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1105 Main St, West Springfield, MA 01089-4245
+1 413-737-4905
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
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1105 Main St, West Springfield, MA 01089-4245
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This establishment has been around, under several owners, for over 50 years. We haven't been for a while, so we were a little surprised to see that now it's also known as Hofbrau Joe's. We had called ahead for reservations, but on the Tuesday night...More

1  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 23 July 2013

So I hadn't been here in a few years because of distance of travel.. It is now a bit renamed.. Luckly everything else hasnt changed and still has a great pub area that looks like ones I've been to in Munich ..the imported German beer...More

1  Thank Jasonburk
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is the closest thing you get to German food in the US. Whether it's successful, is a little up in the air. The cooking quality and "interpretation" of what German food they've never tasted should be like varies quite a bit from day to...More

Thank A_Norse
Reviewed 10 July 2013

There are couple of German restaurants here. One in downtown Springfield and this one just across the river on a side street. You pay well for good service here. It was difficult to get a place without waiting for half an hour.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Have been to Student Prince in Sprinfield any times but never to this gem until this most recent trip this past weekend. Loved it. Portions huge. Ordered the Sauerbraten and Haufbrauhas Platt along with make at your table ceasar salad. We thought to have the...More

Thank NJLeoOH
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Growing up in Western Ma. The Hofbrauhaus was always a special treat. Servers in Liderhosen and as authentic German as you can find. Food was great and it was always packed. It's now Hofbrau Joes German Steakhouse. No idea who Joe is but judging by...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 February 2013

BE VERY WARY, I was there the other night, asked 2 taste their Bloody Mary mix they make themselves, thought it was ok, ordered 1. When the bar tender went 2 pour it, a clump of somethng fell in the glass. When he pulled it...More

8  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Another great German restaurant - this place and the East Side in CT are both very good - each having their own selection of beers and German foods from different parts of the country. The Hofbrauhau is in a nice old neighborhood - traditional of...More

1  Thank HK2LS
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I'm sorry to see poor reviews, as this restaurant gives so much more value than many chain restaurants that charge nearly as much. You absolutely cannot beat the atmosphere/ambience! I've been here scores of times and have never once been disappointed. The beer menu is...More

1  Thank jform
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Great wines and authentic German food. Bit higher costs but worth it. Very close to the Big E and the hotel near it. During the fair period we still found seating within reasonable time. Try this during your next stay in this area.

1  Thank SeeComment
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$12 - US$58
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Main St, West Springfield, MA 01089-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  West Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-737-4905
Then – The Hofbrauhaus has a long and standing tradition in Western Massachusetts. Established in 1935, the Hofbrauhaus started out as a fine dining establishment. During this prosperous time, a local am radio station (AM 1610), broadcasted live from the restaurant.

It was the place to be seen. As the times changed, the Hofbrauhaus went through a transformation as well. During the 1950’s and 60’s it was a local watering hole where it catered to its thirsty patrons. It then reopened in 1972; again as the Hofbrauhaus, and bringing back the tradition of fine dining and great service and food.

Upon entering the establishment you’ll notice immediately a change from traditional New England architecture. Using your sense of sight, you’ll notice the relaxed, fine dining, in the classic tradition.

A bit of Old Bavaria in New England. The sights, sounds, and tastes of Old World Bavaria at the Hofbrauhaus. Where the staff is dressed in traditional attire, the beer is served in steins, and the European atmosphere is festive and inviting.


NOW – Since the time he started as a prep cook 37 years ago, Joe Stevens hasn’t left the kitchen for very long.

After mentoring under Master Chef Perry Defelice for 5 years, and graduating Summa Cum Laude from Johnson and Wales, Joe began his formal career as Executive Chef at the Mills Falls restaurant in Newton, and then at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston.

From there he spent 3 years as Executive Chef and Owner of the famed Marliave Restaturant in Boston. Luckily for Western Mass, he moved to the Springfield area in the late 1980’s and opened the very successful Glass Lily French Restaurant in East Longmeadow, the 1995 Business West Best Restaurant award winner.

Shortly after that, Joe decided to try his hand at German cuisine and bought the Hofbrauhaus in West Springfield.

Since then, he and the restaurant have continued the award-winning reputation (MRA Restaurant Entrepreneur of the Year; Phantom Gourmet Top 100 List and Favorite German Restaurant; Pioneer Valley’s Best Chef Chowder Challenge winner) by serving classically prepared upscale German and Bavarian cuisine, as well as more contemporary, international fare.
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