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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Marion, Illinois
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peoria Hofbrau offers the best German food we could find in Illinois. They have an authentic German menu with delicious brown gravy to go with the schnitzel and spaetzle. They also have a huge German beer list, we just wish you could order beer by the liter like in Munich. We would score this restaurant a 5/5 if it... More 

Thank AandE_G
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ham Shanks, red cabbage,spaetzel. Our my favorites. The brats are her's. We enjoy our dinner early as we are non-drinkers and can really enjoy the decor.

Thank Edward S
Bedford, Texas
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great soup. Got the special Wienerschnitzel with dinner side salad which was great, sandwiches large and tasty. Good side dishes large selection of beer. Great family food and bar. Prices are very reasonable. We will be back.

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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Known for its beer tours but you will love its amazing German fare tucked along the Illinois river. From red cabbage to spatzle you can't miss the aroma of the delicious cuisine. We love coming here and enjoying all the food and beverages this place has to offer. Enjoy this one of a kind hangout.

Thank Andy H
Mason City, Illinois
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We found this place on the way to the steakhouse one night a couple of years ago and finally went back to give it a try. It was very busy on a Saturday night around 6:30. We put our name on a list and squeezed into the bar area where one stool was available. The bartender offered us drinks and... More 

1 Thank ABCWMS
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our son and his family always choose this place for wonderful German food! We have recommended this Place to many if our friends. They are always pleased!

Thank izkgma
Bloomington, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Brats, knockwurst, GPS, all excellent. More beers that I could count. Next time I'll order extra GPS (German potato salad)

2 Thank tony b
Peoria, Illinois
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love the Hofbrau. We have tried German restaurants wherever we travel and the Hofbrau has consistently been the best and its right here in Peoria. The rouladen is incredible as well as the Weiner schnitzel. Nice selection of German beer also. Prost!

2 Thank Peter S
Pekin, Illinois
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for drinks before dinner down the road. Great choice of draft beers and bottled and cans. Huge selection. Service was great. Will be back again.

2 Thank Joe S
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Come in anytime and you will enjoy it! Come in during an off time and you will experience it! Not only great German food, but you will love those you meet there. Maybe not the 1st time, but you will come to love the locals that hang out there. Great food... even better locals!

2 Thank TRSparenberg

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?