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Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #28 of 1,987 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Best burger in Columbus! You can't visit the Ohio's capital without trying the Thurminator challenge!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Really good. Try the pizza thins, I loved the one with bacon and jalepeno. The Big Dawg is really good too, super big though so you'll want to share! It can get pretty busy at times - come at around 1:30-2 if you don't want to wait.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's the best burger ever! Period. For lunch get their by 11:30 or you'll be waiting. Dinner by 5:30 or you'll be waiting. Fun place. Good time. Worth the wait if you're not in a hurry or terribly hungry. Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. Game. Set. Match!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

...but what a burger! The variety of burgers and beer will keep you coming back for more. You'll be glad you waited which could be up to an hour. They also have a carry out section so you can order, pick up, and take it home.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is know for its burgers especially the Thurminator it appear in an episode of Man vs Food. The ambience is more your home town bar pub, but the food is anything less than amazing. The Reuben and Pastrami sandwiches are HUGE.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I absolutely love going to Thurmans for the Blue Cheese Burger with Bacon. Can't pass up on the Pretzel Bits either! Staff is always courteous and know us when we walk in the door. Highly recommend (especially during the week when the wait is short).

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Ashville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is a Columbus institution and when you can get in the food is great. I have dined here many times but the last time I was here the hostess at the front door was incredibly rude. I may not be back because of her attitude, good foor can only make up for bad service so long and this... More 

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Salinas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I do not eat meat but had to try thurmans based on Adam from travel network TV show a few years back. I ordered the Ruben sandwich with turkey. It was very large and very good. It seems everyone goes there for the burgers. It's always packed because it's that good but small in size. I will go back nex... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You want a great big greasy ,juicy, mouth watering burger the way they used to be made than this is the place. Always served hot with the French fries that taste like home made and a cold drink and you will never want to leave. All the other food served looks really good but have never tried, only the burgers... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Parking is difficult, your wait may be long, and it may be pricey...BUT it is worth it. Portions are HUGE and delicious. Wait staff meets every need. A must visit/experience for someone visiting Columbus for sure.

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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, Hamburgers, Bar

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