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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and efficient service

Busy, busy Friday night at the height of Helen's tourist season. We were seated promptly as it was later, about 8:30-9:00. It was going strong, still. There was some live music on the patio but we went inside to the air conditioning. We had a scampi appetizer, trout and chicken with onion gravy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Busy, busy Friday night at the height of Helen's tourist season. We were seated promptly as it was later, about 8:30-9:00. It was going strong, still. There was some live music on the patio but we went inside to the air conditioning. We had a scampi appetizer, trout and chicken with onion gravy and everything was scrumptious. There was nothing... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Go anywhere else. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our 24 hour overnight visit to Helen GA with the exception of eating in this restaurant. I ordered the Haus Platter - Knockwurst, Homemade Garlic Wurst and Smoked Pork Chop with Sauerkraut and German Potato Pancake (as replacement for potato salad). The Knockwursts were excellent, pork chop dry as could be,... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped in after playing golf. We really enjoy good German food. We ordered Chicken Breast Grilled with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Spaetzle, German Potato Salad, Potato Pancakes. Our server was very nice. I had found something unexpected in my Spaetzle so she got me a new plate right away. My husband's Potato salad was okay but had... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Capital "A" awesome! Big Mamma needed a nap after this meal! The staff is wonderful, the menu is an awesome mix of German styles that will suit anyone. Potato salad wasn't on the menu, but our waitress (Angela) added it to Big Mamma's Chicken schnitzel dish! Two thumbs up for the homemade garlic wurst too. Totally worth the walk!!!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My family and I (party of 9) had dinner here on a recent visit to Helen, GA. We were told it was the best German food in town. And they were right! We were seated quickly and our waitress was super nice and helpful! She answered several questions we had about different menu items and German food in general. Food... More 

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We found the food overall to be a bit pricey but fairly good. Salad with house dressing was good. Complimentary bread was okay. For the entrees, husband had the special for the evening which was schnitzel with a sweet cream sauce (too sweet for my taste); I had jaeger schnitzel that was delicious; one daughter had pork loin swimming in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my Schnitzel. It was delicious. I was hoping to get "real" German Potato salad but was disappointed. Wife had Wursts she enjoyed. Daughter had steak that was delicious and other daughter had Knockwurst and red cabbage. It was all good… just wanted my german potato salad. The version they served was OK but...

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Salem
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant in July 2015 and tried one of the "German Specials". I was pleasantly surprised at how tender the roast was and how well the sauce complemented the meal. There was so much more that schnitzel to choose from on the menu, and the price is comparable to other restaurants in town, but the quality of food... More 

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Hartselle
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have never had traditional German food so this seemed how it would be. Portion sides where pretty good prices seemed a little high. Food was good and the server was very nice but I prob wouldn't visit again.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is simply the best German food in Helen. The service tends to be a bit spotty, but the food is definitely worth a visit. It is the best sauerkraut I have ever eaten. I have eaten there several times and have never been disappointed (by the food).

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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 to 49
Cuisine: German

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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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