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Helga's German Restaurant

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German, European, Austrian, Delicatessen, Central European
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14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523 (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped by at Saturday lunchtime to check out the restaurant and Deli. The Deli is minimal but we were immediately drawn into the restaurant. The decor is right out of Bavaria and Bar is well stocked and inviting. We ordered a Brat sampler (3 different char-grilled brats) with potatoe salad and saurkraut. A glass of dry Riesling and a... More 

Thank mhkay
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun and quiet gem in Aurora, the service can be a little slow but they are genuinely nice people that know their menu. The beer selection is extremely authentic and you have a wide variety of options including a 3L Boot of beer!

Thank Nathan W
Yuma, AZ
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Octoberfest beer available year round! My kind of place! Very friendly staff. The bar and bar area resemble a rustic German pub and on some nights there is a live performer. The food is good and reasonably priced and there is also a small deli. You can bring your kids....but for the sake of us single guys who just want... More 

Thank bstreetkid
Wauconda, Illinois
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126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helga's is positioned on the outer rim of the mall, a location that typically attracts the most vanilla of casual dining options with little character or personality. Not so here. The food was exceptional, the beer choices heavily German, and the service was great. The schnitzel could use a pinch more salt, but otherwise, the food was spot on, in... More 

Thank worldmusician
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was pretty good I've had better. And I would say it was a matter of busyness in the kitchen that made the service just a little spacey. I didn't have a time crunch so it wasn't a problem for me. Now for the food, it was some of the best German food around. You will not be sorry... More 

Thank Deborah B
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hardly ever give a 5 star rating, but when I do, it's deserved! If you truly love Germany food, this place is authentic! OMG! I had the rouladen, red cabbage and kroketten! As good as my Omaha made it for sure! And I LOVED her cooking. We will be back over and over again!

Thank smrtblond38
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was only average for the price. No bread is served with the dinners. The atmosphere is like a visit to Germany, though,

Thank xray12
Canfield, Ohio, United States
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151 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It only took me 10 minutes to get to Helga's from Gateway. Worth the trip. 7 German beers on tap. Wurst, schnitzel, spatzel - all fantastic. Good service. Thursday is all you can eat schnitzel, so it was busy. Live music too!

Thank memki
Summerville, South Carolina
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We have been to many so-called German restaurants in the United States since my wife is German born and raised. Helga's has been the best experience so far. We loved browsing the little store in front of the restaurant. We ordered a platter so we could try different meats and side dishes. The food was very good and the staff... More 

Thank JagerFoods
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Such good, authentic German food. Got the brats with squash and German noodles... so good. Also came with a soup or salad and we were all stuffed!

Thank Kellygirl09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
German, European, Austrian, Delicatessen, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523
    (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: 13033445488
Step into the romantic 'Old World' of the Rhineland river valley in Germany. Experience the enchantment of quaint small towns, vineyards and farmlands as far as the eye can see while majestic medieval castles stand grandly in the distance. Absorb the delicious aromas of hearty, savory food being lovingly prepared in family kitchens sifting through open windows. Welcome to Helga's German Restaurant and Deli. Experience authentic German home-style food and drinks with served with a side of "Old World' charm. Helga's was created in 1989 as a mother-daughter venture with a small, four-table restaurant. After spending their childhood in Germany, siblings Herbert and Helga have continued the tradition of their mother, Berta. Today, Helga's has expanded but has not departed from its humble beginnings, gathering a large loyal following of wonderful customers. Helga, Herbert and family maintain a warm and friendly environment where you can sit down to an authentic and delicious home-style German meal with family and friends. In the true spirit of a family-owned restaurant, Helga and Herbert are directly involved in ensuring the satisfaction of each and every one of their customers. Please do not hesitate to ask for either Helga or Herbert or approach them when you see them in the restaurant. They are happy to offer menu or deli suggestions, or even take a moment to just stop by and chat with you in German or English.

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