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Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #34 of 1,962 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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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 Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

After waiting 45 minutes, this place had a way to go to be even close for rut to be worth the wait, it was. Wow. Wow. Wow. I am going to come hungry next time and bring a doctor and an oxygen text. The beer is good. The ambiance and music is all over the place. Having your hostess sing... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The amount of food they serve is huge and deliciously unhealthy but worth every bite. Their French fries in a basket would feed a family of four...and the onion rings are really yummy. We always have to wait because it is so popular, but sometimes we sit at the bar to avoid the long wait. They told us Tuesday at... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Thurman Cafe on a Monday evening at about 730pm. There was only TWO people in my party and we waited an hour and a half...just for a seat at the bar, in front of an air vent that was blowing out hot air...in July. Which I assume either their air does not work, or they turn the... More

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Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Classic Columbus comfort food....whether in the mood for a monster burger while providing motivation to incorporate your favorite toppings or desiring something more from our feathered friends (in the form of a larger than average chicken sandwich or unusually large wings), I found the place to a "must see" monument in Columbus. Come on...you have all those other chain restaurants... More

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place just grosses me out. What a dive! Amongst a national obesity epidemic, I will never understand the fascination with a fatty, greasy hamburger with even MORE fatty, greasy condiments. So a 5000 calorie packed challenge from 'Man vs. Food' - so that makes it cool? Really? This place markets gluttony in the extreme. It comes to me as... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were there a little late in the night but still had to wait for half an hour. It is easy to find and there are plenty of parking in front of the restaurant! in fact it is in a very cute neighborhood and we had a walk while waiting for our seats. the server and the service is great!... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After a decently long wait, it was so worth it!! The burgers are huge! The meat is deliciously seasoned and juicy. The toppings were fresh. The service was also good keeping in mind that the place was packed. Definitely worth the wait! Will be back!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

OK, so I popped in here for a quick dinner with some colleagues during a business trip to Columbus. My eyes were on the prize from the minute I walked through the door. I was going to destroy the restaurant's gut busting signature dish, the Thurmanator. Now, it didn't disappoint in size. Quite possibly the most food I have ever... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant was ranked high on our list of things to experience in Columbus, OH. When we arrived, I was surprised to see how small it was and even more surprised to hear that we had an hour and forty-five minute wait.. for a burger? We decided to wait and boy am I glad we did! The wait ended up... More

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McDonough, Georgia, United States
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269 reviews 269 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Giant burger! Wings like you've never seen before. Cool fun atmosphere. Small place so you may need to wait. You cannot eat the entire burger.... I repeat... cannot! Gold beer, fun server's, and really neat tactile decor. Lots of diversity on the menu but the place is known for the burgers which, while huge, are tasty and delicious! Check it... More

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