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“Authentic Germany in Colorado” 5 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 #24 of 592 Restaurants in Aurora
Cuisines: German, Delicatessen
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.
Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Germany in Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went on a date night with another couple purposely on the last Friday of the month. On the last Friday of every month they have a live band that plays German beer house favorites. You eat beer house style along long tables, making friends with the people next to you as you enjoy the most authentic German food I've had outside of Germany. The decor was top notch featuring things from every region of Germany. Go during the lunch hour to sample the AWESOME German potato salad! Be sure to stop by the deli shop and pick up goodies before leaving!

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Ok Food Not So Great Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited for lunch around 1:15 on Thursday. Helgas looks like it might have been in an old Red Lobster building and looked welcoming from the outside even though it is in a run down mall. There were only three tables of customers in the restaurant part and we thought we would go into the deli part of the restaurant first just to look around. There was a gal working the counter yet she had her back to us and did not acknowledge us. The restaurant staff saw us yet none of them acknowledged us either. We looked at the products they sell and saw that the brotchens were brought in from a different deli/bakery, Wimbergers (Yum! More on them in a different review), and were delivered every other day. The meat and cheese counter was very sparse yet did have an OK selection. We approached the counter and stood for a very long long time until we finally asked for acknowledgment. We ended up just buying deli meats and bread and they tasted good and fresh yet the overall service of the restaurant was not welcoming at all.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Just average for me”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The place had good reviews on tripadvisor and other sites. Thought I would give it a try. I order the Bratwurst dinner with two smoked thuringer brats, spatzle with brown sauce and red cabbage. I thought the entire meal was not flavored very well. The brown sauce was bland and the red cabbage was also very bland. Not much smoke flavor for the brats either. My wife ordered the beef sauerbraten meal. Her meat was very tender. But she also thought the same about the sides (Not much flavor) I live a about 45 minutes away. But would not make the trip back. The food just didn't have the WOW factor for me. The building could also use a update.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great German just pricey ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

An excellent spot for German food just a bit pricey. I would go again just probably not that often. We went for a lunch date and while it's a nice little quaint spot perfect for an occasional lunch I really would have to be craving German food to go more often.

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Aurora, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“German Delite.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful, filling and appreciated German dinner. My wife and I go at least 6 times or more a year - first, because I am partial to authentic German food. This is a family restaurant that has been in Aurora for at least 40 years. We have been so lucky that the younger members have stay in the business. The food, and yes German beer, are priced to serve the community. Their Schnitzels, of which they numerous different kinds, are wonderful - mine is the Jager!! Plenty of parking and comfortable, well lit space inside. We also appreciate their small deli and packaged German products that are also available. Good place to get seasonal German treats. They periodically have live German musicians to entertain.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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