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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 - 9:00 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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 23
    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
Great little German Place with a history

A little hard to find, I arrived during an intense thunderstorm. Learned the Entrance is on the side street. Got some strange looks for coming in soaking wet. Seated right away, impressed with large bar area, and lots to see on the walls, covered with beer steins & other memorabilia. Prompt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Central PA
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Central PA
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A little hard to find, I arrived during an intense thunderstorm. Learned the Entrance is on the side street. Got some strange looks for coming in soaking wet. Seated right away, impressed with large bar area, and lots to see on the walls, covered with beer steins & other memorabilia. Prompt, friendly service. Great menu, prices lower than I expected.... More 

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Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I used to visit this restaurant forty years ago when we lived in the area, and this was our first visit since then. It has been remodeled by a new owner, and retains much of the old-fashioned charm (massive collection of beer steins), but has an improved dining room. My dining partners found the filet mignon to... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Used to visit often. Our friends wanted to go there for there anniversary. Several items we used to like are gone from the menu. Added several American items. They have also made some changes inside and it looks good. Service was good with a waitress and a helper. Ordered drinks and appetizers. The appetizers Liver Pate and fried cheese were... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Came in from out of town and heard it had reopened. Convenient free valet. An eclectic menu has been added to the traditional German fare. Service was prompt and friendly. Steak was perfectly cooked and seemed larger than the advertised size. Perfect dinner for everyone. Brussels sprout appetizer was a little to tough for the ladies, but I enjoyed it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hands down, the best in town. Amazing selection of German beers and the German food on the menu is something too. The service and food is excellent. Valet parking so you don't have to hassle with the lot. Definitely worth a visit. Don't miss it!

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Bartow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We decided to go here from a list of restaurants given us at the Mass Mutual Center and we wanted German food. It could not have been better. Good selection of German food and the best Reuben I have ever had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am so glad that the Student Prince re-opened. The menu is smaller, but they do offer a good selection still. We always have a good meal here and would recommend it if you like a real German meal.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

In town for a family gathering. We decided that we would all meet at The Student Prince for Lunch afterwards. Although I am an out-of-towner, I have ties to Springfield and I've always known that this place has been a Springfield landmark. We were fortunate to have Gary Fialky and his wife Elaine in our party so I had to... More 

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Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The last two visits to the recently re-opened Fort were truly a disappointment. The first visit was to entertain out of town friends and catch up on old times. While the food was good the waiter was overbearing and hovered during the entire meal. During our conversations he tended to interrupt even after we had asked for time to look... More 

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

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the restaurant. Right now we are going over the menu and since several people have mentioned that they would like the scallops with a different preparation, we will be doing that. We will do some work with our servers and try to give them some guidance about not rushing tables. I... More 

Brewster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can't say enough about this restaurant. We were with two other couples and we all enjoyed our meals. I had the lamb shanks... the meat just fell off the bones. Also enjoyed our mixed green salad... the dressing was exceptional. Would go again if I were ever to be back in Springfield.

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Additional Information about The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

Address: 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
Phone Number: +1 413-734-7475
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, German

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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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