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Palmers Restaurant & Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
+1 978-470-1606
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“profiteroles” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 Elm St, Andover, MA 01810-3633
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We held a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Palmer's this past week and it was excellent. The function coordinator, Kelley, made sure that all the details were taken care of and was on top of everything that night. She checked in with me a few times...More

1  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went as a group of 10, we had a big table on the first floor. Appetizers were plentiful and varied, the main dishes were so generous that none of us managed a dessert. The native fish went down a treat, I loved my calamari...More

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Food was decent, but the dining room looked pretentious when judged against the menu. Service was ok, and portions were ok. Not wowed but would be willing to go again if my lunch date wanted to go.

Thank Keelyn S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to sit outside, enjoy good food, have some drinks close to beautiful downtown Andover. Palmers Tavern was recommended by a local and the recommendation was brilliant.

Thank Eckhard R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We orderd their native haddock dinner and enjoyed every bite. Place was semi crowded for a hot steamy evening. Happy to report our server was attentive and quick to refill our drinks and clear away plates. Everything was perfectly prepared and warm including the rolls...More

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Buthraupis
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...More

Thank Chip C
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...More

Thank LyaMachado
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18 February 2016|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. You may have to ask the server to outline them for you but they have plenty of options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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