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“German and Austrian delicacies in Houston”

Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant
Ranked #313 of 8,312 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American, Austrian, German, Central European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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!
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Rudi offers on his nice menu a variaty of Austrian and some German - sometimes Swiss food. There is almost every day a band playing witch accordeon and alpine instruments. Relaxed and good food place.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you want German food in Houston - there's no place like Rudi Lechner's. On Wednesday nights they have a buffet and german band. Fun place. Not on the menu, but if you like German Chocolate cake....ask. It is wonderful! Love the Weinerschnitzel.

Thank Sallye T
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went on Wednesday Night. They have live german music and a tasty German Buffet and a festive (although older) crowd. This place is unique in Houston. Just about the opposite of one of those huge chain restauarants with generic menus and upselling waitstaff. Very fun cultural experience. Take a visiting German-heritage relative or friend if you have one. Note I have not lived in Germany since i was 8 and only then for six months so cannot vouch for the complete authenticity of the food but seemed authentic to a non-expert like me.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

One of the two of us is of German heritage and we have traveled extensively to Germany and Austria, of course partaking of the food there. Rudi the owner always makes his rounds at the tables. Rudi's food is exceptional for many reasons, some of which are the following:
1. The German heritage SAMPLER plate is somewhat pricey, but has enough food for two people to eat with feeling more than full. We get it and split it each time. It is ample and delicious, and a bargain when split.
2. The Austrian band is delightful. They have played here many times and will play for adults, and even children (the Chicken song). Their grasp of the music is noteworthy and enjoyable. At one point in the evening they will play that looonnng alpine 12ft long horn.
3. As a nightcap, we get the "Goodnight Coffee". It is made tableside with multiple liquors and is flaming. The price is reasonable as is the preparation show.
4. The complimentary German breads are delisious and refilled upon request. Beware: save room for the real food.
5. The salad made at tableside is also a good one to split.

Alas, the German beer is cold and German. :-) Very good!

This is one of our favorite restaurants, just too far for us to eat there on a regular basis, but worth a road trip.

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3  Thank MaltaBound
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went the evening of the buffet - SUPERB deal for the price, with a great selection of german and quasi-german dishes. Very good service, buffet served by servers instead of you taking what you want, which is the way I prefer buffets. The german potato salad had too many strange tastes to it, and the potaoes were undercooked. The price of a Radler was out of this world - one liter of mixed beer and lemon flavored soda cost almost $10. The music was nice, and the atmosphere was as well. Will definitely visit again on my next visit to Houston.

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Thank bob375
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