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Richard's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, German, European, Central European
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115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2012
+1 207-729-9673
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brunswick, Maine
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My mother is german so she enjoys coming here for a typical german meal of Wienerschnitzel or Rotkraut. She likes the ambiance and Richard is always very friendly and chatty.

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Thank Peyt36
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

We’re so proud to know that your German mother enjoys our authentic cuisine! Thank you for your wonderful review, and we look forward to seeing you both again soon! More 

New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I moved to Brunswick in the fall of 2016. In December we finally made our way to Richard's. Heard good things about Richards, and the reviews were positive. Can't say my wife or I was impressed. I can say however the service didn't live up to the reviews. The place was basically empty; maybe 3 or 4... More 

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Thank Robert H
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to learn that you received less than stellar service, Robert. Please be assured that this is not a common occurrence as we put great value on our customer service. We wish you would have brought this to management’s attention during your visit. Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities, and we are always willing to... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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325 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and the food (and beer) selections were awesome and the food excellent. Four of us had various German dishes...best food since we were in Germany last year. Seemed very authentic to us. Service was sloooooooow. (An hour's wait for our meals) but the warm pretzels and bread helped. Still, would have thought they'd comp us a dessert... More 

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Thank TravelerNorfolk
RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback, Traveler. We’re so glad we were able to live up to the dishes you enjoyed in Germany! We are terribly sorry to learn that you encountered such a long wait for your meals. This is not an everyday occurrence, and we put great emphasis on excellent service. We would encourage you to bring this... More 

Brunswick, Maine
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

German food is hard for some to really know what they want because they don't know the food choices. The waitstaff makes a great effort to help out with descriptions. The recipes are authentic which is a treat. Some of the items on the large menu are heart healthy or American cuisine. The bar offers German beers on tap. Desserts... More 

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Thank MasterMaineGuide
RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our extensive menu selection! We apologize that you find the quality of our team’s service to be inconsistent. Please do not hesitate to bring any concerns to our attention during your next visit so we can work to... More 

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The service was good but they forgot to the bring the beers we ordered then brought the wrong beers - at that point was afraid to ask for the right ones -food was good. Great atmosphere - a little chilly by door.

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Thank McNabb L
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear about the mix-up with your beers. Please don’t ever hesitate to bring this to our attention right away, as this information helps us to ensure an excellent experience. We appreciate your business and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Brunswick, Maine
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We live locally and have been to Richard's a number of times. The service is usually good as is the food. What seems a bit odd are the very small portions with the entree's. My wife ordered the sliced pork tenderloin. Buried beneath a topping of mushrooms were three extremely small slices of pork. My wife, who is a Dietitian,... More 

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Thank Treehugger06
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience, however we are glad you were able to bring this to your server’s attention and have the matter corrected. It sounds like the perhaps the kitchen provided the wrong portion size by mistake, and we will try to make sure this does not happen again going forward. We appreciate your loyal patronage, and hope you... More 

Connecticut
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Very cozy, friendly place with many traditional German dishes and regular American dishes also. Prices are great and a salad bar is included with many entrees.

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Thank Lindavaca
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for the review! We hope you will stop in and see us again sometime soon. We appreciate your business and your compliments. More 

Central Maine
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

So excited to have take-out prior to our Germany trip- had the German Sampler! Yum! Great variety, only suggestion is to be open more days/hours! We will be back!

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Thank CentralMEgirl
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your sampler and hope you have a great time on your upcoming trip! More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This is a cool place with the authentic feel of a European restaurant and somewhat unique, very well prepared dishes. Excellent service, and a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Decor feels like Germany. Definitely recommend for couples or a larger group as well!

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Thank Trailfan
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for the wonderful review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Quaint setting for authentic German food. The wait staff is excellent in describing the food for those not familiar with the cuisine. The bread baskets contain pretzels as well as buttery rolls. The main courses vary in types of meats and sauces but from the five in my party, we all made delicious choices! It was fun sharing. The sides... More 

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Thank Coleen S
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the fine compliments, Coleen. It’s so wonderful to read such kind words about our staff and cuisine, and we are glad you and your party thoroughly enjoyed everything. Please visit us again soon, and save room for dessert! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Cuisine
American, German, European, Central European
Meals
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2012
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-729-9673
Description
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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