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Steaming Tender

28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
+1 413-283-2744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (9 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Steaming Tender is located in a 19th century train station that was lovingly restored by its owner Blake Lamothe. I have eaten here a dozen times and have never had a bad meal. The reubens and burgers are special favorites. Another major part of...More

Thank davidewhitney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My three best friends just offered me a nice birthday lunch at Steaming Tender in Palmer, Massachusetts. Our meals were very good and the service was good also. The ambiance is quaint and attractive, since it's situated in an old train station. The only thing...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was the perfect addition to this little town. After you park, take a photo on the train dining car outside. Head in and enjoy the large dining room with lots of train themed memorabilia. This is a great restaurant with the perfect menu...More

Thank kfountain44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this restaurant when we were out for a drive. The restaurant is located in an old train station and the entrance to restaurant has a lot of interesting memorabilia. Once you get past the entranceway, the restaurant itself is like a big...More

Thank JAW06098
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old but operational train station. Large clean restaurant. We had a party of (11) with reservations. They handled the party very well. All our meals were served at same time. Quality and portion size were very good. The maple salmon was wonderful. Just a hint...More

Thank Norm A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Came off the interstate to eat and found this place. The building on the outside does not do justice to what you find inside . The dining room will take your breath away if you are a lover of classic turn on the century architecture....More

1  Thank Hunchat
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit. This time was a disappointment. The food although good but cool arrived after a very lengthy wait. This shouldn't have happened as we just had sandwiches and burgers and also we were the second party seated for lunch at 12:15....More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Owned and run by the same family that restored the Trainmaster Inn just a few steps away. We stayed at the Inn and met Robin. She told us the story of how she and her husband lovingly restored the Inn and the building the Steaming...More

1  Thank Gerhard D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Would recommend the rueben sandwich. Restaurant is full of charm and character. Definitely not the usual chain restaurant which is a welcome change.

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Being housed in the once-busy train station in a town known for railroads gives The Steaming Tender a unique atmosphere for adults, but especially for children who likely haven't been instructed on the railroad mode of travel that was once so ubiquitous in America. Good...More

Thank Frankizone
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Tim S
22 May 2017|
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Response from palmerdepot | 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
Jackie F
10 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
  • 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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