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German, Bar, European, Central European
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2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603-2953
+1 309-686-9739
11:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love the Hofbrau. We have tried German restaurants wherever we travel and the Hofbrau has consistently been the best and its right here in Peoria. The rouladen is incredible as well as the Weiner schnitzel. Nice selection of German beer also. Prost!

2 Thank Peter S
Pekin, Illinois
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks before dinner down the road. Great choice of draft beers and bottled and cans. Huge selection. Service was great. Will be back again.

2 Thank Joe S
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Come in anytime and you will enjoy it! Come in during an off time and you will experience it! Not only great German food, but you will love those you meet there. Maybe not the 1st time, but you will come to love the locals that hang out there. Great food... even better locals!

2 Thank TRSparenberg
Peoria, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have been to German establishments across the country and the food, the beer selection and the atmosphere here are the best. Bring family and friends because this is like being at home! Whether for lunch, dinner or drinks, you will never be disappointed. Prost!

2 Thank a72tiger
Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I love their Rack of Lamb. The service is always friendly and they welcome you with a hello! Besides the wonderful food the bartender is a woman who is very good at her job and always makes the visit welcoming and fun.

2 Thank KatK719
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It had been at least 20 yrs since I had been to the Hofbrau and was happy to support another local owner once again. I had the duck which our server told us was a favorite of many of their regulars. I have to say I thought mine was pretty dry without very much meat on it. The German potato... More 

2 Thank CarinC_12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Friendly staff... The owners are great people! We had a great time and started a "world beer tour". We'll be back to finish that.The food was amazing! You can watch them cook it right there. They even accommodated our friend with a walker!

3 Thank Clone' O
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What I like is it's a relatively small restaurant with limited seating, not a huge Outback-type clone with a German theme. Really good selection of dishes - plenty of options for all tastes. Also, tons of beer in bottles, but a good variety on tap as well. As for atmosphere, a little dark, but the decor and style were really... More 

3 Thank Richard B
Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Peoria Hofbrau is a hidden gem for the most part. German food is not on the of most people's list, but this pub certainly serves up some of the best. If you're a homesick German, a Germanophile, or casually interested in trying Wienerschnitzel for the first time -- this place is sure to please! Be sure to eat with... More 

3 Thank ericpollitt
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I went to the Hofbrau House with a few friends. I had not been here for years and my friends had never been here. The female bartender walked us through the beer selection and helped us to each pick out something for our individual tastes. She was spot on. We ordered a few different plates and shared them. The food... More 

2 Thank Susan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603-2953
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-686-9739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?