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Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant

#409 of 7,259 Restaurants in Houston}
££ - £££German, European,
2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063-2007
+1 713-782-1180
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sauerkraut” (18 reviews)
“zucchini bread” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (13 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
German, European, Austrian, Central European
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063-2007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From an ambiance standpoint, an authentic Austrian establishment. Very close to the food you will find in a restaurant in Germany or Austria. Attentive waiters; didn't have to flag down a roaming staff member to order a second (or third) glass of "gut bier." Noise...More

Thank Grumpyworm
Rudi L, Owner at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us in your review. We hope you will stop back again sometime in the near future. Have a great day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Review of Rudy Lechner’s (10/19/417 meal) When our leader gave us the opportunity to dine at Rudy Lechner’s, I was excited. I love German food and I was told that this was a great place to eat. When we went there last Thursday, I...More

Thank Whatever1111111
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your honest words with us. We appreciate the truthful feedback that you provided because we are always looking to improve our services. We put forth our sincerest efforts to provide a 5-star experience for our guests and...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Had a nice lunch at Rudi's. Had not been there in several years. Obvious that Rudi is no longer the owner. While the menu was limited the food was good. Had sausage plate and wife had chicken snitzel. The zucchini bread was still great, bought...More

Thank Orca65
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for being such a loyal customer of ours over the years! We’re happy to hear how much you enjoyed our sausage and zucchini bread. We welcome you back next time you are...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We went for dinner on a Friday evening. We had to wait over an hour to get a table, even though we were told the wait is 40 minutes. The food was really good and very authentic, even though the combinations they offered felt somewhat...More

Thank thewoodygirls
Rudi L, General Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your honest words with us. We appreciate the honest feedback that you provided because we are always looking to improve our services. We put forth our sincerest efforts to provide a 5-star experience for our guests and...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Only had the pleasure to eat lunch here. Will need to return for dinner. On arrival we were greeted by a very nice German hostess. She seated us and the ambiance in the restaurant was very pleasant. Lunch menu is not as loaded up as...More

Thank HofnerBassman
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We’re glad you and your wife enjoyed our authentic German eats. It’s our goal to ensure all our customers are getting the best experience possible while dining with us, and we are glad you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

It's a shame to see a local legend "fall from grace". A trip to Rudi's used to be a "must do" for us when in Houston. It's never been a cheap meal, but it was always excellent. We took our son here for an early...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Rudi L, General Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Christopher, we would like to thank you for the years of continued patronage. We are sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your most recent visit, and that you felt it was not the same as before. We can assure you that...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The bread and zucchini bread along with the compound butter is a great starter. Sorry to see the salad bar disappear but the house salad is fresh and crisp. Roasted chicken is moist and delicious. Potatoes and vegetables are adequate sides. Pork is nice and...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your kind review with us based on your experience! We’re glad you enjoy our zucchini bread. We look forward to earning your patronage again very soon. Take care!

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We go to Rudi's to get to our Czech and German fare on. And to finish off the evening with Black Forest Cake. If kraut and schnitzel is your thing then Rudi's is for you.

Thank Denize J
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Denize-We’re glad that you enjoy our food here at Rudi’s! Thanks for taking the time to share your 5-star review and your awesome photo with us. We hope to see you back for more very soon!

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Schnitzel, Roulade Beef, sausage, spaetzle and red cabbage was very good, the surprise was the Sauerbraten with sweet & sour sauce. The sauce was deadly sweet, perhaps this is the Austrian influence but I am use to a gingersnap sauce. The Afternoon staff only spoke...More

Thank Signman101
Rudi L, General Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our authentic German food. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in your review. We hope to see you back next time you’re in town!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Come here from time to time when we want German. Since we eat out about 7 times a week, we try to vary it up! Last time here we somehow found room for dessert -- Apfel Strudel and Palatsschinken (crepes). Not certain how that happened...More

Thank Maryann M
Rudi L, Manager at Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Maryann-Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us in your review! We’re glad to hear you enjoy our authentic German food and our desserts. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Cuisine
German, European, Austrian, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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