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Richard's Restaurant

115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-729-9673
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (28 reviews)
“pretzels” (28 reviews)
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American, German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I so wanted to love this restaurant but our experience was average at best. Starting with the fact that it was so hot inside that when we left my pants were wet from sitting. The mustard for the pretzels had so much black pepper in...More

Thank jackieh8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good and considerate. The atmosphere was accommodating, but the food itself was disappointing. We three ordered the premier veal meal and all experienced tough (required a steak knife) veal patties that really had no flavor topped with a completely taste free crabmeat...More

Thank panajef
RichardsRestaurantME, General Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We value your feedback and always do what we can to improve. We hope that you will give us another try in the future and we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having dinner at Richards’s Restaurant in Brunswick Maine is an opportunity for a special experience. This is a very authentic German restaurant. Richard is from Germany and has imported all the wine, beer and recipes that are served in the restaurant. Everything is offered at...More

Thank Drivingmissmary
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We have heard about this restaurant and were so glad to finally try it. The restaurant itself is quite nice, Server was wonderful. The mushroom soup we had was way too cornstarch or thickener, thick with too few mushrooms. The escargot was covered with way...More

Thank Jackie33855
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jackie, We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we would like to discuss this with you further so that we can rectify this situation right away. Please contact Richard at...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is the best place to get sauerbraten anywhere in New England. oh- and the dumplings---the red cabbage- etc etc Did I mention their bread? Yummy German food

Thank udflyer72
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for the review! It is excellent to hear that you loved your meal. We appreciate your business and your compliments. Stop back in the next time you’re in Brunswick!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This place has been around forever, and justifiably so. It has very good German food with a large and varied menu that includes items for folks not interested in German food per se. We each had a special - one of their pork schnitzels with...More

Thank SabreSailor
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for the excellent review! We’re glad you enjoyed your pork schnitzels with gorgonzola cream sauce. We appreciate your business, and hope you join us again soon for some tasty German favorites!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

10 of us for dinner on a Saturday night! We made a reservation and they had a table waiting for us. Overall, the restaurant was not full. We tried it all and it was great! German food, steak, and seafood. An excellent meal started with...More

Thank MommaJage
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for the excellent review! We’re so glad your party had an enjoyable time. We apologize that you did not enjoy the klosse or custard. We would be happy to see what we can do to improve these items. We appreciate your feedback, and we’ll...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The food was OK but was definitely overcooked for all 3 of our meals. Service was good, but there was not much ambiance. Overall pretty mediocre, especially when compared to Schulte & Herr in Portland. Will we return? Unlikely.More

Thank Jack K
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your honest feedback, Jack. We apologize that your meals were overcooked. We are always more than happy to replace an item that isn’t to your liking, when brought to the attention of your server. Please give us a call at your earliest...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A visit on a weeknight left us impatient and unimpressed. The German food was acceptable only. No comparison to authentic German cousine but a valiant effort. Seafood is definitely not their specialty so stay away. The haddock was mush and the seafood stuffing left a...More

Thank Durham_native
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Our kitchen staff always want to ensure our guests are enjoying their meals, and we encourage customers to let a server or manager know right away if their meal is not up to par. We would...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I had fun here and everybody was very nice. It is a german only type of food place, but it was fun to try.More

Thank Walter B
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Dear Walter, Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that you loved your meal and received excellent service. We appreciate your business and your compliments and we hope to serve you again soon. While we are known for our German Cuisine, we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
American, German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-729-9673
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A true family run restaurant. Old world ambiance from the classic German favorites playing on the stereo overhead to the large collection of bier steins hanging on the walls. The professional wait staff work hard to ensure a 5 star experience. the incredible selection of imported wines and biers will refresh even the weariest traveler. You will sit down to our famous pretzels and rolls aside Richard's Own secret recipe mustard. The best of all the scrumptious flavors of authentic German recipes brought direct from Mannheim and traditional American classics. From Schnitzel, sausages and Sauerbraten to the finest steaks, seafood and soups, you will find something that appeals to you. OOOH! The desserts too. These will be the perfect finish to your meal, IF you left any room. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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