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The Thurman Cafe

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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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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in the Thurman Café for Lunch, best burger in Columbus (Biggest too). Had the Thurman Burger. Cooked perfect, cheese with all the right toppings. Glad I had an extra shirt in the truck ended up wearing a little of it. Fresh Cut Fries double deep fried were perfect. Quick Lunch in and Out in under 30 minutes, my idea... More 

Thank Mark Y
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your in this area put this place on your list Get here early. Great selection of food in addition to their Thurmanator! Loved all the old memorabilia on the walls! Located in German Village!

Thank Barbara G
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, terrific food and prices. Better be ready for a wait but well worth every second!

Thank Julie L
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers the best burgers in Columbus. There's always a wait but it's well worth it. It's a very small venue but has a nice atmosphere and it's great for families as well.

Thank Karina B
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Burgers are huge and have a lot of toppings on them. They also have a wide selection of alcoholic beverages.

Thank nmyrda
Huber Heights, Ohio
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all of our times we spent in Columbus we had never heard of The Thurman Cafe. It is in a old section of Columbus that is being rebuilt. This is an old resturant that has been cooking since the early 1900's . It is run by 3rd generation family. They pack you in literally but the food makes it... More 

Thank Nancy D
Danville, Illinois
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small cafe is known for its huge burgers. One of the best I have had. They have a limited number of tables so your wait time is going to be very long. Ours was an hour and 20 minutes. While it was an excellent burger I am not sure it is worth the extended wait time.

Thank Tom C
Roseville, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They have some of the best burgers anywhere. Bring large appetite. The Thurman burger and the Thurmanator are giant burgers that has everything but kitchen sink on them. Good was great, price reasonable. The only knock is that it doesn't have very much seating. It's on the small side

Thank Bernard M
1 review
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The burgers are big but are the best I have ever had. Highly recommended👍🖒

Thank Caleb T
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Good food, spirits, a giant Thurman Burger to eat on for an entire day, at a good price. What couldbe wrong with this place? The very long wait whether it is lunch, or evening, a good 45 minutes has been the minimum I have yhad to wait, so you had better have a snack to hold you over, because you... More 

Thank Jeffrey Y

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, 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: +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?