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Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, European, Central European
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240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
+1 614-444-6808
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - 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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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've gone to Schmidt's for years and will continue to go. If you like German food in an authentic atmosphere, there is none better in Columbus. We have gone at regular dining times and at off times like 3pm on a week day but they are almost always on a wait, so factor that in. Wait times during peak can... More 

Thank dplpjp
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took my visiting (German) Grandmother to lunch here a few weeks ago and it was wonderful. The food was good, not out of this world, but typical Bavarian fare with a focus on wursts. A large pâtisserie case greets you at the entrance. If you visit, the crème puff is a must. Staff was friendly & helpful. Note to... More 

Thank ManyTravelsGirl
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food!! Everyone said that we had to visit the Schmidt's booth at the fest. The best brats and jumbo cream puffs!!

Thank 711mominator
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch buffet had a nice selection and gave a chance to try food I wouldn't normally order as a meal. Know your parking options before you go. Plan ahead to stay and explore the eclectic shops nearby and take in the history of the German Village neighborhood. Check out their private banquet rooms upstairs.

Thank TCS90
Gahanna, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

first place out of town guests what to go is Schmidt's. The food is excellent and the service is one of the best. Always end your meal with a creme puff.

Thank llhbelle2
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great German restaurant! Sausage galore and all the trimmings: spaetzle, German potato salad, red cabbage, etc. Even the mac and cheese is spectacular! Great old German atmosphere. Awesome decor in an awesome old building. Everything authentic here. No room for desert? Make sure you take a cream puff to go!

Thank OHIOGIRL2010
Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We try to stop at this restaurant when we travel to Columbus if it works into our schedule. We had the buffet which had plenty of selection for a lunch. The food was good. Some items had a real kick. Don't know what it was but it woke you up. Even though we had the buffet our server was very... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No reservations, but even on a Friday of football weekend we had a short wait for a table (around 6pm). Food was great, drinks were better, dessert over the top and the oompah band rocked.

Thank Mariner65
Toledo, Ohio
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed. waited 30 minutes longer than the quoted time. Bartender ignored me. Hosts seemed confused. Regretted this choice.

Thank toledoohiomom
Raleigh, North Carolina
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch and were able to get in right away but I would expect larger crowds in the summer. I had the sausage sampler so I could try all the sausages. There were all very good and very different from each other. I liked them all and couldn't really say one was a favorite. I found the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
German, European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?