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German, European, Central European
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Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-1026
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tignall, GA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For real German food in Helen, you have to go here. Quaint restaurant, nice bar, friendly staff but best of all great food at reasonable prices.

Thank escapemiami
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the off season in Helen now, so we were seated in a mostly empty restaurant. Two words Excellent cuisine! Our lunch consisted of French onion soup, my wife had the Reuben w/German potato salad on the side, I had the Chef's Schnitzel w/German potato salad. It was delicious, hearty, rich fare just like I remember during my time in... More 

Thank tbaysports
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant has a very peaceful atmosphere, food was excellent, wasn't sure what to order so, we ordered the sampler tray that had Four types of meat along with the noodles, red cabbage and sauerkraut. There was plenty for two to share. and then some. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would love to try a little bit... More 

Thank Carrie T
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute German restaurant in quaint village of Helen, GA. We wanted to get some good German food and we were not disappointed with the Wurst and Pork chop with sauerkraut. The fries were a little soggy but the meat and sauerkraut were excellent. There was a short wait to be seated but we as fine. It took a little longer... More 

Thank DZook
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was simply amazing!!!! I had the French Onion soup and it was the best French Onion soup I have ever had!!! The salad is wonderful also, it comes with a buttermilk dill/garlic type of dressing--you will not be disappointed!!! I choose the "Wurst Sampler" as my main course, which was a sample of 3 different types of "wurst"... More 

Thank Amy L
Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a trip to Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia at 4700 feet above sea level, the Mrs. and I took a fine German lunch at the Bodenesee Restaurant in Helen, a Bavarian Alps replica town. Our meal began with tasty house salad and generous portions of both French Onion and Goulash soups, followed by the Chef's Schnitzel -... More 

Thank whitejrw
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've tried all the restaurants in Helen & if you are looking for authentic Bavarian cuisine, this restaurant has a Bavarian chef that trained & served in the finest restaurants in Germany! 5 STARS!!

Thank Sherry C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our lunch was very good. We didn't have to wait and the service was very good also. The waitress took her time explaining the different meals to us. I will definitely eat there again when I go back to Helen, GA.

Thank flsun72
Ellijay, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ! Exceptional service ! Wonderful all around experience ! We had the escargot and it was absolutely wonderful ! The smoked trout was perfectly cooked !

Thank sparris980
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and terrific staff. We had the Jager schnitzel and trout....both were excellent tasting and Well worth the cost. Even the decor is excellent. Very German!

Thank Robert R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$49
German, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-1026
Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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