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Hollerbach Willow Tree Cafe

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205 E First St, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-321-2204
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 319
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Time; Good Food

We came on a Wednesday night in December and had fantastic German Christmas songs sung by delightful entertainers. We also had some great German food and beer. It was so much fun that I was worn out afterwards.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Andrea B
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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485 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We came on a Wednesday night in December and had fantastic German Christmas songs sung by delightful entertainers. We also had some great German food and beer. It was so much fun that I was worn out afterwards.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Travel all over and report on different restaurants in many cities. Lived near this place just never tried it. What a big mistake all I can think about is the years I missed out on. Had the pork shank potato pancakes and cucumber salad. My girl had the chicken salad "signature item" everything was better than good if your in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you would like a good place to eat, this is the place to go. Price is reasonable, big portions. If you like fish they have a huge I mean huge fish sandwich very good!

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hot springs, arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in Sanford on our way to Cocoa Beach. This place was highly recommended by the car rental company. Glad we stopped. We started with the German pancakes melted with sour cream, cheddar and some of the best smoked bacon I have ever put in my mouth. I ordered the German sausage sliders with the mettewurst... More 

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Leesburg, Florida, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Hollerbachs is about an hour drive from our home so even though we had heard good things about a German restaurant in Sandford it was just a bit to far to drive without good reason. But when a Jewelry sales clerk, a native German, at the Navy Exchange in Orlando started telling us how good it was, that it was... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Ate at the Willow Tree Cafe last night and I'm very glad we made the drive to Sanford to do so. Neat little downtown district with funky shops. The restaurant didn't have reservations availible at 5:30 but they assured us they had plenty of tables so we arrived early (5:30) and were seated right away. Well, the service was top... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took some visiting family here for dinner - unfortunately we were there prior to the music. However, as usual the service & food were both great. After our meal since we were all full and had our leftovers boxed to take home we walked up the street to their Magnolia Square Market and picked up some desert to take home.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Authentic German food. Great German beer selection. A fun atmosphere with live music and good outdoor seating. Theo Hollerbach is a major reason for the Sanford revival

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best place ever created! I'm def a fan. The wait is worth the food and drink, entertainment is amazing. Def go on Thursday-Sunday. James and Eckhart never fail. Love this place more than puppies and bacon combined.

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Heuvelton, NY
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We followed the hotel desk clerks advice and had dinner here, The food, service & value were good, but the German style band played loudly and continuously!!! We had a sidewalk seat and the volume was nearly unbearable. Guess they wanted a quick turnover. Well, they got It...we ate quickly and left quickly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 E First St, Sanford, FL 32771
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-321-2204

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?