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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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  • 378
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  • 147
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 32
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  • 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
Excellent German Dinner

This restaurant was recommended by the clerk in the hotel. We got the sampler for two which was more than enough food for four people. The sampler included 2 pieces of every type of pork which was amazing! The service was fantastic and the pork was very tender and juicy. I would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Gerry W
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Tampa, Florida
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the clerk in the hotel. We got the sampler for two which was more than enough food for four people. The sampler included 2 pieces of every type of pork which was amazing! The service was fantastic and the pork was very tender and juicy. I would definitely recommend Bodensee!

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Northport, Alabama, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After seeing the other reviews I was expecting a much better experience than I got. They were not crowded and we were seated very quickly, but the place was dark and just seemed to need a good cleaning. The tea was weak and expensive, but overall the service was not up to par. The food was ok, but they had... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Clerk at our hotel recommended for German food. They only had one veggie meal for husband who was vegetarian. It seemed like a after thought. I had chicken Schnitzel----very salty. Daughter had Potato Pancakes which were ok. Other daughter had chicken stroganoff- a bit salty too. Salad was good. Very pricey just the 4 entrees came to $65 with hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was here a year and a half ago and my whole family liked their meal. Mine was not my favorite just because I did not expect pickles to be in my beef stroganoff. This time we went with two other families. Three of us total went. Service was very slow. They took care of the smaller tables first. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had our family vacation and stop by Helen Georgia for a night and in our hotel recommended Bodensee restaurant and i must say by far the best recommendation ever; the food was the best and our waiter Matt was excellent. This was our 1st trying German food and i can say it was a very plesant one. I really... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and I had a wonderful currywurst and my wife had shrimp grilled to perfection. We topped it off with probably the best apple strudel we've ever had.

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Montevallo, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went for a late lunch/early dinner while on a weekend trip to Helen. We were greeted by one of the owners and given the lunch menu and dinner menu to choose from. The restaurant has a very inviting, homelike feel. We each ordered a different entree so we could share :-) I had the homemade garlic wurst and my... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Okay, Germany may be several thousand miles from here, but Doina & Aurel prepare and serve the very next best thing in their restaurant in Helen, GA! The menu is very extensive offering many Veal, Pork, Sausage, Chicken, Seafood and more meals and several choices for 2 people. If you have room from dinner, they also have desserts like Cheese... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Based on a couple of recommendations, we chose Bodensee for dinner our last night in Helen. Their menu is quite extensive, and entrees are served with a fresh salad and housemade creamy dill dressing (very good), bread with a great garlic butter spread, and an appropriate side. My husband's Sauerbraten was fork tender and delicious. My Weiner Schnitzel (Breaded and... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went for dinner while visiting Helen on vacation. They serve fresh homemade bread and family style salad, which was delicious. We each ordered a different entree and everyone was happy with their meal. We also shared an apple turnover for dessert. Matt was our waiter and he was very personable and accommodating. Would definitely return for another meal.

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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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