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Hofer's of Helen

8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
+1 706-878-8200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere here at Hofers! Breakfast was awesome, only lacked Bacon to be 100%. Great service, and everything was great. Need more seating and parking, only downfall. Parking is Helen's biggest problem!

Thank P51nut
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Apple Fritters are amazing!! It was great for an awesome sweet treat on our trip to Helen. Great friendly service, too! I'll definitely be back next time to try the breakfast!

Thank gingerh133
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since Helen is a German town, decided to try Hofers for lunch. Since it was hot, we sat indoors. I ordered a Reuben sandwich and a draft german beer. The Reuben was excellent, and the beer washed it down. Good value for lunch.

Thank greenleesj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Potato pancakes ample portion, applesauce chintzy portion right out of the jar. Asked for eggs scrambled soft, they weren't. Asked to be served on nice deck outside, was told that we could only sit there if we had a dog, they are dog friendly. People,...More

Thank Walter C
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Walter - It is not easy to serve as many customers in a small restaurant such as ours without having to having a certain way of doing things. To address your issues: 1) Yes, our apple sauce is in individual portion containers. We do...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I ordered different items so we could taste several things, and didn't find anything that wasn't delicious: bratwurst on pretzel bun, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. We were only in town for a half day, or we might have tried...More

Thank mkitchens
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly authentic German dishes. Try the Schlachtplatte. Good service and delicious food. Also has a bakery, grocery, and souvenir section carrying German items. We purchased desserts to go.

Thank Marisa H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every time we go thru or to Helen we stop at Hofers for desserts to go. Great selection. Really good salami as well.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vacationing in Helen, Hofer's was within waking distance of our rental. My wife, granddaughter and I all ordered different sandwiches...they were all very good. Good quality, generous portions...not inexpensive, but worth it. You walk through the bakery going to and from the restaurant, the "sweets"...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Breakfast here and I have to say, I ate the most delicious potato pancakes! I loved that the menu was in German and English. The service was wonderful and everyone was so kind. Bring extra money because it's also a German bakery! we...More

Thank lilahbean1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here. Service was bery good food was good testaurant is clean and location is convenient!

Thank Carolyn A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you offer any gluten free options?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
We have the pan fried trout that is popular and the sausage sampler without the gravy. Other options would be any of the sandwiches that we could serve without the bread, like the chicken salad that we could serve on... More
Kristi W
Hi, this website says your hours of operation are 8am to 6am. Can you verify this is correct? And, if not, what are your hours? Thank you!
25 January 2017|
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Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
Our winter hours are 8 am - 5 pm daily. Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. Hope to see you soon!
Randy T
Do you serve different kinds of waffles and pancakes? Like chocolate chip, or pecan?
15 December 2016|
Response from Ralph H | Property representative |
We serve delicious Belgium waffles. Your choice of Blueberry, Strawberry, Pecan or Plain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-8200
  • E-mail
Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information
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