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Thurman Cafe Inc



183 Thurman Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

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(614) 443-1570

  • Sun - Sat 11:00am - 2:30am

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Cafes, Pizza Places

View more restaurants at exit 100b a[70] on I-71.


4.5 of 5.0 from 128 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • kcondon reviewgreat (but different) casual place to go. HUGE food, very laid back atmosphere. Be ready for a wait.

    44444 by kcondon


  • kjmtemps reviewAll 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

    44444 by kjmtemps


  • crichelle reviewThe 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.

    44444 by crichelle


  • Justin JBurgers are good. Beers are good. Best time to go is [REDACTED].

    55555 by Justin J


  • Jeremy DBest burger in Columbus. If you want quality and want to be full for the next week, get the Thurman Burger or Thurmanator.

    55555 by Jeremy D


  • Justin EllisBurger with egg was great. Stopped here before the Blue Jackets game and I will be back.

    55555 by Justin Ellis


  • John K.A1 Burger lived up to its name.....Cajun wings were just so so....

    55555 by John K.


  • Steve P.Paul N says get the burger- double decker.

    33333 by Steve P.


  • CNTravelerStop by the rustic Thurman Café, serving over-the-top burger masterpieces dripping with egg yolk and melted cheese.

    55555 by CNTraveler


  • jim TBig Dawg!!!!

    55555 by jim T


  • jiresellDelicious burgers and fries! Great beer selection too. To avoid a wait, go later in the evening on a weeknight.

    55555 by jiresell


  • Aaron NThe wait to be seated is well worth your time! The variety of burgers is absolutely incredible, and the quality is the best in the city.

    55555 by Aaron N


  • Steven FlynnTake on the Thurmantor !! Awesome Staff

    55555 by Steven Flynn


  • Jordan G.No preparation can get you ready for Thurman's. Make sure you have room in your fridge after this one.

    33333 by Jordan G.


  • Joe JThe Johnny Burger

    33333 by Joe J


  • Ty H.Thurman burger and handcuffs fries

    55555 by Ty H.


  • Joanna HamiltonHuge burgers!

    55555 by Joanna Hamilton


  • Kenneth Goodson Jr.Food is tasteful

    55555 by Kenneth Goodson Jr.


  • Rachel LaMacchiaBe prepared to have someone roll you home.

    55555 by Rachel LaMacchia


  • Wes CrowWhat a sleeper. You'd have no idea what great food this place has if someone's didn't tell you. A delicious German Village secret.

    55555 by Wes Crow


  • Nely ReyesThurmanator...! <3 it really worth every single calorie! XD

    55555 by Nely Reyes


  • Benjamin M.The Hawaiian burger is fantastic

    55555 by Benjamin M.


  • Jonathan SchurmanPlace is always packed

    55555 by Jonathan Schurman


  • Craig E.Great burgers, awesome service, fun and festive atmosphere

    55555 by Craig E.


  • Bentley KThe public transportation directly to the restaurant can be limited and parking can be chaotic. Try Lyft. First ride FREE* We are in the area. Use promo code #NOlyNOft for your free ride up $25.

    55555 by Bentley K


  • Andrea KinkelaBest burgers in town!

    55555 by Andrea Kinkela


  • B B.Huge burger 🍔

    55555 by B B.


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Thurman Cafe as seen on Man vs Food

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Danielle @.Do not eat here, it's dirty, dusty & I kid you not had worms on my burger & friend's burger. We cut them in 1/2 to try the different types & when I went to eat saw green squiggly worms! Stay away :(

    22222 by Danielle @.


  • Ned RaerAwesome atmosphere...they were playing 'Fearless' by Pink Floyd from the Meddle album!

    55555 by Ned Raer


  • Tony H.The Thurman burger is great!

    55555 by Tony H.


  • Berlin & Co. JerseyCheeseburger deluxe good reminded me of an old school homemade burger. Decor was old, lighting was dark.  Not kids Friendly. Return: Maybe Food/Quality: 7.5  Staff/Service: 7 Decor: 5

    33333 by Berlin & Co. Jersey


  • Anthony CAsk Katie for a black Friday

    33333 by Anthony C


  • Mike S.Try not to eat for a day before you come to Thurman's such a huge burger. I suggest the Macedonian

    55555 by Mike S.


  • Jane't JThey have the juiciest burgers in town!!

    55555 by Jane't J


  • Patrick JJust do yourself a favor and get the sloppy fries. Whatever else you order will be awesome too.

    33333 by Patrick J


  • Steven A.Very excellent

    55555 by Steven A.


