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The Thurman Cafe

) #6 of 1,873 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%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (579 reviews)
“fries” (146 reviews)
“wings” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for an early dinner. We ordered the Thurman Burger to split as the Thurmanator would have been too much. The Thurman is a smaller version of the Thurmanator but don't let that fool you. It is still huge! So...More

Thank Mom_USA70
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you've ever seen the food network Chanel or watched "man vs. food" then you've heard of this place. You can take a look at their menu while waiting outside or inside! Bring your patience!! On Amy given day, your wait time can be anywhere...More

Thank luckeycharm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thurmans has the goods. I know it, you know it, EVERYBODY knows it. Unfortunately that equates to very long wait times (even at their satellite store on east Broad St - HORRIBLE service) and poor customer service once you do get a table.

Thank O4816QLrichardw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have me addicted to the bacon cheddar ranch burgers. Service is always great. It gets quite busy very quickly and very often so come early and be patient, it will be worth it. My only suggestion is for them to expand to support more...More

Thank chassybaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Located in German village very nice area but not far from rougher sections of city. If you want a great burger as seen on tv, come early sign the notebook and grab a beer. Place gets very busy on evenings. Worth...More

Thank BMW800GS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So this place is all the rage so my friends and I decide to check it out make sure you get there early because we got there a half hour before they open and we still had to wait in line. This place is also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dive bar atmosphere, good music, great food! Didn't have any alcoholic drinks but they have a large drink and food menu. Known for their hamburger's and would recommend. Very different and interesting decor! Would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's definitely the best burger in Columbus. Worth the price ( I shared mine, couldn't finish the whole plate!). And love their small cozy place! Kinda hard to find a place to park at lunch time.

Thank Edra V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that has gained a reputation (and was on a TV food show) but is really very average. Their thing is giant burgers and they just OK and usually overcooked. Otherwise, it's just a dive bar with no parking in...More

Thank dupedtourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thurman's is a small cafe restaurant in German Village that serves the best hamburgers in Ohio. As outstanding are the French Fries they serve. Nationally recognized as the best hamburger in the country, this is the place for hamburgers. A fun and enjoyable restaurant the...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
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Matt W
How late is food served on weekend?
18 May 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
how far are you from Ohio Fair
17 May 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
Can I get in with a reasonable wait time for Saturday at around noon
28 October 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
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
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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