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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
240 E Kossuth St
phone: (614) 444-6808
(Place added by: AtLagerHeads)
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| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
As it has been said here before, this is a place you must go if you are visiting Columbus but it should not be your first beercentric destination.
Located in the middle of German Village, this is a historic part of the city. Its a very old fashioned German restaurant specializing in sausage. You see plenty of Irish pubs, but this is one of the very few traditional German restaurants.
They have made this a whole attraction with an adjacent fudge and gift shop, sausages to-go and staff dressed in lederhosen. There is usually live polka/accordion music as well.
The bar is off sorta separate from the rest of the place. Its tucked in towards the back on the left side. They have some of the typical German imports like a few from Paulaner. Elevator also brews one or two beers especially for Schmidt's. The beer selection isnt stellar, but they have decent examples of the more popular German ales and lagers (marzen, hefewiezen etc). You can get them in pretty large sizes. I believe the large mugs are at least 22oz.
On my most recent visit for dinner I ordered the Elevator brewed oktoberfest. The waiter mixed things up and brought me a Paulaner Hefe. So it is my impression that the staff knows little about the beer.
Go for the food and atmosphere, if you are looking for a huge beer selection go else where, unless you want some German imports.
04-26-2010 19:21:31 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Was in town during the Oktoberfest period and had a ball @ this authentic German facility in what is known in Columbus as the German Village Area. Got to the place on a City Bus, Was pleasantly surprised by the great diversity of beer selections that were available in the place .
Everyone in my party ate off the menu, but I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse selection, and the great $ value that was afforded by the Buffet Menu. If you can get past the tourists, it is a great place to eat and drink.
10-21-2013 02:55:36 |
More by MRJAZZ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Been here a few times, it's a bit of a must go destination for us. I love the atmosphere in German Village, and why not cap it off with a stop at Schmidts. Food is good, the service is friendly and responsive. They have a few 'hausbrews' that are brewed for them (will review separately). and I enjoyed the two I ordered. If you like comfy settings, good hearty German food, some decent haus biers and gemuetlichkeit, make a stop here. Easy to find at the end of the street, it's in a quaint building with some parking.
03-19-2006 16:28:28 |
More by PatandDavid
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I made my first trip to German Village to go to Schmidt's last night after a long day at the Columbus Zoo. Everybody was starving which was a good thing. Anyways I was surprised at how small it was, but the good thing is they packed people in here. Got there between 6:30 and 7 pm and it was a 20 to 30 minute wait, not bad. They handled my party of seven with no problems, good service attentive to my little ones and the adults with refills on our big 32oz mugs of Paulaner Oktoberfest, which I decided to stick with since it was so fresh tasting. Other options on tap were Elevator brewed Schimdt's dunkel or helles, Warsteiner, Warsteiner dunkel, Paulaner hefewezien, and one more I can't think of. They had a nice mix of German bottles as well. Food wise my family decided to ride the Autobahn, full of sausage including. Garlic knockwurst, bratwurst, Bahama Mama, Bahama Mama mild, and Sausage stew. Meatloaf was killer with some red skinned mashed potatoes. German potato salad, red cabbage, and sauerkraut. With some kid friendly options thrown in as well, vegetable soup, mac and cheese, and green beans all done really well. I've only seen one better example of ethnic food on a buffet before, that would be the Red Apple in Chicago for Polish food. Needless to say we were stuffed, so we brought dessert home, cream puffs were killer three main varieties were vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter chocolate. They also had coconut cream pie, apple streudel, and other options. Definitely wasn't a beer destination but the limited variety of beer was really good in this small German bier and sausage haus. No live polka on this visit but it was a Tuesday night. Will go back but the novelty of the Autobahn may have worn off I'm ready for some Spaetzel and schnitzel, so a great experience overall we will be back If you go with the buffet kids eat for 4.99 and adults are around 13 dollars, and cream puffs are discounted to 2.50 with the buffet. Bier pricing 8 bucks for the big mugs, and 6 someting for a 22 ounce pint glass. It was worth it for the beer to go with the food, but if it's just for beer you'll find me at Bodega with 50 taps half off drafts during the week from 4-8pm.
07-14-2010 13:07:32 |
More by WVbeergeek
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: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Brings back memories of my childhood, hanging out with my father at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Festival in my hometown.
This taste of German is right in the German Village section of Columbus. It features several tasty German brews right on draught. I am told the selection rotates, though I have not gone back to see again.
The food and service are excellent. As an appetizer I suggest the Pretzel nuggets. Very German with a sweet/salty character that is traditional of German cooking.
To get a good flavor for their signature sausages, try the Signature Sampler. You'll get the Bahama Mamma, a sweeter Keilbasa-like sausage, bratwurst, knowckwurst, and mild Mamma.
I had no room for dessert, but their assortment of German desserts looked out of this world.
A local told me the best thing to do is go during lunch and get their German Buffet. Most of their major menu items are on the buffet, and you get to try them all!!
05-05-2005 23:58:41 |
More by psugrad98
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Just returned from visiting relatives in Columbus and made my second trip to Schmidt's. Being a holiday weekend the wait was over an hour and the place was expectedly packed. Nonetheless, it was worth it for their tremendous sausages and sides. Nice beer selection that compliments their cuisine nicely. Local brewery Elevator Brewing supplies their traditional German style house beers. The wife opted for a black lager which was tasty while I went with a Spaten Maibock which was excellent as well. The place can definitely get a little touristy and I've never eaten dinner there, only lunch, so I have missed the oompah band.That being said, if you like German food it's worth the wait and somewhat cheesy vibe, as the food, beer, and service were excellent.
05-31-2011 12:51:00 |
More by veech
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Schmidt's is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Columbus. Just driving through German Village on the brick roads to get there brings back so many memories. It's truly like you've entered a different world.
The atmosphere is old world German. The waitresses wear dirndl's. The tables, walls and furniture are all old, untreated wood and brick. The music is authentic, on weekends and evenings you may even catch some live German music such as the "Polka Dots".
Service is above average if they aren't busy, which is rare. If it's super busy expect to have bad service. What can you say, it's a small place that gets super packed.
The selection is great. Lot's of authentic German food and a great selection of German beers. I get Paulaner Salvatore Dopplebock everytime, it goes great with the pretzel nuggets.
The food is very good. It's one of those places that everything you order is great so you end up ordering the same thing every time. Suggested hits are the Corned Beef Reuben, Beer Battered Pretzel Nuggets and of course their world famous jumbo cream puff.
08-12-2008 01:33:49 |
More by mashedpotatoes
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