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Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe

German Restaurant, Gluten-free Restaurant, and Beer Garden$$$$
Sanford
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  • Arleen G.
    "Best thing on the menu is the Veal Zigeuner Schnitzel."(8 Tips)
    Steven Z.
    "Great authentic German bar."(5 Tips)
    VP M.
    "... delicious!) with potato pancakes... prima!"(3 Tips)
    Eliseo G.
    "Eisbein is a must order if you love pork, this dish..."(2 Tips)
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  • Lisa S.
    Lisa ScherrJuly 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is wonderful, authentic German food, schnitzel, potato pancakes, red sauerkraut, 1st street chicken salad, yum! The chocolate cheese cake, OMG, to die for!
  • Patricia W.
    Patricia WrightJuly 26, 2014
    Awesome food, great entertainment and the service was wonderful. Went there with a group from the German/American Club in Legacy and it was perfect! My 3rd visit there and not disappointed once......
  • Krissy B.
    Krissy BermudezJune 10, 2013
    Love this place. Try the schnitzel Hollander art, the white asparagus really makes it great. There's live music if you go on the weekend, but try to get a reservation, place fills up fast!
  • VP M.
    VP MillerOctober 27, 2012
    They have little accordians for the kiddos, and make a mean Shirley Temple. Ease kids into German cuisine by asking for Leiberkase (mixed meats loaf, fried, delicious!) with potato pancakes... prima!
  • Ken G.
    Ken GrossSeptember 1, 2015
    Hands down the most authentic German restaurant. Ranks #1 in all my favorite German across the U.S. Don't forget the butcher shop around the corner called Magnolia market. yum.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NortonOctober 19, 2014
    Upset that one man can't have a boot! Besides that food was filling and the beers were delicious. Pricing was high. Maybe make it a special occasion night.
  • Gary B.
    Gary Barrett JrFebruary 22, 2013
    If you leave hungry it is your own fault. Best German food around. Have not experienced anything from the menu that I did not like. Dine on an entertainment night for a real gasthaus experience.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Corned Beef And Cabbage With Red Potatoes And Dijon Egg Sauce - A 10 year tradition of turning whole steamship rounds into the most tender lean flavorful corn beef
  • Florian R.
    Florian RahnerAugust 31, 2016
    Awesome German food. Authentic, good variety, friendly staff. Also visit the German grocery store around the corner!
  • Angela U.
    Angela UrbinaNovember 27, 2015
    As a German this is as close as it gets to real authentic German food. Some items could be added to the menu, such as Schweinebraten, and Rehbraten, wildschweinbraten, leberknödel
  • Clark W.
    Clark WinslettOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely love the Holländer Schnitzel Art and the potato cakes and the Bee Sting cake and basically everything. Do yourself a favor and just eat here.
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaryAugust 29, 2011
    Fiery owner who yelled at our Dachshund meet-up group even though we made reservations. Aside from that, try the Schnitzel w/ fried egg, anchovies and capers it was awesome!
  • Eliseo G.
    Eliseo GomezJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Eisbein is a must order if you love pork, this dish just melts in your mouth & full of flavor.
  • Alexander K.
    Watch beerfest movie and then stop by for a "DAS BOOOTTttt!" The food here is great. Stop by the market next door afterward for the chocolate cake balls.
  • John Bryan I.
    John Bryan IadelucaFebruary 18, 2013
    Don't forget dessert! Apple Strudel, Black Forrest Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake, etc ... It's Fat Kid Happy Time sitting in the glass case!
  • Genevieve M.
    Genevieve McGinnessJuly 28, 2015
    Beer selection is awesome. The Pretzel was ginormous and cheese dip was great!!
  • Sally W.
    Sally WordMarch 1, 2013
    Anyone who thinks this is authentic or tasty has never had real or truly good German food. The only "good" thing here is the beer & the band.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CulpJuly 17, 2012
    The food is the closest thing to my Oma's home-cooked German meals and the atmosphere is authentic. I highly recommend!
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RodriguezJuly 11, 2010
    While the service was extremely slow...the food was incredible and the atmosphere was excellent plus a huge selection of German beers. What more can you ask for???
