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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
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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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a large group dinner here and the food and drinks were both excellent. I would not say the prices were particularly moderate, they seemed a little on the pricey side, but it was a nice atmosphere, the wait staff was friendly, and overall great experience. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank kbs1010
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Our family was in a major traffic snarl going up the highway in inches. We decided to pull off and have some dinner to wait out the traffic jam. We went off the highway to Andover Massachusetts and discovered this little gem of a restaurant in what looks like an old-style home. The food was terrific, the service by our... More 

Thank InTenCities
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

There are two dining experiences at Palmers and for many years we just attended the one downstairs. For a change we went upstairs for a fancier dinner and was pleasantly surprised. We all found the food extremely succulent and well made/seasoned. We had filet and duck and the chef was amazing! The prices upstairs are reasonably priced for what you... More 

Thank Janpaige
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is quaint, and the food and service are both very good. The prices are reasonable. The food is not quite haute cuisine but good nonetheless.

Thank JDA60
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stopped here to eat before A play at Merrimack College excellent food excellent service .The food was delicious the drinks were great reset on the little porch and it was just wonderful experience all around

Thank donna m
Andover, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This restaurant has been in Andover for many years (previously a funeral home.) I recommend Palmer's for lunch and an early dinner. I also take out from here often. The food is fresh and presented beautifully. I like the menu selection, there is something to please everyone. It gets very crowded on weekend nights. The bar looks like fun for... More 

Thank Anne C
Watertown, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Came here for a lunch with colleagues and it was confusing as to whether the restaurant was even open - no sign of staff until you walk through the restaurant and find someone (if entering from the lot). Staff was friendly when we ordered our food - but I could tell that something would not go right when nothing was... More 

1 Thank SMR_2
Woodbury, Connecticut
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I was recently at a business meeting held at Palmer's and was very pleased with the environment and the food. We were given a luncheon menu that had choices which included items for the meat-eaters, the vegetarians,and those who are gluten-free . The waitress was very skillful with regard to serving us and not disturbing the meeting. All in all,... More 

1 Thank A S
North Andover, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Palmer's is a lovely place to entertain family, friends and loved ones. The menu offered delicious appetizers, calimari for one, great steaks and to die for deserts. The service was very good and our waitress was very pleasant. Palmer's offers outdoor eating, pub dining and dining room upstairs. Can't wait to go there again! Panam1961

1 Thank PanAm1961
Bastrop, Texas
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

There is nothing more aggravating then having a waiter tell you that 3 items on the menu are not available after studying the menu and making a decision to order. You guessed it, I wanted one of the "unavailable" items and my backup choice was not available either. So I ordered my standby, a medium ribeye, which was delivered to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?