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“Great value, delicious German food”
Review of Schulte & Herr

Schulte & Herr
Ranked #79 of 617 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Maine/New York
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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great value, delicious German food”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

While the place isn't fancy, the food is authentic and plentiful. The prices are beyond fair, and it is BYOB. Who could ask for anything more! The potato pancakes are nice and crispy. The soup was tasty as was the cucumber salad. The pork loin was cooked to perfection and the sausage and ham were lovely.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Winchester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful and tiny”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The lunches represent authentic German home cooking, just like my in-laws serve in Germany and which we pine for her in New England. Lentil soup, great! Bratwurst and very mild yummy sauerkraut, great! Pork sandwich even greater! Why, oh why, were they out of goulash? Perhaps to tempt me to return on my next trip to Portland. Oh, and their plums with vanilla cream (a custard) was an unfamiliar but delicious light dessert. Alas, the potato pancakes were not like my Mom used to make--but hey, she's not German! We'll be back!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Joyce W
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Plymouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“And I didn't have to show my passport to get here!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

For a tiny neighborhood restaurant, this place was great for lunch. It smelled like the German food I love so much. The pea soup was spectacular. The roasted beets were perfection.IWe shared the smoked salmon and potato pancakes. If you expect NY style lox, don't. The salmon is more like dill cured Scandinavian. My husband also ordered the German potato salad and it was perfect. If you use the bathroom, be sure to look for the deerhead on the wall.
Be forewarned, BYOB.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank thirdtimeisacharm
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Portland, Maine
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Schulte & Herr is a wonderful addition to Cumberland Ave. and to the downtown. It's really hard to find German food in New England, and Schulte & Herr does it well. I took a friend here for lunch, because she so enjoys her mother's German cooking. She thought everything that she ate was excellent, and so did it. I'm so pleased to have found this place and can't wait to return for a dinner.

We started with an assortment of delicious, homemade, and hearty German breads. For an appetizer we had perfectly prepared potato pancakes. I loved my beef gulasch with pan-fried bread dumplings. My friend thought her bratwurst and potato salad were scrumptious. The potato salad didn't have too much vinegar in it, which she said can be a problem with store-bought German potato salads. Everything was just right.

The restaurant is small and homey, and our server was delightful. I thought my meal might be too heavy for lunch, but I left feeling satisfied and not overly full. All in all, Schulte & Herr is a great find. Cumberland Ave. can be a little bit crazy at times, but don't let that stop you from trying this place. They do a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday as well.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Citizen_of_Amherst
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Be prepared to be surprised......”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very pleasantly surprised! After reading about Schulte & Herr I decided to give it a try. Since their menu is available online I will not go into details on that. Suffice to say it is what one would consider a pretty basic German home cooking, and it is delicious! They were five of us and we ordered several appetizers, sides and all but one available entrée. Every dish was very tasty. Importantly, everything is freshly made with many local Maine ingredients. Two kinds of home baked bread were very good, with rye sourdough our clear favorite. The dining room is pretty simple with just a few tables and an assortment of chairs, but it is not crowded like other restaurants in Portland. The service was outstanding, from a warm welcome to making sure that we had everything we needed including correct glasses for the alcoholic beverages we brought with us (It is a BOB situation). The timing of dishes was good, with all entrees served at the same time. I did not have room for desert, but I am already plotting our next visit and this time I hope to try one.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank SMOK77
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