Schmidt’s Restaurant and Fudge Haus


Schmidt’s was established as a German Village meat-packing business by an immigrant from Frankfurt back in the 1880s. The restaurant, opened in 1967 near the meat-packing plant, is still owned and operated by the Schmidt family. The menu is steeped in tradition, too, with sausage platters, wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten, and spaetzle. This is also a great place to try sauerkraut balls: bratwurst mixed with sauerkraut, rolled into balls, coated in batter, and deep-fried. Don’t miss the neighboring Schmidt’s Fudge Haus & Gifts, with its hand-crafted chocolates, including Ohio’s renowned peanut-butter-and-chocolate buckeyes.


240 E. Kossuth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43206


39.94622800, -82.99099700

Open Hours

Sun.--Thurs 11--9 or 10 (depending on season); Fri.--Sat. 11--11.
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(614) 444-6808

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