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“Great experience and very good food.”

The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room
Ranked #4 of 329 Restaurants in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, German, European, Central European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great experience and very good food.”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Came here with colleagues via recommendation from one of them and glad I did. It's an experience like non other and that's a good thing. Yes it had a classic, throwback vibe to it but that's what makes it great along with the extensive stein and corkscrew collection.
The beer, as it should be, was great. The food also was what I looked forward to knowing I was headed here, service was great.
Definitely recommend hitting this up.
It was a VERY convenient walk from the Marriott but I'm glad I had the opportunity to experience it.
I definitely recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Westfield, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We enjoy coming here once in a while for something different. The beers are great, and the menu has a lot of variety. I am not a very adventurous eater, but there are still things on the menu that i am willing to try.

  • Visited September 2013
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Classic Night Out!!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I frequent this restaurant monthly during the winter months. It is just relaxing to sit at the bar and have a drink and then go in for dinner. It's always busy so it's great for people watching. The food is always consistently good and we love the service. Many of the employees have been there for years, so they know us and it is very comfortable. Always an enjoyable evening!

  • Visited May 2013
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Acton, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Like Walking Back in Time”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Walking into the Student Prince Café on Fort St in downtown Springfield is like walking back in time. The old style wood paneled dining room with the small but comfortable booths is vintage 1950s. The wait staff is friendly and efficient, the restaurant clean and well kept, the is beer cold and delicious and the pork wings appetizers are so good you will not want to share. My wife and I dined at Student Prince early on a Friday evening. I had the Veal Geschnetzeltes, which was a very complex veal dish served in a onion, mushrooms & Rhine wine cream sauce. The veal was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this dish. My wife had the Tenderloin Goulash. Once again, beef was cooked perfectly and added to beautiful brown sauce with mushrooms & onions. My wife highly recommends this dish. We were both very pleased to have discovered such an excellent restaurant in the heart of Springfield.

  • Visited September 2013
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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ALWAYS GREAT”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

The food is authentic German (from scratch) and it is great as always. The service is superb without being over kill. The staff are very accommodating in every way If you like Snitzel, this is the place for you in Springfield. No one does it better in New England. Their Valet Parking starts at 5 PM and is quite nice to take advantage of. Try it you'll like it.

  • Visited August 2013
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