Looking over the Chattahoochee River, Paul's has steaks, salads and seafood and a great location for a romantic dinner for 2-----not inexpensive, but good value. Full bar.
Kareoke on thursdays
live bands fri/sat nites
lounge open until 1am thu/fri/sat
Favorite Dish: T-Bone with salad
Fresh baked bread from a master German baker---Ralph Hofer still runs the place.
Breads, coffees, gifts and a cafe for meals---a real great place to eat when in Helen.
They have Paulaner beer on tap!
Favorite Dish: Deli sandwiches and weinerschnitzl.
Under the bridge and on the Chattahoochee River, The Troll has German, Mexican, seafood, chicken and lots more---full bar with special Troll drinks----a fun place!
open sun-thu 11 to 11 fri-sat 11 to 12 (kitchen closes at 10)
Entertainment some nights-----
Beau's is a very special place! Great atmosphere and cool staff.. The food is the best in this area! There is a great new special everyday! Burgers, Cajun style dishes, italian, german meatloaf, etc... Traveling celebrities eat here, too!
Favorite Dish: Cajun Styled Po-Boys, Inside-out burger, Giant 2 lb Excaliber hamburger
the north georgia bar-b-cue company is an excellent bar-b-cue restaurant in helen. when i travel around the state of georgia i try to sample as many bar-b-cue joints as i can. i would rate the north georgia bar-b-cue company in the top 10 in the state.
If VT fixes the problem for upload of pics, I will add some.
Located right in the middle of little Sautee community. It is next to the Old Sautee Store to shop for local goods and some foreign. The menu offers sandwiches and specialty plates. SAndwiches are normal type, and the plates are more Southern food tastes
Favorite Dish: BAr B Que may be the more popular item to select. Though they have country fried steak, one of my favorites too. Sandwiches range $5-7, and the plates $7-8.Open only 7-3 WEd-Sunday
I have already posted this tip in the "General Tip" section, but as it applies to resturants, I felt I should post it here as well.
Unless the resturant you are going to is located in the city limits of Helen you may need to plan ahead if you want wine or beer with you dinner.
White County where Helen is located, has just begun issuing beer and wine licenses for business located in the unincorporated areas of the county. Started Jan 2009
If they do not have a license yet, most all of the resturants outside the Helen city limits will allow you to "brown bag". For those of you unfamiliar with that term, it means you can bring your own beer and wine. The resturant's generally charge you a $3 "cork" fee.
So plan ahead before you go to dinner outside of Helen. In addition to the resturants in town, there are some GREAT resturants just outside the city limits: Edelweiss, Nachochee Valley Guest House, Stoval House and Nachochee Grill are a few of them.
This is a small intiment resturant with excellent food. It will only seat around 20 people. The owner is the chef (Horacio Miranda) and as a result of the small nature of the resturant all meals are individually prepared. The menu is quite extensive, considering the size of the resturant. Everything I have tried so far has been excellent.
One tip - the meals are nice size and can easily feed two average people. Don't tell them you want to share or they will split the dinner and bring it on two plates and charge an extra $8. Simply share it with each other at the table.
Favorite Dish: They have a speciality dish "Chicken Sinatra" that is my favorite. It is two chicken breast covered with a rich sauce. The sauce has garlic, artichokes, peppers and onions. It comes with a side a pasta (as do most dishes) and bread.
My wife and I usually order the Sinatra and a Ceasar salad and share them.
The presentation was good, with about 7-8 vegetable dishes, and 3-4 meats. For dessert, they offered apple cobbler with ice cream. The meals are family style and the restaurant serves as much as you want to eat. People rave over the food, and many come from Atlanta to eat here, just for a day ride. Price is set at $18.95 an adult person, fixed. That is for lunch or dinner times.
