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Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #32 of 1,971 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
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this place because we saw it on Man vs. Food. The building was actually very low key and somewhat hard to find and smaller than one would think on the inside. The food however was great. This was probably one of the first times I had to cut a burger in half before I attempted to eat it... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Read about the Thurman Cafe and drove out for lunch one day while on a business trip. My colleague and I ordered these burgers that I couldn't believe how BIG they were when they arrived. There was no way I was going to get this in my mouth. The burger itself was cooked perfectly and delicious. We had the fried... More

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Buford, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been already said? Excellent service, food quality, and Yum factor! I will stop by here and Schmidts every time through Columbus. Best of the German village area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Order just The hamburgers ITs all u need.great taste.The only problem was ITs a bar n not enough tables

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Located in German village, this restaurant is small but delicious! The burger I had was big but delicious, a must eat at if your in the Columbus area

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved the restaurant and food, always a highlight of visiting Columbus. Coming from the UK, big burgers at home are just that, big, no real taste of flavour, but at Thurman's they also taste so good. You can't help but finish them, even with a small appetite, you can't resist the next mouthful!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family and I stopped in a on Thursday afternoon and got seated immediately. Great service and great food. 4 of us ordered 2 burgers and we were full.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After hearing about this place we decided to stop a night we were in town after a Jackets game and were not disappointed. This was our second attempt to eat here, the first entailed an hour wait and we decided to try our luck elsewhere instead. This time, being later at night, we were seated right away and had no... More

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Sidney, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Been wanting to go here for a few years since seeing it on nation TV. Stopped twice in the evening and could do the 2 hour wait. Sunday afternoon 2-3 PM, was a difference story. 20 minute wait for four of us. We tried several of the 3/4 singles, non of us got the Thurmanator double 3/4..........The single was big... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 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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