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Thurman Cafe Inc
183 Thurman Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
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- Sun - Sat 11:00am - 2:30am
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4.4 of 5.0 from 52 reviews
price range:$11 to $25
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Thurman Cafe Inc Reviews
All of the problems in the last review are true- if it's a nice day anywhere near lunch or dinner time you can forget getting one of the ~10 tables. One of the best burgers you will ever have though. They do also have carry-out, you'll lose the ambience of the place (it's a pretty cool family-owned type place) but you'll also save yourself the couple hour wait for a table. Just be sure to call ahead- the last time I called for carryout it was an hour wait for that. My favorite is the bleu cheese burger
The good - Arguably the best burger in the city.
The bad - Slow service and few waiters.
The ugly - Tiny resteraunt and looooooonnnngggg wait times for tables due to popularity.
The verdict - Go for a late afternoon lunch and enjoy the best burger in Columbus.
by Steven A.
The burgers are huge, so don't go unless you're really REALLY hungry!
by Britny S.
Great place to eat
by Curt L.
All I can say is yummy yummy yummy
by Curt L.
Good food and drunks!
by Curt L.
Two words: get the shooting button on the Galaga fixed. But the food is good.
by Paige V.
Come hungry! Portions are huge!
by chantal s.
One of the best hamburgers I've ever waited an hour for...well worth the comfortable wait!! Small place...Big taste!!!
by Sharon W.
The Jason Burger - fried egg, bacon, salami, mozzarella, cole slaw, and fries. Best burger I've ever had.
by William S.
It is always worth the wait!
by Laura B.
This is absolutely the BEST burger I have ever had, this coming from a burger aficionado and connoisseur. Try the Blazin Burger if you like some spice.
by Jon A.
The best burger joint in columbus!!!
by Ahmad B.
Try the A1 Burger: 3/4 pound burger with fried & raw onions, mushrooms, lettuce, & cheese in a bun. AWESOME!
by Khalid A.
New carryout cafe right next door!! Perfect if you don't want to wait!!
If it happens you're in Columbus therman cafe is the place to be! Mouthwatering burgers, friendly staff and the best part of it is the Dollar Bills all around the place! Got the chance to do one!
Hostess is a hottie :)
by Ron J.
We had to wait almost 2 hours for a table and once we were finally seated the service was mediocre. The food was great, but not that great.
by Kirsten G.
Know that burgers are huge, messy and taste amazing.
by John B.
9 times out of 10, the service isn't friendly and the wait is atrocious... But once that glorious burger touches your tongue, you forget the rest!
by Jessica W.
Bring your appetite! I had the Thurman Burger and yes, you can finish it in one sitting.
by Gwendolyn R H.
Go a little early, the food and fun is worth the wait :)
by Monica M.
Great place to eat.
by Jody M.
Cant say enuff about this place........yum!
by Joseph H.
Ask victor what is in his special sauce.
by Jim E.
Have the Thurman burger. Their classic, it is truly an amazing one
by Matt C.
If you go to the Thurman cafe & there's only 2 of you, your best bet is to get a beer at the bar & wait in line for a bar seat 15min vs. 1hr
by mike m.
Voted Best Burger in Columbus Alive's Best of Columbus 2012.
by Columbus Alive
Great burgers & drinks. Wait is long yet well worth it!
by Jessica D.
The Thurman burger...best burger ever, and I've been around. Well worth any wait...oh and there WILL be a wait
by Logan S.
Rolling Stones pinball machine. See if you have move like Jagger!
by Eric A.
Their burgers are decent. They are huge hamburger patties. You will most definitely be full after eating here.
Must try the sloppy fries! Absolutely unbelievable!
by Sarah H.
The burgers are legendary, but resist the temptation to come here with ALL of your friends. The waits can be insane for large groups. If you keep your group small you might snag a spot at the bar.
by Patrick L.
Best burgers in town! For the ultimate challenge, get the Thurman Burger. - Suggested tip from Jennifer K., Associate
by Safelite AutoGlass
Put this place on your To-Do List!
by Nicholas M.
Legendary, epic, historic, important and greasy. Life. Soul. Immortal.
by Matt D.
This German Village café has brought the Travel Channel to town for the Thurmanator twice to film episodes of “Man vs. Food” and “101 Tastiest Places to Chow Down”
by Discover Ohio
Small place, get there early
by Scott F.
Order a drink while you wait to be seated and the wait is much better and goes by faster
by Amber G.
Always a wait, but worth it. Best time to go is for lunch on a non-holiday weekday. No wait!
by Barb N.
The Thurman Burger is the tastiest burger I've ever had. Some of the best beef I've ever tasted.
by Nick R.
Don't be in a hurry when you come here.
by Kevin M.
Don't forget to say hi to Kevin, Victor, Sherman.
by Joseph T.
The whole building was constructed primarily with hamburger meat. Eat the whole thing for a chance to win a live baby dolphin. Served with slaw and a drink.
by Kate R.
this is far and away my favorite restaurant in Columbus. Burgers are sinful. Eat here as soon as you can. And ask for sharmon aka "lightening" She'll treat you right.
by Andrew C.
The Thurminator is not for the faint of heart! Be prepared to make a mess!
by Arik E.
Don't go here for a 1st date
by Justin W.
Make sure to bring a roll of quarters for the pinball game and pac man/ galaga game.
by Austin S.
Girls at the counter are rude and skip over peoples names.
Come for lunch during the weekday for virtually no wait time and up to par service :) much better then our Saturday lunch time experience!
by Liz G.
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