station which we have meticulously restored. People enjoy the many trains that pass thru. Yes we have 50 foot ceilings, but the warmth of the red oak warms the room and makes it very inviting along with the many holiday decorations that room boasts.. A recent visit from the Television Show Boston's CHRONICLE loved the ambiance.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The food is amazing here! I went with my entire family and we were seating immediately. Servers were on point and friendly. The train theme is consistent and fun. It's also nicely decorated for the holiday with a huge, decorated tree. I'd definitely recommend this to others! Yummy and fun

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Thank Katie B
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I've been to the Steaming Tender on many occasions. They recently redid their menu and it FINALLY has the baked lobster macaroni and cheese (it used to be a special not available every day). This is to die for. The chunks of lobster, broccoli, creamy alfredo sauce, unbelievable! I've also had the pulled pork sandwich (also really good) and the broiled scallops (HUGE scallops and unusually fresh tasting for being so far from the coast!). Walking into the building is like going back in time! There has been a train go by at least once every time I've been there. Every Christmas, there is a huge tree that the owners put up in the dining room - it is magical. On top of everything, the staff is kind and really goes out of their way to make sure that you have a wonderful meal. Great food, great drinks, great service! We will continue to come back!

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1  Thank var2891
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We took our grandson there December 1 for lunch. He simply loves trains and this was a treat beyond his expectations. The dinning room was all decorated for the Cristmas holiday with a beautiful tree right in the middle of the room. The food was excellent and the server was super nice. I will be going back and will take my other grandcildren there too. It was well worth the trip!

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Thank 542Beverly
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