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Hofbrauhaus Restaurant

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant is a dog-friendly eatery located in the German themed city of Helen, GA. Fido will enjoy his free German bratwurst while sitting with you at one of the outdoor picnic tables alongside the banks of the Chatahoochee River. They also offer several German brews on tap along with American favorites, and and menu of authentic German food. Visit Website

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Hofbrauhaus Restaurant has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 47 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 870 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors praise the Hofbrauhaus Restaurant's dog-friendly atmosphere, with staff immediately providing water bowls and complimentary hot dogs for their canine companions. Some customers note occasional service delays, but overall the food, beer, and riverside setting make this a highly recommended spot for pet-owning diners.

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  • Ronald
    Apr 19, 2024
    Great food and absolutely wonderfully dog friendly

    This is a must stop with your doggos! The food, service and location are wonderful. We sat out on the patio by the creek and enjoyed a wonderful lunch! There were a total of 4 dog families at the time each was separated enough that everyone had plenty of space and the food as amazing! It reminded me of my grandmother’s recipes that she would make (she came from the old country in 1916). Thank you!

  • Heather
    Feb 22, 2024
    Our favorite Doggie friendly spot

    We always come here when we stay in Helen. Ample free parking, good food, good beer and they are always good to our pup. They usually bring him water and a “DoggieBraten” which is a plain hotdog but it’s the extra touches that make it special.

  • Ashley
    Dec 11, 2023
    Excellent all around!

    Out of all the places in Helen this was by far the best! The food was excellent and the service was amazing! They immediately brought my dog water and were super welcoming to us both. Sad that I waited until my last day to check them out. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Annabell
    Dec 8, 2023
    Not recommended in the winter

    My husband, dog and I showed up at 7ish on a colder night. I went inside and asked if outside seating was available because it was cold. The hostess said oh yes absolutely. I said I know it’s cold so if they don’t wanna serve out there I get it. I was assured it was fine.
    My poor dog never got a bowl of water and she didn’t get a free hot dog that I kept hearing about. The food was decent. But our waiter didn’t want to come out so we got out our drinks refilled one time when he brought out our food. I was very disappointed in my experience. We were ignored, and my poor girl wasn’t even acknowledged by the waiter!! We wouldn’t go back.

  • Zareh
    Sep 14, 2023
    Dined there twice!

    Great pet friendly spot right in Helen! Big covered patio right along the river. Hostess brought every table with dogs a water bowl. Excellent German food for dinner and lunch.

  • Tracy
    Aug 29, 2023
    Awesome place!

    The outdoor seating area is so awesome here. The life entertainment was a bonus. The food is amazing and our corgi was treated very well by the staff. They brought him a bowl of water and a complimentary hot dog. Very dog friendly…

  • Amy
    Jul 1, 2023
    Loved it

    Great service, arrived when they opened and sat right by the river. They brought Hector his own water bowl and hot dog. He was thrilled. And our food was great!

  • Linda
    May 25, 2023
    They LOVE dogs here

    Top Notch restaurant to bring your family furry! First place we've ever been that had a free hotdog for your pup. It was the cutest thing and ours loved it!

  • Hilary
    Apr 10, 2023
    Very Dog Friendly

    We had a nice lunch with our dogs at Hofbrauhaus. Our two dogs each had their own water bowl. The waiter was attentive to them and shared pictures of his dog. Tables are spaced far enough apart for the dogs to have room to sit beside us. The food was good too

  • Rebecca
    Apr 2, 2023

    We loved it! I went to park the car and my sister and friend got a table, by the time I got to the table they had a bowl of water waiting for my puppy. My dog also got a hot dog with dinner, and the food and service was awesome on top of that!

  • Alicia
    Mar 26, 2023
    Great location and food

    We sat closest to the water with our husky. We all enjoyed the view and the food was great.

  • Mark
    Aug 17, 2022
    Perfect for dogs & us

    prices were reasonable Brought a hotdog cut up for the dog couldn’t ask for a better pet friendly restaurant food was super good

  • Deb
    Aug 11, 2022
    5 woofs 🐶🥰

    very dog friendly.. waitress immediately brought a bowl of cold water and a chopped up hot dog 🌭 for our dog 🐶 ~ then took OUR order : ) nice view of the river with folks tubing by . Beer and food yummy 🤤

  • Atlas
    Jul 7, 2022
    Very Dog Friendly Patio and Staff

    If you sit by the river, larger dogs can watch the people floating downstream, which is entertainment (for us too). Water and hot dogs provided for Atlas. He was not a huge fan of the music as it was a tad loud, but very good musicians with a solid repertoire. For humans, the food was solidly prepared and as described. However, do not expect it to be as it would if you were in Bavaria. The one down side was that we waited an inordinate amount of time to get our food - over 75 minutes. The staff were lovely and did their best with obvious short staffing. Two separate sets of potential diners sat at the table next to us and left after a bit. Despite the significant delays we enjoyed the meal and the setting.

