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Steaming Tender

28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We always get together with family at the Steaming Tender and have been trying to arrange a get together since January! They always became postponed due to illness or weather but we finally made it this past Saturday and it was great as always! My...More

Thank Garym053
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Gary! I so much appreciate your kind comments! It is always a pleasure to serve you!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have rated a 2 but the saving grace is the building, NOT the food. We were really excited to go to this place b/c we had passed by several times and the lot was always full, the bldg. is really pretty & historical,...More

Thank KristenCT
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry to have dissapointed you. Our goal is to Wow our customers! The Haddock al la lobster is one our most popular dishes- Haddock fillet baked with our homemade seafood stuffing and topped with lobster Newburg - our vegetable of the moment was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit the Steaming Tender for awhile and I was not disappointed. The building is beautiful. You really feel like you are stepping back to a time when rail was the preferred mode of travel through the New England hills. Situated...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a former railroad station, with the tables in the large waiting room. Many props to the owners for saving the station and making this a restaurant. Yes, as mentioned above, the owners need a good conductor to keep this train running on time...More

Thank Railhistoryfan
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I am sorry to have dissapointed you! Not quite sure of the circumstance that evening- as this is definitely not a usual complaint - as we strive to give our valued guests 5 star service! I would hope you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a birthday brunch for my grandson. Food was very good and plentiful. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive.The make your own waffles, hobo eggs and corn beef hash were big hits, We will definitely go back.

Thank ctbruinfan
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We look forward to your visit again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went to Steaming Tender early last evening to celebrate a birthday. Two ordered the Prime Rib special, one medium, the other medium rare. They both came out medium well. The person who ordered the medium rare asked to have his returned for...More

Thank mike1750
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have personally reached out to our valued guest!

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. My daughter and I had the chicken and broccoli Alfredo. Best Alfredo I've ever had. The portion size was huge. We both only ate 1/2 and brought home the leftovers. My other daughter got the prime rib melt with French fries. The meat...More

Thank ladybugred5183
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!!!!!

Reviewed 8 March 2018

For a local restaurant in Palmer that is close to home you can't find a better one. We had eaten at the Sunday brunches several times and for the price and quality of food it is a win win. You would pay double at most...More

Thank Stephen R
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We live in Palmer,Ma. So we eat here approx. 1-3× a month.. Almost always have good food and good service. If a train happens to come by the grandchildren always get very excited !

Thank anareau
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We look forward you see you soon!!!

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Extremely disappointed in the Steaming Tender tonight. As an area resident, I called tonight to do a takeout order, which I have done many times in the pass, usually at lease once a week. First the young women who answered the phone was extremely rude....More

Thank Anthony C
palmerdepot, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Anthony has posted this review on many websites - I have personally tried to reach out to him. I kind of take his anger as a positive in a sense he could not eat our food- but as we explained our kitchen was busting out...More

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Tracey N
18 April 2018|
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Response from Norm A | Reviewed this property |
Please look at their menu on-line. They have an extensive section labeled “gluten free”. If you scroll done through the menu. Ditto Dino’s comment that they are very accommodating as my wife (with many food allergies) had no... More
Pam B
5 March 2018|
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Response from kfountain44 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have one, but if I lived closer, I'd get one. It is such a great place to bring family for just a fun night out or for special occasions.
Tim S
22 May 2017|
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Response from Robin L | Property representative |
This is Steaming Tender - we are not getting your messages - please call me personally 413-283-2744- so we can get a gift card out to you with your address. Thank you. Robin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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