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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 351
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
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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
Great food

Great traditional German food. Service was very good. Prices where as expected. You can sit inside or out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Mark H
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great traditional German food. Service was very good. Prices where as expected. You can sit inside or out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice to sit outside and watch the passing pedestrians.. Very popular eatery to locals and tourists. Good wine and beer choice.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I started with the small daily soup which on this day was a creamy, smoky affair of bacon, chicken and veg. Seriously delicious. My main course was a pork jaeger schnitzel with red cabbage and spatzle. Really tender and tasty meat and the accompaniments were just right for it. I lived in Germany in the early 1990s and I came... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I stopped here for lunch on a Saturday on my way to Sanford airport. Much bigger place than I anticipated, it was very busy for a Saturday at 2:00pm but no wait. My server was excellent and recommended 2 sausage and 2 sides, the sausages and potato pancakes were excellent. The German beer was also great. Fun atmosphere with German... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was our first visit to this German style restaurant. The food was very good authentic German cooking. There was an excellent selection of German beers. We sat inside and unknown to us there would be loud music. At first this was a distraction but then you get caught up in the excitement of the moment. The two piece band... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place. Great Variety. Fun atmosphere. One of our favorites! You will need to get there before 700pm. This is the kind of place people go to and sit all night. The food is great and in big portions. Check the chedule for the Om-Pah BAnd. You will be sitting and singing some German songs and making German toasts. The... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My friend and I met here for an early dinner. Smart because the restaurant has street parking. It got more crowded when we left. We really enjoyed sharing a mushroom And gravy topped chicken schnitzel and German white wine. The servers were friendly, and the market around the corner was neat too. Prices were a bit high but worth it... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I took my sisters to Hollerbach Willow Tree Cafe for lunch. Delicious! The sandwiches were amazing, the beer was refreshing, the people were so friendly (the very-helpful server as well as the other diners.) I've been here several times, and each time has been memorable. I've enjoyed eating at the sidewalk tables (it's dog-friendly outside!), enjoyed dessert (to die for!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The best german food in town. The service is outstanding, as well as the music. It is always a pleasure!

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Venice, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped in based on a neighbors recommendation. Good move. A fine selection of beers, good sandwiches and simply the best hot German potato salad. Friendly wait staff and good service. If you take the Autotrain, this is the place for lunch before you board. Only 15 minutes further on 1st street.

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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, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?