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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 #11 of 1,975 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
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
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were a banquet group of about 40 and everything was wonderful. We had a room upstairs with a nice variety of food on the buffet. The food was hot, very tasty and plenty of it. Thank you so much for a great memory.

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Fernandina Beach
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Schmidt's today. I am a lover of German food. My wife is decidedly not but she played the trooper and agreed to go. My German meatloaf lunch was very good. My wife found her sauerbraten a very pleasant "great" surprise given her advance negativity concerning the whole genre. I breathed a huge sigh of relief and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm not lying when I say this. They serve three different types of sausage: Knackwurst, Bratwurst, and "The Bahama Mama". Well, I had a Chinese friend from Switzerland tell me that German food was boring and bland - then I took her to the buffet at Schmidt's one Sunday afternoon. Needless to say, anyone who doesn't practice the religion of... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not sure what all the excitement was about. We waited 11/2 hours because my brother-in-law had to eat there. I personally would not have chosen to stay. I ordered the meatloaf which was nothing amazing and everyone else ordered the buffet which they seemed to enjoy. You can order there sausage to go and the one thing that was really... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I ate at the buffet, which I thought was good, and she ordered a Ruben. She loved the Ruben. We split a cream puff that was above average. We are glad we went and would recommend it to others.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Accidentally went right after osu game so it was about an hour wait for two. Once we were seated service was quick. The food was delicious!!

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Vienna, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place was busy on a Monday, but luckily I was solo and was able to sit at the bar. The menu has great options, but I decided to go to the "Autobahn," their all you can eat sausage buffet. Great sausages and sides - German potato salad, kraut, and more. There were tons of choices and all were great... More

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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255 reviews 255 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I find it tough to 'review' any 'tradition'... whether it's a restaurant, hotel or site. Mainly if you don't go... you miss out on a local 'tradition'. If you do go... you might be spending your time at a worn out 'tradition' just to check off a box on your list. In any case... we walked here from our German... More

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Chalmers, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place is excellent! We enjoy buffets because they allow us foodies to experience a variety of different food offerings. That usually means that quality suffers. The great thing about this place is the buffet is full of well done food. We started our meal here with the Pretzel Nuggets. They were exceptional. We then had the buffet. Bratwurst, Knockwurst... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Waiting 30 minutes in line for clubhouse style food isn't worth it. The restaurant had been featured on Anthony Bourdain's TV show "No Reservations", when that happens to an establishment its food quality, character and service deteriorate rapidly. I've seen this before in good, relatively unknown restaurants that turn in to a Disney mass food provider of sorts. There are... More

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