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Hofer's of Helen

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$$ - $$$
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8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545
+1 706-878-8200
8:00 am - 6:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 am
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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason there is usually a line out the door in the busy season for breakfast here; of all the "German" restaurants in town, this is really the only authentic tasting place. The breakfasts are delicious and delightful. The coffee is excellent and served with real cream. We have breakfast here every time we come to Helen—it's become... More 

Thank Octavia B
Ralph H, Owner at Hofer's of Helen, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Octavia. We hope to see you and your family again soon! More 

Enterprise, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved everything about Hofers! Finding this place was one of the highlights of our trip. Excellent German restaurant and bakery (we tried a few other places- Hofer's took the win), and the ladies who work here are incredibly welcoming, efficient and friendly- making for a great overall experience. Wonderful.

Thank louiseneumann
South Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best bakery in Helen for German specialties; fresh baked rye bread, hand made pretzels, and all of the best imported German goodies you could want.

Thank SandyKats
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for breakfast. It was very busy but the service was good and the food also very good.

Thank scothernite
Atlanta, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is OUTSTANDING. Great food, great beer, amazing bakery goods as well as German imports to purchase. Worth the small to be seated in this cozy restaurant. BEST FOOD IN HELEN.

Thank mrskarenneal
Ashville, Alabama
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived right at 8 when they opened. We walked through their beautiful bakery display and seated promptly. The food came out fast. We had belgian waffles and potato pancakes with sausage and eggs. I highly recommend giving this place a try. I'd like to go back and have lunch or dinner!

Thank Jessica S
Longview, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there a few days after Christmas and they were very busy. Despite the crowd service was very cordial. We only bought items from the bakery; pretzels, cookies,a torte and a large cream puff. Everything was very good. We have family in the area and will definitely return.

Thank mpbosworth
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hofer's a few times. First, for Apple Fritters and Pretzel Bread! YUM! Our group went back the following day for lunch. The Rueben's were PERFECT! I had the Hofer's Famous Poorboy - It was DELICIOUS- very filling. Another one of our friends ordered " The Rachel" it's the Rueben's sister, she really enjoyed it. My husbands favorite was... More 

Thank Lisa J
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went during lunch rush hour and had to wait 45 minutes for a seat. Not their fault. The indoor dining area is small and will only seat about 30. They do have outside dining but it was too cold. Had a pastrami on rye and it was average at best. Kids had a turkey sandwich and wife had the veggie... More 

Thank Nolezilla
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was Ok. Service was OK. Good, but nothing to write home about. Overall, food in Helen is overpriced for what you get. Ex: One fried egg was $2.50.

Thank Tara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $19
American, German
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
8:00 am - 6:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Helen
  • Phone Number: +1 706-878-8200
Hofer's Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of town center in Helen Georgia. European Cakes, Pastries, and "Old World" Breads compliment our delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in our relaxing dining room. We offer both German and American food favorites to satisfy the taste of all customers. Visit our "Gift Vault" where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items. Mail order service is available. Our outdoor Biergarten (located on our covered front deck) is open summer and fall (weather permitting) featuring delicious food, Beer and Wine and live music entertainment. Please call visit our website for more information

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