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Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
614-444-5050
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Ranked #10 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: German, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is not a place to go if you are a vegetarian (although they do have salads, grilled cheese, and soup) but my family members raved about the buffet - wonderful German dishes, and they loved the sausages! It was very busy on a Saturday for lunch - we got there around 1pm and had to wait 25 minutes for... More

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Whenever we get a chance to go through Columbus no matter what the time or the weather this is my choice destination...cozy, welcoming, lots of fun for all ages (you can see that reflected in the happy faces of all the ages), authentic ambiance and terrific SAUSAGE!!! If you are dying for a great sausage plate and all the traditional... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Open since 1886, owned by the same family! This place has some classic German favorites, but also some dishes for those who are not as in love with sausage & schnitzel. The quality of food was excellent. I had schnitzel, red cabbage, sauerkraut, pretzel nuggets, and spaetzle! Alles was sehr lecker (everything was very delicious)! They also have a buffet.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had lived in Columbus area in the seventies and one of our favorites was a trip to Schmidts for Bahama Mamas and Creampuffs. On our recent return visit, we just had to see if they were still as good. They were! Just get the "Original" platter with Bahama Mama (spicy sausage), hot potato salad, sauerkraut and applesauce. If you... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ate here on Memorial Day weekend. There was about a 15 minute wait around 1pm. We got in and both took in the buffet. Good selection of meats and all the typical German sides. Went up twice as I needed one more helping of Bahama Mama. Downed it all with a pint of Spaten!! Of course, we were stuffed but... More

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canton, ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we were down in columbus visiting out son and decided to do schmidts for lunch. there was a short watt. food was excellent. the cream puffs were killer. will go back for dinner sometime when we go back to visit columbus

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We LOVED Schmidt's. My parents have talked about Schmidt's for my entire life. They ate at Schmidt's in 1968 and 1969. They always talked about ordering your cream puff before dinner ... So they didn't run out. We ate the pretzel appetizer (great honey mustard), sausage sampler, wiener schnitzel and Bahama Mama 'burger'. Everything was amazing. Loved it all ...... More

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Williamsburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Lunch Buffet was great. We wait was not too terrible and the food variety was good. We also enjoyed the Dunkel.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. You do not need my review to know that this place has half pound cream puffs, a wonderful buffet, authentic German decor and an atmosphere that can only be found in Schmidt's. Enjoy the food, and eat up! The only problem is they do not take reservations, so get there early... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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204 reviews 204 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have lived in Columbus for many years and I finally made it to Schmidt's. The food was good but my favorite part was the cream puff. My nephew and I went during the lunch rush but we didn't have that long of a wait. We had the buffet which included brats, bahama mamas, German potato salad, green beans and... More

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