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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
240 E Kossuth St
phone: (614) 444-6808
(Place added by: AtLagerHeads)
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| Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited the Sausage Haus on a trip to Columbus last weekend. The placed came highly recommended by a friend, so we had to check it out. It's in the old German Village section of the city, and the neighborhood is beautiful. Upon entering, you are hit in the face with smells of sausage and sauerkraut, and are immediately hungry. The food was good (sausage buffet), and they had three house beers; a light lager, a dortmunder, and a doppelbock. I had the dortmunder and was very satisfied. They also had several other German offerings on tap. The service was good, and with the buffet you god a $2 cream puff that was massive. A fun place, and worth a visit if you're in the area.
07-23-2007 23:43:18 |
More by BMoney575
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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: 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: 4 | food: 4 | $$
the mrs. and i went here this past spring. i had frequented this place whilst in college. we each had a rueben and the meal was very good as always. they have a good selection of german food and decent german beers. their sausge is quite yummy.
we had good service and everyone was friendly.
i had a hosters and it was good. i like this place and the setting in German village of central Columbus. nice atmosphere and surroundings - brick streets, small store fronts, etc.
if you are in Central Columbus i urge you to visit Schmidt's and the brewery district!
suckem up and movem out.
07-20-2007 12:44:15 |
More by giblet
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Was in town during the Oktoberfest period and had a ball @ this authentic German facility in what is known in Columbus as the German Village Area. Got to the place on a City Bus, Was pleasantly surprised by the great diversity of beer selections that were available in the place .
Everyone in my party ate off the menu, but I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse selection, and the great $ value that was afforded by the Buffet Menu. If you can get past the tourists, it is a great place to eat and drink.
10-21-2013 02:55:36 |
More by MRJAZZ
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3 | $$
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: 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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