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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

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Mon, 3/18
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, German, European, Central European
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

SHARE PLATES
$9.0
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Truffel Oil | Honey | Paprika
$11.0
Fort Sliders
Pretzel Buns | Beer Mustard | French Fries
$9.0
Fort Style Onion Rings
Red Pepper Dipping Sauce
$9.0
Fort's Buttermilk Chicken Tenders
Salt & Pepper or Honey Mustard Style
$10.0
Giant German Pretzel
Inglehoffer Honey Mustard | Beer Cheese
each2.0
Hurley Burgers
1 oz Patty
$10.0
Jumbo Chicken Wings
Your choice of sauce: Spaten BBQ, Salt & Pepper Style, Garlic Parmesan, Dirty Wings
each3.0
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail Sauce | Lemon
each2.25
Locally Sourced Oysters
Cocktail Sauce | Mignonette
each3.0
Our Famous Butterflied Shrimp
Cocktail Sauce
SOUPS
$6.0
French Onion Soup Crock
Toast Point | Swiss & Cheddar Cheeses
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Goulash Soup
Beef | Tomato | Onion | Pepper | Spicy Broth
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Soup of the Day
THE BURGER BAR
Choice of 1 side. Choose your Bun: Brioche, White Bread, Rye Bread, Weck Roll. Choose your Cheese: American, Swiss, Cheddar. Add a Topper: Add $0.99 - Sauteed Mushroom, Caramelized Onions, Fried Egg, Roquefort Mayo; Add $1.50 - Bacon, Avocado, Pastrami. Pick Your Meat:
$13.0
Student Prince Beef Burger
$12.0
Plainville Farms Turkey Burger
$11.0
Beyond Burger
Soy Free, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Veggie Burger
THE SALAD STATION
Pick your Dressing: French, Russian, Italian, White Balsamic, Basalmic, Ranch Sweet & Sour, Creamy Caesar, Lemon Vinaigrette, Our Famous Roquefort ($3). Add Cheese: Grated Parmesan, Swiss, Cheddar, Blue Cheese. Add a Topper: Tuna Salad ($4), Grilled Chicken ($6), 5oz New York Strip ($8), Grilled Shrimp ($4 each), Seared Scallops ($3 each), Mustard Glazed Salmon ($7). Pick Your Greens:
$5.0
Green Salad
$5.0
Fork 'N Knife Romaine
$7.0
Kale & Brussel Blend
$5.0
Iceberg Wedge
HAUS SPECIALTY SANDWICHES
Choice of Bread: Country White or Rye, Brioche Roll, Wrap, Wreck Roll. Choice of 1 side
$12.0
Beef on Weck
Roast Beef | Horseradish | Au Jus
$10.0
Fish 'Wich
Fried Cod Tartar Sauce | Lettuce | Tomato
$9.0
Grilled Ham & Cheese
American Cheese | Ham
$12.0
Haus Reuben
Choice of Corned Beef or Pastrami | Sauerkraut | Swiss Cheese | Russian Dressing
$11.0
Meatloaf "Sammy"
Veal | Chicken | Beef | Fried Egg | BBQ Glazed
$10.0
Monte Cristo
Ham | Turkey | Swiss | French Toast | Maple Syrup
$10.0
Schnitzel Sandwich
Breaded Pork | Red Pepper Aioli | Lettuce | Tomato
$10.0
Turkey Avocado Club
Applewood Smoked Bacon | Lettuce | Tomato | Light Mayo
THE FORT STREET CLASSICS
All Schnitzels choice of: Veal, Pork or Chicken. Choice of 1 side
$14.0
Fish 'N Chips
Tartar Sauce | Lemon
$13.0
Hungarian Beef Goulash
Traditional Stewed Beef | Brown Gravy
$13.0
Jäger Schnitzel
Red Wine | Brown Gravy | Mushrooms
$11.0
Kaiser Schnitzel
Fine Crumb | Mushroom Gravy | Lemon
Lamb Shank
Mirepoix | Lamb Demi-Glace
8oz. Prince Cut $12.0
12oz. King Cut $19.0
Our Famous Boston Scrod
Fine Crumb | Butter | Salt & Pepper | Lemon
$12.0
Our Famous Meatloaf
Beef, Veal and Chicken Meatloaf | Vegetable Gravy
$12.0
Paprika Schnitzel
Beef Gravy | Chicken Stock | Bacon | Onions | Heavy Cream
$15.0
Skin-On Pork Shank
Crispy Skin | Pork Gravy
$11.0
Spätzle Mac & Cheese
3 Cheese | Heavy Cream | Crispy Onions
SAUSAGES
Served on a Bun or Bed of Sauerkraut with Choice of 1 Side
$9.0
Beef Knockwurst
Light Smoke | Garlic
$10.0
Blue Seal Kielbasa
Garlic | Pork | Ale Mustard
$9.0
Classic Bratwurst
Ruppert's Salt | Pork | Spices
THE "CARVING STATION"
Choice of 1 side. Pick Your Bread: Rye, Country White, Brioche Roll, Weck Roll, Wrap. Pick Your Topping: Lettuce, Tomato, Red onion, Half Sour Pickle, Sour Tomato. Pick Your Sauce: Stone Ground Mustard, Honey Mustard, Spicy Brown Mustard, Red Pepper Aioli, Roquefort Mayo, Russian Dressing. Pick Your Meat:
$10.0
Turkey
$11.0
Corned Beef
$11.0
Pastrami
$11.0
Ham
$11.0
Roast Beef
$9.0
Chicken Salad
$8.0
Tuna Salad
$11.0
White Fish Salad
SIDES
French Fries
Steak Fries
Haus Chips
Cole Slaw
Sauerkraut
Tater Tots
Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage
Spatzle
Rice
Cucumber Salad
About
The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, German, European, Central European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is off the charts. Service was outstanding. Food selections and quality were worth every penny. If you like German food and a great selection of imported beers, this is your place!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John R
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am happy that you enjoyed your visit. Our atmosphere is certainly unique, the place has been evolving for over eighty years. Our German fare and selection of beers makes for a good time. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every winter the menu gets more exotic woth addition of Elk, duck, Bison, Kangaroo, ostrich, frog legs and more! They also aeve their famous Veal Shank in addition to there Lamb Shank with spaetzle and sauerkraut

