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Cafe International

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8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3102
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Reubens

I've been on a Reubens kick lately. On the menu, the reuben was picked as their star sandwich and I agree, it was excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Resaca, Georgia
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Resaca, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been on a Reubens kick lately. On the menu, the reuben was picked as their star sandwich and I agree, it was excellent!

Thank gasherr
Gainesville, Georgia
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rainly day in January is probably not the best time to visit Helen. We tried three restaurants before stumbling onto the Cafe International. So glad we did. I don't understand some of the negative reviews, though to be fair, most of them were years old. I had read the reviews of the food about the reuben being so good,... More 

Thank AnnyMouse1
Daytona Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Best. Rueben. On. The. Planet. Service is mediocre, food comes somewhat slowly, but when you get it; WOW! We always come here when we visit Helen and so should you!

Thank bippasgirl
Cartersville, Georgia
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Their Ruben sandwich is the best I have ever had. I am not a fan of corned beef but my god this is out of this world. Yep every one has to make their own opinion but even the locals recommend this sandwich.

Thank pwf100200
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Several people drove to Helen, met my son and his wife and were told by the policeman that this was a very good restaurant. The setting was nice with a stream going by, pleasant waitress. My daughter-in-law ordered prime rib. Three of us ordered trout. I wish I had taken a picture of the prime rib. It was black and... More 

Thank nicepeach2
Waverly Hall
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local shop owner. Ordered the Reuben for my wife and the Camel Rider for my self. The Camel Rider was a very good sandwich but my wife's Reuben was the best I've ever tasted. I'm my opinion this is the best place in Helen to eat.

Thank Christopher D
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Meals were cold, not authentic at all. Food was micro-waved. Location is nice since it is right at the river.

Thank DHWtrkp
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Really good food is usually a result of a focus on one particular type of food (Italian, for example), therefore to come across a restaurant that focuses on the cuisine of several different cultures and expect it all to be excellent is a bit far fetched. Cafe International is not an exception to the rule. We cannot comment on the... More 

Thank ngachick
Palm Bay
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Ruben Sanwich is as good as they claim, good German beer on draft, also the soup of the day not on the menu was very good

Thank arturod71
Rome, Georgia
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Pretty view sitting next to the river. The food is only so so. Good for a quick bite, but not for delicious food. I got the stuffed cheese shells, which was bland and super watery. My friend got one of their "speciality" sandwiches. She said she could have made a better sandwich at home. But, it's decent for a quick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: (706) 878-3102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?