Schmidt's Sausage Haus

Home of the Bahama Mama for Over 125 Years
Schmidt's Sausage Haus
Schmidt's is an Ohio institution and I've never tasted a sausage as delicious as their Bahama Mama. I'm just glad I don't live within driving distance because their Autobahn Buffet would be the only thing I'd ever want to eat!
Frank Luciano - The Sultan of Sandwich

Schmidt’s patriarch J. Fred Schmidt, opened his eponymous Meat Packing House in 1886 in the heart of Columbus’s German Village, quickly becoming Central Ohio’s most well known name in the meat industry. Just over 80 years later, J. Fred’s grandson, George F. Schmidt, opened the company’s first restaurant just around the corner from his grandfathers’ meat packing plant. Using meat recipes from the packing days and dessert recipes from the German ladies hired to run the kitchen, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus became an instant success and today, four generations later, is a Columbus landmark.

Whether you’re stopping in for their legendary Bahama Mama sausages or the larger than your dinner plate cream puffs, the authentic look and sounds (think live polka bands) of Schmidt’s have people celebrating Oktoberfest all year round in Columbus.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Schmidt's has been featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Their Bahama Mama sausage was voted the Official Food of Columbus, Ohio.

Schmidt's Sausage Haus

Home of the Bahama Mama for Over 125 Years

Schmidt’s patriarch J. Fred Schmidt, opened his eponymous Meat Packing House in 1886 in the heart of Columbus’s German Village, quickly becoming Central Ohio’s most well known name in the meat industry. Just over 80 years later, J. Fred’s grandson, George F. Schmidt, opened the company’s first restaurant just around the corner from his grandfathers’ meat packing plant. Using meat recipes from the packing days and dessert recipes from the German ladies hired to run the kitchen, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus became an instant success and today, four generations later, is a Columbus landmark.

Whether you’re stopping in for their legendary Bahama Mama sausages or the larger than your dinner plate cream puffs, the authentic look and sounds (think live polka bands) of Schmidt’s have people celebrating Oktoberfest all year round in Columbus.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Schmidt's has been featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Their Bahama Mama sausage was voted the Official Food of Columbus, Ohio.