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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603-2953
+1 309-686-9739
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a gem in Peoria. Our favorites include the combination platter (bratwurst and Thuringer sausages), the ham shank (to die for) and the Schnitzel. While the spatzel, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut are amazing, the nachos are the best in Peoria. Once you try them, you will crave them! The beer selection is very impressive!

2 Thank Angie W
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I've been visiting Peoria Hofbrau for 5+years on business. The world beer tour is a hoot. The servers are great. 15 beer taps, new bottles fresh always. A secret beer geek place AND has a full bar. Prost!beer

Thank Reinkster
Horseshoe Bay
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Hofbrau is a very popular casual restaurant specializing in German food and beer.....as the name reflects. My friends and I are often there for lunch. The quality is good as is the price.

Thank Donld D
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

They do a pretty good job with traditional German food. They appear to have a lot of beer choices as well. It's very cramped inside, and can get loud. Prices are pretty good.

Thank idesignstuff
Level Contributor
173 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This looked like a popular place when we drove by at lunch time. We weren't terribly impressed with the sandwiches we had--seemed like they were stingy with the corned beef. The unending soup option seemed to be a very popular item. Sometimes it would be wise to watch and see what the locals are ordering/eating. Certainly off the main traffic... More 

1 Thank KansasMover
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The last time I visited Hofbrau was prior to being at Octoberfest in Munich. Having finally experiencing authentic German food, I can suggest we have a little slice of German food here in Peoria! My brother and I started with sharing the Thuringer/Bratwurst skewer appetizer. It was served with thick garlic bread and a hot and a mild mustard sauce.... More 

Thank sldriscoll
Peoria Heights, Illinois
Level Contributor
65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Open the door and welcome to the 1970's...it's wonderful and long may it remain so. The Hofbrau is a delight be it for the delicious draught and bottled beers, the authentic(ish) German food to the wonderful service....seriously... in all our visits be it sitting at the bar or in the restaurant service has been exemplary. Whilst the selection of bottled... More 

Thank Paul C
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This can be hard to find, but worth the hunt. The food was worth the wait. There are only 11 or 12 tables and all were full when we arrived. Twenty minutes later we were seated. I had the wiener schnitzel with the noodles. The food was outstanding and service was excellent. I plan to try to get there again... More 

Thank Violet D
peoria, il
Level Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

If you enjoy good German food, this is the place to go in the Peoria, IL. area. All of their entrees from Brats to Veal dishes are terrific and they also have a wide German Beer menu. Make sure you get the red cabbage it is some of the best I have ever had.

Thank 123qwe
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My hubs and I enjoyed this one Friday for a quick lunch. It was really good. He loved the potato soup and I enjoyed a German beer and brat. The atmosphere ,Ames you feel like you've stepped into Germany temporarily. I love it! It's dark and very homey. The food is very good and homemade. I highly recommend. For sure... More 

Thank Lipsticklady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2210 NE Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61603-2953
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-686-9739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?