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Steaming Tender

28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was great. A beautiful place with excellent tasting food and great service. Waitress was exceptionally attentive and even took time to take a couple photos of us for our anniversary.

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not been to the Steaming Tender in a long time. It was nice to see the quality of the food and service has remained at a high standard. Being a life long lover of trains this is a perfect location for a casual...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to light for a meal or land for the night. It is a throw-back to yesteryear complete with genuine hospitality. A real sense of being welcomed

Thank Theodore F
Reviewed 30 May 2017

After hubby & I toured around the entire Quabbin Reservoir, we chose a fabulous historic restaurant nearby that was once an actual train depot. Just off Main St in Palmer, MA is a short dirt road that leads to the restaurant. A beautiful restored Porter...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went to the Steaming Tender for our anniversary dinner. We wanted to go to place a bit different and it was. After being seated and introduced to our server, Jason, my wife ordered the Fried Scallop dinner. I ordered the Roast Duck. Before the entrees...More

Thank david d
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant in Palmer located in an old train station. Great comfort food and good old fashion atmosphere. A must if you are planning to visit the town of Palmer. Highly recommend.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We try and stop here when in the area. As you probably know it is in a faithfully restored train station along side very active tracks. If you like trains (and who doesn't like trains), this is the place for you. Our order was taken...More

Thank RoadMaven
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My visiting son from Belmont, NC, said 'let's go to a different place, DAD. Fair game: "Steaming Tender." Things started off in a fine manner. New England Clam Chowder was some of the finest I've ever had. I had a bowl, Ben a cup. We...More

Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Stopped in on the Steaming Tender with two friends before a fun day of racing at Palmer racetrack. Food was top quality and tasty. Very pleasant atmosphere with a friendly wait staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Dom P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is an authentic step back in time to an exhaustively restored train station in Palmer, Mass. The breakfast buffet is wonderful, and the dinners & sandwiches even better! Don't forget to order the Whiskey Bread Pudding for dessert!

Thank sfr266
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Tim S
22 May 2017|
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Response from palmerdepot | Property representative |
This is Steaming Tender - we are not getting your messages - please call me personally 413-283-2744- so we can get a gift card out to you with your address. Thank you. Robin
Jackie F
10 August 2016|
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Response from palmerdepot | Property representative |
We are so sorry to hear about your recent experience at our restaurant and feel terrible about how ill you have been feeling. After speaking with the chef and all kitchen crew, we have reviewed our seafood... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Brunch, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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