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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room - CLOSED

8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
413-734-7475
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Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

188 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We found this place by accident, it was a rainy miserable day after a long day of shopping for home improvement items. Stepping through the doors is like stepping back through time. Imagine Germany pre-war, the restaurant has an eclectic mix of all things German. The bar is worth a look, just because! The week day lunch specials are an... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Currently undergoing renovations and new ownership.But it will once again be the premier meeting and dining place in Springfield (August 2014)

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springfield,ma
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I know German food isn't for everyone....or so people may think, but if you visit The Fort, there is definitely something on the menu to please everyone. It would be impossible for me to count the number of times I have eaten at this restaurant as it was my father's favorite, so growing up this was the place to celebrate.... More

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thorndike ma.
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My riend and I went there this non for lunch we were told there would be an hour before we could be seated , we went there to have their pig kuckle's we were out side and talking with someone and they said th menu was limited , so my friend went in to check the menu ,NO pig kuckle's... More

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Wyoming
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate great food, drank wonderful bier, were given a tour of the facility -- and loved it all. One of the nicest things about a not very nice city. Such a pleasant surprise.

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Calgary, Alberta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My Massachusetts relatives took me to this stein-filled restaurant in east-central Massachusetts and the fare did not disappoint. Several birthdays were celebrated there, indicating a strong local following. I had the roulade with spetzel and red cabbage. It was superb. The other dishes were equally enjoyable. An (all-too brief) accordion performance make the evening even more enjoyable. The service was... More

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Dennisport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A 'must-go' spot for great German food, beer and décor. Whether it is decorated for Christmas, May Day, Game Week - or just any day of the week it is visually interesting. The stein collect and the stain glass is beautiful; the service is spot-on and professional and the food is delicious. I especially like the house dressing (Roquefort, mixed... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Parking is hard to find- the food is a bit pricey but it is really good. The atmosphere is cheerful & the waiters/waitresses are excellent I must say it's one of my favorite places to go when I can.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

German food at its best. This charming old German restaurant is full of memorabilia and great food. I have been told it is great to visit at the Christmas Holiday...but have done done it yet. You will need to make reservations well in advance to get a table during the December holidays. It is also a fun place for lunch... More

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Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The Student Prince has been a staple in Springfield for many years. Authentic German cuisine. I love the Sauer brauten. For an appetizer be sure to try the fried camembert cheese. If you love Octoberfest beer, visit them then. Their collection of rare steins is a must see.

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