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The Thurman Cafe

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
+1 614-443-1570
11:00 - 02:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Thurman more times than I care to think about!!! It is truly an "All American" experience, and is well worth the wait! And there usually is quite the wait! My go to order is the mushroom burger with bacon cheddar fries... mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinkin' about it! If you're in Columbus, do... More 

Thank 66denisens
Coshocton, OH
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Thurman Cafe has awesome food! Their burgers are to die for, but come hungry! All the food is good, even the pizza in a burger place. It is a great and fun spot but come early unless you want to wait for hours. Even the wait is worth it!

Thank stockdalegang
Columbus, Ohio
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for lunch and had to wait about 15 minutes (which wasn't bad considering the time) and was served relatively quickly. It took about 15-20 minutes to get the burger and fries. The fries were incredible (not what I was expecting) and the burger, well... it was a Thurman Burger which was almost impossible to eat which gave the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here several times can't wait to come back! The atmosphere may not be for everyone but we've never had a problem with it and brought the grandkids.

Thank JILL S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only rate very good bc you'll have to wait a pretty substantial amount of time to actually be seated. The space in the restaurant is extremely limited it may accommodate a little under 30 which is a huge advantage. However, bring a group of friends and the time will fly by ( I suggest 4 or less) the quality... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy our trips to this place for lunch. The service is great and the food fantastic. A long wait most days around lunch time-but certainly worth it. Thurman Burger my favorite-actually a two lunch choice.

Thank rblackburn85
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my colleagues introduced me to Thurman's while we were in Columbus on business and WOW...the burger and fries are amazing! Bring your appetite with you. This is your average small neighborhood pub with amazing food, don't expect to walk in and five star decor. You will walk away very happy that you went!

Thank Steve A
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thurman Café is a dining destination that will not disappoint. Although parking is a bit of a challenge and the wait times can be a long the food is worth it. Their burgers are the best in Columbus! If you are visiting the German Village area of Columbus I would highly recommend stopping here for a burger and brew.

Thank Glenn S
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is great for late night stops. Never have to wait for place to sit and they are very nice as well

Thank Q6253IHericab
Columbus, Ohio
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure what time of da might be reasonable to stop by here to avoid a crowd. We were here on a fall Saturday about 3:45 and there were people standing and sitting everywhere indoors and out ( including on the curb) and there was an hour and 45 minute wait. I forgot again to count how many tiny... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-443-1570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?