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115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-9673
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Ranked #22 of 98 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Lynn, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have never had German food before and being that I am vegitarian, I was reluctant. But the staff were warm and accommodating. I ordered the spetzel with cheese sauce and my husband ordered the marinated pork.We both loved our food. The rooms that they bring to the table are unlike any I have ever had before, not hard or... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear customer, so happy to hear that your first experience eating German food was with us! We appreciate all of the kind words and are glad you loved your food. Looking forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area! More 

Hallowell, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

First, the good: their bread basket is superb. The goulash is also very tasty and well seasoned. Everything else is, as other reviewers have written, bland, and this is due, in my opinion, to the cook's aversion to salt and other spices, but mainly salt. Perhaps the wurst are better than what I had, but German food while not spicy... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear customer, so happy to hear you enjoyed the bread basket and goulash. Also, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the rest of your experience with us. Your feedback is much appreciated and we will take it all into great consideration to improve quality and service. We hope you reconsider and give us another chance. More 

Freeport, Maine
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went there for lunch with my parents. Décor is traditional dark wood. There were a few Oktoberfest specials on the menu but we stayed with the regular menu. Service was a bit slow but friendly. Food was good but on the bland side, especially the potato salad. I'd go again but avoid the usually busy times and look for something... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thanks for the review! We are always looking to improve customer experience and we appreciate all of the feedback. Looking forward to seeing you and your parents again! More 

Durham, Maine
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just got back from dinner at Richard's. We liked it. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was very nice, patient, and answered all our questions. My wife had the crab crepe, and really enjoyed it. Very tasty with lots of crab. I had the farmer's soup which was tasty, but perhaps a bit bland. The Sauerbraten made... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear about your great experience and we hope to see you and your wife again sometime soon. More 

Sierra Madre, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The curry wurst sausage dinner was excellent. The wiener schnitzel wasn't all that tasty. Next time I'll go with a more exotic schnitzel in a sauce.

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the schnitzel as much as you had expected to. We do encourage you to stop in again and try one of our other great menu items. We appreciate your business! More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have ever gone to a restayrant and feel like you're bothering the staff? Sure, they were busy, but quite discourteous.

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear Don, We are terribly sorry if you felt as though our staff was not polite towards you during your visit. We can assure you that if you decide to give us another chance, our staff will provide you with the excellent customer service that we pride ourselves on. Thank you for your business and your valuable feedback. More 

NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When tired (believe it or not) of lobster, and bored with the several Asian options in Brunswick, we have eaten happily at Richard's, in each of our regular summer visits to this town. Atmosphere is very traditionally German (lots of wood, beer steins galore), and a very competent German menu. Sauerbraten and schnitzel are both fine, red cabbage is great,... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear femaletraveler230, Thank you for the review! We hope you will be back again soon to try some of our other great menu items in addition to the ones you already like. We appreciate your business. More 

Maine, USA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Love this place, I usually get steak but this time I got one of the schnitzels. It was so good. The red cabbage is a must eat. I love this place. The crowd is older but the food is great.

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RichardsRestaurantME, General Manager at Richard's, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the schnitzels – it’s one of our favorites. We appreciate your repeat business and you taking the time to write us a great review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had been a couple if times to Richards years ago and each time was like a trip back to Germany where I lived for 9 years. I was so excited to be coming back but the food was extremely disappointing this time. The schnitzel was way too thin. Where was the meat??? The spatle was more like dry spaghetti... More 

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RichardsRestaurantME, General Manager at Richard's, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with your experience. Our goal is to always give our customers great food and excellent service. For this reason, we appreciate your feedback as we continuously strive to improve wherever necessary. We hope that you will decide to give us another shot sometime in the future. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I enjoy eating here, many options for lunch and dinner. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, delicious seafood and steaks. Good prices and lots of beer choices.

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Additional Information about Richard's

Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: (207) 729-9673
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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