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“Very enjoyable!”

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 54 Dessert in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: This iconic German Village restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. For five generations we have been serving authentic German food. Our sausage has become so famous that the Bahama Mama has been voted the official food of Columbus and the building is registered as a historic landmark. Come take a trip around our Autobahn Buffet or, if you want something other than sausage, try one of our traditional German dinners. Of course, for dessert, you can have one of our half-pound jumbo cream puffs. Stop in today and celebrate with us!
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Went to Schmidt's Sausage Haus following an OSU with some local friends (we were out-of-towners, up there to support the opposing team). Thought maybe it was a "touristy" place and that only the opposing fans would be in there, but we arrived and found the place full of OSU fans. We took that as a positive sign since we figured the locals would know where the good food could be found.

There was about an hour wait but we didn't mind, both because we were prepared for a long wait and were ready to relax and down some good brew. Slid up to the bar and enjoyed some great Oktoberfest beer and talked football with the other fans while we were waiting. Staff and OSU fans all very friendly.

The buffet was yummy. Not sure it was the absolutely best german food I've had (I think if you've been to Jacob Wirth in Boston, you might find it just a little bland), but it was VERY enjoyable and it's nice not to have to choose just one or two sides. Most German restaurants have a sausage combo plate, but you usually have to make choices on the sides. If you don't get German food all that often, it's hard not to want a taste of three or four sides. The buffet had at least three kinds of sausage, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, green beans with spaetzle and much more... and everything was very good. We finished up, of course, with those cream puffs that are the size of Volkswagens. Friendly servers.

Highly recommend this place, but go with the assumption that you will need to wait a while for a table.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were here in May 2012. Food was served buffet-style.. Did not taste authentic. All but the "Bahama Mama" sausage-in-sauce was bland.
(BTW: Where in Germany does one find "Bahama"?). Red cabbage? Bland. Sausages? Greasy. Haus bier? Tasted like it was toll-brewed from syrup, similar to Hops (R.I.P.).

Over-crowded, rushed to finish, food less than stellar. Meh. I'll cook Mama's German recipes at home next time.

Auf Wiedersehen!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stopped in for their famous cream puffs. They do have excellent food as well. I'd recommend their sausage with saurkraut!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great place in German Village - sausage is great, but wow - those pretzels!! Definitely in the top 5 of all time. Potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage and potato pancakes were also very good. The dessert case looks wonderful - tried the apple strudel and it was delicious - but the cream puffs looked over the top! Had the lunch buffet which was quite reasonably priced. The atmosphere was a lot of fun. All in all worth a visit anytime you're in Columbus.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Saw schmidts on trip advisor thought we'd try it good German food 45 min. Wait no complaints knew that going in&yes limited parking so you may have to walk a little but walking is good for you

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