Best Restaurants in Helen GA

No matter if you’re visiting Helen for one of its famous German-themed celebrations or for its scenic mountain location, finding great places to eat in Helen GA is a fantastic way to enjoy the local culture.

Best Restaurants in Helen GA

Best Restaurants in Helen GA

Fans of German foods will appreciate the wide variety of German Restaurants while others may prefer the scenic locations of waterfront restaurants!

 

Restaurants in Helen, Georgia

Once you decide what kind of food you’d like, you’ll have plenty of great Helen Ga restaurants to choose from!

 

German Restaurants in Helen, GA

Helen’s Bavarian theme wouldn’t be complete without great German restaurants and pubs. Fortunately, there are enough German restaurants in Helen GA to try a new German restaurant every day of the week!

 

Bodensee Restaurant

Bodensee German Restaurant in Helen GA

Bodensee German Restaurant in Helen GA

The Bodensee Restaurant is the top choice for German fine dining in Helen. Purchase discounted gift certificates for Bodensee Restaurant from Restaurant.com (note there are minimum purchase requirements for redeeming). Outdoor seating is available.

Bodensee Restaurant Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-1026
  • Address: 64 Munich Strasse, Helen, GA
  • Website: bodenseerestaurant.com
  • Pet-Friendly: pets allowed in the enclosed patio
Bodensee Restaurant Reviews

 

The Heidelberg

The Heidelberg German Restaurant, Pub, & Music Hall in Helen GA

The Heidelberg German Restaurant, Pub, & Music Hall [photo ExploreGeorgia.org]

This iconic blue and white German restaurant and pub on the square has a newly renovated concert hall on the third floor. Outdoor seating available.

 

The Heidelberg Contact Info

 

The Heidelberg Reviews

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant

Enjoy German and American favorites along with live music performances on weekends. Outdoor seating is available that overlooks the Chattahoochee River.

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-2248
  • Address: 9001 N. Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: pets allowed at picnic tables outside

 

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant Reviews

 

Hofer’s Bakery & Café

Hofer's Cafe in Helen GA

Hofer’s Bakery and Cafe in Helen GA [photo ExploreGeorgia.org]

Outdoor seating available. Pastries can be taken outside to enjoy on the pet-friendly Biergarten.

 

Hofer’s Bakery & Café Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-8200
  • Address: 8758 North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: hofers.com
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed on outside deck (Biergarten)

 

Hofer’s Bakery & Café Reviews

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten

Visit this central biergarten for beer and German food. Especially lively during Oktoberfest! Outdoor seating available.

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-0008
  • Address: 8660 Main Street, Helen, GA

 

King Ludwig’s Biergarten Reviews

 

Mullers Famous Fried Cheese Café

Enjoy authentic German and Czech cuisine at Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or early dinner. Outdoor seating is available at this family-friendly restaurant. Vegetarians and gluten-free options available.

Purchase discounted gift certificates for Muller’s Famous Cafe from Restaurant.com (note there are minimum purchase requirements for redeeming).

 

Mullers Famous Fried Cheese Café Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 892-1212
  • Address: 60 Chattahoochee Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: mullerscafe.com
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed outside on the deck

 

Mullers Famous Fried Cheese Café Reviews

 

The Old Bavaria Inn Restaurant

This centrally located German restaurant in Helen offers German food plus a gift shop next door with beer steins, lederhosen, dirndls, and more.

 

The Old Bavaria Inn Restaurant Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-3729
  • Address: 8619 South Main Street, Helen, GA

 

The Old Bavaria Inn Restaurant Reviews

 

Fine Dining Restaurants in Helen GA

In addition to the Bodensee Restaurant for German fine dining, the Calendonia Dining Room also offers fine dining in Helen Ga.

 

Caledonia Dining Room at Valhalla Resort Hotel

This resort restaurant is a great space to indulge in a fine dining experience. Outdoor seating is available and can be requested when making your reservations via OpenTable.

 

Caledonia Dining Room Contact Info

 

Caledonia Dining Room Reviews

 

Casual Dining in Helen, GA

There are plenty of great places to enjoy casual dining for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner in Helen.

 

Alpine Brew Deck

This Chattahoochee Riverfront restaurant is a great spot for casual dining and cold drinks by the river. Enjoy live music and a lively scene with plenty of beer on tap and in bottles. Outdoor seating is available.

 

Alpine Brew Deck Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-7293
  • Address: 11 River Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: alpinebrewdeck.com
  • Pet policy: pets are allowed outside on the deck

 

Alpine Brew Deck Reviews

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern

Live music every Friday (9:00 pm), Saturday (9:00 pm), and Sunday (2:00 pm). Outdoor seating available. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-2739
  • Address: 807 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA
  • Website: biggdaddys.com

 

Bigg Daddys Restaurant and Tavern Reviews

 

Café International

Enjoy international favorites from America, France, Italy, and Germany at this central Helen location. Outdoor seating is available on the deck overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

 

Café International Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-3102
  • Address: 8546 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed at picnic tables in the parking area

 

Café International Reviews

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus

Enjoy a wide selection of hot dogs, sandwiches, cold beer, and local wine! Live music on occasion. Outdoor seating is available.

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 969-8912
  • Address: 8016 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: pets allowed outside on the deck

 

Chattahoochee Dog Haus Reviews

 

Cimmi’s Café

Enjoy breakfast, brunch (mimosas!), and lunch favorites at this location with outdoor seating available. Note that indoor seating is limited and the deck closes during inclement weather. The cafe closes daily at 2:00 pm and is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays.

