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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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  • 357
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 27
    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
Our anniversary getaway

My wife and I traveled to Helen Ga this past weekend and ate here. First time having German food in many years and we each loved it. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very clean. We will return to try out more of their dishes. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Charles F
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Gatlinburg
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoy German food and were looking forward to a nice meal after a long drive to Helen. The sauerbraten was on the small size, but good. Was looking forward to trying their spaetzle since they advertise it is made with bacon, onion and cheese. (Have never heard of spaetzle with cheese before.) Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. It... More 

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Gatlinburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Helen Ga this past weekend and ate here. First time having German food in many years and we each loved it. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Very clean. We will return to try out more of their dishes. Highly recommended.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I went to the restaurant with a group of 4 while on vacation. Very nice staff. We were greeted promptly and warmly when we came in. The 4 of us all ordered different items. I had the chicken schnitzel and had a choice of gravy to top it with. I chose the mushroom and cream gravy. Very delicious. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I didn't know I liked stuffed cabbage until I ate here. I dined with a group and we shared a number of entrees, even the salads were great, and the wurst was the best. Can't go wrong here, so if unfamiliar with German food get daring, you can't go wrong.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Hidden behind the Wendy's, you will find the best restaurant in Helen, GA!!! The Hostess and servers are extremely friendly. Our server was Laura. The food was wonderful. We have visited Germany and this is the most authentic food that we have found in the United States. Get the Spetzel, you will not be disappointed. Also the house salad dressing... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The car club was on the road to see the beautiful South GA Alpine town of Helen. Bodensee was expecting our group of 8 but in 2 minutes had adjusted to our group having grown to 16. A pleasant and efficient waitress handled our table very well. Every person in our group thoroughly enjoyed their choices, which had been delivered... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We motorcycled into town and asked a couple folks for the best restaurant. Each said Bodensee if you want authentic German food. We did so went there for dinner. Our waitress, Debby was exceptional since she know the menu well and helped us out with our orders. The food was exceptional and very authentic. A year ago I spent three... More 

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cleveland, ga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

needed more than one server but he did good. The food is excellent. I loved their German food and the desserts are to die for. The iced tea is awesome

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Went on the recommendation of the owner at Riverbend Motel & Cabins and it did not disappoint. Had lunch there and sat outside. The staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was wonderful! Had escargot , salad with house dressing which was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was nothing to write home about though. Everyone loved the wurst and the schnitzel.

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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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