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The Thurman Cafe

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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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Columbus, Ohio
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eaten here several times. Burgers are tasty, been featured on that TV channel about travel..... If you go at lunch any day of the week, go early or late. This is a small "pub/local joint". Not a whole lot of seats and on-street parking, all help create a fun environment. Order the Thurman Burger and dig in (an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink stacked... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been there three times. If you like burgers with too much garbage on them to cover up the use of bland and cheap tasting burger then you will like this place. Chicken wings are actually good.

Thank Herb H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ridiculously good! A 3/4 lb burger that you can't get enough of. My daughter was only slightly hungry on our way there so I ordered one burger and gave her half. I wanted half of her half back but she would have none of that.

Thank Jeff P
Columbus, Ohio
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm. We're told a 25 min wait, it was 50 min. The place is old and beat up. The dining area is very very small and crowded. The long wait isn't because there are so many people waiting, it's because there are so few tables. Also, if you want to hold a... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burgers were out of this world..bar staff was very entertaining and very friendly...fantastic burgers the jack burger was my favorite...

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to wait for a table. Was getting ready to go to another restaurant, then our name was called. So glad that I tried this place. We (party of 2) order the Thurman burger, which is $21. I usually don't pay more then $12 for a burger, but for 2 of us $21 is cheaper. It's 5 pounds of meat... More 

Thank ILove2trave
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though a small place, Thurman's is large in servings and family feel. Thurman s is now a part of our family favorites.

Thank 1Living
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was brought here with co-workers. They suggested this place to me. They also recommended that I get the Thurman Burger. When I took one look at the Thurman Burger this is something you do not eat at lunch else it will require a long nap. I did order a burger that was big enough from what I remembered. The... More 

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Granby, Connecticut
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Columbus for 2 nights and I was with my wing man, my son. We had already stopped in Buffalo to get wings and I had wings (just 5) at Roosters the night before. The place is small and parking is on the street. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait, but it ended up... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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229 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the bacon cheeseburger and it was the absolute best! And I have had a lot of burgers. The French fries were great also. What a combination. My friend and I were told about a 45 min wait. It was a Friday night. We went to the neighboring bar and came back at about 35 min and our spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?