 

Cimmi’s Café Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-6037
  • Address: 9667 North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed at picnic tables outside

 

Cimmi’s Café Reviews

 

Cowboys & Angels Restaurant and Bar

Visit the centrally located Cowboys & Angels southern steakhouse for surf and turf favorites served along with local vegetables. Enjoy brunch on Sundays. Live music on select nights. Outdoor seating is available.

 

Cowboys & Angels Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-3433
  • Address: 60 Chattahoochee Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: cowboysangels.net
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed outside on deck and courtyard

 

Cowboy’s & Angels Reviews

 

The Hooch Pizza and Burger Joint

The Hooch Pizza and Burger Joint in Helen GA

The Hooch Restaurant in Helen GA [photo ExploreGeorgia.org]

Outdoor seating is available.

 

The Hooch Pizza and Burger Joint Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-0031
  • Address: 16 Chattahoochee Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed outside on the back patio

 

The Hooch Pizza and Burger Joint Reviews

 

Monday’s Pub

Monday's Pub in Helen GA

Monday’s Pub in Helen GA

Enjoy comfort foods including burgers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, ribs, and more. Outdoor seating is available – note that kids are not allowed inside as smoking is permitted inside the restaurant. Call for details about karaoke and live music nights.

 

Monday’s Pub Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-0094
  • Address: 7934 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: mondayspub.com

 

Monday’s Pub Reviews

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill

This local “casual fine dining” grill boasts a menu of comfort food with a gourmet twist. Outdoor seating available and live music on weekends.

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-1020
  • Address: 7277 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: mullysnacoocheegrill.com
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed outside on the porch

 

Mully’s Nacoochee Grill Reviews

 

Nacoochee Tavern and Pizzeria

Enjoy the full bar and hearth-baked pizzas at this highly-rated local tavern and pizzeria. Outdoor seating is available.

 

Nacoochee Tavern and Pizzeria Contact Info

 

Nacoochee Tavern and Pizzeria Reviews

 

Paul’s Steakhouse on the River

Enjoy surf and turf classics at this riverfront restaurant in the center of downtown Helen. Enjoy karaoke nights plus live music every Friday and Saturday night! Covered outdoor seating is available at the festive Paul’s Margarita Deck located just behind the main restaurant.

 

Paul’s Steakhouse on the River Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-2468
  • Address: 8537 South Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: paulssteakhouse.com

 

Paul’s Steakhouse on the River Reviews

 

The Troll Tavern

Riverfront patio dining at The Troll Tavern in Helen GA

Riverfront patio dining at The Troll Tavern in Helen GA [photo ExploreGeorgia]

This riverfront restaurant is a great space to enjoy a beer and meal while watching people float down the Chattahoochee River on rafts. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Outdoor seating is available next to the river. Note that cash is the preferred method of payment at The Troll Tavern and non-cash payments will have a 3.5% non-cash adjustment added to their bill.

 

The Troll Tavern Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-3117
  • Address: 8590B North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Website: trolltavern.com
  • No pets allowed

 

The Troll Tavern Reviews

 

Two Tire Tavern

Two Tire Tavern in Helen GA

Two Tire Tavern in Helen GA [photo ExploreGeorgia.org]

Enjoy American and German comfort foods in their rustic dining room or outside on the dog-friendly patio. Special events include live music and karaoke nights. Military discount available.

 

Two Tire Tavern Contact Info
  • Call: +1 (706) 878-1002
  • Address: 8735 North Main Street, Helen, GA
  • Pet-Friendly: Pets allowed outside on the deck

 

Two Tire Tavern Reviews

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Which great restaurants in Helen GA are your favorites?

6 Responses

  1. Leahrae says:

    Oh, I’m German and love good authentic German food.  So the Heidelberg sounds like a great place to visit!  I am in Florida, so it’d be a bit of a drive.  Can you tell me how far Helen is from Atlanta?  I have a cousin in Atlanta that I visit.  So it would be great to hit this restaurant on a visit.  It sounds wonderful!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Leahrae! Helen is about 90 miles from Atlanta and would be about a 90-minute drive. The trip to explore Helen from Atlanta makes a great day trip whenever you have extra time on your visits. Enjoy!

  2. Christine says:

    My mother is German and I lived in Germany for 20 years. It’s like driving down memory lane when I see the names of these restaurants. I’ve actually been to the real Bodensee, which is a beautiful lake in Germany. I see that there is even an Edelweiss Street, incredible! 

    Cimmi’s Caf’e looks lovely but so do all the places really. I think I’d like to try the Troll Tavern, it’s right on the river and it offers vegetarian and vegan options too. 

    Why does the city of Helen have so many German restaurants and even a street (s) with German name(s)? Is there a history?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christine, it’s great to get a nod of approval from someone familiar with the German heritage that has inspired the town of Helen, GA. Helen’s German theme began as a business decision in the late 1960s that the town should adopt a Bavarian Alpine theme and rebrand itself as a way to boost tourism. 

  3. Sammy Allen says:

    Wow thank you for all the options.  I love German beer so that picture with all the bottles was great. Made me want to go there now. I haven’t been to Georgia. But my stomach tends to pull me in certain directions and all these great restaurants has it rumbling. Thank you! L, Sammy

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