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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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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I highly recommend going on a Friday or Saturday night so you can get the full treat of this place. You have live entertaining music, with the whole crowd getting involved. Authentic, out of this world, German food. Try the pork shank!! It falls off the bone. Don't forget the German beer. And if you are brave enough, get the... More

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Lakeland FL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I've written about the Willow Tree in the past and it remains one of our favorites. Whenever we can, we try to visit there. Probably good it isn't closer to us. Once again the service and food were great. Today, I tried something new. Their Mettwurst sausage is described as an applewood smoked bratwurst. I thought I had died and... More

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Deltona, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My fiancé and I ate here last night. We have been to the restaurant before and will continue to go back. The restaurant is always clean and the atmosphere of the restaurant is terrific. We chose to sit inside because it was hot outside. The restaurant was pretty noisy, especially because there was a group painting in one section of... More

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Port Saint John, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Some of the best German food I've ever had! This is my second time eating here and I can't wait to go back for a 3rd. I tried the veal schnitzel this time (instead of pork) and it was delicious! Also the giant pretzels are a great appetizer to try! They also always have live German music so it really... More

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I stopped in after a recommendation from the visitors center. However, upon being seated, we were greeted by a less than enthusiastic waitress. There was no music, and a seemingly melancholy atmosphere. The food however was excellent, and we plan to return during our trip.

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Clermont, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We heard rumors of this German restaurant in Sanford that was not to be missed. The rumors were right! We went for my husband's birthday and I got the be the designated driver, but I didn't mind. He started with a half liter of Spaten Optimater (I think this was a seasonal beer, but not positive) and our son had... More

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Courchevel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A good place to try german food . Sausages was cooked perfectly . The side of cabbage was similar as a choucroute in france . The black forest was not flavorful ( american way )

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orlando
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good food, beer, and efficient service. Despite being very crowded and busy for the world cup game, they were polite, prompt and nice. We were a large party of 7 and they dealt with us great! Had a great time here with the raucous crowd on a Sunday night. I would love to return and shop in their store... More

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Gainesville, FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had lunch on Friday at the Willow Tree Cafe. Rouladen with red cabbage, dumplings, gravy and potato pancakes - Ausgezeichnet! As I had work later in the day could not impart in their wonderful Weiss beer selection but will be back!

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Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We discover this place in a news program, they was talking about the World Cup and the Germany games (and the beers) We ask for the Oktoberfest Wurst Teller (two sausages with two side dishes (you choose the sausages and the side dishes), all was pretty good. Call our attention we went on thursday (lunch time) and was crowded!! like... More

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