GRAB A MEAL IN THE HISTORIC AND RESTORED PALMER RAILROAD STATION

All Aboard to the
Steaming Tender Restaurant!

Kick Back, Relax, and Enjoy Traditional Americana Cuisine

You’ll find the Steaming Tender restaurant tucked away in the historic, restored Palmer Railroad Station. Built in 1884, the Palmer Railroad Station features Romanesque style designs—the heavy arches and stone blocks are filled with texture and detail, making it the perfect backdrop for our railroad-themed restaurant.

Whether you’re here to enjoy our unique cuisine, or to grab a cocktail and explore the historic grounds, the Steaming Tender restaurant is the premier location for a trip back in time. Come experience it for yourself!

Photo of a set table at the Steaming Tender Restaurant with lanterns lit using tea light candles.

Discover One of the Best Themed Restaurants in Massachusetts

At our beautiful train-themed restaurant, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. We offer a wide range of appetizers, from Train Robber Nachos to Crispy Roman Artichokes.

Want something a bit more filling? Try one of our fresh seafood dishes, such as our signature Limoncello Haddock.  Our Railroad Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a classic, filled with our decadent homemade cheese sauce.

If you need to wet your whistle, head over to the bar. We carry a wide variety of high-end liquors that we use as a base for our seasonal craft cocktails (and mocktails). We also have signature drinks that you won’t find anywhere else, including our Bread Pudding Martini, Locomotion, and Derailer.

Host Your Event at the Steaming Tender Restaurant

From birthday parties to fundraisers, and everything in between, the Steaming Tender restaurant is the perfect location for your next event. We’ll help you entertain your guests in one of our indoor spaces, or on our outdoor patio.

Don’t Miss Your Stop at our Train-Themed Restaurant!

Explore a bit of Massachusetts history when you eat at the Steaming Tender restaurant, conveniently located in the Palmer Railroad Station.

The Restaurant will be closed Thursday, July 4th-Sunday July 7, 2024

See you soon!

Get your Steaming Tender ornament!

Steaming Tender Restaurant 24-K gold plated over brass Ornament!

We are so excited to launch our first – limited edition ornament series. Our inspiration stemmed from our family visit to the Biltmore Estate. The Vanderbilt family is a true inspiration for us as they preserved the historic estate and we are here to do the same with the former Palmer Union Station.

Ornaments will come in a custom gold box with velvet interior for the price of $25. Flat shipping rate of $7.