Schmidt's Restaurant und Sausage Haus

Row 1

240 E Kossuth St (at Purdy Alley)
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-6808
$ $
Mon, Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM Tue–Thu: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Featured on Man v Food - come for the sausage, but don't miss the half pound cream puffs!
  • Definitely do the buffet! Great establishment and has been around a long time.
  • Get the Schmidt's Dark beer. It's great.
  • The meal isn't complete without an authentic German bier!
  • Food is authentically German, the waitstaff is dressed in German attire, and the restaurant is on the national registry of historic places! Known for its Bahama Mama sausage and their cream puffs.
  • Must tries: Bahama Mama (available on the buffet), schnitzel, pretzel bites (a little greasy but amazing), homemade apple sauce (seriously, the best I've ever had), and potato pancakes.
  • Unfortunately they won't take reservations. Get there early.
  • Very crowded, but worth the 30 minute wait. Great German food and beer at a reasonable price.
  • Dark Beer is awesome, and you can't go wrong with the Bahama Mama!
  • Loved by locals, this is a must try in Columbus. Feast on Schmidt's Famous Pretzel Nuggets ($5.75) for a starter w/the Bahama Mama "The Original" ($10.75), or one of the legendary sandwiches ($7+).
  • Best sausage ever. I'm actually not a big fan of sausage but theirs is amazing and the bahama mama is awesome. Great service too!
  • Try the cream puffs!
  • Buffet is great!
  • Great food. In town for work and went with people from work. All foodservice people great experience. Only thing is wish there was more sptzle in the green beans sausage sample was excellent!
  • You haven't lived until you've tried the cream puffs! - Suggested tip from Karen B., Associate
  • Good place but drunk guy on bench is a real mood breaker
  • The potato soup is excellent and so is the meat loaf....OMG!!! and the cream puffs are to die for. love this place.
  • The buffet is a great option. Don't leave without a cream puff.
  • Schmidt's Gold, pretzel bites, and bahama mama sandwich...
  • Loved the Buffet cuz you try a little bit of almost everything menu. Sausage & Hot German Potato Salad! Creampuffs yummy & huge. Don't share because they're light enough you could eat a whole one!