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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 3 days 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was my 3rd time here and every time I have gone here the food came cold. this recent trip of seafood platter the fries were ice cold but the waitress got use new ones after 1/3 of the way thought our meal, clams were...More

1  Thank Tim S
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the dissatisfaction you may have experienced in respect to the overcooked Whole bellies and cold fries this weekend. At the Steaming Tender, we take pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction is a top priority. Unfortunately we did not meet...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

The woodwork alone was worth the trip. The owner has painstakingly restored the historic building and converted it into a restaurant and bar. The people were friendly and the service was VERY prompt. I had the Pot Roast Dinner, fork tender, with pub quality mashed...More

Thank Richard B
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Tim S
I have tried to this will be the 4th time, reach out to you with no response to as to you sending me the gift certificate you said you were going to send with no response??
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
When was the last time the board of health inspected this restaurant and how much training does the "cook" have in preparing fish....so as not to give the diner Food Poisoning??
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
  • Food
  • 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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