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The Thurman Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat at the bar, had a couple of beers with the Mrs. and soaked in the positive atmosphere. I had one of their hotdogs because I wasn't all that hungry; it was good (didn't order the giant hamburger thing because... well... my middle-aged stomach can only take so much). I was impressed by the staff- very nice, no attitude. Columbus... More 

Thank AlvaGrg
Trenton, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were up in Columbus for the day visiting a friend of ours. He told us he was going to take us someplace awesome for dinner. When we arrived at this place I didn't know what to expect. The place is definitely unique (they've got signed dollar bills taped up all over the walls). All I can... More 

Thank 817ryan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you've ever heard of Thurman's, you know it's a small, quirky dive bar with some of the most amazing burgers in the world! Every time we are in Columbus, we always try to make at least one attempt to hit up the Thurman Cafe! Depending on the day of the week (Saturdays are busiest), you may have to wait... More 

Thank Lisa T
Indian Lake
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic hole in the wall find. Burgers are what they are know for here so be prepared to try one. The seating is limited and cramped so be prepared to wait. Everyone is very friendly and prepared to help you decide among the list of menu choices.

Thank Granon
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For some reason I thought they have turkey burgers so I was disappointed when I couldn't order a burger😣. However the wings and fries. They serve whole wings a rare treat in restaurants. Excellent and very friendly staff. I would give a 4.5 but don't know how to do the half😊

Thank Oretha H
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered take out from the restaurant and the food was good. Everything was correct. The only complaint is the fries where not cooked all the way thru.

Thank Andrea R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good, hamburgers are great. This restaurant was featured on diners dives and drive ins. This made it very popular. Atmosphere is nothing to write home about. Not worth the wait for me though.

Thank rudey84211
Madison, United States
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very busy even at 9:00 PM so we decided to try it for an early dinner on a Saturday. We had a large group so we had a bit of a wait. The food was very good. My husband and my nephew both had the Thurmanator - the 12 year old wasn't up to the challenge, but... More 

Thank Katherine T
Dallas, Texas, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good local restaurant. Portions were enormous and fair value for what was charged. Seating was super tight but it was a small bar.

Thank BigTeddyDub
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal! Had a fun night with friends! Definitely will go back

Thank 711mominator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 16144431570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?