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Thurman Cafe

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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Biggest Burger Ever!

We went here based on reviews on TA. We had to get the Thurmanator. We both shared the burger and still had leftovers. This is the biggest burger we have ever seen. The gentlemen sitting next to us asked to take a picture. Is this the best burger I ever tasted... No... Is it the biggest... Hell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here based on reviews on TA. We had to get the Thurmanator. We both shared the burger and still had leftovers. This is the biggest burger we have ever seen. The gentlemen sitting next to us asked to take a picture. Is this the best burger I ever tasted... No... Is it the biggest... Hell yes! It's also... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family have been dining here since, ......since before you had to wait !! Burgers are Scrumptious, wings are very good, especially Teriyaki and Garlic, to name just a few. So much History in such a small place, service is friendly and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went to Thurmans to go and ordered the cheeseburger deluxe and fries and it was so big and tasty!!! I didn't care for the kettle chips that came with it though.I called and placed my order and it was ready when I got there!

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the second time I was at Thurman cafe, the service and food was excellent! Burgers are huge! It is small so if it is busy you will have to wait. Highly recommend this restaurant if your are in Columbus and/or a burger lover

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Proctorville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cozy little hole in the wall with great service and food! We had lunch at Thurmans and were not disappointed. The hostess was very friendly. My son ordered a buffalo chicken pizza and he said it was the best he had ever had. My husband got a burger and it did not disappoint. I had a breaded chicken sandwich. The... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The portions are unbelievable. The burgers are unbelievably delicious. The beer selection is also nice. Everything about this place is absolutely amazing. Besides the wait. You can go at any time on a weekend and there will be 24 groups of people ahead of you and a 3 hour wait. Go on a random day of the week for lunch.... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Most claims of best in town are hollow at best, but when people say that the Thurman Café makes the best burger in town it's the gospel truth! The long wait for a seat is still mildly annoying but it is nevertheless worth it. Chill, relax, you are about to enjoy a burger that is a work of art. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

"Man O Man" that's a lot of Burger! A real neighborhood feel. No fuss, no fancy overpriced "fu fu" burger joint! This is the real deal. Because we showed up on a Monday night in the middle of July, no wait required! We may have to comeback to Columbus! A real diamond in the rough! If you love burgers you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Delicious and huge burgers. Next time I go I will definitely have to try the Thurman challenge. The only thing is it's always packed all day everyday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Thurman Cafe has been around as long as I can remember. it is a very small local hangout with the best burgers in town. My Grandson and I had to split one they are so big. Fries are pretty good too. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Additional Information about Thurman Cafe

Address: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
Phone Number: 614-443-1570
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-443-1570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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