6 Restaurants In Helen GA That Will Expand Your Taste Palate

What’s a vacation without lots of good food and good drinks? You’ll get a lot of that when you try out these six restaurants in Helen, GA. They range from authentic German fare to traditional American food, as well as a really delicious Korean restaurant that’ll surprise you.

Let’s start with the best restaurants in Helen, GA that serve German food. If you’ve never tried German food before, you’re in for a treat.

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Lounge

Looking for flavorful German food in a rustic ambiance along with good beer on tap? Come to the cozy Hofbrauhaus Restaurant to nosh on steak, sausage, and vegetarian entrees. Trout is a popular fish in Helen, GA and you’ll taste one of the best preparations of the fish here. Order the smoked trout appetizer — the fresh fish is lightly smoked and comes with toast and caper mayonnaise.

For dinner, you can’t go wrong with their open face prime rib sandwich or any other meat entree. They also make a mean potato salad.

Sit in the porch after a long day of hiking and enjoy your meal with a beautiful view of the river in the city.

German food is delicious, but sometimes you just need good old American food. Here are two restaurants in Helen, GA that will satisfy your taste buds.Radiance Cabin

Bodensee Restaurant

The culinary stars of Bodensee Restaurant include their goulash (meat stew), schnitzel (pounded meat with breadcrumbs), trout, shrimp, spatzle (a noodle dish), and schweinebraten (pork roast). The servings are generous and you’ll leave with a very full stomach and a happy tongue. Along with the great food, you’ll get personal attention and a great environment that transports you to Bavaria.

Bodensee Restaurant is also a great place for breakfast. Their omelets are really good and their delicious Keoke Coffee is not to be missed.

Nacoochee Village Tavern

Pizza is a favorite of everyone, but it’s not always done right. At Nacoochee Village Tavern, the pizza is spectacular, with a thin and crisp crust. The toppings are high quality and plentiful and the cheese is stringy and perfect.

If you’re not in the mood for pizza, they also have good subs and huge calzones that you can share with someone else. While you wait for your food, you’ll snack on popcorn and enjoy the view at the porch.

Don’t forget to order a drink. They have an impressive beer selection and they also provide a nice wine selection from Habersham Winery, which is located near the restaurant.

A tip: try a dish that contains their famous meatballs.

Old Bavaria Inn Restaurant

This festive restaurant serves up both American and German favorites. Their traditional offerings are plentiful, including lots of sausage dishes, but what you really should get is their Reuben sandwich, with grilled rye bread, tender corned beef, and melted cheese. It just might be the best Reuben you’ve ever tasted.

Their pretzel appetizer is another favorite of diners. Served hot, the pretzel is soft, huge, fresh, and comes with whipped butter. End your meal with one of their mouthwatering desserts that are made fresh daily.

Visit during Oktoberfest and enjoy the music of the accordion player who always makes an appearance during the festival.

so mes korean restaurantSo Me’s Korean Restaurant

Finally, for something different, try the best Korean food in town!

A friendly Korean woman (who’s also the chef) and her husband will personally serve you while you dine at So Me’s. Actually, So Me is the name of the chef. If you’re not familiar with Korean food, they’ll be happy to help you choose what to eat.

Their spicy pork is scrumptious and you’ll definitely enjoy watching them cook it for you, right next to your table. All of their food are fresh and made from scratch. Their kimchee will be one of the best you’ve ever tasted and their Kim Chi stew will warm up your stomach.

This is a definite favorite of locals and is often overlooked by visitors looking for German food at other places. Try it between German meals and you won’t regret it.

What other restaurants in Helen, GA have you tried? What cuisine do you generally prefer to eat while on vacation?

North Georgia Barbeque

Barbecue is as American as you can get and you’ll get some truly great Southern barbecue at North Georgia Barbeque. Try their pulled pork plate or the smoked ribs and enjoy them with one of their sauces — choose between a sweet sauce, a tangy sauce, and a hot sauce.

Take a seat outside (there’s no indoor seating) and relax with a gorgeous view of the mountains. Two tubing companies are located nearby the restaurant, so it’s a great choice for a filling lunch after several hours of tubing.