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 475carlm
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts. Veal Shank is a wonderful dish, which we serve as a special. Lamb shanks are always on the menu. As we come to the end of February, we still have our famous game items. Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on business here, I met a old friend stationed near here. She recommended the place and the food. Holy cow. I’m hooked. We had a ginormous pretzel first. Then I had Paprika Schnitzel. Pork. With spatzle. Brussel sprouts and the potato pancakes. It was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank amberd865
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that yo enjoyed your introduction to German food....German beer is also very good. On your next visit you might want to try some o our American standards, like Scrod or some really good steaks. Thanks for the nice words and we look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service! Great waitress named Charley! Pretzel!Beer! Felt like I was back in Germany!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MydwieghNY
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We try to make our guests feel a bit of the old country. You can't go wrong with pretzels and Beer!! Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed lunch during Wild Game Month (February) . Service was prompt and excellent by Mishie who made several recommendations among the specials and from the Game Lunch entrees. I enjoyed the appetizer of fried smelts which were prepared with light frying and a dip...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank N1779ZNrobertl
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant. At one time, smelts were very popular and then they seemed to go out of fashion. People have been enjoying them very much. Our sampler platters are not only delicious, but a good way...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family has been coming here long before I was born. Now I take my own family here. Our most recent visit was for my birthday and it happens to be right before Christmas. How lucky am I? Really lucky as it turns out! Christmas...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AudraandJesse
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review. We always enjoy seeing families returning each Christmas. One year we were fortunate to have five generations of a family join us. We hope to see you on Fort Street.

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

I have dined regularly at the Fort for 40 years. My recent visit was characterized by a complete absence of the concern for the customer that defined the Fort for decades. Our welcoming was anything but Preparation for our large party was nil. Service was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mileskishnish
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of your experience. We are trying to make sure that this does not happen again. Chloe has been told tat management must be informed whenever a customer has a problem. We recently had some change in our management structure-with...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We love it here, they do such a great job for Christmas Eve. They carolers that go from room to room and sing Christmas songs and give out bells to the kids for jingle bells. The food and service are always great and we love...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank seanm66
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

thanks for the nice review. Christmas and especially Christmas Eve is a magical time on Fort Street. The staff did a marvelous job, and the carolers are wonderful. We have been featuring the carolers for about seventy years and have many customers that have spent...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018

I felt like I was transported to Nuremberg or Munich. Delicious food and very comforting. The taste is very authentic. Looking forward to go again. The best in Massachusetts if not in the USA.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Joe R
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Thanks or the nice review. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Six of us went out for dinner and were very disappointed. The menu online wasn’t the same due to the “holiday” menu. There were no specials. All six of us had problems with the food and it was served cold. We never were asked about...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Linda C
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

I am very sorry about your experience. We had a miscommunication with our webmaster relative to the Holiday menu being published. We should have checked this and failed to do so. We have made some new hires to beef up our waitstaff for the holidays...More

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Christopher R
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay, Saturdays andSunday's you can park anywhere, street meters are free. We do validate for the Hampden Street lot at the end of Fort st., Monday thru Saturday for our lunch hours. We also have Monday thru... More
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October 1, 2016|
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Response from StudentPrinceMgmt | Property representative |
Yes. Mikey and Al are still here.
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April 14, 2016|
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Response from Rudirup | Property representative |
I am still around. "I tried to get out, and they pulled me back in." I work a few shifts at the door and I am helping out with menus, etc. I will be working tomorrow evening, April 16. Thanks for asking., Come in and take... More
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