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Steaming Tender

28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
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1 - 10 of 363 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were a group of ten on a Wednesday night. Our waitress was a bit befuddled, though she was able to agree to separate checks. The restaurant was fairly busy, and it was hard to hear the specials. Some of us ordered soup, some ordered...More

Thank 3StoogesFan
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautifully restored train station! Good meals, sizeable portions. Seafood is very good and you can order fried or baked. Signature dessert is bourbon bread pudding and you should save room for it. Fun, casual place for dinner.

Thank Mimsy35
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet for drinks or dinner. It's an old rail station that has been converted. It's great when train comes by

Thank chrisk102
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Attended a wake in the area and visited here. great time. The waitress was pleasant. Had a seafood dish. I will come back when I have more time.

Thank motorcycletraveler52
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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 Richard B | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner, only a diner.
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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??
11 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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