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The Thurman Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
+1 614-443-1570
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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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Generally going to have a hefty wait to get a table but it's worth it. The burgers are enormous and delicious. The decor is eclectic and intimate. It's been featured on multiple food shows and is worth a visit.

Thank andy47355
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You cant visit Columbus and not go to Thurman's if you like Burgers. This is a crazy little hole-in-the-wall place with fantastic food. If you like fried pickles, I highly recommend them. Additionally, if you want to feel like you'll never need to eat again, try the monstrous Thurmanator, which the restaurant is kind of known for. If trying to... More 

Thank Diadra358
Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
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105 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Columbus and some friends said that awe had to go to Thurman's. glad we did! Could tell that this is a real locals hangout. Everyone seemed to know each other & the place was packed! Got a table within just a few minutes, but took quite a while to get out food. Hubby & I decided to... More 

Thank Deanna J
Ankara, Turkey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally real American style burgers!!! Try Thurmanitor but share with someone otherwise you won't be able to eat 2 days :)

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE this place. The wait doesn't matter. Once you bite into one of their burgers, you'll be wanting to come back for more! The prices are good, great atmosphere. Excellent Service. Even my picky 67 year old dad enjoyed this place. Great for friends, couples, families.

Thank Itzme1129
Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable prices and hearty food. service has always been excellent. If you have to wait outside it is well worth it.

Thank rcpennington
Mattoon, Illinois
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, if you walk away hungry from this place you must have a keg if a belly! Hubby ordered the Jager burger and we split it and some monster wings! It was "almost" more than we could eat, but we managed! 😝. Great food and awesome service.

Thank bullwinkle58
Mingo Junction, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try and visit Therman's every time we come to Columbus. The prices are goid, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the food is great. This restaurant is kid friendly and wonderful for a family.

Thank kimberlymX9224DC
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Food is outstanding! The only reason they got a four instead of five is size. It's small and the wait can be outrageous. But once you're there, get the Thurman burger.

Thank ladybugJ13
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A typical and perhaps to popular spot in the German Village. Featured on Food Channel TV shows has help the popularity. The place is very small and not really a cafe but a superb burgers dive. The waiting lines are long so is better to try during none rush dining hours. I could not handle their biggest burger but perhaps... More 

Thank genesis5503

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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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 614-443-1570

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