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The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room

8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
+1 413-734-7475
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, German, European, Central European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
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1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The burger is awesome, the sides are to die for (get the Brussel Sprouts!!! They have honey!!!!), the pretzel was incredible!!!! Beyond that, the bartender was superb, very attentive, and didn't mind that we were there fifteen minutes past her closing time. Wonderful place!

Thank Jon R
Bill P, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jon, Thanks for the kind words and taking the time, it's greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again soon on Fort St.. Cheers, Bill Porter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a cockroach on my plate and after complaining to the manager, he apologized, took my plate back to the kitchen and service continued as nothing happen. I expected that the manager would come back and tell me and my friends to leave (we were...More

Thank Pedro R
Bill P, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pedro, My sincere apologies for experience, and I agree with your comment we should have certainly voided the entire bill. My name is Bill Porter and I would certainly love to take care of you in some way, perhaps you can give a shout out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a Filet that was cooked to my liking and we had lots of different appitizers and they were all very good. Prices were in line with the restaurant you could order reasonably or go higher as I did for the filet. Service was...More

Thank Jeff C
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice review. I love to share different appetizers when going out with friends. Filet has been a menu favorite at the Student Prince for over eighty years.thanks again! We hope to see you on Fort Street.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food...great atmosphere. Family favorite! Great selections of beer and wine. Lots of seasonal variations on the menu.More

Thank Diane L
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad that you had a nice birthday party and shred your thoughts. We have helped folks celebrate birthdays for more than eighty years. We try to add some of the great seasonal specialties to the menu both helping out local farmers and having...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a big family gathering at the Fort recently and the both the service and food could not have been better. There were 27 of us in the group and Jeff - our server - was the best. He made it a wonderful party!...More

Thank explore with more
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice words. Large parties can be a bit of a challenge, and we are happy that Jeff did a great job. Our menu is a bit smaller than in the past, but we try to make sure that all the meals are...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Thirteen of us had a fantastic early dinner at The Student Prince. Everyone really enjoyed the special menu that had for the day and the special giant pretzel that they serve is awesome. We also had some great beer from the bar and some wonderful...More

Thank Mike J
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Mike, we would like to thank you for your nice review. Mother's Day is a tough day in the restaurant business, and large parties can be a bit of a challenge. It is a pleasure to learn that people had a good time. Sharing a...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Had dinner, we each chose German specialties which were delicious and as expected, very filling. I had to have a good sized portion boxed. Excellent friendly service

Thank Puttyj_9
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thanks for the nice review. The recipes for most of our German meals have been in place since the establishment opened in 1935. We hope to again See you on fort Street!

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Terrific authentic German restaurant and bar with wide selection of draught and bottled beers. Come here just to view the collection of hundreds of beer steins and wine bottle openers. Food was very good.More

Thank dcgunn
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for your nice review. Our collections of steins, corkscrews was started in 1935 with about six linear feet of objects. We now have shelves and shelves of items. We have never been able to make an accurate count of just how many thins are...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is a Springfield icon with delicious German food along with fun! Various menu items and beers to choose from with hosts in German attire. Worth the stop.More

Thank Niferlou
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

We are glad that you had a good time on Fort Street. The Student Prince has been in business since 1935. While we are best known for Germanic fare our best selling main course is Broiled Scrod. thanks for the review! See you on fort...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I would never have expected to find such a terrific German restaurant here. The setting in the Old Fort historic building along with the Bavarian decor was perfect. The food was outstanding - we had several different entrees and each was terrific. We also loved...More

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Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for your nice review. The giant pretzel is a great way to start a meal. Our building wa constructed in 1855, as the home of the Springfield newspapers. Abraham read this newspaper on a regular basis. We hope to shortly see you on Fort...More

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BuddyDogbostonterrier
Is Mikey still there? Al? Thanks Au revoir
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Response from StudentPrinceMgmt | Property representative |
Yes. Mikey and Al are still here.
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BuddyDogbostonterrier
Is Rudy still there?
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Response from Rudirup | Property representative |
I am still around. "I tried to get out, and they pulled me back in." I work a few shifts at the door and I am helping out with menus, etc. I will be working tomorrow evening, April 16. Thanks for asking., Come in and take... More
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Response from Beth A | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about staff or ownership. Was my first and only time eating there thus far, but the next time I am passing through, I definitely will stop in again.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
American, German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Fort St, Springfield, MA 01103-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-734-7475
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Description
The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
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