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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
Closed now
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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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Dalton, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service from Samantha very patient (we ask a lot of questions). Her suggestions were spot on and the food arrived quickly. My Wife opted for the Shrimp appetizer and I ordered the sampler. The shrimp were awesome with just a hint of garlic. My platter was filled with two types of sausage, pork chop, German potato salad and sauerkraut.... More 

Thank Rick669
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an authentic German meal and beer today. Lived in Germany and would say that the chef does it right! Get the potatoes pancakes too. Yum!

Thank dillmonish d
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked around for advice on where to eat and this one kept coming up so we tried it.There is a German chef at this restaurant.We decided on a sampler of food for 2 and it was NOT disappointing.Everything was very good.The only thing missing was the German clothes we were expecting on the staff and the polka music.Instead we... More 

Thank Jeanie S
Yulee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant. We wish we would have seen it sooner. Service was excellent. Food was very authentic and delicious. Much better than some other places that came highly recommended. The schnitzel was just like being in Germany. Thank you for great food and memories.

Thank grownupwords
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendliest and warmest staff. Excellent desserts and good food! Would come here again if ever back in Helen.

Thank talktotrex
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here yesterday and had the sampler platter for two. It was absolutely excellent! Our favorites were their Schnitzel, Sauerbraten & Spätzle ❤. As a native German (born & raised) I can highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good German cuisine!

Thank Stephani A
The Villages, Florida
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly wait staff, cold beer, draft, house salad and bread. Had the daily special and the house platter. Great food, hot and delivered with a smile. No room for dessert, but really wanted some.

Thank DiverDavidLTC
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here the weekend before last and had a very disappointing experience. I grew up at the "Bodensee" and it is certainly not a dive bar kind of place which is suggested by the decorations in the Bodensee Restaurant. Also, the food was terrible. I ordered a steak with Spaetzle (egg noodles) and my husband ordered... More 

Thank Michelle C
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was second to none including any restaurant around Atlanta, the food was authentically German and for the dish, amount and service it was a fair price. In a metro restaurant it would of been 30% higher at least ! When I say authentic my husband consumed numerous German dishes in Germany and he assured me of the authenticity.... More 

Thank traveleronegeorgia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a busy Thursday night and the service and food were excellent. We had a party of 7 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. You can't go wrong here - a very welcoming environment with fabulous meals. We left stuffed!

Thank Lynn1277

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?