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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 289
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Now I know what a Schnitzel is!

Great experience on a Saturday afternoon with three generations (including two young kids) at Hollerback Willow Tree Cafe. The pretzels are huge and I can still imagine the taste. Great beers. Entrees were great but be sure not to order too big a dinner... maybe we filled up on pretzels too much! I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
milesandcoco
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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440 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great experience on a Saturday afternoon with three generations (including two young kids) at Hollerback Willow Tree Cafe. The pretzels are huge and I can still imagine the taste. Great beers. Entrees were great but be sure not to order too big a dinner... maybe we filled up on pretzels too much! I would have liked to see the live... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great little restaurant in downtown Historic District of Sanford, Florida. Reservations recommended as this place is always crowded and busy. It has a great menu and German type food. YUM YUM.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch recently at Hollerbach's in Sanford after touring a car museum with our auto club. Approximately 12 of us met at the restaurant at the recommendation of one of our members that lives nearby in The Villages.The restaurant does not take restaurants, but we did call ahead and Hollerbach's did have a large table waiting when... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great German music and flair. The food and drink is authentic. Service is friendly and welcoming. Sit outside and watch the folks stroll by.

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Orlando, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Altho the service was very good, the food is average in quality and quantity and a bit pricey; I mean, $3 for a 1/2 cup of gravy? Give me a break! Their deli shop around the corner is woefully understaffed by very slow clerks. The parking is of course awful and the streetside tables very crowded together. I cannot recommend... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had dinner at Hollerback's Willow Tree Café in Sanford which is located in downtown Sanford. The food served is truly German. Two of us had the sampler which had a variety of bratwurst, knockwurst, and three other meats. There was more than enough to feed two persons. The food was authentic, the service was great, and the downtown really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great German food. Slow service sometimes, but worth it. Great to go on the weekends for the entertainment. Get the boot!

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Sanford, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Menu has a great range of choices. The Wait Staff is always helpful with suggestions. The portions are more than generous. Great atmosphere. One of my favorite places to take out of town visitors.

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Sanford, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great German food and entertainment (Thursday-Sunday). The decore could use an update but in some ways it's part of the experience and the experience is what you go to the Willowtree for.

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Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had lunch at this German restaurant recently and it was everything we had hoped for. The food (and beer) was as German as you can get on this side of the ocean and the service was excellent. Even though it was very busy our waitress went out of her way to make suggestions. We plan on eating here again... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?