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The Thurman Cafe

££ - £££American, ,
183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
+1 614-443-1570
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (671 reviews)
“fries” (151 reviews)
“wings” (59 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get alot for the money. Better than any other burger place in Columbus. Be prepared to get full. Yum!

Thank trinamolnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to Thurman around 5 on Tuesday no problems parking old school bar atmosphere the food and beer were great my kind of place Ordered Thurman burger and onion rings took half of if home will return very nice staff

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the atmosphere and great food you get at Thurman Cafe. We got there about 5 o'clock on a Wednesday and the place was filling up by the time we left. Famous for their burgers. The offer subs, other types of sandwiches and pizza. A...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is highly rated for a reason - amazing food, ridiculously large burgers, all served with with a quirky, grafitti-laden vibe. Pleasant staff and a cool part of town are bonuses as well. I had the western burger and it was nearly the size...More

Thank Kent B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No need to read any more reviews... JUST GO!!! Customer service is great, and the burgers are better than great!!! The only problem is there’s so many delicious choices to choose from, so you better plan multiple trips! Will be back again very soon!

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve heard about Thurman’s for many years. My buddy and I finally got to try it out. Great old school bar atmosphere. It definitely has a small town vibe. The food was amazing. I’ve never had a hamburger this big. My buddy could barely finish...More

Thank Jarvis H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere of this place. There are dollars all over the walls that have people's names and well wishes. I overheard one of the waiters telling a family that they take all the dollars off the wall every couple years and donate them...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great burger go here.. large portions great atmosphere, bar food at its best..

Thank OhioVatravler
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with a group from the office for our monthly Columbus version of diners, drive ins and dives. Hadn’t visited in years, but was just as fun and good as I remembered. Tried several burgers and salads. All were well prepared and yummy. The...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Thurman is an experience you don’t want to miss. The drinks are strong and the food is amazing. The staff was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend checking it out!

Thank fjohnson6278
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Matt W
17 May 2017|
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Response from Dustin A | Reviewed this property |
They serve food pretty late I wanna say we at there on a Saturday between 12:30am and 1.
Robert G
17 May 2017|
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Response from Itzme1129 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean how far from the Ohio State Fair, it is 11 minutes (5.5 miles) If you mean Colubus Ohio Auto Fair, it is 12 minute (6.3 miles)
Ty H
28 October 2016|
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Response from 0421thetruth | Reviewed this property |
The earlier the better on any Saturday. Wait time will vary but on Saturday close to noon I seriously doubt you will get immediate seating. You have not been here before, apparently. It is worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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