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Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant

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240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
+1 614-444-6808
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a smaller restaurant and the tables are way to close together. The food is OK. We occasionally take friends here when in German Village. The buffet is good. The sausages are good as is the German potato salad cold kraut salad. The cream puffs were pretty good. Not often a destination for us.

Thank phillipschick09
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the brats and the buffet. Especially love the cream puffs - many different flavors to choose from. Delicious!

Thank momngrandma
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I accompanied a large group of co-workers to this historical restaurant in the heart of German town. From the time you walked in to this restaurant you felt like you were ready to have a great experience. There was the live music, accordion and tuba, the pictures on the wall, the dessert and takeout previews, the busy, noisy atmosphere and... More 

Thank Steve B
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to have the giant creme puff and boy did it live up to its name. It was delicious and huge. The sausage looked amazing as well but didn't get to try it.

Thank Danny G
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A destination for locals, simple, basic, honest food in an informal setting, Not particularly German: Pretzel nuggets? Sauerkraut-Bratwurst balls? Not in my Munich but hey, authenticity is in the eye of the imbiber.

Thank William P
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was friendly. Portions large! Had bratwurst buffet which was good value. Delicious german potato salad.

Thank Jodmeister
Marco Island, Florida
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The premiere eating establishment for guests wanting German food. Located in German Village, Schmidt's is the number 1 restaurant in Columbus for home made German food. Famous for their weekend outstanding buffets. Buffets have a great selection of traditional German food. Usually crowded in the restaurant with parking always a problem in German Village. A family oriented restaurants with delicious... More 

Thank williammZ222ZR
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want German food, this is the place to go! The buffet is really good and has a wide variety of items on it. Before you leave, you have to try one of the cream puff's that Schmidt's is known for! The waiters and waitresses are even dressed in German type attire. Expect to have to wait a little... More 

Thank mrymrk
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Schmit's has been a staple in Columbus for decades. Good traditional German food in a dark atmosphere. Difficult parking, but that is expected in German Village. Weekends the band is fun, but can make it difficult for a conversation.

Thank Kevin Y
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best German buffet I have ever seen. Don't leave without having a crème puff!! Sausages are very flavorful. Wait staff pleasant and informative.

Thank sandra_rains

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Restaurant Details

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American, German, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-444-6808
This iconic German Village restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. For five generations we have been serving authentic German food. Our sausage has become so famous that the Bahama Mama has been voted the official food of Columbus and the building is registered as a historic landmark. Come take a trip around our Autobahn Buffet or, if you want something other than sausage, try one of our traditional German dinners. Of course, for dessert, you can have one of our half-pound jumbo cream puffs. Stop in today and celebrate with us!

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