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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-1026
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the best jaeger schnitzel ever, light and not overly breaded. The salad dressing was amazing as well. The only "opportunity" was our wait person, Kristie. She was a bit snippy and impatient. I'll return definitely, as we're all allowed a bad day, right?

Thank Scott S
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We checked with a local on the best place and they recommended here. All I can say is Awesome!!! Melt in your mouth food. Delicious!!

Thank Cyndy B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped to get a light lunch, very good service and good meal. We had a blt and coffee and tea just right.

Thank peter e
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

🇧🇪🍴Good German/Euro Food, Great folks. Both Genuine. First choice for a nice meal in Helen. Located behind the Wendy's. Be sure to say hello to Schnitzel the cat 🐱

Thank klcbrewer
Dothan, Alabama
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329 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first place to eat in Helen and it turned out to be awesome! The food was authentic and delicious. Our waitress (Debbie) was superb!

Thank Big_Globe_Traveler
Clearwater, Florida
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was within walking distance to my hotel and got good reviews online. German food is not my first pick, but being in Helen, GA on the weekend of Oktoberfest, it was almost a sin not to eat German fare. The restaurant is located near the river, but not on it. The building was well lit up and easy... More 

Thank Carrie H
Gainesville, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was born in Germany raised in the US. My mother is German and she was a very good cook. This restaurant is as close as you can get to the true tastes of Germany in the US. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious German cuisine.

Thank Richard I
Summerville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a town full of "fake" German restaurants they have hidden this gem behind Wendy's...thankfully it was recommended to us by a local shop owner...the food is fantastic!! My husband and I shared the sampler platter for two and ate it all. I would have rated this restaurant 5-star, but they sat us in an area which was full of... More 

Thank NMZ72
Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was brought here by a German friend who lives in Atlanta and though not impressive in décor/atmosphere, the food was very good. We had a herring appetizer which was large enough to be an entrée and a smoked porch chop lunch and were able to share the two with plenty left over. Our friends had the spaezle and goulash and... More 

Thank deenaat
El Paso
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were headed to the Beer Hall, but were drawn to this restaurant, as we walked by. There were lots of people around, so we thought it had to be good, but we were wrong, it was wunderbar! Yes, we had to wait in line, but it wasn't long and the people around us were jovial and none of us... More 

Thank Sheri G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $49
German, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 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: Behind Wendy's across from the Helendorff Hotel, 64Munichstrasse, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-1026
Centrally located with complimentary parking for all of our guests.

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