  • Thomas
    Jun 18, 2022
    This is what you call pet friendly

    had a quick lunch at Hofbräuhaus in Helen and really enjoyed the pet friendly staff. table with enough shade, big bowl of water and just a pleasant attention to detail.

  • Len
    May 5, 2022
    Super pet friendly!

    Our 2nd time here, we had a very nice lunch with my 7 month labrador pup. She got a bowl of water and a free 'puppy bratwurst' on the house. Great service, great German food and beautiful spot along the river.

  • Robert
    Apr 15, 2022
    Everything was perfect!

    Surprisingly, we were having a hard time finding Dog Friendly restaurants in Helen, GA. “No Pets Allowed” signs galore in this town! Hofbrauhaus was very welcoming of our pet! Food was delicious and loved the atmosphere as well. Good find!

  • Mary
    Apr 10, 2022
    Love it!

    Beautiful Sunday afternoon on the patio with our pup! The setting on the river is just wonderful, and they're very pet friendly. Brought our Kizzie a bowl of water and a complimentary plate of 2 hot dogs sliced up bitesize just for her! Food was good, pricey of course, but you are in Helen after all! We'll be back!

  • David
    Apr 10, 2022
    Great location and fantastic food!

    On the edge of town but a great spot to enjoy on the outside deck. Staff was friendly and helpful, our server suggested the sampler with the best they offer. We were happy and Rocky was too.

  • Jodi
    Dec 28, 2021
    Great lunch

    A awesome day to enjoy lunch on the patio. Great shaded area for your pet. Food was so good. They provide water & bowls for our 4 legged friends. There are even restrooms outside that you can take your dog when you are solo.

  • Bella
    Aug 22, 2021
    Wish I could give more stars

    the food was incredible. Every single person there was so friendly and welcoming. Sitting on the terrace next to the river, amazing food and people that went out of their way to welcome us and our fur baby

  • Sandra
    Jul 13, 2021
    Great place next to the river!

    we stopped with our 2 dogs on a humid summer day and we seated under the trees next to the river. The dogs each got their own water bowl as soon as we were seated and enjoyed laying on the cool bricks while we had dinner. When our food was brought out, each pup was also brought a sausage to enjoy! Great food, service and environment for the dogs and our family!

  • Emily
    May 29, 2021
    Super Pet Friendly

    So glad we found this place for lunch with our dog. The server immediately provided pets, a dog bowl and pitcher of ice water, and his own wurst for lunch. everyone stopped by to say hello to him. incredibly pet friendly place with good food and live music on top of that!

  • Kara
    May 8, 2021
    Super Dog Friendly

    From the moment we walked onsite, everyone was super friendly. Our two pups were spoiled rotten and so were we. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was very relaxing. This will be a MUST STOP place every time we come through Helen from now on.

  • Winter
    Mar 26, 2021
    Dog Friendly area

    Big dog friendly area by the creek. Food and service were very good. Puppy and kids enjoyed their time!

  • Franny
    Mar 9, 2021
    Nice outdoor setting

    Great food and nice seating by the River! perfect area for dogs!

  • Rory
    Feb 19, 2021
    So Welcoming!

    nice picnic tables next to a creek. They turned the heater on for us for it got a little chilly. Even brought our dogs bacon and bratwurst.

  • Michelle
    Oct 28, 2020
    Best Restaurant for Dogs - Hands Down

    This place is awesome. Large outdoor space, covered picnic tables spaced out enough to keep parties apart (so dogs are not in each other's space). Great food, beautiful atmosphere directly on the river. The staff were super friendly, and almost everybody had their pup(s) with them.

  • Kelly
    Oct 25, 2020
    Great Place

    the food was excellent, our dog got to sit at the table with us and even share our meal!

  • Amy
    Oct 11, 2020
    Delicious German Food

    very quant dog friendly restaurant on the edge of town with its own free parking. or worth the extra walk.

  • Chenella
    Oct 2, 2020
    Love It

    We were here two months ago and loved it, just had to come back!

