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Oktoberfest in Helen, GA/Rec's from Atlanta to Ashville


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Oktoberfest in Helen, GA/Rec's from Atlanta to Ashville

non sequitur | Sep 2, 2008 09:19 AM

I "inherited" a timeshare in Cleveland, Georgia which is a part of the country I've never been to. The nearby city of Helen is built in the style of a German village and is known for its Oktoberfest celebration in the fall each year, but not wanting to spend the entire week in what may well be a tourist trap, I'm looking for dining suggestions in this region of North Georgia (about an hour NE of Atlanta).

I found some recommendations on Tripadvisor, which I'll summarize here:

North Georgia BBQ (Helen, GA)
* Address: 663 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545
* Phone: 706-878-5753
"Having traveled all over the US, I can honestly say they have everyone beat! The pork is moist and smoky and all the sauces are homemade. I like the sweet, but they have others like hot, tangy and extra hot. The ribs are probably the best kept secret - so good you would not believe it!"

La Cabana Express
* Address: 8520 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545
* Phone: (706) 878-8412
"We visted Helen during Thanksgiving Week. This Mexican Cafe was almost a daily for lunch. The food quality is very good. There is a lunch menu."

Rhapsody Grill (19 miles)
* Address: 135 North Chestatee Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
* Tel: 706-867-0123 Website:
"The Rhapsody Grill is a new restaurant just off the square in Dahlonega and is located in an historic house. The service was great and the food was excellent and reasonably priced"

Any advice would be appreciated!

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