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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cream puffs” (728 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (193 reviews)
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240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank momngrandma
Reviewed 3 days ago

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,...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Jodmeister
Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Thank mrymrk
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in German Village, one must visit schmidts to truly get the entire experience. Live music, giant cream puffs, German beer, sausage, and excellent waiting staff all in costume. Fun for all ages and a super fun experience!

Thank kelsmuir25
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Matt W
what is the hours the buffet is open?
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.
hi was wondering the cost of the cream puffs we are planning our vacation for sept the German village is on list to do looking to have supper at Schmidt's. thanks for a great review on the place very helpful. have a good day. mandy
15 May 2017|
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Response from 759myiah | Reviewed this property |
Really not sure but I think they are around 5-6 dollars and well worth it. I love the chocolate cream pie too.....yummu
Scott A
will you deliver some chocolate peanut butter pastries to Rocklea, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia?
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
US$ 20
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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!