About Helga's German Restaurant & Deli

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.

Welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon!

14197 E. Exposition Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German

Hours of Operation:
Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm | Sunday: 11am - 8pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Cross Street:
E. Exposition and S. Abilene St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 344-5488

Website:
http://www.helgasdeli.com/

Entertainment:
Visit Germany for Late Night Happy Hour & Live Entertainment! Every Friday and Saturday from 9-11pm. Entertainment starts at 8pm. Happy Hour Menu below PLUS $1 OFF drinks and $1 Large Pretzels!

Catering:
Catering & Holiday Parties!

Do you need catering for your event?
Why not bring Germany to your event and make it a night to remember! Helga's can cater your event no matter how big it is! Check out our Catering menu on our Web site.

Planning your Holiday Party?
Then VISIT GERMANY and make it a truly special party this year! Ask us about our German Parties - they're lots of fun and we can design them to fit your budget!

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking!

Executive Chef:
Herbert Huber

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Helga's German Restaurant & Deli Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.6

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4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I expected more from this restaurant from the reviews that I read. The kitchen was slow. The food tasted reheated. It was nothing worth paying extra to visit. The waitstaff was nice and prompt. They salvaged an overall disappointing experience and dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Helga's was great as always. I have been there several times. Real German food and beer.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

WE had reservations for 3:30 PM on Friday. Was great beat the rush and the food and service was great. This was our first time and it was a 45 minute drive but well worth it.

We will return all 4 of us!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place to learn about German food. Deli well stocked.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Really not impressed. The schnitzel was dull, brown sauce tasted like it came from a jar and cabbage was slimy. Cherry strudel was uneventful. We won't make the drive again, not worth it.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic original German food well prepared. Great list of German beers on tap. Kids menu. Uumpa band on last Friday of the month. Always crowded then. Great place to go to have a fun or different meal out of the usual.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had a super noisy table of about 8 people behind us. Very loud atmosphere, but the food was absolutely delicious and great wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food and service I was a little disappointed they didn't offer klöse as a side dish it would have been great with the Sauerbraten.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Helga's. The food was authentic German and was delicious. We enjoyed the beer sampler and were hard pressed to pick a favorite because they were all so good! The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. We will definitely go back. We also ordered food from Helga's for an Oktoberfest party that we hosted and the guests were blown away by the food. Thank you Helga's for making our party exceptional!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Perfect German food. We were hungry for German comfort food. We found a great restaurant! Live in Broomfield. Worth the drive. Will diffently come back. Staff super friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Cozy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Pork Schnitzel was excellent and what I expected. Tried the Malt Bier which didn't have much of a flavor to it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service was great. Overall the food was very good. Beer selection is good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

You like German food and beer? Then you found an authentic German chalet worthy of any drive you need to make.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

First visit. The food was very good and definitely filling -- almost too much! One could make a meal out of the appetizer and soup course, which was goulash, but then the entree would be missed!

Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. He was also well-mannered, which was a nice touch.

It is a keeper! We will come back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food at Helgas is the usual, fantastic! There is no place like this for great German food. The night we visited there was an accordion player playing an appropriate style of music who was great. Shortly thereafter was an Elvis impersonator. No offense, but this was completely out of place and not very enjoyable to listen too. The volume rose to a point we could hear one another and we left. I will certainly be returning to Helgas but I will watch out so I don't have to listen to "entertainment" like that again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Jaeger sauce was not creamy and had whoke nushrooms rsther than sliced.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great German cuisine. Waitstaff helpful and friendly. Casual and comfortable. Enjoyed the live music on a Friday night.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We loved the food! Service was wonderful. The best German food in Aurora bar none.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

As usual the food was great! Our waitress Crystal was extremely attentive, great job Herb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Live Music, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to Helga's with out of town family. Started out with pretzels and a platter of German beers. The beers were very good and the pretzels were great. When we ordered the service was extremely slow. It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food. At one point we didn't see our waitress for 25 minutes. We have been to Helgas a number of times and it is always slow. This was ridiculous. The food was ok. Overall we were disappointed with the experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

What a great German dinner.It was our first time.Authentic German food.Yum.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Had expected something more European and was somewhat dissatisfied. Food was okay but wouldn't drive the distance again to go there.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Helgas served authentic German cuisine, nothing fancy, but good selections of usual German fare. The German beer selection was great, and the atmosphere is appropriate for the theme. We had a great dinner and will be returning when we are in the area. The schnitzel, spaetzli and sauerkraut were all great, like being in Germany.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Been going here for years and they have never let us down. Highly recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Have been to Helga's several times now. I grew up with grandparents cooking German food. This is the real deal!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We've been going to Helgas for generations. My Germany mother approved and we all love the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Birthday dinner with family and friends.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

everything was great except the accordian music made it difficult to hear. the musician was awesome though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Colorado host Oktoberfest statewide. Generally the local enthusiast enjoys moderate ethnic German food for a few weeks.

This is a wonderful authentic German Experience! I was extremely pleased to visit this fun dining and musical experience. Worth the drive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Not many German restaurants in Denver. This one is for real! Deli, too, so you can take some home.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We live 8 hours away but visit this area a few times a year. We ate here w/ friends & family a couple of years ago. We wanted a fun & tasty meal for our dating anniversary so we made a repeat visit w/ our daughter & son-in-law . Still great service & wonderful German food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Wanted to have some curry wurst and Helga's has the real deal. My wife had a great Reuben for her lunch. Server was friendly and attentive. Decor was comfortably "German". Took some streudel home that was made on-site and delicious. It was our first time but I'm thinking we will drive up there monthly or so. Their menu and the food coming out of the kitchen invites more visits.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We enjoyed the authentic German atmosphere and food. One of the best German restaurants we experienced in the US.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Family atmosphere, friendly and welcoming. All the wait staff were so friendly and nice. Especially loved Crystal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 17, 2017

My husband and I were driving home from the airport and didn't want to sit in traffic on 225 so we stopped here for dinner. I'm so glad we did because it was amazing! The beer flight was great and I love German food. We don't live anywhere near this restaurant, but I'll for sure make the drive back to go there again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great German food. Always a pleasure to get something that isn't on everyone's menu. Large variety of great food. Vielen dank.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Helga's was a delightful experience and had a nice authentic feel to it. Huge liters of beer and a nice variety of German dishes. They even offer all you can eat specials certain days. I opted for the duck special with the sauté mushrooms and the sauerkraut. Everything tasted very good. Plate presentation was a little sloppy but other than that it was quite nice.

Definitely try it out in Aurora

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Perfect selection of German beer and amazing food, don't forget to try the beer cheese & pretzels!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

so much food that we will be eating lftvers for days. The live music was reall great I enjoyed that. hiswould be a grea place for bi family or big groups. You culd even stop in for quick sandwich at lunch tme if you werent looking to eat like a family

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great Beer, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2017

My family has been going to Helgas for decades. They continue to serve delicious, authentic German food and beer. Wait staff is always friendly and helpful as well. With all the trendy restaurants that open and close, it is always a joy to see that Helgas' continues to thrive and treat their customers with love and delicious food.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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