I must confess I am confused as to the number of 4 and 5 star reviews. These people I don't believe have ever been to Germany or Austria to sample real German food. We lived in Germany for 22 years and my wife is from Austria. We were very disappointed with the food. A zigeuner schnitzel is much more than just adding bell peppers and onions to a nature schnitzel. There is a special paprika sauce with bell peppers, onions, speck at a minimum served over a breaded schnitzel. I have had it also with mushrooms and corn added to this. Usually served with spetzel but also semmelknoedel. The Wiener schnitzel looked OK but we did not try this. Dessert, the triple chocolate cheese cake, was good. For a German cafe in the US it was 3 stars. In Germany this would be a 1 star.
Just got back from Florida and I had to write this review. The Willow Tree was a great, and I mean great, time. Imported German beers, 1/3, 1/2 or a full liter mug. The band was totally energetic and the crowd was into it. Very good German food (sausages schnitzels and the like) plus more familiar dishes. Downtown Sanford was a very pleasant surprise - lot's of people walking around and numerous other places to go.
Don't miss it if you get the chance! If you fly on Allegiant as we did, stay overnight and leave in the morning.
The meal I had in June 2010 at Hollerbach's was outstandingly delicious. The service was wonderful and the entertainment superb!! My group participated in the entertainment by dancing and singing along. The desserts are fabulous too! You offer an extradordinary total dining experience. Many thanks, Sasha of AL
Where do I begin?? The food was fabulous! I ordered the weiner shnitzel veal with heaven and earth mash pot, and spaztel w/ rahm sauce it was excellant :) I hads the pot. pancakes as an appetizer and it was wonderful. My friends had the 3 sausages, pork weiner shnitzel, red cabbage, sauerkraut, german pot salad, pot dumplings,kase spazit, crab potato appetizer,and we had black forest cake and coconut rasberry cake OMG it was amazing food and our waiter was more then friendly!!! I thought I wouldn't be hungry for a week!!!! Definetly will go back can not wait :) We felt like the 3 sausages when we left....The music was fun too
Love the food and the atmosphere! I have not had anything I haven't liked yet. I am 50% German, myself, so I love the opportunity to have some authentic German food now and then. They have the best Ginger Peach Tea as well.
I found this to be a nice little restaurant with attentive service. However, I never had authentic German food before and since this place has such great reviews I decided to try them. I had the steinsel or however, it is spelled. It was a big fried pork patty. I had German potato salad with it and potato pancakes. The meat was very bland to me. The potato salad was too tangy but, I liked the potato pancakes. However, their beer is very potent. I would go back just for their beer. There is no American beer like their beer.
I was speaking with somebody at work that use to live in Germany and they said that German food is bland and tangy. So I guess the food here was actually very authentic. It just was not for my taste. I have nothing negative to say about this restaurant because the service was attentive. I just didn't care for their food.
Great!!! The food could not have been any better from my stand point. My husband who is familiar with German life said the food was very good and the atmosphere was very German. My husband and our guests were impressed ( all of who have been to Munich for Oktoberfest). We did not make reservations on our Friday night adventure , but we were there before 6pm but the place was packed by 6:30pm. They had a great 2 piece oomph band, that really added to the evening. we had good service and again the food was really great!!!. We had 2 full dinners, split an appetizer and a desert and had a total of 4 adult beverages and our bill before tip was less than $70. This was a great evening, with great entertainment, & we were there for almost 3 hours.
What a great birthday celebration we had. We will be back with more friends.
Food was awesome. The service was good for being so busy....the band was good, it was a lot of fun. Our server..(didn't get her name: 12/26- party of 16 in the back) was helpful, made good suggestions, funny and super nice handling the beer spilt by a child in our group..she replaced it at no charge! A very fun , family dinner and night out! We will go back.
My husband,daughter,and I all really enjoyed our meal and the entertainment was great. The German food was outstanding and the service superb!! Everyone needs to try this place at least once!
We are already planning to go back again soon!!
Our THANKS!!!! to the owners and all the employees who has made this cafe a great success.