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Richard's Restaurant

115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-729-9673
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (29 reviews)
“pretzels” (30 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in here on a whim. It was really good. Loved the goulash and the salad bar. The hot pretzels and rolls that come to the table were great too. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Would stop in here again.

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having visited Germany we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. Had many authentic dishes on the menu. Our waitress was outstanding. She gave suggestions and was very attentive. Felt the cost was quite reasonable. I had bratwurst, braised cabbage and spaetzle. My husband had...More

Thank mary8241521
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mary, Thank you for the review! We are happy to know that you both loved your meals and we hope to serve you again. Thank you for your business and your compliments.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've little experience with German food so can't speak to it's authenticity. However, I enjoyed a very filling meal of brats with spaetzle smothered in caramelized onions and cream sauce. And I really enjoyed being able wash it down with a sampler of four different...More

Thank H2OToGo
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We’re so happy that we could be one of your first experiences with delicious and authentic German food! We hope you will come dine with us again soon. Be sure to try out our specials when you visit. They change daily, Monday through Saturday, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my dinner at Richards. Pleasant efficient staff. Wiener schnitzel with purple cabbage and excellent German potato salad. Unfortunately I ordered the small helping. Wanted more. Had an apple dessert which was an apple wrapped in puff pastry and stuffed with cinnamon sugar. Apple...More

Thank gstrange8
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your meal. We apologize that your dessert fell a bit short. We will improve upon this dish based on your comments, and hope you will join us again to give it another try soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I so wanted to love this restaurant but our experience was average at best. Starting with the fact that it was so hot inside that when we left my pants were wet from sitting. The mustard for the pretzels had so much black pepper in...More

Thank jackieh8
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jackie, We’re very sorry to learn that your visit with us did not meet or exceed your expectations. We do wish you would have made us aware of your concerns while you were dining with us, as we will always work to resolve any...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The service was good and considerate. The atmosphere was accommodating, but the food itself was disappointing. We three ordered the premier veal meal and all experienced tough (required a steak knife) veal patties that really had no flavor topped with a completely taste free crabmeat...More

Thank panajef
RichardsRestaurantME, General Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We value your feedback and always do what we can to improve. We hope that you will give us another try in the future and we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Having dinner at Richards’s Restaurant in Brunswick Maine is an opportunity for a special experience. This is a very authentic German restaurant. Richard is from Germany and has imported all the wine, beer and recipes that are served in the restaurant. Everything is offered at...More

Thank Drivingmissmary
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We have heard about this restaurant and were so glad to finally try it. The restaurant itself is quite nice, Server was wonderful. The mushroom soup we had was way too cornstarch or thickener, thick with too few mushrooms. The escargot was covered with way...More

Thank Jackie33855
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Jackie, We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we would like to discuss this with you further so that we can rectify this situation right away. Please contact Richard at...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is the best place to get sauerbraten anywhere in New England. oh- and the dumplings---the red cabbage- etc etc Did I mention their bread? Yummy German food

Thank udflyer72
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for the review! It is excellent to hear that you loved your meal. We appreciate your business and your compliments. Stop back in the next time you’re in Brunswick!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This place has been around forever, and justifiably so. It has very good German food with a large and varied menu that includes items for folks not interested in German food per se. We each had a special - one of their pork schnitzels with...More

Thank SabreSailor
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for the excellent review! We’re glad you enjoyed your pork schnitzels with gorgonzola cream sauce. We appreciate your business, and hope you join us again soon for some tasty German favorites!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
American, German, European, Central European
Dinner, Lunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-729-9673
  • E-mail
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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