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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

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8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
+1 413-734-7475
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and...
The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
German deliciousness!!

Just enjoyed a celebratory lunch at the Student Prince! The food and staff were fabulous. . .try the chauvinette for dessert. . a delicious concoction of spirits and ice cream. The fried cheese and butterflied shrimp are amazing! The atmosphere is inviting and fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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ELLINGTON
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was our first time back since it reopened under new management and the changes are subtle. They have added booths, but the stein collection is still prominent and much of the menu remains the same. Our visit tonight was to enjoy the seasonal and regional delicacy shad and roe, available only this time of year and for only a... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just enjoyed a celebratory lunch at the Student Prince! The food and staff were fabulous. . .try the chauvinette for dessert. . a delicious concoction of spirits and ice cream. The fried cheese and butterflied shrimp are amazing! The atmosphere is inviting and fun.

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Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I are maybe just a teeny bit obsessed with German food and German beer. This place has everything you could want from both categories. We were blown away by the menu options and the great beer selection. You can bet we'll be going back.

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northampton, ma
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141 reviews 141 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My father always sat at what was known as the "family table" with local business owners. I ate many a lunch and dinner in the booths with him by the bar. Weiner Schnitzel. Indian Pudding. The recent renovation has kept memories in tact. It still conjures happy times and a generational gathering spirit. Prosit!

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

The family table is one of our longest standing traditions. A great group of men would dine at the table and solve many of the World's problems as well as the pitching rotation of the Red Sox During the day the group was fairly uniform, with a majority of the guests having roots in Ireland. At night the table would... More 

North of Boston
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225 reviews 225 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The place is nicely decorated though I would steer clear of booths, very upright for sitting and narrow. We had the huge prezel yum! You need to ask for ground mustard, much better than the American honey stuff and cheese. Got knock wurst which was great. The spatzel was surprisingly good. The Sauerkraut was on the sweet side. Great beer... More 

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. The pretzels look huge, but they are a lot of fun, especially when washed down with a bit of Bavarian sunshine.. thanks for writing! More 

East Hampton, Connecticut
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188 reviews 188 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our first trip back since the renovations were completed. We arrived late on a Saturday afternoon. We were very impressed with all the work that had been done and to see that the collections were still displayed. We asked for the main dining room and were seated in a very comfy booth. The menu offered fewer choices, but... More 

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions. We are working on getting the Beaver Honey Mustard. It is strange just how difficult the little things can be. I will let your server know that you enjoyed the meal. More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to the new fort and I was not disappointed. New menu was creative and will appeal to a broad range of people. Beer list was expansive with a brew to fit every palate. Our bartender was attentive and made som excellent reccomendations. He had us try the pork belly and it was delicious. We will be back.

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for your review. i will pass it on to our staff. I hope to see you shortly on Fort Street, Rudi More 

West Suffield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The "new" fort has kept its delicious German dishes. Beer selection continues to be extensive and the wait staff could not have been more friendly. There are many German items to pick from. The is an excellent location for a business meeting or a family get-together.

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing you thoughts. We hope to see you with your family or business associates on Fort Street. In a short time we should have some spring delicacies such as fiddle head ferns. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Embarrassing. My family has been enjoying this restaurant for over 40 years for fun and special occasions. Our waitress tried her best but there was no saving this nightmare. What is the new management thinking? Awful. I just hope they come to their senses soon and really save this wonderful institution. I'm sure it's still fun to have a drink... More 

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your thoughts. We are always trying to improve the experience of our customers. We weer quite busy on Easter, serving around 500 guests. Could you give us a call at 413 788 6628 and ask to speak with Bill P. We look forward to your input. More 

Somers, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at the Student Prince. And the ambience and old world charm of the restaurant and bar made for a lovely atmosphere with the exception of the back room where we were seated. We had 6:00 pm reservations and the place was pretty packed when we got there. We were taken to the back room which... More 

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Rudirup, Public Relations Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your nice review. The next time you make a reservation, be sure to let us know your preference for seating. See you on Fort Street More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-734-7475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, German

Description

The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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