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115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-9673
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
OK but not great

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Maine-e-yak_007
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Phippsburg, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phippsburg, Maine
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Maine
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 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 

Mars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to Germany quite a few times now and whenever I miss the place, it's comforting to know I can always go over to Richards for some good, authentic food. Try the Wiener Schnitzel, or wurst with red 'kraut. They even play schlager music!

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

Thank you for the kind review, we are happy to hear that we are able to replicate the German experience for you! We hope you decide to come in again soon for more authentic German cuisine! More 

Lynn, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Reviewer
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
116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
48 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?