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Decent Food around Helen, GA?

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Family trip planned this week for ATL and North GA/Helen area. Need a few meal recs for the Helen part of our trip/stay. Any good BBQ (esp. pulled pork) in the area? Are any of the nearby wineries worth the visit? If so, how are their restaurants? Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. Most of the restaurants in Helen are German-themed...about two years ago I remember enjoying the sweet potato fries at Altstader (across the street from a busy bakery) and the sausage plate. The pumpkin fudge from the candy shop downtown is delicious, too (but may only be a seasonal thing). I don't remember seeing any BBQ places when we went, though.

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    1. re: bluemoon4515

      My favorite place in that area is the Edelweiss German Country Inn & Restaurant by far. It is about 5 to 10 mins outside of Helen and owned by a wonderful German family. The food is much better than that in town. If you are looking for somewhere to stay also, this is the place. http://www.edelweissgermaninn.com/

      1. re: blake1138

        We enjoyed a very good German meal at Vines/Edelweiss. Particularly liked the potato pancakes, schnitzels and spaetzle. Thanks for the suggestion.

        1. re: Gator Tom

          Happy you enjoyed your meal. They are really a nice family and the grounds are wonderful.

      2. re: bluemoon4515

        Couldn't find any pumpkin fudge - suspect it's seasonal - but thanks for the reply.

        1. re: Gator Tom

          Bummer! Maybe next time then...at least you got some good schnitzel ; )