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“Delicious German food in a fun atmosphere”

The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room
Ranked #4 of 355 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, German, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Downtown Springfield isn't exactly the most happenin' venue in the East, but this energetic restaurant on a side street is where the action is. The night I went, it seemed to be the only business open in the entire downtown, but it was packed, noisy, and great fun. The largest collection of beer steins you'll ever see, tiered on high walls, greets you when you enter the bar. In the adjoining dining room, German-costumed waitresses are delivering steins of the house Oktoberfest brew and heaping platters of sausage, sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, braised veal or lamb shanks, and less ethnic steaks and seafood. Good, hearty, satisfying fare. Tempting sides, including delicious red cabbage and German potato salad. Perfect apple strudel for dessert. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food and the happy atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a definite at christmastime...
The place is always hopping. the food terrific albeit the waiters/waitresses move you in and out quick if you don't stop them...
the drinks are great. The menu is interesting ...food always good.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Student Prince is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Everything from the appetizers, meals and dessert is always great. If you like german food, beer or wine this is the place for you. I could make a meal out of the different appetizers they have. I will be back soon!

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Thank travelman413
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you like german, you ought to drop in here. They have it all: several German beers and the usual German fare, schnitzel, veal, eggplant, steak,an so on.

Would have been a 5, but the waitress was a bit testy.

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Thank tk369
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We actually were supposed to go to the Big E but after 45 minutes of sitting In traffic we went onto trip advisor and decided to try out this restaurant. We had lived in Germany for 3 years and were feeling nostalgic. We were not disappointed. The wait staff was very friendly and our server Jeff went out of his way to give us a mini tour of this historic restaurant and its collections of beer steins etc Our food was delicious. There were 3 of us. We had the lamb special, the sauerbraten and the lamb shank, my husband had scallops as an appetiser which he really enjoyed. We travel this way fairly often and our looking forward to our next meal there.

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