The Dillard is a complex of restaurant, chalet village for 25 cottages and 70 rooms, and trails to hike in the area, horse riding, and all amenities as swimming pool tennis courts, etc. The Dillards' have controlled the area since 1794 when 1,000 acres was granted after the Revolutionary War. In 1917, Carrie Dillard started the house for boarding. Later they expanded the restaurant and it all became a destination point, and basically the only large complex for 30-40 miles.
Favorite Dish: I would say the country ham is my normal favorite choice because it is hard to find around Kansas City. Dillard also features the country ham as a specialty in shipping around the country. I have had better family style food, probably none better than the Mom from north Georgia, who knew how to cook a good home style meal and it was very tasty.
Dillard has mail order packages of ham, jams, honey, various other items from the South and various gift baskets. The ham starts in price of around $7.00 a lb. and goes up from there. The baskets are $13-$80 depending of the items included. The items are fairly expensive; like a jar of jam for $5.00.
If uploading of pics get improved, I will put some on the site. Until then, I could die waiting.
It is a drive-in alongside the road. The tradition for many Georgia people is to have one for the road. Prices are the best at maybe spend $5.00 to get full. The breakfasts are said to be very good also. For 40 years nothing has changed inside, or out. It looks a bit worn now, and the clientele may not be the choosing of some, but it is worth a visit. Hours are around 6AM til 3 in the afternoon.
Favorite Dish: Obviously the burger would be that special item, but the fries are good, tasty and hot.
We tried out this restaruant called The Troll Tavern, well wasn't very impress, the service for us 4 was so slow we saw people coming after use, getting their food, eating then leaving, WOW! Oh and we still didn't have our dinner. When the food got there is was warm so the cook must have dropped our order on the floor and had to redo it, I don't know but bad service. The food was pretty average, so we would try a different restaurant next time.
As many of the town's restaurants, this one specializes in German cuisine. The highlight, however, is their baked goods- all kinds of Danishes, eclairs, wedding cookies, crusty breads and rolls. They also do custom order special occasion cakes.
Hint: In the late afternoon they mark down the price of the pastries which you can stash away for the next day's breakfast ;)
When you enter Hofbrau Riverfront Restaurant doors - you are opening the gateway to a superb fine dining experience! The service is cordial; considerate and prompt. The ambiance glows with warmth of the personal touch. The cuisine has an international meaning on its menu with the accent on "delicious". Seasoned Chef Bruce Laut reflects excellence from the fresh breads to the homemade apple strudel.
Favorite Dish: ESCARGOT FORESTIERE EN MUSHROOM CAPS
SOUP DU JOUR
ENCRUSTED RACK OF LAMB dredged in a combination of bread crumbs, olive oil, garlic and rosemary with mashed potatoes and vegetables
HOMEMADE APPLE STRUDLE (should be a law against making you hurt yourself... it's so good).
Cafe International has an extensive menu with a variety of choices and, while I would not call it fine dininng, it is good basic fare. We had a very enjoyable dinner here sitting right over the Chattahoochee River on their large deck. There is a dining room inside which is acceptable but not notable so I recommend the outside choice. The staff was cordial and competent and the atmosphere is definitely family friendly. They have a good basic kid's menu (they all seem to be similar) and our grandson enjoyed both the meal and the setting.
Favorite Dish: I had the international salad which was quite tasty and large - a nice combination of greens and lots of other things including bits of ham and cheese on top. My wife had trout which she said was very good and my grandson seemed pleased with his spaghetti. The food is good if basic and the atmosphere and setting make it a very pleasant experience.
As with most restaurants in Helen, you can get a decent German beer. I had a Dinkle Acker dark which was very good.
This little shop is adjacent to the Alpine Golf mini course and is ice cream only. No sandwiches or other snacks although I am sure you can get milkshakes and some softdrinks. They serve Mayfield brand ice cream which, while not gormet, is very tasty.
If you play mini golf next door, they give you a 10% discount.
Favorite Dish: They have probaly 15 or 20 flavors including one of my favorites which you can't get everywhere - black walnut. They also offer 3 kinds of cones including my favorite, waffle cones.