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[ Bar, Eatery ]
240 E Kossuth St
phone: (614) 444-6808
(Place added by: AtLagerHeads)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited the Sausage Haus on a trip to Columbus last weekend. The placed came highly recommended by a friend, so we had to check it out. It's in the old German Village section of the city, and the neighborhood is beautiful. Upon entering, you are hit in the face with smells of sausage and sauerkraut, and are immediately hungry. The food was good (sausage buffet), and they had three house beers; a light lager, a dortmunder, and a doppelbock. I had the dortmunder and was very satisfied. They also had several other German offerings on tap. The service was good, and with the buffet you god a $2 cream puff that was massive. A fun place, and worth a visit if you're in the area.
07-23-2007 23:43:18 |
More by BMoney575
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere and the food are by far the two best reasons to go to Schmidt's. I love the food classic German food. The place is almost always packed and usually a nice wait to go along with that. Food wise you clearly have to go with the Autobahn, which is their buffet. Tons of brats, Knocks, bahama mamas and quite a bit of other German foods. Service struggles during the busier times. I'd say more of a food place than a beer place. The beer selection is ok at best a handful of German brews mainly Paulaner and a couple of house brew that are brewed at the Elevator. Overall, I love the food and atmosphere, beers are ok and the cream puffs are awesome.
02-17-2009 09:22:14 |
More by nrbw23
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A traditional German restaurant which has been run by the same family for nearly 125 years in the heart of the German Village neighborhood in Columbus.
The space is fairly large, with authenticity on the walls as well as the server clothing. Very warm, familial feeling without the faux gaudiness you'd find at a nouveau European bistro.
We came in the middle of the afternoon and, while still fairly busy, it gave the servers enough time to treat us well.
The food here is the stuff of local (and sometimes national) legend, but most famous are the sausages and jumbo cream puffs. Most folks opt for the buffet.
Beerwise, they have three lagers contracted for the restaurant by a local brewery: a dunkel (Dark), dortmunder (Gold), and Light beer. The other draft choices are Warsteiner's lager or dunkel, and Paulaner's Hefeweizen or Oktoberfest. There is also a small selection of bottles, mostly macros, but including selections from Great Lakes. Draft selections come in 12oz, 23oz, or 1L glasses. There is a full bar for non-beer drinkers.
All in all, a must-visit for out-of-towners and locals alike, for great authentic food accompanied by good beer.
09-28-2009 09:04:54 |
More by Natural510
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
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: 4.5 | 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 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
One of my buddies had been here before on a previous trip to Columbus and it came highly recommended. A great little part of town with brick streets and lots of trees. The place smelled fantastic even before we got inside. I believe that the building used to be an old stable, but I could be wrong. The floors were all wood and it had a nice dark German atmosphere overall. The service was quick and efficient. The menu consisted mostly of sausages and potatoes and what not. The beer selection was average, they did have a nice Dortmunder though. The cream puff dessert was great. Worth a trip for sure- a nice, unique restaurant.
07-23-2007 01:37:48 |
More by david131
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Schmidt's is the place in Columbus that best capture's the city's German past by offering good German food and beer in a beer garden setting.
While the selection of beers is not huge, they do offer a good selection of both German styles and German imported brews to complement the German fare. Their best sausage is the Bahama Mama, a spicy sausage that is perfectly complemented by a nice hefeweizen. Also not to be missed are their excellent creme puffs.
If you plan to visit on the weekends, be sure to arrive early, as the wait goes to some pretty long times due to its popularity.
06-01-2011 04:08:06 |
More by smithm1970
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3 | $$
Schmidt's? Groan, what can I say? Tourist trap in German Village. Watch those curbs, they'll eat your wheels. Cream puffs, brats, nice selection of beers. It is what it is and it's very successful at what it is. Personally, having lived in the Columbus area for over 30 years, I prefer the Old Mohawk.
06-09-2013 23:20:35 |
More by RHWeir
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
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