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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” (92 reviews)
“french dip” (23 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 2 weeks ago

the prices were a little steep for a sandwich. Rueben was good. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. would eat there again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1greenchicken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good German food, good service and very good view. They also offer different German beers. We enjoyed or food and beers there.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Franklin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great lunch at Cafe International. We ate outside by the river (yes, in December!) I had the Camel Driver and my wife Had the Norwegian salad.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bill M
Reviewed November 30, 2018

If you enjoyed German food this is a great place to have lunch or dinner. I had the Stack and boy they weren't kidding it was stacked with delicious meats. Also we have some the the bratwurst very good, So as you got through Helen...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank runway321
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Food was a bit disappointing in comparison to price. Burgers are just frozen patties and potatoe chips for a side for a high price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had not been to the café for a while. So, on my recent birthday I decided to take the day off work to go get a sandwich and a beer in Helen. I ordered a sandwich I have had several times before. I noticed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Right on the river, we stopped for a late lunch and I was a bit dismayed to see that we were the only people there but the food was good, the service fast and the view from the deck overlooking the river was great, although...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pamela S
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in after viewing the menu posted outside. We were promptly seated overlooking the river and our orders were taken. My wife had the Reuben and I had the French dip. Both sandwiches were loaded with meat and there were chips on the plates....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lecano_FlStan43
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Sits along the banks of the Chattahoochee with only a handful of decent tables. Park benches, actually, rock hard and not especially clean. If you are looking for authentic German go elsewhere. The menu is all over the place. Beers are mostly the craft type,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank titleatty2016
Reviewed October 7, 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Q4323SEcharlottep
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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
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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