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Helga's German Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Delicatessen, Central European
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14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523 (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
+1 303-344-5488
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Greeley, Colorado
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400 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic, fresh, tasty German cuisine with delicious beer. Friendly and accommodating wait staff and a fun albeit pricey little German "laden" to purchase some speciality items.

Thank EssGeeKay
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to find German food - let alone good German food - but if you're in the Aurora area, stop at Helga's and you won't be disappointed. We went because it was close to was within walking distance of our hotel, but in the future, I'd drive to get there. The staff are very friendly and efficient - we... More 

Thank Charlene M
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am German, so I am probably more critical than some about German Restaurants. My hubby found Helga's when he was travelling to Denver a couple of years ago and when I joined him he brought me there. I can honestly say it is the best German food I have ever had outside of Germany. The Schnitzel if crispy, the... More 

Thank VMI-Mom_2016
Richmond Heights, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We are always looking for good German restaurants. We recently went to the Highlands Ranch, Colorado Octoberfest where Helga's was the restaurant serving food. This led us to try out the restaurant itself. We had three generations eating that night. My husband and myself, our son and daughter-in-law, and our two young granddaughters. We chose Thursday night which is when... More 

Thank Margaret S
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have gone to Helga's for years. The food and service are very good. The atmosphere is friendly. They have decorated the restaurant very tastefully. I would recommend this restaurant for a dining pleasure.

Thank gypsymonica
Silverthorne, CO
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Found Helga's on trip advisor and felt like something different! It's a good choice for German fare! We shared two apps - potato pancakes and sausage/brat followed by a shared veinerschnitzel - all were good and spätzle was excellent! Good beer and excellent service....we will return!

Thank ozie29
Golden, Colorado
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Helga's serves dishes that remind us a lot of our visits to Germany. The setting is like a modern German stube (pub), and the menu is authentic. Portions are substantial and flavors are great, even if the chef can get a bit heavy-handed with the salt in the spaetzli. The mixed sausages and potato pancake appetizers were perfectly delicious, and... More 

Thank moakleyman50
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had just accomplished a 42 yr life dream to own a Truck, a big Truck we are a family of 6.. soon to officially "retire" and get out of the inclement harsh Winters here in Aurora.. we all had a yin for some German.. we go to the Springs 1x a year to eat at Edelweiss which is equisite..... More 

Thank IrishStep
HelgasDeli, Manager at Helga's German Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi IrishStep. We're very sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our restaurant. I see that your visit was 10 months ago and we acknowledge that we had a couple of staffing issues back then. They were resolved within days however. We do strive to provide the best experience possible and we're proud of the many 4 and... More 

Kaktovik, Alaska
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191 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Dropped in for lunch with a friend. I had a sausage sandwich with sour kraut. Very good and filling. I'll go back.

Thank broome2408
Clarkston, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Met five friends here on a Saturday evening before heading up to ski on Sunday. Have eaten two other times on past visits to Denver, and is still quite good and consistent in food quality and service. We did make reservations and table was available upon arrival. Fairly busy atmosphere. Server was attentive to us, prompt service, and took time... More 

Thank WolverineJoe1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
German, European, Delicatessen, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523
    (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 303-344-5488
Step into the romantic 'Old World' of the Rhineland river valley in Germany. Experience the enchantment of quaint small towns, vineyards and farmlands as far as the eye can see while majestic medieval castles stand grandly in the distance. Absorb the delicious aromas of hearty, savory food being lovingly prepared in family kitchens sifting through open windows. Welcome to Helga's German Restaurant and Deli. Experience authentic German home-style food and drinks with served with a side of "Old World' charm. Helga's was created in 1989 as a mother-daughter venture with a small, four-table restaurant. After spending their childhood in Germany, siblings Herbert and Helga have continued the tradition of their mother, Berta. Today, Helga's has expanded but has not departed from its humble beginnings, gathering a large loyal following of wonderful customers. Helga, Herbert and family maintain a warm and friendly environment where you can sit down to an authentic and delicious home-style German meal with family and friends. In the true spirit of a family-owned restaurant, Helga and Herbert are directly involved in ensuring the satisfaction of each and every one of their customers. Please do not hesitate to ask for either Helga or Herbert or approach them when you see them in the restaurant. They are happy to offer menu or deli suggestions, or even take a moment to just stop by and chat with you in German or English.

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