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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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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (50 reviews)
“fried cheese” (18 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch with friends; first time since it reopened. I was glad to see many of my old favorites on the menu; however food just wasn't as tasty as it used to be.

Thank Alison L S
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am disappointed you were unhappy Could you be kind enough to let me know which items you ordered? I can chat with the staff about property preparation rudiruppert @aol. Hopefully you will better enjoy your next Thanks for your input

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience of dining at this restaurant never fails. The quality of the food, the variety, the staff, and the ambiance are unequaled.

Thank susietwin
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review. For over eighty years we have been striving to deliver a consistently good dining experience for our guests!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard good things about restaurant years ago. Had it on my list but never made it. Very glad it was resurrected. Finally went with another couple. Great service, great food!

Thank ToxeyRon
Bill P, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ToxeyRon, Thanks for you comments, it's greatly appreciated. Hope you are able to return soon. Cheers, Bill Porter

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant during Sunday night of Springfield restaurant week. Have not been to Student Prince in awhile so figured we give it a try. Ordered of restaurant week special menu. First the good: Iceberg salad wedge - excellent Coleslaw - excellent The OK...More

Thank dgouldd
Bill P, General Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear dpouldd, First and foremost, just want to apologize for the poor service, it is totally unacceptable. We certainly use all comments to train and coach our staff. Obviously I will be doing some coaching. I do appreciate the comments and hope that you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best German restaurants in the US. Food is good, atmosphere is authentic and the staff is fun.

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

Thanks for the kind words. Our staff works to make sure that guests have a good time on Fort Street. It is nice tosee someone from Boston coming to Springfield for a meal.

Reviewed 24 March 2018

Very nice ambiance. The food is good but the staff and decor are very warm and welcoming. Good place to go out with friends. They have a killer after dinner drink : chauvinette! Yummy!

Thank jeanjacquespsaute
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for your review. Our staff tries to make our guests feel welcome. The chauvinette is a great drink that has been featured here for over fifty years. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon on Fort Street!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Overall experience was average at best. I grew up in Springfield area and have never gone to the Student Prince so I was really looking forward to the dinner.Six of us dined on a saturday night so it was fairly busy. To start the soft...More

Thank Lobdoc06
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for posting the review. While we might not enjoy it, it is needed to hear about any shortcomings. I am sorry about the beer confusion. We are switching from our winter beers to some quaffs more suited for the warming weather. The list is...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Rudi has returned to his roots and brought back the traditional Srudent Prince. We like the German dishes, the fried cheese, the great bartenders, and the bar at a is THE place to hang Glad to have your influence back Rudi The renovations are wonderful,...More

Thank JBMartiniguy
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for the nice words. For many years, our bar has been a great place to hang out, with a wide array of customers. We continue to serve our classic Germanic fare and have added a few more contemporary meals. My function is to chat...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The Fort Restaurant has been a favorite place for my sister and I to stop for dinner on our way back to CT after our ski trips to VT (for over 20 years). Tonight our visit surpassed all of our expectations and although I am...More

Thank Jackie P
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for the nice review. You ordered some of our great classic German fare. What better way to recover from a hard day of skiing! Thanks again and after your next trip we hope to see you on Fort Street!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

I haven't been back to the Student Prince for years and this past year was a complete surprise as it had been remodeled. They have added free auto parking on arrival which was great for not having to find parking spaces in Springfield. The menu...More

Thank Steven F
Rudirup, Manager at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Steven, thanks for the nice words. After more than eighty years in business, perhaps a remodeling or facelift was needed. While the interior has changed a bit, the classic German recipes are still being used and are still delicious. The valets are doing a nice...More

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Christopher R
7 October 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay, Saturdays andSunday's you can park anywhere, street meters are free. We do validate for the Hampden Street lot at the end of Fort st., Monday thru Saturday for our lunch hours. We also have Monday thru... More
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BuddyDogbostonterrier
1 October 2016|
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Response from StudentPrinceMgmt | Property representative |
Yes. Mikey and Al are still here.
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BuddyDogbostonterrier
14 April 2016|
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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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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
Description
The landmark restaurant of Downtown Springfield with dedicated service and a German accent since 1935.
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