The Student Prince Cafe

4.3
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228 reviews
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$30 and under
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German

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Since 1935, Student Prince has offered quality German draught beers and delicious German-inspired cuisine in a beautiful old-world atmosphere.
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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress has worked there 28 years, so she filled us in on the restaurant's history - which was good to hear. The spaetzle and geschnetzeltes are cream-intensive, and the geschnetzeltes could have used more seasoning, but overall everyone in our party enjoyed their food. We all ordered from "German specialties" section of menu. The sampler could be enough for 2! Side dishes were especially delicious! Take time to look out decor throughout bar and dining rooms.

c
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Overpriced, small portions, and very noisy. Impractical for a dinner

JP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best German food you will find in all of lower New England unless you have a German grandmother! The service is top notch. It is a little more expensive but it is worth it for both the food quality and the size of the portions.

JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and quality friendly service. The special February menu is particularly intriguing. One of our favorite restaurants.

RD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our waiter Jeff and the food. Game month is always on our calendar.

KC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great German fare, friendly atmosphere, very good service. Makes it a must see destination!

LF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Carmella was awesome but it took what seemed like FOREVER (45 minutes, at least) to receive our entrees, totally unacceptable.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a nice meal, great service and terrific entertainment.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, and service. Food could have been served hotter.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Prime Rib. Cooked perfectly. The server, Jeff was excellent.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed by the Student Prince Cafe!!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, very cool atmosphere. If you go you better get the giant pretzel!

BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My family looks forward to Game Month at the Student Prince every year, and we try to make reservations early enough in the month to ensure that all options are still being offered. However, the restaurant was out of the kebab sampler and was running low on duck wings when we visited on 2/16, which was surprising.

They were also offering Mako shark as an entree—and Mako is on the endangered list, so I was unhappy to see that. I meant to say something, but our server seemed overwhelmed, so she didn’t visit our table often, even though the restaurant was not full during the time my party of four was there (6-8 PM on a Sunday).

If going for the first time, plan to eat dessert elsewhere if you are still hungry; the options are just OK, and not very varied.

DA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food and overall experience was good as usual. The only exception was that we had to wait 20 minutes, even with a reservation.

GW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I had a 7pm reservation booked through this website I was told to stand in the bar while a table was getting ready, I didn't get seated till 7:40pm, then we waitited till 9:05 pm to get our entrees which were luke warm at best, 5 people meal cost over 300 bucks and none of us drank, terrible service, food and overall experience. Me and my friends visit every year during game month for the experience but it felt like we were the hunted this time getting ripped off.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awesome place, loved the decor, food was excellent!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day dinner.

b
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fun. What a great place! We all had great meals and the whole atmosphere is wonderful.

F
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Pheasant was dry and over cooked and nothing was done after telling server or manager. Duck legs had very little meat. Fresh fries were under cooked and Bland food and over oriced

H
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sheila our waitress was great. And having live music by the high top tables at 6:30 was very much appreciated!

N
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Student Prince never disappoints. Great German food, and beer. Efficient service and wonderful atmosphere. The valet parking is so convenient

d
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was slow getting drinks that were included in the brunch

BR
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lonely dinner in a wonderful place. We will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING brunch!

CC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bathroom was a bit of a mess. Should have been kept in better shape.

DW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, personable & professional staff combined with outstanding German cuisine!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was personal and excellent. Our waiter was very helpful. The owner, Andy, chatted with us and other guests for a while. Super experience!

BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a pleasant evening. The food and service was very good, as always. A bit noisy but to be expected on a Friday evening.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love christine!! always came at the right times to check on us and kept our glasses filled! 10/10

K
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Food was awesome! I will absolutely be back again when looking for a good German food. This is sooo much better then the "East Side Restaurant" in New Britain, CT.

j
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were VERY happy with The Student Prince. We sat at a High Top, so we got to enjoy the live entertainment. The Service was excellent AND everything we ordered was DELICIOUS ! Most impressed !

DT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to the Student Prince many times. I'll admit since the change in management I have had dinners which did not meet the historical quality I was used to. This last visit was good. The food met my expectations. Hopefully this will continue. The Student Prince (The Fort) is an iconic Springfield restaurant. Love the beer and fried cheese.

EB
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was okay at best, and definitely overpriced. Service was awful: slow, understaffed, and a crowded dining room makes for a bad combination. As a Bostonian, I'm admittedly a food snob and spoiled by an abundance of great eating establishments with really competent waitstaff and at fair prices. If this is the best Springfield has to offer, I'm glad I don't get there much.

DK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful historic restaurant with true German food. Generous portions and very reasonable pricing.

BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my sister’s 30th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed delicious food, and many laughs. Jeff, our server, was top notch, providing excellent service, and entertainment! Thank you.

LB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Student Prince. The building was old and unique. Great atmosphere. Food was excellent and the waitress was lovely! Looking forward to going back someday.

DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best German food in the area by far! Would recommend anything on the menu!

MC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked and received a booth in the bar. Great food, service, fresh German draft and atmosphere. We came with people who hadn’t been there in 20 years! They’ll be back sooner the next time!

DM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already have! A great atmosphere, unique setting, friendly service.

w
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I’ve had lots of German food in Germany and the US and the food here is a major disappointment. Veal was tender but tasteless; Spaetzle was oily and old; sauerkraut was ok but a little sweet. I suggest a menu reset ... kitchen staff should check recipes and/or visit Germany