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Richard's Restaurant

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115 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-729-9673
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Richard's provides an authentic German dining experience. The menu has so many great choices I always have a tough time choosing, and have never been disappointed with whatever I've selected. They also have a great selection of German wines. Just as great is the comfortable atmosphere - cozy and unpretentious, just like a Gasthaus in Germany.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you loved your meal and we hope to see you again the next time you’re in town. We appreciate your business and your kind recommendation. More 

Portland, Me, United States
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You step into another world when you enter Richard's brick walls, wooden seating and hanging ephemera around you. I almost subtracted a rating for some small issues, but in the end our group had such a good time...and I am sure to visit again. The menu is daunting with plenty of authentic German as well as classic American choices. We... More 

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

Dear Mark, Thank you for the great review! It is wonderful to hear from you and we are happy to hear that you loved your meal. We hope you will visit us again sometime soon and we appreciate your business. More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Service was horrible. Never got the soup n appetizers, second drinks never came, what I had was very very dry and I got the wrong dessert Won't be back. And I like German food

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

We are so sorry to hear this, Marchelle. Normally, our service is on point. We apologize that your experience was not up to par. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future so that we can make this up to you. Please let a manager know if there is ever anything that we can do to... More 

Freeport, Maine
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in when the restaurant we were going to go to was closed. We were very pleasantly surprised! Atmosphere was warm and inviting, waitress was personable and moving fast, and the food was very good--assuming you like German food. Loved the warm pretzel in the bread basket and my husband loved the doppelbock selection. We will be returning, Especially as... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! It is wonderful to hear that you loved the food and received excellent service. We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the area. Thank you for your business and your kind words. More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend the German sampler platter to get a taste of many wonderful German specialties. The spaetzel was good, but not like my grandmother's. The German sausages, especially the Bratwurst, were delicious. The German mustard with the rolls was very tasty. The Prinze torte was excellent too.

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

Dear Christina, Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased to hear that you loved your meal! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and post some photos. We hope you will stop in again sometime in the future. More 

York, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We've eaten at Richards many times and the meal is always great. I recommend the "Sampler" for a variety of tasty German food. The bread is also very good. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. It's clear that management values customer satisfaction. We look forward to our next visit to Richards.

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

Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your loyal patronage, and we appreciate the time you took to recommend some great items to your fellow TripAdvisor readers! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Dinner poorly prepared - not as ordered. Server rarely checked in. Never got the drink I asked for. When I brought this up as the server asked if the meal was okay, my comments went in one ear and out the other. Didn't seem to matter. There is no reason to spend your time or money for a disappointing dinner... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that your experience was not up to par. Our servers typically prompt, polite, and thorough, however it sounds like that was not the case here. We would like the opportunity to discuss the details of your visit further so we can find out which server you dealt with. We would also like to see... More 

Edmundston, Canada
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. They had a number of lunch specials. I chose the Bratwurst plate. It came with a potato salad and red cabbage. I enjoyed it .

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

Dear James, Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and we hope you would stop back in again the next time you are in the area. Thank you for your business and your recommendation. More 

South Freeport, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Sauerbraten, weiswurst, red cabbage, porcelain beer pulls. What's not to like? Decor fits and service is friendly.

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

Thank you for the great review, Brook200! We love hearing from our customers who appreciate German cuisine and ambiance. We appreciate your kind words, and hope to see you again soon! More 

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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We did take-out, so cannot comment on service. The interior is dark wood, with lots of beer steins to enjoy close up. We had a wide selection of meats and sides, all very good, especially the red cabbage. The German potato salad could have used a bit more vinegar for our taste. Dumpling was too bland.

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

Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate you compliments and opinions, as we always want to know what our customers are looking for. We welcome you to dine-in for an even better experience as our guest. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $27
Cuisine
American, German, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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 Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • 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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