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Steaming Tender

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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one place that I go often with both my family and group of friends. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great. The building is great for people that are into historic buildings.

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Thank PNM7691
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I LOVE this place . They have great and creative food at a reasonable price, excellent service, tasty cocktails, and a great atmosphere! What more could you adk for. The whiskey pudding is to die for! We have been here about 4 times. Amazing keep up the good work!

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Thank priceisright2013
Bradford, Vermont
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travel 3 hours from Vermont to meet family for lunch at the Steaming Tender 3 or 4 times a year. We have NEVER been disappointed in either the food or service. They were very busy today when 8 of us were there, but food & service were spot on. The dining room was beautifully decorated.

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Thank Garym053
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now I can't hide the facts, I am an "Amtrak Fan" and love trains. This restaurant has the best burgers and I recommend it to families with children who love trains. I would go there all the time if I could.

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Thank AmtrakFan 1
Springfield, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent. We've tried lobster macaroni and cheese, fish and chips, portobello stuffed mushrooms. Every item was delicious. Usually end up bringing some home. Waiters and waitresses we very friendly and efficient. Enjoyable time.

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Thank Jane D
Westwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this spot using the gogobot app, which had great reviews and now I'm going to pass that forward! We visited on New Year's Day mainly since other spots in the surrounding areas were all closed. The menu on the website had us wanting to try everything. I had no idea how delightful and historic this spot was, which... More 

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Thank leesh8289
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start, I was roped into a "Polar Express" dinner and show at the Steaming Tender with my family members, thinking this was going to be some stupid wanna-be acting troupe that never made it to broadway. Boy was I wrong! The night started by our wonderfully nice hostess bringing us to our table, right by the massive windows that... More 

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Thank Kyle G
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I must say that your review had put a happy tear in my eye as well. I am so happy that we were able to bring the CHRISTMAS MAGIC to your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS Kyle!!! More 

South Hadley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

burnt steak, burnt burger, wrong kind of chicken, salad greens - some dead, some dying, manager never appeared when requested

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Thank Wendy M
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Your experience was highly unusual and I understand your frustration - we had recognized our flaws and comped your family's entire meal that evening. We have spoken to all staff about your issues and I assure you that your next visit with us will meet your expectations. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Set in an old train depot where actual trains still roll by. Some slow and some extremely fast. If you love great food and trains you have to eat here. Had a great time with excellent food, excellent staff and great friends.

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1 Thank BrotherDerrick
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We look forward to you being our guests again in the near future!!! More 

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My Son, who lives in Palmer took us to this restaurant in an old train station. Great place as it was wide open with huge ceilings and decorated with Christmas decor. Awesome ambiance! The wait staff was very attentive and the food was really good. The Trainmaster (I think that's what it was called) was excellent. They also had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?