Restaurant Menu

Starters und Soups
Sauerkraut-Bratwurst Balls | $8.00

A German Tradition! Sauerkraut and Schmidt’s own Bratwurst combination coated with crispy breading served with creamy mustard sauce.

Curry Wurst | $9.00

German Street Food! Served with special curry sauce over knockwurst bites und fries.

Schmidt’s Famous Pretzel Nuggets | $8.00 With beer cheese add $2.00

A house specialty! Hot and crispy with a soft middle. Dunk them in our sweet and tangy mustard sauce.

Schmidt’s Original Potato Soup | Cup: $5.00 | Bowl: $6.00

Our most popular! Idaho potatoes served in a creamy, rich base. Loaded with bacon and cheddar add $1.50

Chicken Noodle Soup | Cup: $5.00 | Bowl: $6.00

Thick, home-style egg noodles and tender white meat in a rich chicken broth.

Village Soup of the Day | Cup: $5.00 | Bowl: $6.00

Ask your server about today’s special selections.

Fresh Salads
Schmidt’s Chicken Salad | $9.00

"Deli style" tender chicken breast Prepared with Hellmann’s® real mayonnaise on a bed of mixed greens, shredded cheddar and tomato wedges.

Chicken Spätzel Salad | $13.50

Grilled chicken served on authentic German pasta. Served with fresh vegetables, mixed lettuce und choice of dressing.

Schmidt’s Haus Salad | $6.00

Mixed greens, tomato wedges, cheddar cheese, onions, and crunchy croutons with choice of dressing.

Schmidt’s Tuna Salad | $9.00

A Schmidt original! Home-style salad made with chunks of tender, light tuna served on a bed of mixed greens with tomato wedges and shredded cheddar. Prepared with Hellmann’s® real mayonnaise.

Garden Chicken Club Salad | $13.50

Grilled marinated chicken breast with crisp bacon, croutons, egg, tomato, and cheddar cheese. Served over mixed greens with choice of dressing.

Dressings: All Marzetti® dressings served on the side. Parmesan Peppercorn • Creamy Ranch • Bleu Cheese • French • Honey Mustard • Thousand Island • Low-Cal Italian • Oil & Vinegar

Signature Sausage Platters

Served over hot kraut with German potato salad, chunky applesauce und split top bun.

Old World Sausage Sampler | $14.00

A combination of four sausages from famous recipes of the J. Fred Schmidt Packing Company established in 1886.

Bahama Mama® “The Original” | $13.00

Our famous beef und pork, hickory-smoked sausage deliciously spiced with our secret seasoning, stuffed in old world natural casing. Awarded Columbus Monthly “10 Best Entrees”

Bratwurst | $13.00

Extra-lean cuts of pork lightly season und stuffed into tender natural casings. Columbus’ first bratwurst! Voted “Best Wurst” by Columbus Monthly.

Milder Mama | $13.00

The famous Bahama Mama, only with a little less spice und linked in skinless casing American-style.

Knockwurst | $13.00

The traditional German hickory smoked beef und pork sausage with a hint of garlic stuffed in a natural casing, grilled to perfection.

Schmidt’s Traditional Dinners

Served with two side dishes, dinner roll und butter. Ask your server about vegetarian options.

Hoffbräu Schnitzel | $16.00

Thinly sliced center cut pork loin with a light, crispy breading topped with mushroom gravy.

Oma’s Meatloaf | $14.00

Freshly ground, lean cuts of beef and pork, seasoned with special spices, made moist using applesauce. Topped with mushroom gravy.

Haus Saurbraten | $16.00

A German classic! Special marinated lean beef, braised until tender, served over German spätzel noodles with traditional gingersnap gravy.

Bavarian Cabbage Rolls | $16.00

Braised cabbage leaves stuffed with a special blend of beef, pork und rice. Topped with tangy tomato sauce und lightly dusted with parmesan cheese.

Weiner Schnitzel | $19.00 With sunny-side up egg and $1.00

A German tradition! Milk-fed veal cutlets, lightly coated with a crisp breading served with mushroom burgundy based gravy on the side.

