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115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-9673
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic German food

Richard has always provided standard German food which is good for the soul. Have eaten there several times and it's always excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Helena S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Richard has always provided standard German food which is good for the soul. Have eaten there several times and it's always excellent.

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Auburn
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

First impression, was a very very good one. Atmosphere was nice, hostess was able to seat us very quickly without a reservation. I am not sure if a reservation is needed but, that was the first question the hostess asked. The service was friendly and prompt. I ordered the Kesseler Rippchen (smoked pork chops on bone) with the Spatzle (noodles)... More 

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Bangor ME
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342 reviews 342 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Richard's for lunch earlier this week. My reuben sandwich was very good, and my wife liked her bratwurst. The German potato salad was on the tasteless side.

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

Dear Ghost, Thank you for the great review! Aside from the potato salad, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals. We apologize that you did not enjoy your side quite as much. We do hope you will be back sometime soon and we appreciate your business. More 

Phippsburg, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Two couples on a Saturday night, each ordered something a little different among the Geman menu items...and then shared. Everything was well prepared and served promptly. We will definitely have to return.

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

Dear customer, it’s great to hear that all four of you had a great evening with us. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Brunswick, Maine
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been twice and had great food and service both times. I first had prime rib...and it was very tender, flavorful and cooked perfectly. Second time I had scallops, same came be said for those as well. Both meals came with soup that was delicious. So few restaurants lately can make a good soup, I think it's a skill... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and for being regular customers at our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoy our food so much and that you appreciate the hard work that goes into making our soups. We are especially glad to hear that our German dishes pass the taste test of someone... More 

Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went with four other adults. Great atmosphere, enjoyed the german music! Which is why I gave it a Very Good rating. Food was good, hearty, rich. but nothing to unique or different. I would call it Americanized german food. Service was a little slow, but not bad. We had the brie wrapped in pastry, which was very good if you... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write an honest review Carol. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the Atmosphere and German music. The feedback you have give us on the on the food is appreciated. We are always looking to improve on our quality to better our customer experience. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Phippsburg, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had traditional German meal - pork cutlet. Red cabbage and spaetzel. The schnitzel was dry and overlooked. The spaetzel was good but the serving size was very small. We'll go back though.

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

Dear Maine-e-yak_007, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are sorry that your schnitzel was overcooked. It is our goal to cook our guests’ meals to perfection and ensure customer satisfaction. We hope you will stop back soon so that we can make this up to you. Thank you for your business and your... More 

Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Hubby & I have been going here for many years, for birthdays, anniversaries...or just because we wanted a wonderful German meal!!! This food is superb...fresh...& down right yummy!!!!! You'll find the owner Richard either in the kitchen or behind the bar...he is always around! So if you love German cuisine...& a hefeweizen, head down to Richard's...I promise you wouldn't be... More 

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

It makes us very happy to read a review like the one you’ve written. Positive feedback from our loyal customers is the best form of endorsement. It’s great to hear that you and your husband have been enjoying our fresh German food for years. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Farmingdale, Maine
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A friend and I stopped into Richard's for lunch as we were strolling down Maine Street. We are so glad we did. We had a cozy table in the corner that was perfect so we could visit and talk without distractions. We both ordered the strudel sandwich of the day and it was delicious. We also had a wonderful dessert.... More 

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

Thank you so much for all the kind words Hacheta. It sounds like you and your husband had a great time with us. We are so happy we reminded your husband of being back in Germany. See you soon! More 

Hollis Center, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Knowing that I had lived in Germany for several years when I was in the Army and speaking often about my cravings for real German food and beer, my family took me to Richards for my birthday. We arrived and went to the lounge area to have a beer before dinner. There were many choices, both domestic and imported. We... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so glad to hear we were able to bring back good memories from Germany and that you enjoyed our food and service! We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: (207) 729-9673

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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