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German, Central European, European
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2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
+1 309-686-9739
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Friendly staff... The owners are great people! We had a great time and started a "world beer tour". We'll be back to finish that.The food was amazing! You can watch them cook it right there. They even accommodated our friend with a walker!

1 Thank Clone' O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

What I like is it's a relatively small restaurant with limited seating, not a huge Outback-type clone with a German theme. Really good selection of dishes - plenty of options for all tastes. Also, tons of beer in bottles, but a good variety on tap as well. As for atmosphere, a little dark, but the decor and style were really... More 

1 Thank Richard B
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Peoria Hofbrau is a hidden gem for the most part. German food is not on the of most people's list, but this pub certainly serves up some of the best. If you're a homesick German, a Germanophile, or casually interested in trying Wienerschnitzel for the first time -- this place is sure to please! Be sure to eat with... More 

1 Thank ericpollitt
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I went to the Hofbrau House with a few friends. I had not been here for years and my friends had never been here. The female bartender walked us through the beer selection and helped us to each pick out something for our individual tastes. She was spot on. We ordered a few different plates and shared them. The food... More 

1 Thank Susan W
Peoria, Illinois
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Love the Hofbrau. It is a mainstay in the 'northend'. I always go for the pepper pot soup on Tuesdays. I understand the sausage, schnitzel, brat plates are tasty as well. And as expected, fantastic German beer selection.

1 Thank Mike M
Peoria, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Enjoyed eating here. Good food, reasonable prices. Casual dining. Not the greatest of neighborhoods but plenty of parking in their lot.

1 Thank Paula1964_13
Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Best of the best wish I could frequent it more. Love their beer list and staff is the finest. They have a lot of great german food, but their soups are one of the reasons to stop by. They have some of the best chili dogs in the area, and their chili everyday but Saturday is some of the best.... More 

1 Thank Renogray
Peoria, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The atmosphere is very European, the food is great and the prices are good for what you get. A little dark inside so be prepared.

1 Thank hbatz6
Morton, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We love the Hofbrau. Great food and beers. Brings back memories of Germany. Recommend the German potatoes salad; the smoked & grilled pork chops; the Bratwurst sampler (especially the Thüringer sausage); the Ham Shank; and good mustards with your beer. I do not recommend the knockwurst. I would give the place 5 stars, but the atmosphere is a bit dated,... More 

1 Thank Kyle C
Austin, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Although not as big as the original Hofbräu, the food was awesome and the beer selection was very authentic. Service was wonderful. Atmosphere and German music made me very happy and nostalgic. I would love to go back!

1 Thank ctepper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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German, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-686-9739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?