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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
+1 413-734-7475
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, German, European, Central European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a reasonably priced restaurant. We had a party of 10 and no one complained. It is a lot cheaper than east side in new Britain and similar quality. Nice decor. We enjoyed the German pretzels with the horseradish mustard. I have had much...More

Thank Peter S
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. The pretzels have been very popular and go well with carbonated beverages, whether from one of the many local craft breweries , or the historic streets of Munich. We're constantly revamping our dessert selections and some...More

Reviewed March 28, 2017

Our dining experience here was a little disappointing! Our expectations where high following the change in ownership but our expectations were never met.More

Thank johnsZ9339HP
StudentPrinceMgmt, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2017

Hi John, We appreciate the feedback, anything that can help make us better. Apologies for not living up to your expectations. If you wish you can call the restaurant and ask for Bill, I would love to get back further feedback. See you on Fort...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Student Prince (aka The Fort) is most likely the best German food restaurant on earth, certainly the best the Springfield and the western MA area. I eat there at least 20 times a year, both lunch and dinner. The fort is the place to...More

Thank Stuart F
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Your kind review is appreciated. We have long been known as the place to see and be seen in the area. Our guests have ranged from JFK, to Wilt Chamberlain, to Roy Rogers. Our menu ranges from classic Germanic items to tasty steaks and excellent...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I love the Student Prince! Excellent bartenders and servers. Some of the best draft beers in town including several German specialty's. My favorite meal is the Jagger Schnitzel - try some you will love it too!More

Thank Paul D
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Paul, thanks for your kind words. We are proud of our service staff. The bar is a great spot to have a meal and some company. Our recipe for the schnitzel you had is from my grandmother. Thanks again and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Loved this place and will definitely will come again the next time I'm in town. Was able to walk from our hotel (Marriott). A lot of history and very good food. Many of the items are German.More

Thank Lewis M
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Lewis, we thank you for your review. We are a short walk from the Downtown hotels the Marriott and Sheraton, and we have a lot of diners from the hotels, as well as many regular local customers. Some of the things displayed in the restaurant...More

Reviewed March 6, 2017

This place has been around for years. Very good food and service. If you like German food, you'll love this place.

Thank scarletman1972
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed our German food and appreciate your taking the time to write the review. I have found that German beer goes well with German food! Thanks again.

Reviewed March 6, 2017

Unique game month in February with bison, alligator, boar and other exotic meat. Maybe if we'd realized it was just for February we might have tried it. But we hadn’t been there for15 years and wanted some German food. The fresh-made whole wheat and rye...More

Thank Joyce F
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

While the game items are something different, we are still best known for German comfort food. The items that your enjoyed are made with the same recipes that we used over fifty years back. Thanks for posting your nice review!

Reviewed March 5, 2017

Three of us went today for a much anticipated lunch at the renowned Student Prince. From the moment he came to the table - I can't say greeted because he didn't - our waiter acted as if he was doing us a favor. It was...More

Thank DVCmemberHartfordCT
StudentPrinceMgmt, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2017

DVC, My apologies for the poor service and attitude on your last visit, we do not typically treat any guest in this manner. However I do appreciate your comments, that I may react to this review and coach said server/ servers to treat each guest...More

Reviewed February 15, 2017

i have eaten here for over 2 decades. menu with recent new ownership has more variety. it is a solid German-inspired menu, with some variations. good variety of beer, good wine list. service yesterday was a bit disjoint, for reasons that I don't understand, as...More

Thank jeffrey k
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Thanks for your nice review. I don't know why service seemed dis jointed on your visit. Through the decades, it seems that sometimes when business is slow service quality falls off a bit. I will discuss this with the dining room management. I am glad...More

Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Romantic ambiance Personal attention. Friendly staff. Good food. And the decoration all around brings you into that old ambiance.

Thank Ma M
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

We appreciate your nice review. The restaurant still has the atmosphere that it had when opened in 1935. Although many changes have taken place, we still try to pay personal attention to our guests. See you on Fort Street!

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Yes. Mikey and Al are still here.
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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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Response from Beth A | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about staff or ownership. Was my first and only time eating there thus far, but the next time I am passing through, I definitely will stop in again.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $28
Cuisine
American, German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-734-7475
Description
The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
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