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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Thompson, CT
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 potatoes, gravy and a side veg, came with a roll, a fine lunch. Nessa had... More 

Thank Richard B
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 salad. There were bread plates and butter on the table, but no bread. One of... More 

Thank 3StoogesFan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Palmer, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Ashland, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steaming Tender is always good. This is one of our standards in the area. You can't go wrong here. Try it you will like it.

2 Thank Richard C
Nashua, New Hampshire
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578 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

They can do better than this! My first visit, too! Met a buddy there for lunch. He'd had the corned beef and cabbage as it was St. Patrick's day. I ordered the fish sandwich just because I like fish sandwiches. The fish was excellent, large piece perfectly fried. But it was served in a tiny, squished, cheap hamburger bun that... More 

Thank Ron L
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the dissatisfaction you had experienced in respect to your recent visit. At the Steaming Tender, we take pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction is top priority and we are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of service simply because, our guests deserve the very best. More 

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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My wife found this place as we were coming out this way for a wake. This place is one of your more unique type of places. It is set in a train depot, the decor is old and fabulous. The menu is varied and should be easy to find something you will like. My wife had the baked seafood platter... More 

Thank Michael B
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We look forward to another visit! More 

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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The building is spectacular! The food good , BUT, we had a reservation for 6pm, sat at 605, ordered at 610, and waited........... until 715 for our meals!!! Don't know if I would return. I was so stressed out over my diabetic dad

Thank LostAgainAndHungry
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 timeliness of your food. At the Steaming Tender, we take pride in ensuring our guest’s satisfaction is a top priority. Unfortunately we did not meet your – or our own – expectations. As a testament to our strive for perfection, we had taken steps... More 

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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Once a year I travel to the West Springfield, MA for business. There are many, many restaurants to choose from and year after year, we always eat at the Steaming Tender on one of the nights that we are in town - even though it is about 20 miles from West Springfield. The restaurant is located in Palmer Union railroad... More 

Thank William C
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you so much! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?