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All 64 Helen Restaurants

Bodensee

Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-1026
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Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Helen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German
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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
Fayetteville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Tried them for lunch based solely on the TA reviews. Wife had the spring salad with shrimp, said it was good. However I though selecting the Rueben would be a good test of a German restaurant. Found the Rueben did not measure up. It was 2 meager slices of deli meat and way too much cheese. Twice as much cheese... More 

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Raleigh NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This was my first experience with German food- OMG it was SOOOOO good. I have had German food since then and it was nothing like Bodensee. Cant wait to go back to Bodensee!

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My word this place is good! The jaeger schnitzel is amazing! My husband and I went here on our honeymoon and then went back again a second time because it was so good!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Really liked the schnitzel. The rouladen, also good, was sort of small for the price. German potato salad and spaetzel were pretty good, and the best red cabbage during our visit. Our waitress had to deal with some particularly fussy patrons at the next table, but handled it with flair. (Ask for the gravy with the spaetzel).

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Bamberg, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Most of the locals in Helen recommended Bodensee for authentic Bavarian cuisine. Having lived there for a couple years I can say- it was pretty darn close. The food was very tasty- well prepared with good portions. The schnitzle was the best I have had outside of Germany, and we were very excited to hear several of the staff speaking... More 

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Atlanta
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have tried to find decent German Food in the Atlanta area, but have failed at every turn. I lived in Germany for 4 years, and the German food being served up around Atlanta is just awful (and not really German at all). Let's not even talk about Der Biergarten in Downtown Atlanta...not sure what kind of German Food they... More 

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went to the Bodensee on the recommendation of the Hampton Inn for authentic German food We were not disappointed. Got the Sampler Platter for Two - Sauerbraten (type of sausage), Schweinbraten, Beef Roll, Smoked Pork Chops, Homemade Wurst, with Spaetzle (noodles), Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad and Red Cabbage. Everything was really good except the Beef Roll was very dry. Owner... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My family and I enjoyed the first German foods. It is an experience my grandchildren will cherished.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by several locals. We arrived about 6:30pm or so and it seemed like maybe we were bothering our server. My father-in-law asked what was on special and instead of telling him our server said, "well, it's just what we had on the board out front." The bread was stale and the salad dressing was watery.... More 

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From Wiesbaden,GE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Can't say enough good things about Bodensee. As a local resident who lived for 24 years in Germany, I have sampled all the German restaurants in Helen with quite a few being very good to excellent. The food at the Bodensee is superb. The Kasespatzle is to die for as are many other items on their menu. Their non-German foods... More 

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Additional Information about Bodensee

Address: Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
Phone Number: +1 706-878-1026
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 49
Cuisine: German

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