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Hollerbach Willow Tree Cafe

205 E First St, Sanford, FL 32771
407-321-2204
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Ranked #1 of 161 Restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, German
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

But it is a blast! True German music bands and singers, lots of great food and always busy...so make reservations! There's even a little dancing! There is outdoor eating right on the street...but it is always bustling!

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Osteen, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is the best German food and full selection of German beer in all of Central Fl. Simple as that. Want German eats, music and drink? This is the place. Dinner gets crowded so get there a bit early Might be a bit pricy for some

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Longwood, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have eaten here many times and enjoyed everyone, this time I ate inside but outside (when it's a bit cooler) is my favorite. There's entertainment (outside at lunch time on Sat when I was there) and evenings on the weekend). The food is German but offers other selections as well and it is well prepared and the atmosphere big... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This restaurant specializes in German cuisine and they know what they are doing! We have ordered a platter to be shared by two, which included several types of Wurst, Sauerkraut and mash potatoes, along with their gigantic pretzel for appetizer. The plate was huge, it is enough food for 3-4 people. Beer selection is great. Try their Grapefruit beer. There... More

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Sanford, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and we sat outside so had llitle of both worlds for atmosphere. Will be back soon. Their bakery around the block also has really awesome foods and the variety was good even for people with food restrictions.

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Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellant German fair. The food was very good. The beer choices excellant, and the entertainment wonderful. A quiet dinner was not to be expected, but in a good way. We sat at a large communal table, but also smaller tables available if desired. Outdoor seating for cooler weather. Highly recommend for those needing a very good German food and atmosphere... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great place for lunch with authentic German food that is delicious. I had heard about the Willow Tree Cafe from friends and family before I went. I was not disappointed. In fact the first time I went, two of my cousins took me. I have been back many times since.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ok, the spelling might be off but anyone who has ever been, knows exactly what I mean!! While the food is very good, and a great value, the entertainment is over the top! I challenge anyone to go and not find yourself having a great time by the end of your meal, smiling from ear to ear! I can't recommend... More

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Orlando, FL
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The owner made the rounds in 80's vintage body builder pants - making excuses for the slow service. "Very busy weekend" was the excuse. The food took about an hour to arrive and was average at best. A German restaurant that does not offer pumpernickel or dark bread. They looked at me like I was from Mars even asking for... More

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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The entire family went today. We enjoyed some beers, ate too much, enjoyed wonderful music, and did the chicken dance. We have been to this restaurant on multiple nights. We have a blast each time!! This is a must go!!!!!

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