If you’ve never been to Helen, it is a kitschy little Bavarian town in the North Georgia mountains. Some might say tacky, but we love the uniqueness and quaintness of the locale.
There is plenty of parking for bikes in the public lots, about a block from the center. Easy walk, and cheap. I think on a weekday we paid $3 and around $5 on the weekend.
The Troll Tavern is the best setting in town if you like to sit outdoors. There is plenty of seating; we especially enjoyed watching the tubers float down the river.
Contrary to other reviews on the web, we enjoyed our meal at the Troll Tavern in Helen. Nothing fancy or gourmet…tavern food. It was good for what it is…prices weren’t too bad. It has an eclectic menu with German food as the focus, but also has Italian and American dishes. Lunch (sandwiches) ran us about $9-$12 a piece – dinners range from $12-$20. Service was slow, and the place is always busy so don’t think it was a one-off. Make sure to have some extra time, and bring your patience with you!
A variety of draft is on tap at the Troll Tavern, along with bottled domestic beers priced around $4 and a nice selection of imports priced around $5. A bit pricey but in line with other local establishments. Noticed a party next to us ordering a pitcher of margaritas…definitely going to try that the next time we are there.
Should your travels find you in this quaint Bavarian town, head to the Troll Tavern, grab a seat by the river and watch the Chattahoochee flow by.
8590 North Main Street
Helen, GA 30545