A visit to German Village isn’t complete without enjoying the cuisine. Get a taste for German heritage at the renowned classic, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, and newfound favorite, Alpine Restaurant and Bar.
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Experience old-world charm at Schmidt’s:
Located in the heart of German Village, Schmidt’s is an institution in Central Ohio. The Schmidt family started their meat-packing business in 1880, the height of German settlement in the area. In 1967, they opened their restaurant, just steps from the original meat-packing location. Four generations later, this family business is thriving, cooking up award-winning German meals.
Take a trip to Schmidt’s to try some of its essential dishes:
A German favorite, these crispy bites with creamy mustard are a great way to start any meal.
Old World Sausage Sampler:
You don’t have to decide on just one—you can try four of the Schmidt family’s traditional sausage recipes.
Jumbo Cream Puff:
Schmidt’s unrivaled half pound combination of special whipped filling and a lightly baked pastry shell is its claim to fame, and was even featured on Man vs. Food. Split one with friends, or take on the challenge of eating one by yourself.
Alpine, the newcomer for authentic German food:
Alpine Restaurant and Bar opened in fall of 2018 and has quickly made a name for itself. As the only restaurant in Columbus to serve classic German rouladen and melty raclette cheese by the scrape, its unique menu and warm, upscale environment draw customers from around the city.
Stop by Alpine for dinner, or brunch on weekends, and try some signature dishes:
A tradition in Europe for hundreds of years, Alpine melts cheese on the wheel and scrapes it onto savory dishes right at your table. Have it as an appetizer, or add it to any of Alpine’s other dishes.
Alpine’s hearty rouladen is thinly sliced beef wrapped around onions, pickles, and bacon and then topped with rich beef gravy. It’s served with bread dumplings and braised red cabbage, so be sure to save room.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, Alpine’s vegan bowl combines vegan sausage with fried chickpeas, quinoa, and vegetables for a satisfying meal.