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“Great Family Restaurant”

Richard's Family Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 269 Restaurants in Livonia
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Great Family Restaurant”
Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

Richard's Family Restaurant is exactly that, a local, family run restaurant that is good for family's. The portions are huge and prices very affordable. The menu is very extensive and they also have a lot of daily specials (Everyone should be able to find something they like). Most meals come with soup, salad or coleslaw and dessert is included (rice pudding, jello or an ice cream drumstick). They bring a bread basket with pumpernickel bread and bread sticks. There are additional desserts you can order for a charge. We had a birthday party for a 93 year old and brought in cupcakes and apple strudel to celebrate. The staff was very accommodating (bringing us plates and forks, without being asked) and had no problem with us eating the "outside" desert. The service is friendly and efficient and the food was served hot (contrary to other reviews). They have a bar and a separate dining room for overflow groups and/or parties. There is also a separate bar area with a tv and additional seating if you want to watch something while you eat and enjoy a drink. This is by no means an upscale gourmet restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. It is a typical family diner with good food, good prices and a friendly staff. The appearance is a little shop worn but the food more than makes up for that. If you are looking for a good meal at a reasonable price you should give Richard's Family Restaurant a try.

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English first
Howell, Michigan
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Family Food”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

As I said this resturant has wonderful family food. Just like eating at home. I don't believe we have ever had a bad meal here. The wait staff is just the friendliest. it's like having you Mom serving your meal. We do come here alot durning the summer months when we are back in Michigan.

Visited September 2011
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2 Thank howellhotdog
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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
“Yuck”
Reviewed 8 July 2012

Lack of flavor and food came out cold.Will not be returning

Visited June 2012
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Thank Linda T
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Northville, Michigan
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great family restaurant”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Friendly warm atmosphere with some great little touches like the free desert. Many menu choices. Friday fish is a favorite.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Jim S
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Northville, Michigan
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great food, great prices, terrible service”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The menu is vast and everything I've ordered there has been excellent.
The staff however treat you the way a rude, grumpy old aunt would. They cut you off mid-sentence, slam the plates around, never come back to bus the tables once you have eaten.
A man I was with told another man that it's cheaper to get what he wanted if he ordered the special, the waitress had a fit.
Still a worthwhile eatery if you can ignore the service.

  • Visited February 2012
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