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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 - 22:00
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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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Winterville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food we had here was excellent. I had the Chicken Schnitzel, delicious. They offer a great selection of Authentic German cuisine. I would highly recommend.

1 Thank ecujamie
Roanoke, Virginia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Less crowded and touristy, a bit off the main drag (and not as fancy on the outside) but the best place for delicious, authentic German food. Everything we ate (and drank) there was amazing. Go!

1 Thank Laura A
Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up dining here because another restaurant we had chosen was closed. We travel quite often and have learned not to expect much in high tourist areas. We could not have been more pleased. The food was exceptional as well as our server Corin. Highly recommend if you will be in the Helen, GA area and you want awesome... More 

1 Thank apriltidmore
Lake Alfred, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time tasting German food so decided to go with the best reviews and it was the best thing as this was rated by trip advisor as the best German food.. We made no reservation and it is a family and very cozy quiet ambience. Service by Ali our waitress was superb. We ask for help on selection our first... More 

2 Thank Glenda N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was a good, not great. Food was excellent. Had the trout and the succotash that came with it. Both were very well executed. Normally not a fan of succotash, this was the best I have ever eaten.

Thank Stephen P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, excellent service. Very typical but enough for one visit when wanting typical German food.

Thank Gretchen P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

garlic sausage was delicious~ kraut mmmm good service kind of slow only one server on for lunch time

Thank JMaples27
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

we go there every time at helen. great food, service. escargot and shrimp scampi best great garlic dressing

Thank nick2969696
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my husband's birthday and this is one of his favorite restaurants so we made the hour drive to Helen. As always, the service, the food and atmosphere were just as good as the first time we ate there several years ago. It amazes me that more people don't eat there instead of the cheezy places in downtown Helen.... More 

Thank hsoprano
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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553 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. We had a pork special and the sausage plate. The food was good and very plentiful. Service was excellent. If you like German, this place will please you.

Thank Sharon K

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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