Eat Play Stay: Sanford

LeeAnn Huntoon

LeeAnn Huntoon

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Tune into our episode of “Eat Play Stay” in Sanford  to see some of our favorite spots to explore in a community in Central Florida.



Looking for the fuzzy warm feeling that you get sharing good food and drinks with friends and family? Well, Hollerbach’s strives to create that every day. Being in business for 20 years, this family-owned German establishment has over 700 seats and 150 staff members! Bring 4-5 friends to get a beer in a very large glass shaped like a boot and enjoy the food. Not only can you dine-in, you can also grab takeout from their German deli or shop the market for the attire.

Hollerbach's German Restaurant
Getting there
201-205 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771, USA
Mon-Thu 11am–9pm
Fri-Sat 11am–10pm
Sun 11am–9pm
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Sanford Brewing Company

This brewing company was created by a husband wife duo that loves to have fun; home brewers who got the idea to start a brewery and Sandford Brewing was born and it took off. At the moment they have about 63 beers, from the Panty Dropper to My Precious, the list goes on and on. You can enjoy the weather at the outside tables or the bar while drinking your beverage and eating from the full menu that they have available.

The Station Bar and Grub

Owned by the Sirica Family, who also owns The Old Jailhouse right next door, both were the old firestation and jailhouse, respectively that have been converted into what it is now. Many of the items in the establishments are originally from the old places. The Station Bar and Grub has a sports bar feel to it while The Old Jailhouse is upscale and sophisticated.



Have S’More Fun! Wondermade is an ice cream shop that makes the world’s best ice cream and marshmallows. Starting out as not having a Christmas gift for his wife, a candy thermometer and a recipe for marshmallows turned from a hobby business to a bonafide brick-and-mortar establishment. They do all kinds of flavors with the most popular being s’mores followed behind the bourbon. The best source of ideas comes from the customers.

Getting there
214 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771, USA
Mon-Thu 10am–10pm
Fri 10am–11pm
Sat 9am–11pm
Sun 1–10pm
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The Imperial

Many people come to look at antique furniture at the Washburn and realize that there’s a bar inside. How cool?! The Imperial is a craft cocktail bar and has an extensive whiskey list to choose from. Currently the Blood Orange Manhattan is the big seller but many enjoy the Murder Hornet. Here is the place where you can literally drink someone under the table. 

Community Brewhouse

Community Brewhouse is a hub for brewing knowledge and with 20 years of experience this is the place to go. You can learn how to brew your first batch to get advice on how to open a brewery. There’s a Brewing 101 class for beginners and also offers cheese classes, wine and meat classes, cider classes and fermented food classes. They offer tours as well as the craft beer tours and the haunted stories of Sanford tours.


Downtown Dharma

This famous tiny houseboat may be small but it has everything that you need such as a full bathroom and kitchen and bedroom. Downtown Dharma is also located in a walkable distance from all the fun in Downtown Sanford, which includes Tuffy’s that have live music or just hangout with friends in the great outdoor space.  

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