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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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Dublin, Ohio
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't been to this place in many years but they still deliver a great burger. The beer selection is limited but who comes here for beer? Prepare for a slight wait to get a table because if you haven't been here before, it's a small place. Cozy up to the bar while you wait (please don't stand in the... More 

Thank zerns
Monessen, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with a friend while in Columbus to see a concert. We'd found the restaurant searching the internet for good places to eat in the area and it certainly didn't disappoint. The restaurant has very eclectic and cool decor, from the old worn booths with names and messages carved into them to the dollar bills with messages written... More 

Thank Christina L
Hilliard, Ohio
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic burgers. The Jason is way too much for me to eat in one sitting, so some is going home for later. Wife loved her Patty Melt. Prices very reasonable considering quality and quantity of food. Nice walk before and after enjoying charm of German Village. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank arnoldjoe
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered take out, and the waiter just talked to her friend instead of helping me out. I got the food pretty quickly though. I opened the box and the burger was huge, and fallen apart. I started eating it, and it tasted ok, very FAT and the cheese seemed to be bad quality. I then found two black hair... More 

Thank cddlcd
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, fun service! Ordered the Thurminator Burger with side of fries that was a meal large enough to share with 2 other friends. Just a cool place to visit and eat at!

Thank Paul W
Fresno, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thurman's never disappoints, most definitely a place I frequent, it's a real nice place, feel nothing but joy supporting it!

Thank herecomesjesus123
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best cheese burger I've ever tasted. The prices are pretty good. Unless you have time to wait and get a table, it might be best to get take out, but you won't regret it.

Thank Kevin W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend enjoyed the place so much we went twice. Great dive bar atmosphere. The big TC was our favorite, good onion rings too. Beware the burgers are big and messy.

Thank Chris L
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar because the restaurant was packed. I had a fantastic tasting Burger and a delicious draught Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. This really is a unique and fun place to enjoy a meal. Not great for large parties butt 1 - 4 people should have no trouble just dropping in for dinner.

Thank Brian P
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Thurman Burger and fries. Have had the fish sandwich too. All great! Bring your appetite and enjoy!

Thank 0421thetruth

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?