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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 - 10:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
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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
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Always good service and the menu is a smorgasbord of everything German and awesome! While we go regularly on Sundays, please make the trip to enjoy the music on a Friday or Saturday night. It's probably one the last places for family fun memories. Didn't get your fill during the meal? Visit the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Michelle K
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Sanford, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Heathrow, FL
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

German food is NOT one of the great cuisines of the world. And, Hollerbach's is not even one of the better German restaurants. But, if you love big steins of beer, love schmaltzy umpah entertainment and aren't too particular about your sausage, Wiener schnitzel, sauerkraut, potatoes, this is the place for you. And you won't be alone --boy, do they... More 

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Sanford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always good service and the menu is a smorgasbord of everything German and awesome! While we go regularly on Sundays, please make the trip to enjoy the music on a Friday or Saturday night. It's probably one the last places for family fun memories. Didn't get your fill during the meal? Visit the Magnolia Square Market right around the corner... More 

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mims florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have visited Sanford occasionally over last 11 years but not eaten here. Our son had been recommended by his friends so we tried it. My wife loves German food, having taught their language, and I enjoy schnitzels. Our son liked his sausages and his beer which was very good. I thought the wine ok. I may have given 3... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was with a large group of people on a business trip. We debated for an hour of where to eat and decided on this restaurant because of the locals recommendations. When I write my reviews I don't judge bars on their food, but I will give my opinion, but it has no bearing on the score I give them... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We are always looking for something different that we can get back home so we decided to give this place a try. We are sure glad we did. The food was great. Pretty sure it was the best Reuben sandwich and the brats were fantastic. Service was good and staff very friendly and helpful. A little bit of Germany in... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wow...where to begin? Our German waitress who's been at the restaurant for 9 years? The Apfelkorn Schnapps? The Verpooten Egg Creme? The Rouladen? The Eisbein? Gurkensalat? It was all good German comfort food. Did I mention the German band, getting people singing Ein Prosit and screaming "OY OY OY!"? It was a mini Oktoberfest in the place. Make reservations for... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We especially love that the outside is pet friendly! The gluten free menu is great and sitting outside helps keep the noise level a bit more manageable. The music is great, the service is great, and the beer is great!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful experience trying their good food. Everything was tasty and would definitely go back. Our waitress was a sweetheart. (I wish I remembered her name!) Entertainment was just starting to warm up. Decent couple of fellas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Last time I was there my wife and i had a great time. The music, the beer and the food are terrific. My busy schedule keeps me away. Looking to go with family today. At Willow right now. Can't wait to eat, beer in hand already.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent German fare and a lively atmosphere. Don't come here for a quiet, intimate evening. Come to enjoy the music and the food. Haven't seen anyone doing the chicken dance in a looooong time. And of course...there's beer! Recommend the Black Forest Cake as a perfect ending to a night of gluttony!

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Additional Information about Hollerbach Willow Tree Cafe

Address: 205 E First St, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone Number: +1 407-321-2204
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: American, German

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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