With its original owners hailing from Heidelberg, Germany, this three-story restaurant has been a Helen staple since the late ’70s. In addition to a stage for live performances inside, they’ve got one of the best patios in town, overlooking an always lively, central courtyard. When you want to lean into the Helen vibes with a true German meal, there’s enough schnitzel, spaetzle, and sausage options to make you feel like you should say danke to your server. But what makes this place a must is the kartoffelsalat—the best German potato salad in town. Tender chunks of potato, onion, and pork mix together for a delicious, tangy dish. And while we were hesitant about a warm potato salad (we could feel legions of Southern grannies scoff as we took our first bite), it mixes just right with a cold beer.