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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
Today
11:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to check it iut and they didnt disappoint. Burgers are huge, cooked to order, and there is no limit to what you can create. Staff very friendly. Left there stuffed and happy we went

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a regular at this German Village restaurant famous for their large burgers with many different toppings. Fresh cut fries are outstanding. Large portions. I love the BLT; probably a pound of bacon. The menu offers dozens of appetizers and subs.

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Thank William S
Willow Wood, Ohio
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have heard about the Thurman cafe for years, supposed to be best burgers in town. I beg to differ the establishment is dirty staff are rude and food is ok nothing to make a special trip for like we did. Five guys and Red Robin beat the Thurman hands down I'm sorry but it's the truth. Some of the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small place tucked in German Village. But don't pass it by. I visited on a Tuesday with my kids (aĺl adults) prior to attending a Blue Jackets hockey game. The food is beyond fantastic but above that is the staff. My one son is in the restaurant business and our waiter could answer any question he asked.... More 

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Thank JMC82454
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thurmans not only makes a great burger but absolutely the best fries in Columbus. If you visit or live here you have to stop it!

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Thank Stillwt1
New Albany, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Thurman Café is a Columbus Icon. We thought they might be slow on a Sunday evening, Wrong. We got there about 4.30 and still had a 45 minute wait. The Restaurant is very small probably only seats about 50 people. The Burgers were great, all Burgers are 12 oz. Service was good, prices competitive.

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Thank William L
Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Crowds wait outside that's how good it is. If I could get 100 words I would but first sentence said enough trust me.

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Thank Divecop3
Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great burgers and casual atmosphere are the reasons to brave the wait. The Mushroom burger is massive and don't forget the onion rings.

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Thank jjstallone
Girard, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers were not really flavorful, they just tasted like meat. The table was cramped. It's truly a bar that serves food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband said the burger was awesome. He saw this restaurant on TV and wanted to visit. It was worth every penny.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:30
Monday
11:00 - 02:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:30
Thursday
11:00 - 02:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
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?