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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1372
+1 407-321-2204
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My brother-in-law had a landmark birthday, his 60th, so we decided to take him and his wife to Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café in Sanford, Florida. Since he is of German decent, we decided on a German-themed restaurant We started out with a good choice of German beers. I had a draft of Hacker-Pschor Munich Gold. It was very refreshing and... More 

Thank Richard H
Spring Hill, Florida
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic restaurant! The Bavarian Pretzel's are a MUST have! Absolutely wonderful! Food was great! and around the corner they have two stores called the "market" fun to walk through and purchase German food items to take home. Wish this restaurant was in my town! Highly recommend it if you visit Sanford!

Thank Denise L
Douglas, Georgia, United States
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Sanford over the weekend looking at a car to buy and the salesman suggested Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café. We love German food and it was my husbands birthday too. We were seated right away and enjoyed the outside seating area. Our waitress was very nice she was recently arrived from Germany and that made it even more... More 

Thank Andrea B
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love German food. We drive from Jacksonville to Sanford just to eat at Hollerbach"s Willow Tree. I'm originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin where there are good German restaurants everywhere. Hollerbach's definitely measures up. We usually go for lunch as it gets really crowded at suppertime plus it's just more convenient for the long drive home. Seating is German beer garden... More 

Thank Michael S
Cocoa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ate lunch here for the first time and the atmosphere alone was amazing. plenty of indoor or outdoor setting, lots of happy people and good food and service. we tried various lunch portions of german classics which were all great. from the humungous bavarian pretzel to the schnitzels and wursts all were delicious. the side were all great too. we... More 

Thank Joe32926
Clover, SC
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and great beer! We stopped in for lunch on our way to Orlando. The food was superb and the beer was delicious. We will definitely be stopping back next time we are in the area.

Thank T_Lorich
Boulder, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one of a kind restaurant happy place. Even if you don't like German food you'll love the entertainment. The In House band plays Thursday thru Sunday starting at 6. Go during those times and you won't be disappointed. Any of the food I've had there (and I have been here 12 times or more) has been authentic... More 

Thank Jimmer64
Mechanicsville, VA
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed 2 wonderful meals at Hollerbach's Café. Great beer selection, wonderful, friendly staff and deeelicious food! Don't pass up the opportunity to have a meal there. The live music on Thursday nights is fantastic! What a great atmosphere!

Thank Grannie24
Pohorelice, Czech Republic
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe is a delightful restaurant that serves really good food. It is primarily German, but there are some items that are more Central European than exclusively German. It is located in a nice area Sanford in the Historic Area. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a difference from the standard American fare.

Thank czgator
Forest Hills, New York, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends had been telling us about this German restaurant in Sanford and we decided to take a ride with them to try it. It was well worth the 2 hour ride! Coming from NYC we have tried many excellent German restaurants and this one was right up there with them! Food was great, from start to finish! Sauerbraten was... More 

Thank Maryann R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1372
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-321-2204

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?