Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Helen and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Hofer's Bakery and Cafe thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Old Bavaria Inn Restaurant, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Cafe International

This quaint café serves fresh salads, flavorful entrees, and delectable desserts. The capable staff makes every meal a joy, and outdoor dining on the deck guarantees beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. If the weather doesn't cooperate,...  Read More

Paul's Restaurant & Lounge

Paul's is well-regarded for its seared steaks, cooked to perfection. Casual atmosphere and a friendly staff conspire to create a cozy environment where folks can enjoy cocktails, a meal, and some welcome converation. Enjoy a steak or chop, and...  Read More

North Georgia Barbeque Company

If Bavarian cuisine isn't what you had in mind when you headed out this morning, be sure to keep this red-roofed roadsider in mind. Why? Well, for starters, their delicious slow-cooked ‘que is revered far and wide as some of the best eating in...  Read More

Unicoi State Park Restaurant
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This year-round restaurant provides a beautiful setting, along with buffet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Well-prepared foods whet any appetite; they include an assortment of meats and side items, not to mention fresh vegetables and...  Read More

Hofer's Bakery and Cafe

This pleasant eatery was opened in the early '90s by Horst and Gerda Hofer, who wanted to showcase traditional German items. The authentic bakery has established a great demand for its mouth-watering cakes, pies, breads, and doughnuts. They're...  Read More

The Troll Tavern

As you might expect (or hope!), this popular establishment is located under a bridge along the river, close to downtown Helen. The tavern's international menu includes popular Bavarian dishes along with steaks, chicken, and seafood. Also served...  Read More

Centrally located on Helen's quaintly named Horse and Ducky Platz, this festive restaurant serves American and German favorites in a casual, friendly environment. Choose from such traditional offerings as schnitzel, sauerbraten, and sausages, or...  Read More

Hayloft Restaurant & Pub

Designed to look like a German homestead or farmhouse, this restaurant serves American-Continental fare and is a top choice for a filling dinner and drinks. Cooked-to-order steaks and ribs offer substantial goodness, and fresh mountain trout is...  Read More

Nacoochee Grill

This much-favored restaurant occupies a turn-of-the-century farmhouse just south of Helen. The place's speciaties are "live fire" grilled entrees. Infused with aromatic wood flavor, dishes include fresh seafood, steaks, ribs, and chops. Try...  Read More

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Lounge

This cozy establishment is a great choice when you want to enjoy frothy beers, rustic ambience and traditional German fare. In the dining room, steak, sausage and vegetable entrees are served alongside delicious side dishes. The lounge,...  Read More