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Hofer's of Helen

8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
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Ranked #7 of 62 restaurants in Helen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, German
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: German bakery.
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533 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Clemson, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were in Helen today and it was near lunch time, so we ate at Hofer's. They display a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5, so we thought it would be a reasonable place for lunch. The hostess and waitress were both fine. The place was bright and clean. But the food was just awful. I ordered their "famous" Reuben. I have... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Delicious food and very generous portions! Come hungry! This is a great place to start your day with a huge breakfast that will carry you through until dinner!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I had a magnificent breakfast....the food was terrific....the service...well....not so great....had to remind the server three times for refill on coffee...each time seemed a surprise to her...maybe too many people fir too few employees...but the quality of the food out-shined everything else.... This is a restaurant to try..don't miss it...just be patient with wait staff

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Rex, GA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A visit to Helen, GA would not be complete without a breakfast and a lunch at Hofer's of Helen! The total package - great food, pleasant atmosphere, servers always friendly and efficient. Bakery items are always fresh and delicious. This restaurant/bakery is a perfect fit for this great little place to visit.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome authentic german bakery and meals to boot. Highly recommend this spot for breakfast. And load up on treats at the exit of ur trip back to room or just to haul home with ya.

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had read about the bakery, and the restaurant. I was set for some good old German food. Although the bakery is excellent, I found the restaurant needed a lot of work. I went for lunch twice on my trip. The restaurant is small, with about 24 tables. There is only one table that is set for two, the rest... More

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RcHofer, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Hello jonsar1 - Thank you for your complement on our bakery. We strive hard to provide quality food and service. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch with us. Yes, we do have a small dining room, but we do not have room to expand as you probably did notice. Our dining room was actually designed and... More

Aiken, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is an excellent bakery. No matter what bakery product you chose to eat, you will not be disappointed. We even bought some to take home with us. Cream puffs are made with real whipped cream. Very rich and delicious.

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Tampa, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Even though many menu items were in German, they have English descriptions below. We had the grilled ham and swiss on rye and it was great. Other people in our party had the rueben, chicken sandwich and a sausage meal and they all agreed it was absolutely delicious. We were a party of 7, only had to wait for then... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the only place for lunch.. A bakery that makes it fun to eat there...small and crowded so go early for lunch..

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Gainesville, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We waited in line for 45 min so we had very high expectations. Bread was excellent. Coffee was excellent. Cream puff was excellent. Red cabbage was excellent. Spatzle was very greasy. I couldn't eat it. Everyone enjoyed what they had for protein. I had thin beef rolled around bacon pickle mustard onion and carrots smothered in dark mushroom gravy. It... More

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