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Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
+1 978-470-1606
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Chatou, France
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256 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place welcomes a pub and a restaurant. We booked an exclusive salon. The place is not fancy but the food is correct. I had crab cakes and a good steak (50$ for both dishes). Choice of wine and beer. Good service

Thank Thomas P
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for an early dinner and were greeted with very friendly staff. Waitress was lovely and we ordered drinks, and the grilled brie appetizer. The overall idea to the brie was quite good. The problem here was that our bread was absolutely black. I am very surprised anyone would let this out of the kitchen. We asked the waitress... More 

Thank Karen G
North Andover, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my husband to Palmer's for his birthday. We were there early, so it was wonderfully quiet except for the annoying music soundtrack (modern blues?) they have chosen. At least the music wasn't loud. He enjoyed his filet mignon/grilled shrimp combo. I ordered the pork loin stuffed with sausage, each slice topped with a delicious cranberry-apple compote. Without that... More 

1 Thank Buthraupis
North Carolina
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

At every stop, this restaurant hit the mark. Our group of 9 started at the bar and we always had drinks quickly. We then moved upstairs where the excellent service continued from start to finish. We had calamari and chips for appetizers- both great. For my entree I asked the waitress to make her recommendation and she suggested the Salmon.... More 

Thank Chip C
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Went there for a business dinner. We sat at the front. Service was very efficient. I tried one of the specials: home made penne bolognese. The sauce was fresh and the pasta was cooked the right way. Portion was huge and price was average. Wine list could be better but they have good beer options.

Thank LyaMachado
Sarasota, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A 50th wedding anniversary dinner with our old neighbors when we lived in Andover in the 1980's. We planned everything over the phone from Florida, checked in with the restaurant the day before, and when we arrived the table accommodations upstairs were perfect for the group. Nancy was our server and took care of us. We were not rushed, allowed... More 

Thank Thomas W
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A nice space in older building, with different room choices for meals. Have tried all for different meals and occasions, as close to local Boarding school. Food and service decent, but nothing special. Potential for space to be updated nicely for a wonderful experience in all rooms, with upgrades in service and food quality. Best to stick with simple things... More 

1 Thank FoodforThought17
Lynn, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Saturday lunch with family was awesome. All enjoyed steak 3 ordered tips cook the way we requested and 1 steak and Brie sandwich with onion jam. Good draft beer selection

1 Thank SeaB2128
Andover, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place so sit eat, enjoy music, have a drink, and dance, and are in the Andover MA area, Palmers is one of the best places. It is pretty nice to enjoy all those things mentioned. Food is very good. Lots is friendly people go there just to chill out. We highly recommend it. See... More 

Thank travel t
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I recently visited Palmers with colleagues of mine. We sat at the bar and service was professional and fast. Great for lunch during the work week. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca sandwich. I have never seen or even heard of a chicken saltimbocca sandwich and had to try it. It was fantastic, a new favorite. Next time I go in,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
  • Phone Number: +1 978-470-1606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?