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Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

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240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
614-444-5050
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 100
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  • 29
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved the Food

I had eaten the creme puffs at the Octoberfest here in Cincinnati because they come here every year. So when I found out that they were at the Jazz and Rib Fest, I couldn't wait to try them again. Because of the long lines at the other rib stands, we decided to check their ribs. OMG.....they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Angela T
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had eaten the creme puffs at the Octoberfest here in Cincinnati because they come here every year. So when I found out that they were at the Jazz and Rib Fest, I couldn't wait to try them again. Because of the long lines at the other rib stands, we decided to check their ribs. OMG.....they were so tender and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is Very popular. Wait time was about an hour. That was OK for us, because even in a light drizzle the surrounding historic district is a delight to walk through. Once seated, it's noisy, but with a happy vibe. The German band was a pleasant, if eventually somewhat annoying distraction (we were seated very close). The food is... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My son and I were in town for his OSU Orientation. I cannot come to Columbus without making a stop here. My son enjoyed the selection at the buffet and could eat until he was satisfied -- he's a big guy, but kind of selective as to what he eats -- so this was a great value! I love the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was my husband's birthday so he got to pick. He loves authentic German food and was really Looking forward to the meal. After a brief wait, we were escorted to a booth. We were privy to several loud conversations as the owners cram as many tables as possible in a small room. He ordered the pork shank which was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had the lunch buffet. The food was awesome, especially the sausage. There was 5 different kinds to try and very good side dishes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It had been many years since I had eaten at Schmidt's. And, since I couldn't decide on what to order I got the lunch buffet. It was the best of the best with about 10 things to chose from. It was a great way to sample the different meats, potatoes, and other salad items. I really like the applesauce and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The buffet was wonderful! Great german food! You might have to wait, but it will be worth it. You can always walk along the streets of the German village while you wait. Beautiful place to visit! Don't skip the vanilla cream puff!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

If you can tolerate lots of noise and a potentially long wait, and if you like old fashioned German food at a very reasonable price, then this is the place for you. I had the wiener schnitzel and my husband had the sausage plate; both were just OK, but the sides were excellent. We both loved the German potato salad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were told we had to try Schmidt while in Columbus and that the sausages were great. It was a Friday night so we decided to do the buffet as it was very crowded and the wait staff seemed overwhelmed. We each tried one piece of each sausage. My tongue burned from the salt! I have had good sausage from... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Worth the effort to get to this restaurant. Really enjoyed our food and our server was great. My only complaint was the amount of time it took to get our food. Considering 3/4 meals were things they "specialize" in and the other was a chicken breast sandwich, our food should've been delivered in 15 minutes or so. It took somewhere... More 

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Additional Information about Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
Phone Number: 614-444-5050
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, German

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 E Kossuth St, Columbus, OH 43206-2188
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-444-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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