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Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant

240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
+1 614-444-6808
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cream puffs” (746 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (200 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, German, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife, mother, sister, and I had lunch at Schmidt's based on my sister's recommendation. She did not steer us wrong. It was an excellent lunch. My wife had Wiener Schnitzel from the menu and said it was perfect. Since she graduated from high school...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must stop place. Go at off hours or expect a wait. It's immensely popular. The buffet is very good, lots of variety. If you aren't a big meat eater, follow he suggestions another reviewer made, the pretzel basket, braised cabbage, potato cakes...More

Thank Robin N
Reviewed yesterday

When we visited Columbus we stayed in Germantown so we had to check out this historic and famous restaurant. We decided on the buffet which was excellent and it included a discount on their famous cream puff. Plan to share the cream puff as it...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a terrific meal! We came to Columbus to see a Crew game and ventured to German Village for a late lunch/early dinner. We have a family of 5 and had the option of authentic German food,as well as the easy choice of chicken...More

Thank Myfamilyvaca1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was wonderful, we had the buffet. The only drawback is the wait is sometimes long and if you order of the menu you could wait a bit for it. The food is good and the waitstaff are friendly

Thank zultr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you love sausages, beer, and lederhosen this is the place for you. Located in Columbus' historic "German Village" Schmidt's has been a landmark in the Columbus community for generations. Apart from the historic significance, I just love the food and the atmosphere. It's a...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Home of the Bahama Mama! A great sausage available on their buffet or in a bun. Very traditional Kraut, German Potato Salad, Hot Pickled Red Cabbage, Spaetzel with Green Beans and other great tasty sides. Hot pretzel bites, great Reuben Sandwich, Pork Shank, and other...More

Thank victoriabC9168AV
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Schmidt's is an authentic German restaurant the food is full of flavor. Lunch time on Tuesday is a short wait time. Buffet offers a mix of their German meats, potatoes, cabbage and garden salad. They are known for the cream puffs.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't get much better than Schmidt's unless you live in Cleveland. This is as good as it gets but get there early because they will be lined up. check out their online store for your next cook out. Michael Orlo Schultz

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just get the buffet and get a little bit of everything. You will not go away hungry. Salad, soup, rolls, brats, sausages, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, etc. So good!

Thank Happymom518
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Matt W
18 May 2017|
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Response from OHIOGIRL2010 | Reviewed this property |
I have only been there during the week. Both times I was there, I know the buffet opened at 11:00 am. Not sure when it ends. Sorry I couldn't give you a better answer.
16 May 2017|
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Response from June O | Reviewed this property |
Lol! I know you checked the online menu and they weren't listed! I did the same. I think they are included with some of their dinners so I guess it depends on what you order but, as I recall, they are listed in the... More
Scott A
21 March 2017|
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Response from bucknutz | Property representative |
There is a chance that I will be heading to Australia in January, can you wait that long. 🍻
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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