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Cafe International

8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
+1 706-878-3102
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“reuben” (91 reviews)
“french dip” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, German, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot by river. The Ruben is the best we’ve ever had! They only have beer and wine and no fans in the heat. Other than that it was great.

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good but simple--ordered an appetizer of pita and humus--good but nothing special. Service was a little lax

Thank cmcJaxFl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here quite a few times. The menu is good with grilled and fresh meals. There is a section of tables along the river where you can watch the people going tubing in the summer. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat lunch here for the location, right on Chatahoochie River. There is indoor dining, but everyone was eating outside. Good sandwich selection, decent sized. I really enjoyed the pastrami. Split the German chocolate cake for dessert, not up to my wife's homemade...More

Thank U1568UAjeffreym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well hello everyone at Cafe International and readers. We went to get a quick bite and I will say it was the best turkey sandwich I have ever had. It was served on a kaiser roll with coleslaw, pickle, and chips, but the turkey and...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our Chi’s in an enclosed stroller, still not allowed under the covered roof area which is still open air, not enclosed 😕. If it was a true German restaurant I can assure you, pets are always welcome! Shared a Reuben sandwich which was good....More

Thank Julianne W
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Helen, Ga but we haven't been back in several years. We were traveling with a large group of 11 of our family and went here for lunch . The wait staff was very accomodating and...More

Thank akupupule
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I have been going to Helen for the past 50 years (at least twice per month). I have dined at most every place Helen has to offer and hands down Cafe International is the best. This has been my go to for the past 10...More

1  Thank DiningAficionado
Reviewed September 6, 2018

My family and I enjoyed a delightful late lunch at Cafe International. We got to sit overlooking the river tube traffic and it was a lot of fun. "Billy" gave us fantastic service, with quick refills (without having to ask!) and or order was perfect....More

Thank David P
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. We usually get a table on the water side and watch the tubers go by. I almost always get a french dip sandwich and my husband will try various items and never has had...More

Thank loribledsoe
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June 4, 2018|
Response from mhwright5679 |
They are dog friendly in the area outside the covered patio. Legally they can’t have pups in the main area, but it’s still very nice and they immediately bring water for your dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8546 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3648
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-3102
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