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Richard's Restaurant

115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2012
+1 207-729-9673
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (31 reviews)
“pretzels” (33 reviews)
“german sampler” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2012
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Reviewed today via mobile

After a week of Maine seafood (great), this was a refreshing counterpoint. Very interesting flavors, great service and interesting beers. Brings back memories of Germany and Eastern Europe. We will be back. Very comfortable atmosphere with the dark wood and stained glass. Wife was impressed....More

Thank Homerpigeon1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best German food around. We never leave hungry or unhappy. The baked breads before the meal are delicious. The purple cabbage is a must. Great German beer selection as well.

Thank Redhyde
RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We cannot thank you enough for the kind review and we are happy to know that you enjoy our baked bread and purple cabbage so much. We wish you all the best and hope you pass along the word to friends and family. Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has enjoyed meals here for more than 10 years. You will always have a nice meal and good service at Richard's. It might not be the fanciest or trendiest place in the area but it is consistent in food prep and the service...More

Thank Mary B
RichardsRestaurantME, Owner at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Mary, we thank you very much for taking the time to leave a kind review on our restaurant. It means a lot to know how much you enjoy our food and that you are treated well by the staff when you join us. It is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Richards for 2nd time (couple of years apart), found food and beer some level of quality and deliciousness as before. Wait staff performed well and gave excellent service that was timely, helpful and kind. Still recommend this restaurant.

Thank Revving2Mz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full assortment of real German food and beers. Waitress was rather slow and forgetful. Missed a few items. Very disappointing they add automatic 20% gratuity for a group with separate checks, and no notification that is a policy.

Thank bilsavage1
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The place looks German and sounds German, but the food is not German. I lived in Germany for eight years and I'm qualified to judge. My jaeger was a tiny slice of meat, with overly fried breading. The sauce was just brown gravy and mushrooms....More

1  Thank TankerSam
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Sam, we’re truly sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit. At Richard’s we pride ourselves on our authentic German and traditional American food, though ours may not be suited for your taste. We thank you for your feedback and review. We take every review...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed with my meal. The schnitzel was dry and overlooked with almost no taste. The spaetzle was sparse, cold and tasteless. The red cabbage was good. My wife's turkey streusel was good but the green beans were terribly undercooked and cold. The rolls...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
RichardsRestaurantME, General Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for visiting and we certainly apologize your meal left anything to be desired. The satisfaction of our guests is our main concern, and we’d have been more than happy to address these issues while you were in had we been made aware. We...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

I'm no expert on German food, but Richard's was a great experience. We were there for lunch. Service was very good - attentive but not rushed. They have a number of good German beers on tap; I had a Bock-style dark beer and it was...More

Thank 2Travelers11
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We value your business and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Our family loves going here. Great hearty German food, wait staff always great, the pretzels & rolls before the meal are wonderful. Everything always delicious. German beers. The desserts are great my favorite is the Soccer Torte. They make their own mustard, delicious. Very warm...More

Thank Robin D
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thanks so much for the review and the great photo, Robin! We are happy to hear that you and your family always have a good time and love your meals. We look forward to serving you all again soon and we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Like the setting, people, homemade rolls but nearly gagged when the meal, Wienerschnitzel with hot German potato salad and veggies, came out smelling of greasy rancid vegetable oil and not the sautéed butter smell expected. The pork was so thin that the breading trippled the...More

Thank Trot4you
RichardsRestaurantME, Manager at Richard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We’re so sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your recent meal with us. We regret that we were not made aware of your dissatisfaction while you were dining with us, as we will always work to resolve any issues in order to ensure...More

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6 October 2017|
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Response from mtremper | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see this question until now. I do not know if they will do low sodium requests, but it is a small place and they do seem to enjoy seeing their customers happy.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2012
  • 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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