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Hofer's of Helen

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8758 N Main St, Helen, GA 30545-2304
+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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Homerville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pet friendly on the patio, waitress made sure our dog had plenty of water. The food was good, both my husband and myself had Reuben. The service was very slow, the waitress made up for it with a free dessert.

Thank Madeline C
Ellijay, Georgia
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife got the pastrami on rye and I got the roast beef on rye. I know-go to a German Restaurant and order deli! But both sandwiches were very good. The rye bread was outstanding. I wish they would serve breakfast all day, because the breakfast menu looked absolutely fantastic. We got dessert to-go on the way out. I got... More 

Thank bugzboy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was given a table in a corner,which was nice because the business was crowded and we wanted out of the way. Mistake. Entire meal consisted of the foul mouth women on the opposite side of the wall of us. Server was very nice to the family, but smelled like sewage, or pasture. Overwhelming doesn't describe the smell. The smell turned... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the highest rated restaurant in Helen for German food and we looked forward to eating there on our recent visit. My husband had the saurbraten which he said was not nearly as good as the way I make it and I had the veal loaf topped with a fried egg with a side of potato salad. The entree... More 

Thank fkubick
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pastries. Great food. The only issue is a small dining area. We always stop there and have breakfast.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Greenville, SC
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a deli, a bakery and a sit-down restaurant. Also a Beer garten on the outside deck where you can get beer and quick snacks. The bakery has a huge selection. We did not go into the restaurant part. The bakery goods were fresh and tasted terrific.

Thank Ctrexler
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for breakfast or lunch. On weekends it can be very busy and there will be a wait. Worth it.

Thank PensacolaRobert
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was truly disappointed this time with Hofer's Bakery. I wanted knockwurst and bratwurst which is usually served with German potato salad and red cabbage. I find that the menu has been changed. Hofer's now serves mashed potatoes and pretzel dumplings with their plates. First of all that is two starches. Secondly, I go to Hofer's for the GERMAN food.... More 

Thank Barbara R
Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for dinner only to find they had closed BUT would open for breakfast at 8am. AND what a breakfast. The 4 of us all had something different and there wasn't a disappointed person at the table. The home-made corned beef hash was a treat but a favorite was the bacon and onion hash brown meal (tip...get the eggs... More 

Thank atravlerami
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel staff. I believe it is only open for breakfast and lunch. They have a wonderful bakery as well as a dining room. It was fairly crowded so I knew we were in for something special. I believe they serve mostly German food and the menu is quite unique, I had a... More 

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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, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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 30545-2304
  • 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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