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The Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43206 USA

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Open Now
Mon 11a-2:30a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Wifi

“A German Village landmark since 1942”

We have been told we have great burgers.  If that is something you think you would enjoy, then you need to stop in. We have a laid back atmosphere, so if you are in a hurry this probably isn't your place. We aren't a typical restaurant and that is why people keep coming back. The Thurman Cafe has been a landmark in German Village since 1942. Opened by Nick Suclescy and passed on through the family, the restaurant has remained true to its roots. We still serve up the best burgers in Columbus, along with old favorites like Our Famous Coney Island.

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Reviewed by
LolaAsham

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

Found this place because of the show Man vs. Food--the hamburgers are huge & were delicious--I was pleasantly surprised--I wasn't sure what to expect. The cheese fries were also worth trying. The restaurant/bar is packed and the wait was long but the ambiance was fun and the waitstaff were really nice. Well worth trying if you are in the area.

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Reviewed by
Abe Lincoln

  • 126 Reviews
  • 19 Helpful
October 17, 2014
Rated 4.0

The best way to get in to Thurman's is to go as soon as they open for an early lunch. Otherwise you're looking at a wait that can stretch on for hours. By the time you sit down, you'll probably be famished enough to devour a whole burger, which, by the way, are monstrous. And delicious. They're the best burgers in Columbus and they're worth the wait.

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Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

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  • 580 Reviews
  • 161 Helpful
September 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

So yes... they have amazing burgers. I'll leave that to someone else to talk about. This is probably the most famous burger in Columbus (on a bunch of those travel channel shows, etc.) I will say this, it's going to be a long wait, pretty much no matter what day, and what time, so plan to hang out for a while. But it's worth it

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Anna Hider

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  • 1,280 Reviews
  • 421 Helpful
February 22, 2016
Rated 3.0

It's a good burger, not life-changing, but tasty... however the wait is long. There are cooler hidden gems in Columbus more worth waiting for, in my opinion.

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The Thurman Cafe

183 Thurman Ave
Columbus, Ohio
43206 USA

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Open now until 2:30 am
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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