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Bodensee

Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
706-878-1026
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Ranked #6 of 63 restaurants in Helen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $49
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.
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English first
Morrison, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Authentic German food, great atmosphere and as noted in the title they have a monstrous sized draft beer if you like great German beers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My fiancé and I had tried German food before and had not Ioved it but since we were in Helen for vacation decided to give another go. After asking around town most people suggested badense and I must say it didn't disappoint. The service was friendly and patient, the waitress helped guide us and the food was so good we... More

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Brunswick, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

enjoy their meals everytime I come up to Helen. Their cheese spaetzle are very good, schnitzel of good portion size, and I do love their huge meal for two, usually have always enough leftover to take home to eat the next day for lunch. A little expensive, however, how often do I spoil myself. Courteous service and the chef and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had the sampler platter for two. Good but the sampler was served on one plate. This caused the various sauces to blend together diminishing the ability to taste each sauce individually. Saubraten was bland. Smoked pork chop exceptional. Rouladen was the largest rouladen I have ever seen or consumed. Side dishes were great. I wish the spatzle had a side... More

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best German restaurant with the most delicious food. The pork chops are enough for 2 people. Excellent service. You never had to ask for a waitress.They were always there to wait on you.

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Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was very good, but the waitress was average at best. The restaurant was recommended by the staff at the Hampton Inn. I looked at the menus of all 3 "german" restaurants in Helen, and decided to try this one. The weiner schnitzel was good, but getting what I wanted in addition (Spaetzle, Sauerkraut) was a problem. The waitress... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Although it had an almost intimidating upscale appeareance, our friendly waitress made us and the kids feel welcome. She was very helpful with the German beer selections and we tried the sampler platter for two (it fed four of us with some leftover)! Lots of meat- all varied, with sides- wow what a meal, and we got to try so... More

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Newnan, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our three families met in Helen for the weekend, we had 11 total, six adults, 4 kids and one infant. Bodensee got us seated right away. Our drink order was taken and brought back within minutes, then before we could finish our salads our dinner was served. The food was GREAT and the service was even better. Thank Bodensee for... More

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Atlanta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Food is OK! But meals are over priced for the quantity and quality. The manager is rude and inconsiderate. There are state laws against Second-Hand smoke that require the front entrance of a business with no smoking to be clear. Here you have the restaurant owner in front of the entrance smoking. There should be some consideration for the guests... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Worst meal I have ever had ..On group trip. Had to pre-order and it was just awful. Service slow -kept bringing sweet tea when unsweetened ordered.

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