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Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant

$$ - $$$German, European,
2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063-2007
+1 713-782-1180
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“schnitzel” (24 reviews)
“zucchini bread” (12 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
German, European, Austrian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063-2007
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Had the wurst plate and found it tasty. The service was quick enough and the atmosphere was nice. Worth going again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank verdun2
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share this very generous feedback of your experience. We look forward to your next visit, and invite you back any time. Thanks again!

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Really great food. Old, folksy German decor that you would expect in a German tavern. The good was great and I might add piping hot, which is often lacking in restaurants. The portions were large, so consider sharing. The sampler platter for one is more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank toddaten
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for the two thumbs up and five star review. We are truly glad that you appreciated our cuisine and decor. True to German tradition, we always try and have the best beer selection possible. Please stop by again soon!

Reviewed October 21, 2018

We waited hour and half for dinner. I had shrimp scampi. It was not good. Six shrimp in brown gravy over noodles and Alfredo sauce. They did not go well with each other.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Robert, we are sorry you didn’t receive your food in a timely manner and that the food was not to your liking. However, we will strive to make your future experience with us more pleasant. Please contact me, Angeli Miller, Manager, at info@rudilechners.com at your...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

The jagerschnitzel is made with veal, not pork and it is the best I've ever had. The sauerkraut is homekade and is also the best I ever had.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bethbob666
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review, Beth. We strive to provide fantastic food, and we're pleased to know you enjoyed the jagerschnitzel and sauerkraut. We hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Came here on a Wednesday with clients. A couple of them had recommended this restaurant, so my expectations were high. It was good, but not great. Our reservation was at 12:30 and I was expecting a bigger crowd. I was also surprised that the lunch...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WarrenB07481
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Warren, thank you for the honest feedback. We’re glad you had a positive experience overall, but are sorry to read that you did not completely enjoy your meal. We will use your comments to improve, and hope to earn a better response after your next...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Wednesday nights are a hoot! All you can eat German buffet, a polka band, awesome beers on tap. Oi! Next time I'll reserve my seat!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pixiedaydream
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for the 5 star review. We're happy to know you enjoyed everything from the buffet to the beer to the overall atmosphere of our Wednesday nights. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The jaegerschnitzel is served with a rich and savory Hunter sauce (that sops up will with the sourdough bread or Austrian potatoes) and warm, buttery spaetzle. Be dating and try a German wine. The Liebfraumilch Schmitt Sohne is a delightful, crisp, and fruity white wine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank J2308EWrobertb
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Robert, thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent experience with us! We are so happy to read that you loved trying so many of our menu items and loved the German wine. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Great service, great atmosphere, great food, great price! We were a bit disappointed that we couldn't order off of the full menu for lunch, but we were not disappointed for long! Smoked salmon on potato pancakes was HEAVEN! Good salad and bread! Awesome Chicken Schnitzel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DavidS713
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

David, thank you for the 5 star review. We're happy to know you enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food, especially the chicken schnitzel and struedel. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in here on a Friday night hoping for a good and traditional German meal and that’s absolutely what I had. I was so pleased not to be subjected to a “deconstructed” version of traditional German food! Rudi Lechner’s was easy to find in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lietuva_9
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic review about your visit. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your meal and we hope for the chance to serve you again sometime in the future. We appreciate your business and your compliments...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Well it was an amazing time I spent with my family . Because in this Restaurant they do treat their customer with respect and the waitress knew about the fact that in Puerto Rico was when German Immigration begun in Americas even before USA invasion...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nmlp1980
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Hello, thanks for the 5-star review. We are very happy to hear that you had an excellent experience with your family! We happily await your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $35
Cuisine
German, European, Austrian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-782-1180
  • E-mail
Description
For more than forty years, we are a casual, and "gemuetliches" German-Texan restaurant, that is all about Sausages, Wiener Schnitzel and great German Beer and Wine. During all this time, Rudi has enjoyed a loyal and regular following and makes each visit memorable and personal. The restaurant is for many customers "their home away from home". On the menu there is something for everyone! Our famous Wiener Schnitzels a delicate veal cutlet, breaded and pan-fried, or the selection of grilled Sausages Bratwurst, Knackwurst and Polish Sausage. The very popular Heritage Dinner plate is a sampling of Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Austrian Potatoes, Sausages, Roasted Chicken, Pork Loin, Wiener Schnitzel and Sauerbraten. At least once you have to try Rudi's Pork Shank (Eisbein or Schweinshax'n) Enough food to feed even the hungriest Texas Cowboy!
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