  • Lauren
    Oct 1, 2020
    Amazing Place!

    I came up to Helen for a trip this late September early October, and I found this place while looking for dog friendly places to eat. I visited on 9/30 once for dinner, and revisited this evening {10/1} for dinner once more. The Haus burger is super tasty and juicy, and the enviroment is wonderful. The staff loved stopping to love on my little doggo Gracie Lou, who soaked up all the attention she could. There was live music as well, which was just a joy to listen to whilst eating. I cannot recommend this place enough!

  • Macy
    Sep 26, 2020
    Perfect For Dogs

    I currently see at least six dogs here. Though, I am in town for Octoberfest. The food was delicious. Definitely a place you should BringFido if you’re in town.

  • Susan
    Sep 10, 2020
    Nice location, pups were welcomed!

    Nice location along the river. Waiter brought bowls of ice water for our 3 dogs. They fussed over them and we were able to relax and enjoy a great meal.

  • David
    Jun 8, 2020
    Good food, great location

    Food was great, right on the river. Kids and Zoey loved it. Brought Zoey a bowl of ice water without us asking. Cold beer, nice people.

  • Jason
    May 10, 2020
    Roxy Loved The Brats

    Great beer, wonderful staff and terrific dog-friendly atmosphere. The food is yummy, too!

  • Sandra
    Dec 30, 2019
    At Least You Can Bring Your Dog

    I only recommend it because you can eat with your dog. The service is awful and they will take forever to sit, serve, or refill. All the tables got addressed to thank for patience but ours was not. If you can go to another restaurant, please do so!

  • Anthony
    Nov 6, 2019
    Great dog friendly restaurant.

    We had lunch at Hofbrauhaus and every aspect of our experience was great. The food and service were very good. Our dog got water and attention as soon as we arrived. There were plenty of tables so that the four dogs there were able to spread out. And did I mention that our dog was offered a hot dog ( with our permission).

  • Lacey
    Jun 13, 2019
    Great location!

    Helen, GA is so great for a vacation with your pup. Trails, hotels, and places to eat! This restaurant in particular is so friendly to animals. Beautiful place to sit outside, brought water and pets and even bratwurst for free for her to eat. Love love love!

  • Dominique
    May 3, 2019
    Can’t wait to come back!

    My husband and I were visiting Helen for the first time for our wedding anniversary with our 2 dogs. We had time to waste before we checked into our cabin so we decided to stop here for some drinks and food. Our waitress (Kimberly) immediately said hi to our dogs, brought them water and some bratwurst! She was so sweet, the wine and beer was great and their wings are AWESOME! I would come back here again in a heartbeat!

  • Amber
    More than a year ago
    super friendly staff!

    Outside seating with a view of the river is really nice! Service was great and staff here are so friendly! Our pup, Hiro enjoyed all the love he got! & the sausages too.. ☺️

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago
    Dog and Family Friendly Restaurant

    We stopped in for lunch. When we were greeted we immediately asked if it was okay that we had our dog. They were very welcoming and gave us a nice table by the river. The waitress brought our dog water and later her own hotdog. We were very nervous about dinning out with our dog since she is still young but this place definitely accommodated all our needs. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

  • Stacy
    More than a year ago
    german food

    Just want to say this is the first place that opens the doors for your pet to come INSIDE!! We were very surprised! Great food, staff was awesome ! Beer was great! Go here!!

  • Brittany
    More than a year ago
    Great place for dogs

    They were a very dog friendly place. The staff loved our Weimaraner. They brought her out a big bowl of water and a snack.

  • David
    More than a year ago
    Great service, great pretzels and beer

    We sat outside under the big tent they set up for Octoberfest. We did go on a weekday and surely they would be far busier on a weekend, especially during Octoberfest. We had barely sat down when we were greeted by the manager who had a bowl full of water and a dog treat for our dog. Didn't try any food beyond the pretzels but they also had a great selection of beers. Will definitely go back. Great find. Several other dogs there too.

  • Judy
    More than a year ago
    Food iffy...Service worse

    We picked this restaurant because it was dog friendly ....and we take ours everywhere....we sat outside which was very nice....with the exception that I think they forgot we were out there! Waiter appeared to be new and they seemed short handed, altought not extremely busy .

  • Kenneth
    More than a year ago
    great food and snacks for the dog!

    We had pork chops and chicken breast, both were delicious. When we sat down outside the waitress brought a dish of water and a few dogs treats for our dog. Great staff!

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