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McMillanJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    On a stormy wet night in Sanford this place is still packed with people enjoying the excellent German food, beer, & live music.
  • Michele A.
    Michele AppApril 6, 2013
    Best beer selection around. One of my top 5 places to go. Really love it here.
  • Moe B.
    Moe BettaFebruary 14, 2015
    Everything is good. So worth it if you want a real taste of Germany. Gemütlichkeit
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachApril 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Beer Cheese Soup - 6 cheeses. Mirepoix Krombacher pils. Chicken stock. On the menu today
  • Lori B.
    Lori BrownAugust 3, 2010
    Never had slow service there though I normally go during lunch time. I have gone a few dinner time too and it's always been great. Perhaps Francisco visited during when they were short handed or somet
  • Christina H.
    Christina HollerbachJune 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Beef Filet - with Heaven and Earth Potatoes and German mixed vegetables
  • Paula W.
    Paula WFebruary 13, 2012
    Osa is the most awesome server! The food is delicious! Entertainment was wonderful!
  • Connie D.
    Connie DiazJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer, slow to get it to you! Have to wait for it but it's so good
  • Arleen G.
    Arleen GreenOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best thing on the menu is the Veal Zigeuner Schnitzel. It is soo yummy....
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MJune 2, 2013
    If you want a table in the weekend, better call a few weeks in advance.
  • 🍂Autumn🍃
    🍂Autumn🍃May 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best German band I have ever heard. Anyone who can play cow bells, the saw and a turkey baster (yea) has my respect!!!
  • Lori B.
    Lori BrownJuly 26, 2010
    I've never had anything that wasn't delicious here. I second the vote on the Kostrizer beer - my favorite dark beer there.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LumleySeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I had the schnitzel with mushrooms gravy, red cabbage with spaetzel.
  • Susan H.
    Susan HollandFebruary 14, 2015
    My favorite place in central Florida! I am in love with the entire menu!
  • Randy S.
    Randy SistoApril 18, 2016
    Beer, schnitzel, spaetzel, wurst and great service.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulzDecember 17, 2014
    The sauerbraten was excellent. Their iced tea was good if you like unsweetened.
  • Debra ELLEN H.
    Debra ELLEN HartmanJune 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    After dinner, since you are close to Sanford Ave...stop by Ellens Wine Room for more Fine Beers and Wines
  • Monty W.
    Monty WilliamsMay 13, 2013
    Currywurst is great. Apfelstrudel is even better.
  • Marvin C.
    Marvin CoreaAugust 15, 2016
    The Rubinstein was good, but a bit small. Desserts are delicious!
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachMay 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the 2 Liter Boot - The 1 liter was not big enough went bigger
  • Paul G.
    Paul GAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the beer and schnapps are great. Vegetarian options on the menu. Excellent table service and bartending.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Birthday cake - Liesl 90th birthday cake see the beer in her hand happy birthday liesl from the willowtree
  • Brian S.
    Brian SakowiczOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is some of the best food in the Orlando area. Good lunch specials too.
  • David H.
    David HAugust 26, 2011
    Order the Jagerschnitzel and a 3 litre boot, be sure to share!
  • Roberta S.
    Roberta SmithMarch 2, 2014
    delicious food, great atmosphere and dog friendly patio! Read more
  • Sheri Fresonke H.
    Sheri Fresonke HarperSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Me sandwich, my husband sausage sliders, yummy--and indecision cake, perfect
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda Silver WelchFebruary 18, 2013
    Get dessert!They are all amazing.Get it to go if you're too full.
  • Mariela V.
    Mariela Van AdelbergSeptember 4, 2016
    Music, food, everything, real german ambiance..
  • D. Eric F.
    D. Eric FranksAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Schwarzbier and sausage. Go on the weekend for some serious fun. Bring grandma and the kiddies, too!
  • Jennie
    JennieOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    In the name of all that is holy... The chocolate pie is simply orgasmic. If you pass this up then you are beyond mental.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MayeuxDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome place with great food, beer and entertainment.
  • MJ
    MJJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you learn how to hold your beer so the owner approves.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachMay 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the 3 Liter Beer - This makes a lot of people happy
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WebbJune 28, 2013
    Love that they are so accommodating for kids,
  • Carrie A.
