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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #25 of 2,002 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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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I know you all go here for the burgers, but make sure to try the wings! They are some of the largest wings ever. They serve the three bones, not cut, and they are so meaty, hot and spicy! My daughter and I usually share a Swiss, mushroom burger so we don't miss the wings. The burgers are really good... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't know what they do to their burgers to make them so juicy but this place is a do not miss in Columbus. I can't wait to have a burger there again, next time I visit! The fried pickle chips and the jalepeno poppers were pretty awesome too! Overall, just a great night out with friends...and amazing food.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Thurman Burger is a must. It is huge and has a great taste. Everyone should atleast give the Thurman Burger a try. I LOVE this place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Since we moved to Columbus Ohio my fiancee and I love to eat the cheeseburger deluxe, well we share and as for the price not bad, the waiting list is long so we usually take out...grab and go. Yesterday we ordered 12 wings and one cheeseburger deluxe total $24.98 (no tax) to go. We did try to dine in &... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Having gone to Thurmans about 6 times I would give the food 3 stars but for fist time customers I would give the whole experience a 4+ out of 5. The last three times we went was to take guests there for the experience.

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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food isn't exceptional but the atmosphere is great. Known for their "Thurmanater". A burger that is too much to eat but very flavorful. Very small with limited seating. Reservations recommended and don't be surprised to wait a while EVEN with a reservation. But a city favorite.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the premier hamburger in Columbus but be prepared to wait for it. The waiting list is always long but I think it's worth the wait on a special occasion. The fries are as good as the burgers. Kick back with a beer or three and enjoy!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wow what a menu. Please come hungry. Plan on waiting no less than 30 minutes. Parking can be a pain, if you don't know how to parallel park. Service was good. Food was really good. One of the must see places. No complaints from the family. Also get a window seat to watch people try to park. Dinner and a... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We come here a few times a year for the burgers during lunch. We try to make it to the place by 11:00 and then the wait is sometimes more than an hour, so be ready. My suggestion is get there no later than 11:30 and if the wait is long, just sit at the bar. Most of the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wanted to take my boyfriend from Chicago somewhere unique. Worth the wait! Thurmonator was massive! Took what we couldn't eat home, cut up ALL the leftovers along with the fries in a skillet for breakfast and topped it off with fried eggs. Double yum! Feed us twice!

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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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