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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I did not have a good experience here. We went in knowing for a Friday night it might be busy, but that went out the window. We got seated right away and drinks right away. And then we waited and waited for...our pizza for 1 1/2 hours. The server was horrible. She never came by to say anything to us. And the one time she did come by to refill our soda she spilled it all over the floor and never cleaned it up. No sorry or compensation. The pizza we got tasted good so I rated them a 1. Lastly, the whole bar/restaurant area was so smoky I couldn’t barely breath. And when I walked out I spelled worse than a campfire.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Hands down best pizza place and calzone place we have ever tasted. We love this place. It's out of the tourist area which we love and it's a chill place to eat. Most important is that it's affordable. We recommend trying this place.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

We visited this place after a day of hiking around Helen and was looking forward to a salad and some pizza. We arrived around 7 pm and it was busy, but not packed. We waited about 10 minutes for a table which we felt was...very good for a Saturday evening. Our server took our order - a house salad to share and a pizza. After about 45 minutes, the hostess who seated us noticed we had no food yet and said something to our server. She came to our table and said she was checking on our food. A couple of minutes later she came back with our salad. The house salad was very good so we thought if this is an indication of the quality we were looking forward to the pizza. After about 15 minutes more, she cam back to our table and made some comment about so many tickets in the kitchen and she had no idea when we would get our pizza. She asked if we'd like to have it put in a to go box when it was ready of if we'd like to cancel the order. We looked at her and asked - you have no idea? She said the kitchen was really backed up. Again, the place was busy, but not packed and there were not a huge number of people waiting to be seated. I told her to just bring the check for the salad. I suspect, she failed to put our order in until the hostess said something to her. Major disappointment.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022 via mobile

Beware… the menu posted online has changed. But the food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Friendly staff. Definitely would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

We love the pizza and atmosphere at this restaurant. It is usually our first stop when we come into Helen. The Junker is our favorite but the big cheese would be a close second! Our waitress was nice and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 16, 2022

Tried almost every pizza over the years and i keep going back. The spicy Pig is one of my favorite pizza. Lots of cold beers and great service from the small staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

My friend and I ate here on a Saturday around 2:30 in the afternoon. The restaurant was not busy, several servers present. It also seemed lots of kitchen staff were present as well as evidenced by the constant stream of employees outside smoking. We ordered...an appetizer, salads, and a pizza. About 30 minutes later, our server reappeared with our pizza. She informed us she knows that we had salads and an appetizer but “we’ve got new kitchen staff that doesn’t know what they’re doing.” About 10 more minutes passes and she brings our salads. I told her to cancel the appetizer to which she answered that it was already prepared but she might be able to get it taken off our bill if she has to? Another 20 minutes passed before she came by again. She never once checked on us or asked us how our meal was. We got to go boxes and our check. She never returned. We finally got up, went inside, and flagged her down to pay at the bar. The food was very good but the service was dismal. It was clear that she did not ring our food in correctly, there was absolutely no reason to blame the kitchen for her mistake. If she had even done the bare minimum as a server, I wouldn’t feel compelled to write such a bad review. When we went inside to pay, there were 3 tables with patrons and at least 4 servers. I saw no reason why she couldn’t have given better service to us. The pizza was delicious but we have no plans to return here to eat.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

Based on our last experience a couple years ago we stopped in again. Once again this restaurant turned out to provide the best meal at the best price. We will return on our next trip.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Stopped in with friends on a weekday afternoon. They had a seat yourself sign out front so we went in to find a table but every empty table had not been cleared from the previous customers. We waited next to a dirty table as other...groups were. Eventually, there were about 4 groups standing next to dirty tables waiting to sit down. After we had been standing there awhile one of the servers came over and instructed all of us waiting to go back outside to wait for the tables to cleared and they would come back to get us. After about 10 minutes we looked in and saw the tables were cleared but still had not been wiped down. While waiting more customers continued to arrive and those of us waiting had to tell them the seat yourself sign no longer applied. After waiting a while longer and tables still not being cleared we went in to inform them they had a crowd waiting outside and no one had finished cleaning to tables. They allowed us to come in and wait at the dirty tables, which they still didn’t go around and wipe off for at least another 10 minutes. We counted at least 6 different servers walking around but it was another long wait for one of them to bring us menus and take our drink order. After getting menus there was another significant wait to place our order. We could see there were plenty of servers going around but none of them were stopping at our table. An employee identifying herself as the general manager arrived at our table to take our order and made it very clear she was not supposed to be taking orders but the other servers were not doing their jobs. We had been there for well over an hour when our food arrived, one of our orders was wrong but we had waited so long we didn’t want to wait for them to remake it. Our new server checked the order that was put in and found that Miss Snooty General Manager that was not supposed to be taking orders had put the order in wrong. When we finally left we had been there for 2 hours just for 3 people to eat pizza.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

had a great experience. Nice beer selection. Staff was great. Our waitress was super knowledgeable about the beers. Pizza was really good, crust was a little soggy, but taste was superb.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

I use to love eating here not sure if they change ownership or not. The pizza doesn’t taste like it use to smaller slices and to much spices

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

Stopped for a quick bite. Not sure what we wanted and my wife’s taste and mine differed. So, we got two 14” pizza-mine meat and hers a margarita with olives and pineapple added. Could only eat 3 of the 8 slices. Carried the rest home...and had two more meals out of it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Helen was crazy crowded so we kept going to the Nacoochee community and this place only had about a 10 minute wait. The Popeye was delicious! They have a wide variety of specialty pizzas - something for everyone. Salads were very generous...one side salad would...have been enough for both of us. Service was great even though they were busy. Decent beer menu too. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022 via mobile

Wow, just wow! This is the place to Helen! Best meatball subs and turkey subs we have ever had. The sticky buns are a must as well. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

Not a great atmosphere but we didn't care, bring on the pizza. Our pizza had plenty good tasting cheese and we had good service as well. Don't shy away from this place, it delivers great taste!

Date of visit: February 2022
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makemybrowneyes
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Response from Culture315835 | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could help here but I do not know. I will say the food was very good. I would advise calling them. it was a good break from the German food in Helen.
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Response from bluesteyesinTX | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not offer delivery.
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Response from PAIGEA82 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly no, but they do allow you to tie your dog up outside the patio near where you are seated. We do it all the time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria

Yes, The Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria offers takeout services.

The Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4