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Helga's German Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Delicatessen, Central European
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14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523 (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
+1 303-344-5488
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

AUTHENTISCH, LECKER, GEMÜTLICH! The food here is authentic and very tasty! A few of the employees speak German, but they're all very friendly and helpful. Daily specials add to the already plentiful variety of offerings here. Full bar if you want drinks, but they have Spezi - a classic German favorite (cola and orange soda mixed), so that's my choice!... More 

Thank TheFlyErik
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by due to the relative rarity of finding good German restaurants. I had the pork jager schnitzel with goulash, spatzle and gravy and red cabbage. Did not really care for the red cabbage, but the meat, spatzle, and goulash soup were good. My husband had the bratwurst plate and both types tasted bland or smelled very strange, over... More 

Thank Maren B
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to come here with my German American friend. We always get the same thing - we get the Schnitzel because it is so good and where else in Denver could we find it so good The service is always top notch and we enjoy the atmosphere and the great Schnitzel! Also they have a little shop attached for those... More 

Thank jrbevans11
Lakewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG! When my son suggested Helga's I was hesitant as I had a grandmother who cooked me authentic German food, plus I lived in Germany for three years! What a treat this truly was. The radish salad was to die for ( I ordered some to go!). The schnitzel divine. The kroketten just as remembered. The service couldn't have been... More 

Thank mary1048
Aurora, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having lived in Germany for a few years I always look forward to going to a German restaurant since they can be hard to find. We go to Helga's regularly and the bratwurst and wiener schnitzel are both very good, as is their beet salad and goulash soup. Great German draft beer is always a must, and they offer four... More 

Thank Jim P
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

A Reuben is one of my favorite sandwiches and this is really the BEST I've had in Colorado. I didn't ask their secret, but I wonder if it's in the sauerkraut (?), the cheese or ??. It's not an "over the top" presentation where it's so big you can't get your mouth round it, but it's a good size and... More 

Thank Dotcomd
Aurora, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food is nothing to write home about, but not horrible. I do love their giant pretzels. I like the beers as well, especially the boot of beer. Pretty crazy way to have a giant beer. I would & will go back, it is just not my first choice.

Thank Trudygirl3
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I had the Rahm schnitzel and my wife had the seasonal lamb dumplings and they were both amazing. Great atmosphere and wonderful German beers on tap.

Thank btremell
Greeley, Colorado
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405 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Authentic, fresh, tasty German cuisine with delicious beer. Friendly and accommodating wait staff and a fun albeit pricey little German "laden" to purchase some speciality items.

Thank EssGeeKay
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's hard to find German food - let alone good German food - but if you're in the Aurora area, stop at Helga's and you won't be disappointed. We went because it was close to was within walking distance of our hotel, but in the future, I'd drive to get there. The staff are very friendly and efficient - we... More 

Thank Charlene M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
German, European, Delicatessen, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012-2523
    (E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 303-344-5488
Step into the romantic 'Old World' of the Rhineland river valley in Germany. Experience the enchantment of quaint small towns, vineyards and farmlands as far as the eye can see while majestic medieval castles stand grandly in the distance. Absorb the delicious aromas of hearty, savory food being lovingly prepared in family kitchens sifting through open windows. Welcome to Helga's German Restaurant and Deli. Experience authentic German home-style food and drinks with served with a side of "Old World' charm. Helga's was created in 1989 as a mother-daughter venture with a small, four-table restaurant. After spending their childhood in Germany, siblings Herbert and Helga have continued the tradition of their mother, Berta. Today, Helga's has expanded but has not departed from its humble beginnings, gathering a large loyal following of wonderful customers. Helga, Herbert and family maintain a warm and friendly environment where you can sit down to an authentic and delicious home-style German meal with family and friends. In the true spirit of a family-owned restaurant, Helga and Herbert are directly involved in ensuring the satisfaction of each and every one of their customers. Please do not hesitate to ask for either Helga or Herbert or approach them when you see them in the restaurant. They are happy to offer menu or deli suggestions, or even take a moment to just stop by and chat with you in German or English.

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