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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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Reidsville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great hamburger place. The fries are really good as well. Fresh made and salted. Great atmosphere and a must visit. Burgers are HUGE and will fill you up.

Thank wfdeacon
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took an adult cousin to Thurman's for a German Village experience on our overview tour of Columbus while he was visiting us last week. We arrived after the usual lunch time so got seated right away. Service was prompt and courteous. We split 2 regular sized burgers among the 3 of us and thought the beef... More 

Thank KathieColumbus_Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family was in town visiting and had to try The Thurman Cafe after hearing so much about it. We visited at about 3:00 on a Monday, so although they were full, we were able to be seated immediately. The six of us loved the whole experience. From the small, hole-in-the-wall bar setting, to the dollars taped all over the... More 

Thank Jana D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say this was by far the best burger I have ever had! Service was a bit rude and not observant. We ordered our food and my husband wanted to continue reading the menu and the waitress made a snide remark about him hanging on to the menu so he just handed it back to her confused as... More 

Thank Charity H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love large delicious burgers then this is the place for you. If you do not arrive early don't expect to get a table right b away. This place is packed from open to close. Worth it though if you have the time to b wait.

Thank Megan H
Grand Island, New York
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197 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Thurman Cafe serves up some of the best burgers you will find anywhere. We were here on a Tuesday afternoon and there was absolutely no wait and the service was quick.

Thank kwnike13
New York City
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since then line is usually 2+ hr long; I've always call in advance and get take out; however, the fries are the achilles heel of this place. They are VERY greasy and mushy but when I ask for extra crispy, the oil is everywhere even in the burguer bun.... Get it together guys, french fries is not rocket science....

Thank pipesaldarriaga
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my only repeat reviews. Took more people there and this time it was also great. And this time the service was extra fun! Donna! Victor! One of the highest tips we have ever given and it was well-deserved!

Thank LTWest98
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went once a few years ago for my birthday and I will never forget how much I enjoyed this place. The burgers and fries were just over the line; beyond anything remotely similar here on Columbus. The spot is pretty and cool as hell too. Totally recommended!

Thank Rafael C
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A Columbus favorite, and we eat there all of the time. It seems like no matter what time you visit, there is a wait for seating, but its oh so worth it!

Thank amyberg22

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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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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?