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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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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
28 Depot St, Palmer, MA 01069-1808
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We discovered The Steaming Tender when my husband saw a piece about them on Chronicles. We decided to go at the last minute and are we glad we did! It has quite a history and is beautiful architecturally. If you're a train lover it's well...More

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the ambiance, the food and the staff. The restored Train Stain complete with a Pullman and 1915 Steam Locomotive was appreciated. It was a record weekend for them and they ran out of the Pot Roast, but we ordered the Limoncello Haddock and...More

Thank LPreeni
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this spot recommended to us. We arrived around 6:30 and had about a 45 minute wait. This is clearly a favorite dining spot. Weather was nice so we waited outside, listening to old fashioned music and checking out the train memorabilia....More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

While a bit out of my way, the Steaming Tender is always worth the drive. I absolutely love this historic railway station designed by famed architect Henry Hobson Richardson (designer of Boston’s Trinity Church, Harvard’s Sever Hall and the Harvard Law School and the state...More

Thank Im_traveling_solo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the setting: converted, renovated train station. Tracks actually pass on two sides. Trains are infrequent, but all little boys (and girls) ages 6 to 106, love the sight and sound of a passing train. The building itself retains the look and feel of the...More

Thank grommit
Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 KrisInCT
Robin L, Owner at Steaming Tender, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 9 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 27 March 2018

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 9 April 2018

Thank you! We look forward to your visit again!

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Tracey N
18 April 2018|
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Response from Robin L | Property representative |
I’m sorry I just saw your question. We offer gluten free pasta & bread. Many of our dishes can be adapted to gluten free by eliminating crumb topping. We also offer a gluten free chocolate lava cake. We hope to see you... More
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Pam B
5 March 2018|
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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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Meals
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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