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Karl's at the Riverbend - CLOSED

5011 Fm 723 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-8707
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Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

23 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There seem to be fewer and fewer good restaurants who do a Sunday Lunch Buffet. We have traveled out to Karl's long before the closure of the former place of business and now again to the newly location. It's a 40 minute drive for us, but well worth it for the great BUFFET and the close knit feeling one grows... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to Karl's this week. We waited 50 mins for our main course of steaks. I am so disappointed in their service quality. When it was brought to our server's attention. They only response was "well we're not fast here". At that point I asked for a to go box. We used to go to the old location &... More

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Fulshear, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food was excellent, but the service was slow, but we take that into consideration with new staff. We waited awhile for our drinks, then at least 1 1/2 hours for our food. Then it took a long time to get our check. We have been going to Karls since his first restaurant was Quail Hollow Inn. Of course we... More

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Houston, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This memorable place has reopened at last as Karl's Restaurant and Bar in Richmond, Texas. Sadly, the formerly delightful experience has degraded. The service was amazingly slow: 1 hr and 45 minuets to receive our food. And it only got worse. What was the best steak in our experience in South Texas had morphed into a gristly, fatty piece of... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After more than a years wait Karls returns. New location, same wonderful staff and one or the best places for Sunday brunch.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very good place to eat. We ate at the old location last year or so and the restaurant was quiet and the food was good. The "when" did we visit date will be approximate.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

lovely dining in a rural environment outside of town. Exceptional food. Karl is Austrian and serves a great game menu. We celebrate our anniversaries and special occasions here.

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Katy, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is their last month of operations but we have really enjoyed eating at this very senic and wonderful Swiss restaurant. The food is creative and there are two different menus. If you can get here by the end of 2012, you will definately enjoy yourselves. Try a Monday thru Thursday for the best prices. The owners/operattors are retiring. There... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had dinner at Karl's last night to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. It was a perfect setting for a family event. The service was excellent, the atmosphere was just right and the food was very good. I felt the filet was a bit over cooked for medium but it was very tasty and the sides were excellent. Karl's is... More

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Katy, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

great buffet - excellent seasoning - service a little slow. We liked the drive out in the country and will return.

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