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Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe

$$ - $$$German, European,
205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1372
+1 407-321-2204
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (145 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (110 reviews)
“apple strudel” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1372
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We’ve been here many times but I don’t think I’ve reviewed the place. Great German food. If possible, try to call ahead for a reservation near the band so you can better enjoy the entertainment. Great selection of beers and they also have a full...More

1  Thank runner24
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A touch of Germany in central Florida very friendly people live music outside and indoor seating relaxed just sit back watch some soccer with the German fans as they chant on there team pick your size beer or cider have some potatoe pancakes a pretzel...More

Thank joeyarms648
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far the best meal I had this trip to Florida or I think anytime wow what a great meal. I got the paprika schnitzel with spatzle and braised red cabbage. The schnitzel was amazing juice bit over cooked with that delicious paprika...More

Thank michaelbP6497FU
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never disappoints!! Always great food, beer, and entertainment!! Highly recommend for families and/or a friends night out.

Thank irishgirl7621
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were "out on the town" - stopped in for a brew and a bite to eat. Attentive wait staff, excellent selection and food quality, and even though we were there until close - we did not feel unwelcome or hurried out the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go to an "Octoberfest Party" with out traveling to Germany, Hollerbach's is the place to go. The entertainment on the weekends is a lot of fun and the 2 man duo gets the crowd going! The food is absolutely delicious and...More

Thank KLEarnest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was so good we had to come back the next day for lunch (not as great as dinner). The service was quick, and friendly. We shared the sausage combo (had pork loin as well) with as side of excellent potato pancakes. There was enough...More

Thank B0bK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat , we was treated wonderful from a pretty young girl name eliana she was great my waiter was wonderful, we waited a while to sit but it was worth the wait. We will come back again

Thank melisa c
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best in the country for authentic German and Bavarian food and beer! A must stop in Sanford. Live music on weekends makes it extra authentic.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we both really enjoyed our meals. I normally do not get excited about german food. But they hafe enough non meat items I was very happy.

Thank xangotraveler
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24 October 2018|
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Response from Cheryl T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Folk music Sat. & Sun. 1pm-4pm
1 August 2018|
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Response from BeenThereGoingSoon | Reviewed this property |
In Sanford your only means us to call a cab.
caroline j
18 December 2017|
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Response from Paula E | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why. I've always been seated quickly even when they're packed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771-1372
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-321-2204
  • E-mail
Herzlich Willkommen! Christina, Linda and I are delighted to welcome you to Hollerbach's - the place where Gemütlichkeit happens in the Historic District of downtown Sanford, Florida. Linda and I first started thinking of opening our own restaurant in 1981 while we were working together at a German restaurant in Orlando; after two decades of hard work and planning, the Willow Tree dream became reality on August 1, 2001 with just seven employees. Since then, we’ve continually expanded the restaurant, added two new businesses, and grown our staff to over 90 employees. It’s hard to believe we've been here over 16 years! Our top priority has always been and will remain to provide our guests with an authentic, high-quality, memorable experience at our Willow Tree Café German restaurant, Magnolia Square Market true German deli, and Outfitters costume and jewelry shop. We encourage you to enjoy our hospitality, and we welcome you into our family. - Theo
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