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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
240 E Kossuth St
phone: (614) 444-6808
(Place added by: AtLagerHeads)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
One of my buddies had been here before on a previous trip to Columbus and it came highly recommended. A great little part of town with brick streets and lots of trees. The place smelled fantastic even before we got inside. I believe that the building used to be an old stable, but I could be wrong. The floors were all wood and it had a nice dark German atmosphere overall. The service was quick and efficient. The menu consisted mostly of sausages and potatoes and what not. The beer selection was average, they did have a nice Dortmunder though. The cream puff dessert was great. Worth a trip for sure- a nice, unique restaurant.
07-23-2007 01:37:48 |
More by david131
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
the mrs. and i went here this past spring. i had frequented this place whilst in college. we each had a rueben and the meal was very good as always. they have a good selection of german food and decent german beers. their sausge is quite yummy.
we had good service and everyone was friendly.
i had a hosters and it was good. i like this place and the setting in German village of central Columbus. nice atmosphere and surroundings - brick streets, small store fronts, etc.
if you are in Central Columbus i urge you to visit Schmidt's and the brewery district!
suckem up and movem out.
07-20-2007 12:44:15 |
More by giblet
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
Schmidt's is located in German village in a quaint area of brick roads and Victorian-style houses. Parking can be a chore as their small lot fills up fast, along with the street parking. It's worth the wait though.
The exterior of the building really lends itself to the atmosphere they are trying to convey. While the original building burned down long ago, the new location feels like one of those places that has been part of the landscape forever.
Inside the restaurant you are forced to walk by cases full of ridiculously tasty-looking meats and pastries. The dining area takes up most of the restaurant, with an adjoining buffet/banquet room. The bar is tucked away toward the rear. Most of the staff are dressed for the occasion, and there is an interesting array of German/Bavarian decor.
The beer selection is average, but well thought out. There are several German beers available in bottles such as Paulaner, and a few on tap as well. They also stock a few locally-brewed beers from Hoster's and Elevator that are repackaged with Schmidt's in mind. They also offer a sampler of the different beers that are available.
Service here is good, but struggles a bit during peak hours. Knowledge about the available beers is hit or miss.
I can't say enough about how much I like the food here. Whether the buffet, or a good old-fashioned bratwurst at a fair I have never been anything less than thrilled with the food. Some perfectionist in German fare might find something wrong but I think it is out of this world. And the creampuffs? Forget about it.
Overall this is not only a place that I recommend beer-lovers go, but a place I recommend anyone visiting Columbus go. A must-visit in this city.
10-24-2006 22:10:10 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Been here a few times, it's a bit of a must go destination for us. I love the atmosphere in German Village, and why not cap it off with a stop at Schmidts. Food is good, the service is friendly and responsive. They have a few 'hausbrews' that are brewed for them (will review separately). and I enjoyed the two I ordered. If you like comfy settings, good hearty German food, some decent haus biers and gemuetlichkeit, make a stop here. Easy to find at the end of the street, it's in a quaint building with some parking.
03-19-2006 16:28:28 |
More by PatandDavid
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $
This place is great! I stopped here on my way home for the holidays (Nashville to PA). I'm pretty sure that they have live music every night. When we went there were two guys playing german songs on accordion and tuba and the place was packed. Big, open room. It started to empty out a bit early (9ish, and this was a Thursday). In a great part of town--should please the ladies. Easy parking.
Beers weren't too much to speak of. I got a Paulaner Oktoberfest, and was too afraid to get one of the two house beers (sounded too light or too dark). I can't really remember what else there was, but all German lagers. (Pretty sure no Hefe's). Reasonably priced. Pretty sure it was $4.50 for 20oz.
Food was great. We went at night after a long day of driving and were hungry as hell. I thought they'd only have the buffet during the day, but they had it at nigh too. Not certain if that's a regular thing. It was either 8$ for a sausage platter or 11$ for all you can eat. You do the math. All sausages available on the bufffet (all 4 of them--brat, knock, bahama mamas), meatloaf, stews, sides. Definitely worth it, imho, especially if you're as hungry as we were. Plus you get dessert for only 1.5$ if you get the buffet. Cream puff dessert was a little dissapointing.
I'd say pretty cheap overall. Good enough beer, good food, and great atmosphere. Worth the stop if you're in Columbus, day or night.
01-21-2006 02:38:42 |
More by fromage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Brings back memories of my childhood, hanging out with my father at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Festival in my hometown.
This taste of German is right in the German Village section of Columbus. It features several tasty German brews right on draught. I am told the selection rotates, though I have not gone back to see again.
The food and service are excellent. As an appetizer I suggest the Pretzel nuggets. Very German with a sweet/salty character that is traditional of German cooking.
To get a good flavor for their signature sausages, try the Signature Sampler. You'll get the Bahama Mamma, a sweeter Keilbasa-like sausage, bratwurst, knowckwurst, and mild Mamma.
I had no room for dessert, but their assortment of German desserts looked out of this world.
A local told me the best thing to do is go during lunch and get their German Buffet. Most of their major menu items are on the buffet, and you get to try them all!!
05-05-2005 23:58:41 |
More by psugrad98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5
I love Schmidt's and have been a big fan ever since I moved here from NY. I can't vouch for it's authenticity (I've never been to Germany) but I've taken a few people who can and are very pleased.
Found along the bricked streets nestled deep in the heart of German Village, Columbus, Ohio, many have traveled from afar to get here. The tourists at the door give the impression this may be just another trap but the idea fades after the restaurant is entered. Close seating but comfortable. Quaint but not sleepy. The first item spotted in the waiting area are the wonderful baked sweets along with the 1 pound cream puff that no matter how full you are, is a must! What a temptation to stare at while waiting for a table - which wasn't long.
I wish they had more on tap but what the wife and I had did the trick. I remember overhearing a gent at the next table trying to impress his new lady friend that the ONLY good dark beer is Guinness. Novice. ANYWAY we opted for the schlagen (buffet) and enjoyed it tremendously. The food here is above par for German style food in Columbus.
01-02-2005 09:16:29 |
More by Ahhdball
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5
This place has been an institution in German Village for quite some time. They took a shot at expansion but those efforts in other parts of town basically failed to various reasons based on the area. The beer here is basic German beers and nothing fancy plus their own which isn't much. The main reason you go here is for the food and the atmosphere. The food is great, but I wish they would have kept some of the more German styles they put on years ago but felt were too extreme and took them off. Always a must visit in German Village in addition to The Book Loft and Schuller(?sp)park.
10-08-2003 02:08:27 |
More by Wildman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
This has been a Columbus legend and tradition for generations. The location is in the heart of the German Village neighborhood no more than a mile or two from Broad and High, the center of Columbus. Red brick houses and streets welcome visitors to an atmosphere like that from a century or more ago. Schmidt's sits right in the middle, dispensing sausages, German potato salad, German pastries, and beer to a house that is usually full at almost any time during their open hours. The food is outstanding and the beer selection ranges from house brews, to imports, to the common domestics - meaning you can find a match for your food selection. Service is fast, courteous and knowledgeable, perhaps more toward the food than the beer, but knowledgeable nonetheless. Don't miss this one if you're in Columbus with an appetite and a thirst; the Bahama Mama is a must for first-timers.
04-07-2003 08:43:21 |
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