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The Thurman Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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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“burgers” (407 reviews)
“fries” (139 reviews)
“western burger” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whenever I’m in Columbus and am willing to give up part of my day for what is usually a long wait, I go to Thurman’s. This place makes a very legit burger with quite the interesting array of burger themes. If you’re in a hurry,...More

Thank watchyoursix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good food and the service was great, but it's just too small and the wait of an hour was not worth it.

Thank Chippy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit was lackluster with slow service and OK burgers. The second time we sat at the bar, much faster service and the food was AWESOME. Burgers were big, juicy, with plenty of toppings. I couldn't finish it all (but I wanted to). A...More

1  Thank Bradermd2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love The Thurman Cafe. It's a tiny restaurant with great service and even better food. I swear by the french fries, but for my husband it is the onion rings. The burgers are great no mater what toppings you choose.

Thank C0LUMBUStraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always delicious and cooked to perfection . Great place to go if you like the small mom and pop business.

Thank sdallen526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must see! The waiter was funny and made the dinner more enjoyable. The food was worth the wait.

Thank Tinab14528
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Although well known for their spectacular burgers, they also have other great sandwiches. Burgers we had were huge and tasted pretty fantastic. Service was fairly prompt when we were there during lunch.

Thank mobile614
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We like going there with friends from out of town.there is always a wait for a table but not too bad. The best wings,we order “naked” and good hamburgers.Sometimes you feel rushed,but,they are busy

Thank tuzik2010
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have wanted to go here for years but the line is always too long. Arrived at 12:30 on a not busty Tuesday ad were told we had to wait until the table was cleaned. Don't know what the hold up was but it took...More

Thank phillipschick09
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Thurman Café is famous, especially for burgers! We have been there multiple times, always good. However be prepared for LONG waits, since the place is small. Plan ahead of time, get there early to beat the crowd. Still a very fun place, great atmosphere, a...More

Thank ancientmariner21
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Matt W
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
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
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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