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The Student Prince Cafe, Springfield, MA

The Student Prince Cafe

4.7
4.7
463 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Since 1935, Student Prince has offered largest selection of Bavarian and German beers paired with American, Seafood, Steakhouse, and European-inspired cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, German, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 734-7475

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Main Street. Note that Patrons must pay for The Hampden Street parking lot

  • Parking details

    "Valet parking is available Wednesday-Saturday 5:30PM till close Metered street parking and paid parking is available in the Hampden Street lot."

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 463 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Overall

  • Western MA

    Best Food

  • Western MA

    Best Service

  • Western MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Western MA

    Best Value

  • Western MA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Western MA

    Good for Groups

  • Western MA

    Hot Spot

  • Western MA

    Great for Lunch

  • Western MA

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Western MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. PS

    PopS

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had Hungarian goulash - very good! - made right with the correct spices... :-) Ambiance and atmosphere were same as it was over many years - still enjoyable for me ...
  2. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was enjoyable with the exception of one area, the sides we picked with the meals weren’t very good: potato salad was mostly raw potatoes with paparika over the top. The sauerkraut looked and tasted like what u buy at the store heated up, nothing like Germany has. Nice place, good beer,
  3. MZ

    MarkZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Add a star if your of German heritage. We absolutely loved our evening, and I would ask for the waiter Jeff. He has been there for over 25 years, and is very entertaining. Have a beer and enjoy a fantastic meal!
  4. DS

    DarleneS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Great Food and Great Service!!! One of the best places to dine!!!
  5. LN

    LouisN

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service!!! The food and beers on tap are delicious! If your in Springfield you have to stop here. Thank you.
  6. RJ

    RichardJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for authentic German cuisine. Lots of interesting wall hangings, vases and steins.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brunched outside with friends. Great ambiance, live music, awesome and engaging staff and delicious food and mimosas! Was a fabulous time!
  8. MM

    MarkM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and we will go back
  9. RB

    RobertB

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sat outside under tent. Fun atmosphere with a great vocalist performing on stage. Food was outstanding as always. Only drawback were the juvenile motorcycle riders revving their engines at the end of Fort St. The Student Prince never disappoints.
  10. LG

    LikesGermanFood

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was having a celebration! The food, staff, drink and vibe all contributed.
  11. SM

    SteveM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding. It was quite noisy due to a large party (25 people) seated right next to us. This also had the effect of overwhelming the kitchen and wait staff.
  12. JK

    JeffK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food and service. The outdoor setup on a blocked-off street was a delightful surprise. Live music was a bit loud. Waiter Dennis was world class.
  13. n

    neil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at the Student Prince. We split the generous portion and there was plenty of food. Great beer selection.
  14. S

    Seth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit!
  15. FC

    FredC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience overall from seating to paying the bill was very good.
  16. DN

    DebbieNewFlorida

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. Traditional German in the heart of the city. They have also closed the road and put up a huge tarp decorated for May Day with lots of outdoor seating. We did not sit there but it looked lovely. The food and service were wonderful. A great experience. We will go there again.
  17. PV

    PamV

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Buffet food needs to be much hotter!!!!!!No one likes cold fish no matter how tasty the sauce or fresh it is.Stop clapping and singing happy birthday to everyone,it's NOT "On the Border",if I wanted that atomsphere we would have eaten there!Rupert NEVER would have allowed that and Andy would be cringing.
  18. S

    Scales

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff is the best in the city Attentive and knowledgeable Special thank you to Jeff and Nancy for making our night outstanding
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a fun, festive location. We were celebrating university graduation, as were many others apparently, so it was very crowded. Our server worked very hard and did a great job. We did not opt for the brunch buffet, but it appeared to be well stocked. Our food was very good & authentic German fare.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was perfect at the Student Prince. I hate brussels sprouts, unless I am seated at this fine restaurant. From our appetizers through our meal, excellent beer and a spring time themed chauvinette, my wife kelly’s birthday meal was a present for both of us! Service is it always something special, and after a long hiatus from Covid it was so nice to be back in the Fort indeed!
  21. IB

    IanB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fun atmosphere, ok food but nothing super-special.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was wonderful!
  23. JK

    JosephK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, drinks are top notch, food & service is excellent & the inside should be made a historic landmark. The sampler appetizer is huge!!!!
  24. NL

    4NLB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Authentic German food and beer in eclectic atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beer options are great, good they have a sampler option in case you are not familiar with German beers. Food was fantastic, any choice from the menu is great but the Pork Shank was delicious!
  26. T

    Tbone3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great People- very enjoyable experience.
  27. CE

    CaitlinE

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at this restaurant and we can honestly say that every dish was delicious! The chicken paprika schnitzel, Hungarian beef goulash, and kassler rippchen dishes were all fabulous! We also thoroughly enjoyed the homemade potato pancakes as an appetizer. We will definitely return!
  28. D

    Derek

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love German food. I lived in Germany for a summer as a kid and flew there many times in the Air Force and as an airline pilot. I’ve eaten a lot of German food….This is the best German food I have had on this side of the Atlantic. It is totally authentic. Well worth the trip to Springfield. Restaurant is beautiful. I will be back to try more.
  29. MS

    MarkS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. You will spend some money but will leave full and happy. Our go-to for birthday/anniversary/holiday dinners.
  30. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch was fresh and delicious. Varied offerings provide something for everyone.
  31. SS

    StevenS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is amazing. My first time having brunch on Sunday, the food was really good and so many choices. I'm excited to go back.
  32. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch buffet. We went as a family with my 3 and 4 year old daughters and they loved it as well. Food choices suited everyone and the mimosas for the adults were enjoyed.
  33. PN

    PatrickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Prompt and courteous staff. Great food and an amazing drink menu.
  34. RF

    RileyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from everyone was excellent. The food was more than enough for two from a single order. The taste of the food was fantastic and very authentic. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for authentic German food.
  35. SJ

    ShelbyJ

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great!
  36. G

    Grecat

    New England

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Hadn’t been there in years. Food was over cooked and just blah. Service was great
  37. NM

    NatashaM

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar
  38. Z

    ailaineZ

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only disappointment was the German potato salad…not what we’re accustomed to! We had a great evening - 16 of us celebrating a family wedding anniversary. Service was terrific. We’ll be back!
  39. DC

    DC44

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In these current times service is not usually what it used to be. However our service was outstanding at The Student Prince Cafe. I’m sorry I do not have her name. She was on point all night. Could not ask for better service. Outstanding!!! Also I can’t say enough about the food. Everything was great and all 10 people in our party were very satisfied with our dinner. Keep up the good work.
  40. a

    auebob

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique eatery. Would be worth a visit even if the food were not great, but everything about the dining experience was wonderful. Food was fabulous, service was top notch, and the ambience cannot be topped. Just wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Student Prince Cafe using the Order Online button. The Student Prince Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 734-7475.

The Student Prince Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Student Prince Cafe

8 Fort St Springfield, MA 01103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street. Note that Patrons must pay for The Hampden Street parking lot

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, German, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    "Valet parking is available Wednesday-Saturday 5:30PM till close Metered street parking and paid parking is available in the Hampden Street lot."

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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