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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
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Maitland, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visit The Willow Tress about 4 times a year. It is a great place to go with a group as the entertainment is very engaging and fun. For groups they are now offering family style meals. This was wonderful because we were able to try menu items we would not ordinarily order. We also enjoy going for lunch and... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Such a great place to go for a change of pace. Their weisswurst, gurkensalat, ruben sandwiches and more are great. Kids mac and cheese comes with gummi bears! Great variety of beers, music and a charming downtown area to walk around in afterwards.

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Indialantic, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a super fun and lively place. We were a party of 5 adults who shared a boot and enjoyed dinner and the entertaining band. The food was good, but go for the overall experience. I'd love to go again and get there early to explore the quaint historic area.

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Apopka, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This has to be some of the best German food I've had outside Germany. For appetizer we started off with the German pretzel with the cheese and mustard. Fantastic. Pretzel is imported from Germany and comes out hot to the table. Main course was the sauerbraten with spatzle and red cabbage. Finished it off with the Black Forest Cake. I... More

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Orlando, FL and Oberaudorf, DE
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

As a resident of Germany part of the year, I was somewhat concerned with the quality of the fod at this charming, friendly restaurant. Not to worry! The pancakes are directly from Germany, and I even went home with a package for home consumption! My husband enjoyed speaking German with the sensational German waitress! (Be sure to look for this... More

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Oviedo, fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I realllly like german food. I grew up in a NYC neighborhood with generations of German families and have eaten what I would think to be REAL German food. I gave this place two tries. On the first try I may have expected too much - they were out of sauerbraten..how does that happen? The second time I was invited... More

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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
34 helpful votes 34 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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