Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Helen dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Helen Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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

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

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

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

Stovall House

Take a break from city life and escape to the country – or, more to the point, escape to the Stovall House, a charming country inn built in 1837 that overlooks 26 acres of majestic countryside. Rooms are comfortably appointed, and each is...  Read More

Part of the quaint Nacoochee Valley Guest House, this romantic restaurant, dressed in lace and soft colors, serves wonderful food (much of it locally produced) in an intimate atmosphere. Appetizing delicacies include grilled quail, crab cakes,...  Read More