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Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #32 of 1,975 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Thurman's is a Columbus institution in Germantown. The staff is super -friendly and the burgers are huge (3/4 pound). It is small so you usually will have to wait here. But worth the trip and the wait!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I had read about the Thurman Cafe and chalked it up to hype from the Man-Vs-Food exposure, so I was skeptical. It confounded my expectations and would recommend this to anyone going to Columbus and want an authentic experience and good food. The wait is as long as everyone says it is, so if you want to pop in, keep... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is awesome! It is a bit small but the food was outstanding. The Thurminator is insane and just too huge (friend had this) to eat for most people. I had the Thurman Burger which is still a huge burger, but I was able to finish it. The food was just great. I gave a "Very Good" rating instead... More

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had a large party. We arrived around 5ish on a Saturday night and the hostess and manager tried super hard to get us a table together as quickly as they could. Employees were nice and fun. The food was yummy. The fries are amazing.

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Elgin, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great restaurant for down right great food. Service was a bit slow, but well worth the wait. Lots of history there so be sure to look around. Definately worth the trip.

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Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had head about Thurmans and the very hyped Thurmanator for years. This was the first time that I was in the area and had the opportunity to stop by. We had a party of 6 and tried a little bit of everything including wings, several different burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries and onion rings. I was surprised after tasting a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It had been a while since I was at Thurman's but my recent experience did not disappoint. Thurman's is still great after all these years.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

When returning to Pittsburgh from western Ohio, I make it a point to stop here and pick up 2 or 3 dozens of wings to bring home. They are fabulous. The majority of the time I call my order in and they are ready when I arrive.

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Westerville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have lived in the area for about 13 years. I have heard about The Thurman for just as long. Contrary to what others say here, The Thurman has been popular for a very longtime. I just never felt the need to go, even though I love burgers. I finally went a few days ago and it was great! Yes,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The burgers are awesome and some are rather unique. It's small inside and not suitable for children, but they now have a take out location.

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