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The Thurman Cafe

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183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206-2629
+1 614-443-1570
11:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The portions at the Thurman and humongous and there is little to nothing on the menu for vegetarians . It really is a classic "meat'n potato place." Their idea of fish is fish and chips. You can't avoid eating fried something here and forget about going there if you think a great salad makes a great meal. The place is... More 

Thank Moishgil
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there on a weekday nite, didnt wait so long. We sit at the bar, we saw many dollars on the walls and hanging all around <3 it. My bf asked the bartender for a marker and tape, we put one up too! I suggest you should hang one up too, just a dollar and write/draw stuff on it;... More 

Thank SnR_TheLeos
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes. Go here. Eat a fresh-made burger. Just pure deliciousness. Place is excellent inside too. Great vibe. If I lived in Columbus, I'd be every week

Thank JJBialek
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there about 4:15 on a Friday and got the last table. Lots of people waiting when we left. Got the combo basket, fries were hand cut and awesome! We split the Thurman burger. It was good , lots of toppings, I would have preferred a good seat on the burger and the ham warmed up. Wait staff was... More 

Thank Susan S
Easton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way through Columbus. Friendly staff. We tried the Cod sandwich and the Jaegermeister burger. Burger was "interesting " and the Cod was pretty good. The fried pickles were delish as well as the crispy fries. Onion rings as your head! Interesting beers on tap. Overall a nice dinner out.

Thank GetAwayGirl2017
Hobart, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great love it. good burger. Awesome Deep fried Banana peppers. Went there several times in March while on a business trip. defiantly a must go

Thank vince872
New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't eat lunch the day you eat here. We had the best burger. Ground beef seasoned perfectly. Cooked perfectly. The burger was huge! The staff was really welcoming. The place is small so get there early. Definitely worth the wait. Table near us ordered wings. They smelled incredible You definitely want to eat here!

Thank ballintempleusa
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband heard this was a great place to go and he was right. It is a bit of a whole in the wall so parking is limited as well as seating. Be sure to get there early or on an off time and day. They have a pretty varied menu but the burgers are their main attraction. They are... More 

Thank Angela G
Groveport, Ohio
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! Portions are huge! Burgers are great! Big enough to split with someone. That's what we do. Be prepared to wait if your going on the weekend after 5.

Thank Kim M
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a lot of food for a fair price, this is your place. No matter what you pick, everything seems to be supersizednon this menu. Food is good. Atmosphere is welcoming. I would recommend getting there early if you want to sit though.

Thank Brandon D

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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
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?