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

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Visitor rating
  • 335
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 56
    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
Most recent review
so very disappointing

I met some friends here for lunch after reading many positive reviews and was looking forward to an authentic German meal. First the good: the restaurant itself is comfortable and clean and parking is on site, which is a big plus in Helen. The waitress was friendly and was attentive but not... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Mitchell G
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Blairsville, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Blairsville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I met some friends here for lunch after reading many positive reviews and was looking forward to an authentic German meal. First the good: the restaurant itself is comfortable and clean and parking is on site, which is a big plus in Helen. The waitress was friendly and was attentive but not obtrusive. Now the bad: I ordered the "Chef's... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was right across the street from the Helendorf where we stayed. The food was VERY GOOD and authentic. Our server, Matty was very informative, but alas, they did not have a happy hour. Best of all, we could have crawled across the street to our hotel because after 2 days of hard driving, we were doing some hard... More 

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florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The server we had was very accommodating. It seemed that all of the wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. The portions were adequate the price was slightly high but not significantly so. My first German food so I had don't have a comparison but it was very good.

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Eclectic, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

By far the best German cuisine since living in Germany! I had their Gypsy Schnitzel (pork), salad and the best spaetzle ever! The service was excellent as they were very busy. The place was packed but our server was cool and efficient. My husband had the liver and fried potatoes. He said they were the best he had ever had... More 

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Cooper City, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Helen GA and stayed at The Riverbend Motel and Cabins. The manager, Mark, told us that the first place we needed to eat was at Bodensee as the food was German, authentic and delicious. Our server, Jenna, was very attentive. Also, the prices for beer and wine was great as one glass of wine was the size... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Have lived in Germany and was eager to experience authentic German Food not "Chain" fare. This restaurant did a wonderful job of succeeding that expectation . It was tasty, filling and reasonably priced. Have returned on yet another recent visit and plan to do so again in the future.

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Riverview, Florida, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were looking for good German food and my wife years ago visited. I was a the cottage winery and I got to talking with the owner Jim and found out that him and I were both stationed at Ramstein Air Base at the same time. He also recommended this restaurant. Being in Germany and eating a lot of German... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband ordered steak, and I ordered salmon. Both were not good - but the salmon was terrible. I am not one to complain at a restaurant, but I wanted to send it back. It was totally dried out and had no flavor. I LOVE salmon but I could only eat a small portion - and that was only because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I am German, and this is authentic! Very delicious. Down to the butter for the bread and the salad dressing. (Don't fall for Hofer's: great bakery, yes! but the food in the cafe is not authentic) I highly recommend Bodensee if your in Helen. The real deal :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Based on the previous reviews we drove over an hour to have a nice Valentine meal...Service was polite but extremely slow...we were seated right away but took over 10 minutes to take our drink order...It took a loooong time before our food arrived....And then it was ok but not worth the drive to get there...I'll try another restaurant if and... 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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