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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 64 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
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Having worked in the restaurant business for many, many years, I was pleasantly surprised that the food that was served was very close to German/Austrian cuisine. A couple of minor glitches can be overlooked as the owner said, you cannot keep everybody happy, which is true. But a good time was had by all and we will be back when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Bavarian knuckle of Pork was done quite well..Skin very crisp and meat done to bone....Give it 3 out of 5 stars

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Charleston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is about a block behind main street and a great place for authentic German food (and, yes, I have been all over Germany). I have been here twice and both experiences were pleasant and the food and beer was ample and great! It is now on my list of places I will return at every opportunity.

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is probably pretty authentic German food, but mostly it just seemed like Germanish diner food. Service was excellent...really nice, but food was not that good. I don't recommend it.

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Everyone told us we had to eat here if we wanted good German for. There were six of us and we each had something different. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. It may have been an off day/time for them so I wouldn't write them off entirely. But we won't be back again before we leave... More

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Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is like stepping back into Germany....highly recommended. We were fortunate to arrive the first day of their annual October Fest and the crowds had not yet arrived but the atmospheric certainly was "happy".

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Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is the 3rd time we have dined here and each time it has been excellent. The food is authentic German (I spent 21 years in Germany and my husband is German so we are very serious about our German food). Also, the service is outstanding.

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Bodensee was absolutely delightful! It was recommended to us by locals and we were not disappointed. We were told that of the seven "German" restaurants in Helen, this is the ONLY one that is owned and operated by Germans. We will definitely be dining there again the next time we visit Helen.

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Hiram, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

enjoyed the meals and german beer, waitress was friendly and helpful ,let us sample 2 german beers to accompany our meal

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Hiram, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Labor day weekend , we had our anniversary dinner here, upon recommendation from hotel management . The food was excellent i had eye of round with a horseradish cream sauce ,husband had a pork dish bread was fresh and tasty, house salad was fresh and the dressing was yummy . we had a pitcher of the dark german beer, it... More

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