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The Thurman Cafe

) #6 of 1,886 Restaurants in Columbus $$ - $$$ American, ,
183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
+1 614-443-1570
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (597 reviews)
“fries” (150 reviews)
“wings” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. Very popular and always crowded but they have a great carry out . Even if it's busy you can visit a sweet little pet shop on THURMAN .

Thank candyblott
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for burgers and a local favorite. This is a very small place and there is typically a long wait for a very good burger...

Reviewed May 26, 2016

More food than a normal human can eat, full bar,, reasonable, but small space and on street parking. We were looking for a local, special place to eat and this was/is it. Appetizers were a nice surprise, and a full bar is always a good...More

Thank David F
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a weekday at noon and was seated right away. Cute bar type restaurant small and cozy. Surprisingly it was not too loud. No music. For starters, we ordered the jalapeño poppers which were delicious. My husband ordered the rueben and said it...More

Thank jedeam
Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was there with my husband last weekend and it was great! The waiting line is about 1hour and a half so be prepared. We were lucky and found some seats at the bar so we could go inside faster. The burger menu is pretty...More

Thank Liat_1023
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great hamburgers but the wait is significant. There is a fun contest for who can eat the the burger the quickest.

Thank Shane T
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We went here and had a family meal and this place was great. The food was excellent but the service was really lacking. It took forever to get our food and the hostess was horrible. Barely acknowledged us when we arrived. Just was staring at...More

Thank Crissi K
Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

If you are hungry for a burger and looking for a family friendly relaxed atmosphere, this is the place to go. We have been going for years. We love this place. The service is great and the food is delicious. Large portions, French fries are...More

Thank JoD R
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Not quite what I expected in "trendy" German Village but quite an experience just the same. More of your neighborhood bar, I could have spent hours looking at everything on the walls. The food was great. Burgers are 3/4 pound. I had the Thurman burger...More

Thank Stevorama
Reviewed May 5, 2016

I hate to go negative but I think this place is way overrated. Unless you are a it big eater because the sandwiches are huge but the quality is just okay. Bad parking situation too. But the place is always busy & has a cult...More

Thank Rocky A
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Matt W
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Dustin A | Reviewed this property |
They serve food pretty late I wanna say we at there on a Saturday between 12:30am and 1.
Robert G
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Itzme1129 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean how far from the Ohio State Fair, it is 11 minutes (5.5 miles) If you mean Colubus Ohio Auto Fair, it is 12 minute (6.3 miles)
Ty H
October 27, 2016|
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Response from 0421thetruth | Reviewed this property |
The earlier the better on any Saturday. Wait time will vary but on Saturday close to noon I seriously doubt you will get immediate seating. You have not been here before, apparently. It is worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
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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