The Student Prince Cafe

4.7
358 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Since 1935, Student Prince has offered quality German draught beers and delicious German-inspired cuisine in a beautiful old-world atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 358 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Justsaying1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss out on the potato pancake! And make sure you go deep with the apple sauce on top 👌

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ccarol
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The sauces of our paprika and Jager schnitzel were too salty. The prices are a little too high. The waitress suggested an alternative whiskey to a friend without telling her that it was much more expensive. She could have been friendlier.
The atmosphere is always cozy and Old World.

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EvaH
Fargo
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter entered our order incorrectly. Food was good but portion was too much food.

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Kmacjp
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're in Springfield, this is the place! Ambiance: the indoor dining room is a charming and cozy, but lively. Suitable for dates, families, groups of friends alike. Now, for the COVID-19 pandemic, they added an amazing outdoor dining area, with heaters and really festive streamers and string lights overhead. Very cheerful and comfortable! Food: outstanding and plenty of it. We got a German appetizer platter with all kids of goodies. Highly recommend. Two or more people could easily share that over drinks and be full. But we are not those people - we also got generously sized and tasty entrees! They came with a choice of sides - an impressive variety of sides were on offer from fries and veg to traditional German spaetzle (home made, so good) and sautéed red cabbage. Beverages: unbelievable beer list selection, plus wine soft drinks and mixed drinks. Service: unbeatable. Fast, friendly but not rushed. The prices were reasonable and I highly recommend that you try it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made our date night even better! Between that, the food and the music outside, we really enjoyed ourselves. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Cabrito66
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Beer on tap. Brought me back to Sunday afternoon dinner in Astoria at Oma's

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JosephC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only issue is it's a bit pricey but nothing new, and the filet minion didn't describe it was in sauce my son wasn't expecting that.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding traditional German dishes priced right.

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ChrissyF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!
Great Food and Drinks!
Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Birthday girl

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MarkB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable experience

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LindaT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here! The entire staff is amazing, friendly and extremely helpful. We love and have eaten most everything on the menu. We enjoy your choices of German beers, and Chauvenettes to finish off the evening!

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vipFredC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightfully delicious lunch with excellent service by Patrick!

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Delicious
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Was absolutely fabulous as always.

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vipZelda
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Haven't been to the Student Prince in quite a while and wanted to give it a try. We used to love this time of year - fiddleheads season. Unfortunately, the waitress had no idea what fiddleheads were. Food was good, not great, and portions didn't fill the plate but were decent Service was really great. Would we go back? Probably not.

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MaggieM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance. Will definitely be dining there again.

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SteveS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was exceptional except for the softshell crab special...think they were a little more mature and not so soft anymore. We had a party of 7, our table ordered shnitzel, a tenderloin medallions w/mushrooms and onions, prime rib, fish and chips which was out of this world EXCELLENT! The service was also EXCEPTIONAL. We were in the dining room with the piano being played and while that was really nice, I have to say that it was a bit loud. Would suggest if possible to bring down the volume a bit.

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vipbjatraveler
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with our dinner. The soft shell crab was excellent. Roquefort dressing outstanding. Service and ambiance very pleasant. Nice to be dining out again and The Student Prince did not disappoint.

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LenB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed ourselves, as we have for 60 years. It is terrible what Covid 19 did to the lunch trade. Our lunch and service was excellent. Must do it again. L Bach

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Jager Schnitzel and it was great. Gravy and mushrooms were amazing. Beer on tap is awesome too. Had a large hot pretzel as the appetizer, and the two types of mustard were really good. Our server was friendly and helpful throughout our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant of multiple generations of our family— so good to experience it again— outstanding German cuisine, great ambience, and a great wait staff (and super easy-peasy valet parking)!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food and service were excellent and the live piano music was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, food was delicious, wait staff was exemplary!

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vipBrianT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I was excited to eat here based on other reviews. However, my meatloaf was incredibly tough, the fried potatoes were cold, and the bread the server brought was stale af. The only thing cooked to perfection was the spaetzle....overall, definitely not worth the price.

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carenem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This an excellent and fun restaurant for an affordable dinner. They have valet parking which made it easy to go in without the hassles of city parking. Many German and dimes beers on tap. We had 32 oz boots. Dinner - meatloaf and the wurst platter were delicious and filling. The waitress was friendly, helpful and friendly. An excellent and fun experience.

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NYCsushi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a nice meal at a nice place and we missed the Student Prince over the past year. The brunch was incredible and Patrick, our server, was the best. Very attentive, even though he was terribly busy. We’re requesting his section next time.

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laurieh
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the student prince. Never a disappointment. A great place & awesome food.

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JessicaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great experience, great food and service!

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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I took her mother there for her birthday. The food was excellent. Service was a little slow which was surprising since it was not very busy.

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NancyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely old style restaurant with high quality traditional fare. Always enjoyable.

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Rich
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. The food is outstanding and there is something for everyone.

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justin
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant amazing food amazing servers and some of the best drinks in western Massachusetts. We got engaged here and we’re treated like royalty! Thank you!

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Dan413
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were friendly, attentive, and professional.

Drinks and food came out fast. Food was amazing.

Restaurant itself was very nice. We enjoyed music from a live pianist.

Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that Restaurant. Awesome ambiance

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SteveS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I've dined at the Student Prince many times. Always received great service, enjoyed incredible food and love the atmosphere. This last time (Saturday 3/6/2021), we were seated in a booth in the bar area (have been seated there many times in the past), there was an awful cold waft of air blowing down on our table. We mentioned it to our server...but he didn't offer anything to solve the issue. I dined in my coat with my husband's coat on my lap. Again, food was delicious and service otherwise was flawless.
It just wasn't the birthday experience I'd so looked forward to.

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MichaelA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, service and ambience and a very safe environment.

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JessicaS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service,tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent food. Can’t go wrong of you like eating German food. Service was excellent with a knowledgeable waitress. Every time I’m in Springfield for work I only eat dinner at Student Prince!

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JennA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We were very happy with our dining experience.

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) 788-6628.

The Student Prince Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.