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Bodensee

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Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-1026
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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  • 427
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  • 163
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 37
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Let me start off by saying this is a must on your trip to Helen. I can promise you that you will not leave hungry. The food was excellent and I had the Hungarian goulash and it reminded me of my grandmothers cooking. Staff was excellent and assisted my wife in choosing "Gluten Free" options. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Bill H
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Hanahan, South Carolina
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Hanahan, South Carolina
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Let me start off by saying this is a must on your trip to Helen. I can promise you that you will not leave hungry. The food was excellent and I had the Hungarian goulash and it reminded me of my grandmothers cooking. Staff was excellent and assisted my wife in choosing "Gluten Free" options. She loved here selection. After... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was the best German meal we have had. One of us lives in Hungary and travels to Germany frequently, the other two of us have traveled to Germany and periodically cook German food at home. We stopped for dinner on a Thursday evening and were seated inside; one other inside table was occupied by a large group. Our waitress... More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were told this was the best German restaurant in Helen and it was ok but we were not that impressed. The service was excellent. I will admit that the salad that came with our meal was also excellent, but, while the rest of the dinner was good, it was not great. For starters, they have only one cheap brand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We got to meet the owner, such a sweet lady. She helped us have such a great experience! I felt as though I was in Germany! Everyone should visit and share this experience!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

3 people recommended this restaurant and I was sorely let down. I had the spatelze and it was greasy. My husband's chicken tenders were some of the worst he had ever had. The price is high for the food also. We hate at lunch time. I would not return. I have lived in Germany over 8 years and know my... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening over a great authentic German meal at Bodensee. For the first time I tried schnitzel, and it was outstanding. Don't miss this opportunity if you're ever in the area1

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited Helen on August 15, 2015. It was HOT and PACKED! After sight-seeing a little, we visited Bodensee at around 4 pm. It wasn't crowded and my party of 5 was seated immediately. Henry was our server and he had three great suggestions for meals! I ordered one of his recommendations and it was really tasty. Our meal was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Where do I start? The bread and butter! THE BREAD AND BUTTER! I'd put that on everything! The bread is hot and the butter is soft and garlicky. Definitely order the French onion soup. You can use the left over bread to soak up the remaining juices. A local told me it's the ONLY authentic German restaurant in the whole... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is some of the best German food we have ever had. The service was fantastic and everyone was ver friendly. Our server, Mary-Beth recommended two wonderful dishes we had never heard of. Can't wait to go back!

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fantastic homemade sausage, I tried the garlicwurst and sauerkraut. Not atmosphere, but it's pleasant on the patio. Service was a little slow (servers working hard just too many tables per person).

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 to 49
  • Cuisine: German

Description

Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.
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

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