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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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  • 363
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 16
    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
German!

This is only the third time we have eaten at a German restaurant. Our prior experiences with German restaurants were less than stellar. Bodensee was the exception. We really enjoyed our supper and the service was excellent. We look forward to another visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
dbscpa
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Glennville, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner. One of the guest in a party next to me ordered a single order of ham hock. The dish looked delicious, but they would not let me order it since it's sold as a dinner for two. He was able to since he was a regular. How fair is that to a new... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is alright - they do a good job of accommodating those with a gluten allergy. They also offer the best sit-down German food experience for dinner in all of Helen, so there's that too. But if you're expecting authentic German food, go elsewhere. The mushroom sauce (Rahm sauce) is boring, the 'Gypsy Schnitzel' sauce is more Asian than... More 

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Glennville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is only the third time we have eaten at a German restaurant. Our prior experiences with German restaurants were less than stellar. Bodensee was the exception. We really enjoyed our supper and the service was excellent. We look forward to another visit.

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Mount Airy, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The hubs and I love German food. We've eaten at various places in Helen and wanted to give Bodensee a try. We are so glad that we did. Very pleasant atmosphere with a choice of indoor/outdoor seating. Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. D ordered chicken prepared as traditional schnitzel with potato wedges. I had a garlic wurst served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the best server our entire stay, this first night, at Bodensee's. This is German food done right. The staff was very friendly, including our awesome waitress who kept a good eye on us and was always at hand if someone had a question about the menu (being the majority of our group hadn't had German before). I ordered... More 

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Dickson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at many places in Helen but this one tops them all. Great food and great service. We had a party of 12 and came in at the right time before the dinner rush. I would suggest making reservations if you have a large party.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had the Weiner schnitzel and rouladen (beef roll). Both were excellent, spaetzle was like mom makes. Shared an apple strudel for dessert, warm with a side of ice cream & whip cream - pasty melted in your mouth. Staff was friendly & professional. Prices a little higher but figured it was due to being a tourist town.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great food Amazing wait staff & made our last nite one to remember !!! and dont forget the cheese cake its one of the best ive ever had any where!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food was not what we expected. We wanted German food but this was disappointing. The service was great. They were kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been to Helen often, eaten in many restaurants this was great discovery. We were not real hungry but needed to eat instead of waiting another hour to get home. Taking our time to look over the menu we pieced together a smoked trout starter and an Au Gratin main that was listed under vegetables. The waitress was great... More 

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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 - 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?