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Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
614-443-1570
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Ranked #29 of 1,986 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were told we had about a 1/2 hour wait...however it turned out to be well over an hour..luckily they had the OSU/Minnesota game on so that made up for our wait time. They had so many different burgers to choose from..i opted for the good ole cheeseburger..it was worth the wait! Fantastic 3/4lb burger with all the trimmings..the fries... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place is awesome. The burger was delicious. I sat in the bar area around lunchtime and the place was packed. The staff was friendly, entertaining, and funny. A great place to visit if you're in Columbus.

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Lima, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited Thurman's again. Take some time to savor a delicious burger or another choice of an amazing sandwich. You won't be disappointed and will want to tell everyone about this small cafe.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thurman Cafe is typically very busy and has a long wait, but if you want a great burger it's worth waiting! The burgers are delicious! Even after getting a table the service is a bit slow, but the people are very friendly.

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been a customer here for many, many years and it just gets better. Friendly staff are the norm. Some of my new favorites include the fried pickles, mushrooms and the chicken salad. If you're in the neighborhood you must stop in.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Thurmans is definitely a treat worth experiencing. Bring a huge appetite as you will be stuffed! The Johnny Burger is to die for. I would highly recommend eating at Thurmans or opting to do the new take out option next door. If you prefer to dine in typically you should be prepared for a long wait. The longest we waited... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great burgers! Our freshman, grandson was the only one that got a clean plate award! Almost a 3 hr experience, however a fun time was had by all! (There are only 8 booths for 4 or more; 4 tables for 2; 8 bar stools. And 3/4 lb burgers take a while to cook to order!!) Burgers and onion straws 10/10.

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Liberty, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My son and I were traveling on business this week, and took the recommendation of his friend to eat at Thurman Cafe for the burgers. What a great experience! Three-quarter pound hamburgers cooked to order with their wide range of menu variations or pick your own. Home-cut fries were great too. This is a neighborhood bar complete with signed dollar... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We arrived at this location and the smell was mouthwatering. Since the place dose not take reservations be prepared to wait. You can however get drink and hang out in the waiting area where you can indulge in popcorn. There is also a take out next door. We where told 2 hr wait at like 9pm for 8 people. It... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

OMG...was in Columbus to watch the Buckeyes this weekend and heard about this place on the food network. The Dodd is great. Started with fried pretzels which was like crack they were so good and had a regular cheese burger which was one of my top 2 burgers( I'm kind of a burger snob). The place is a dive but... More

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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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