Chicken Schnitzel | $14.00

Crispy, tender chicken breast cutlets topped with Schmidt's own German bier cheese sauce.

Roasted Bavarian Pork Shank | $23.00

A generous shank portion, roasted to perfection, served with mashed potatoes und gravy, sauerkraut, und a warm roll. *Available Monday through Friday after 5pm, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

German Autobahn Buffet

The Schmidt family invites you to visit our scrumptious German Autobahn Buffet where you will find unique and delicious German recipes.

Our selections have delighted out-of-town und local guests for more than 150 years. Treat yourself to our outstanding desserts (including our Jumbo Cream Puffs!) at a special rate when you choose Schmidt’s German Autobahn Buffet. Please no sharing.

Legendary Sandwiches

Served with one side dish. Each topping $1.00 extra. Select from: cheddar, Swiss or American cheeses, bacon, mushrooms, grilled onions, grilled green peppers or sauerkraut.

Mama Reuben | $12.00

This one’s special! A thick slice of grilled Bahama Mama® served Reuben-style on special made rye bread with German sweet slaw, melted Swiss, und 1000 island dressing.

Bahama Mama® | $10.00

A grilled link of our original, signature sausage on a toasted New England split top bun.

Bratwurst | $10.00

Extra-lean cuts of pork links mildly seasoned, grilled, und served on a toasted New England split top bun.

Traditional Corned Beef Reuben | $12.00

Thinly sliced lean corned beef topped with Schmidt’s sauerkraut, special dressing, und melted Swiss cheese grilled on pumpernickel.

Chicken Griller | $12.00

Freshly grilled 6 oz. breast of chicken on a toasted pretzel style bun.

Famous Fat Daddy | $12.00

Our German style bologna! A thick slice of grilled Bahama Mama® served on a toasted pretzel style bun with onion, tomato, und pickle. It’s wunderbar!

Flat Brat | $12.00

Schmidt's famous bratwurst patty style, grilled to perfection, topped with cheddar cheese, served on a toasted pretzel style bun with onion, tomato und pickle spear.

Brewmaster White Fish | $12.00

Mild, white fish, dipped in our own Schmidt's Gold Lager beer batter, lightly fried, and served on our special toasted roll with tartar sauce.

Hamburger | $10.00

1/3 pound patty of ground chuck. Served on a freshly toasted pretzel bun.

Bavarian Ham und Cheese | $10.00

Thinly sliced smoked ham grilled, topped with melted Swiss, served on a freshly toasted pretzel style bun.

Honey Roasted Turkey Reuben | $12.00

Thinly sliced, tender, honey roasted turkey breast. Topped with Schmidt’s sweet kraut, melted aged Swiss, und special dressing served on toasted pumpernickel.

Knockwurst | $10.00

Hickory smoked pork und beef knockwurst with a hint of garlic. Grilled und served on a toasted New England split top bun.

Milder Mama® | $10.00

Our famous Mama® with a little less spice in a skinless casing. Grilled und served on a toasted New England split top bun.

Jumbo Cream Puff

Our famous half pound, award-winning combination of special whipped filling in a lightly baked pastry shell. Vanilla, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Fudge or the Flavor of the Month.

German Chocolate Cake | $6.50 with Velvet© ice cream, add $2.00
Cherry Cheese Tart | $5.75
Cream Pies | $5.25

Chocolate, Coconut or Banana

Apple Strudel | $5.75 with Velvet© ice cream, add $2.00
Velvet©Vanilla Ice Cream | $3.50
Whole Pies & Cakes

Stop by our carryout case to take home Schmidt’s delicious favorites!

Green Beans und Spätzle
Potato Pankcakes und Applesauce
Redskin Smashed Potatoes
Hot Kraut und Ground Pork
Braised Red Cabbage
Veggie of the Day
German Sweet Kraut
German Potato Salad
Chunky Applesauce
Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi
Sierra Mist
Mountain Dew
Dr. Pepper
Orange Crush
MUG Root Beer
Pink Lemonade
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Fresh Brewed Coffee
Hot Chocolate

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