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“Good food and lots of fun!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Helga's German Restaurant

Helga's German Restaurant
14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 344-5488
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Ranked #26 of 599 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: German, Delicatessen
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.
Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food and lots of fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Went here the other night and had a great time. Started with the beer sampler that came with six German beers and delicious soft pretzel. I recommend the combo platter which had two types of schnitzel and a bratwurst. Be prepared to take food home the portions are generous. After our meal we went to the shop in the front of the store and bought some German chocolate. It was a great date night!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Shingle Springs
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Guided by TripAdvisor, Helga's German Restaurant was visited around noon on Saturday.
As I was shown to a table, the waitress apologized for the country & western music being piped over the restaurant's PA system.
I ordered Rahm Schnitzel and a beer. Every schnitzel I have ever had (and I have enjoyed many schnitzels in Germany) was a breaded cutlet. The Rahm Schnitzel at Helga's was not breaded at all, just fried. Although edible, the entree was unimpressive. Frankly, I have enjoyed much better schnitzels at restaurants located at rest areas along Germany's Autobahns (expressways, freeways).
Both the Helga's menu - and - the bill indicated that a 15% service charge is added to every tab. Tipping was unnecessary. This fact notwithstanding, when my credit card was tendered for payment, the bill included an obvious space for a tip.
When next I visit Denver and have a taste for German food, I'll avoid Helga's with its deficient atmosphere, lackluster food and compulsory 15% gratuity.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Aurora
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Best Gasthaus outside of Germany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Perhaps Helga's is not the BEST Gasthaus outside of Germany, but it is my favorite. We took part in the last Friday of the Month Dinner and German Music Entertainment last week. The menu is rich with German specialties. Although we did not have it, the Hammock dinner looked wonderful. The people at our table (Friday Music Night is served with the tables arranged like you'd see in a fest tent in Germany) said it was great. We had the Pretzel and Meat appetizer, a Brat Sampler and the Jagerschnitzel. Perfect. In addition to the good food was the festive nature of this Friday night "party". Debbie, the Hostest made for a lively evening and the Band performed many German folk favorites. Did I mention the beer. Lots of good German beer to choose from. If you want to take home some German delicacies, you can. Their deli is well stocked with meats, cheeses and breads, mustards and saurkraut, pickles and such.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Colorado
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188 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“READ THIS BEFORE YOU GO!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

The schnitzel is really good. We had pork, chicken and veal and all were good. The spaetzel and red cabbage wasn't as good as I have had elsewhere. Also don't like that they charge a 15% service charge on each check that is NOT the tip. If your service is bad they still get ok tips. No risk for them for bad service. All in all very good. I will be back and try a few more things.

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best kept secret of Aurora!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

THe food here is very authentic and incredibly delicious!! The staff was better than great also! THey have live German music on occassion and also have a store as well. If you love German food, this will not disappoint!

Visited September 2012
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