    Carrie AnadiotisSeptember 9, 2013
    The Red Reuben is delicious!
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake - My niece enjoying her birthday cake
  • John D.
    John DillonFebruary 15, 2013
    The red rueben is amazing.
  • Sheri Fresonke H.
    Sheri Fresonke HarperJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sanford now has electric vehicle parking spots, cool!
  • Michael B.
    Heaven n Earth side is the real deal
  • Richard W.
    Richard WalkerJuly 16, 2010
    Get the weinerschnitzel, sauerkraut, and a litre of Kostrizer Schwarzbier. its delish
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Split Pea Soup With Diced Ham - Yummy Yummy in my tummy
  • Sunje S.
    Sunje SchwarzSeptember 23, 2010
    Authentic Southern German food, not much on the menu for Northeners, though
  • Oscar S. Bowen
    Oscar S. BowenMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Kaiser's Wurst Teller with a Spaten Oktoberfest.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HughesSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Potato pancake, chicken Snitzel, sausage
  • Sara M.
    Sara MoyeApril 25, 2012
    Best chicken salad!!! Comes on a croissant.... Mmm
  • Gene M.
    Gene McCulleyAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Pork Popper Salad
  • Christina H.
    Christina HollerbachJune 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the BBQ Pork Chop - Today's lunch special
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PerezOctober 14, 2016
    Come for the live music!
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Coconut Cream Pie - Awesome
  • Steven Z.
    Steven ZittrowerAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great authentic German bar. Must try the sausage here!
  • Ben J.
    Ben JenkinsFebruary 4
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good
  • Joe D.
    Joe DurreJuly 31, 2015
    Werst plater was awesome!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RhoadsApril 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything
  • Rob G.
    Rob GreenFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    We are glad they have veal again
  • Barry W.
    Barry WellsJune 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The reubenstein is the bomb .com
  • Kerry T.
    Kerry TonerAugust 19, 2016
    Everything
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachJune 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Reservations required for weekend nights
  • Friedhelm I.
    Friedhelm IllianFebruary 25, 2016
    Authentic German Cuisine
  • Jose M.
    Jose MoralesMay 16, 2012
    try to conquer "King's Feast" with a few friends if you guys are feeling brave
  • David W.
    David WallaceJanuary 20, 2013
    Awesome German food!
  • Calvin F.
    Calvin FraitesAugust 24, 2012
    Try the Spatzel And Gravy
  • Tom T.
    Tom TheInstigatorJune 12, 2014
    Eisbein is AWEOME!
  • Gina M.
    Gina McVeyFebruary 3, 2013
    Fun place.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SchiebelJuly 24, 2011
    Sit inside and enjoy the show!
  • Kristy D.
    Kristy De VivoDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy Das Boot and challenge the owner Theo!!! ;)
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BarnhardtJune 8, 2013
    Schnitzel Champion Art ... trust me.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Frikadellen Mit Leckerem Kartoffelsalat
  • Janet D.
    Janet Dujon LindAugust 4, 2015
    Best German food around
  • Zymurgy M.
    Zymurgy MikeFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always great comfort food.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PardueFebruary 25, 2016
    Get the 1ltr beer!
  • dennis t.
    dennis thomasSeptember 30, 2010
    Not a big German food fan, but I have to say this place was awesome.
  • Rick S.
    Rick StaigerApril 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking forward to the couch race tomorrow in downtown Sanford
  • Connie L.
    Connie LumleyFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The beer ;)
  • Parker S.
    Parker SketchMarch 24, 2012
    This is my new favorite place ever!
  • Gina L.
    Gina LynnFebruary 23, 2015
    The spinach Kieshe
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SDecember 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    fantastic food
  • Jake B.
    Jake BryantOctober 9, 2010
    bring some friends so you can conquer a boot...or two
  • Roy-moses M.
    Roy-moses ManzerAugust 7, 2016
    Great food
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GrowApril 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Really great kid meals.
  • Mark D.
    Mark De VivoDecember 12, 2011
    DRINK! DRINK! DRINK!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeoneMarch 21, 2012
    Ask for Debbie
  • Vinicius L.
    Vinicius LarsonSeptember 23, 2015
    Preço bom, cerveja boa
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