  • Britny S.The burgers are huge, so don't go unless you're really REALLY hungry!

    33333 by Britny S.


  • Curt L.Great place to eat

    55555 by Curt L.


  • Curt L.All I can say is yummy yummy yummy

    55555 by Curt L.


  • Curt L.Good food and drunks!

    33333 by Curt L.


  • Paige V.Two words: get the shooting button on the Galaga fixed. But the food is good.

    33333 by Paige V.


  • chantal s.Come hungry! Portions are huge!

    55555 by chantal s.


  • Sharon W.One of the best hamburgers I've ever waited an hour for...well worth the comfortable wait!! Small place...Big taste!!!

    55555 by Sharon W.


  • William S.The Jason Burger - fried egg, bacon, salami, mozzarella, cole slaw, and fries. Best burger I've ever had.

    55555 by William S.


  • Laura B.It is always worth the wait!

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Jon A.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.

    55555 by Jon A.


  • Ahmad B.The best burger joint in columbus!!!

    55555 by Ahmad B.


  • Khalid A.Try the A1 Burger: 3/4 pound burger with fried & raw onions, mushrooms, lettuce, & cheese in a bun. AWESOME!

    33333 by Khalid A.


  • TiffaniNew carryout cafe right next door!! Perfect if you don't want to wait!!

    55555 by Tiffani


  • AlainIf 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!

    55555 by Alain


  • Ron J.Hostess is a hottie :)

    55555 by Ron J.


  • Kirsten G.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.

    22222 by Kirsten G.


  • John B.Know that burgers are huge, messy and taste amazing.

    55555 by John B.


  • Jessica W.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!

    33333 by Jessica W.


  • Gwendolyn R H.Bring your appetite! I had the Thurman Burger and yes, you can finish it in one sitting.

    55555 by Gwendolyn R H.


  • Monica M.Go a little early, the food and fun is worth the wait :)

    55555 by Monica M.


  • Jody M.Great place to eat.

    55555 by Jody M.


  • Joseph H.Cant say enuff about this place........yum!

    55555 by Joseph H.


  • Jim E.Ask victor what is in his special sauce.

    55555 by Jim E.


  • Matt C.Have the Thurman burger. Their classic, it is truly an amazing one

    55555 by Matt C.


  • mike m.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

    33333 by mike m.


  • Columbus AliveVoted Best Burger in Columbus Alive's Best of Columbus 2012.

    55555 by Columbus Alive


  • Jessica D.Great burgers & drinks. Wait is long yet well worth it!

    55555 by Jessica D.


  • Logan S.The Thurman burger...best burger ever, and I've been around. Well worth any wait...oh and there WILL be a wait

    55555 by Logan S.


  • Eric A.Rolling Stones pinball machine. See if you have move like Jagger!

    33333 by Eric A.


  • NatashaTheir burgers are decent. They are huge hamburger patties. You will most definitely be full after eating here.

    55555 by Natasha


  • Sarah H.Must try the sloppy fries! Absolutely unbelievable!

    55555 by Sarah H.


  • Patrick L.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.

    55555 by Patrick L.


  • Safelite AutoGlassBest burgers in town! For the ultimate challenge, get the Thurman Burger. - Suggested tip from Jennifer K., Associate

    55555 by Safelite AutoGlass


  • Nicholas M.Put this place on your To-Do List!

    55555 by Nicholas M.


  • Matt D.Legendary, epic, historic, important and greasy. Life. Soul. Immortal.

    55555 by Matt D.


  • Discover OhioThis 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”

    55555 by Discover Ohio


  • Scott F.Small place, get there early

    55555 by Scott F.


  • Amber G.Order a drink while you wait to be seated and the wait is much better and goes by faster

    33333 by Amber G.


  • Barb N.Always a wait, but worth it. Best time to go is for lunch on a non-holiday weekday. No wait!

    55555 by Barb N.


  • Nick R.The Thurman Burger is the tastiest burger I've ever had. Some of the best beef I've ever tasted.

    55555 by Nick R.


  • Kevin M.Don't be in a hurry when you come here.

    33333 by Kevin M.


  • Joseph T.Don't forget to say hi to Kevin, Victor, Sherman.

    55555 by Joseph T.


  • Kate R.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.

    33333 by Kate R.


  • Andrew C.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.

    55555 by Andrew C.


  • Arik E.The Thurminator is not for the faint of heart! Be prepared to make a mess!

    55555 by Arik E.


  • Justin W.Don't go here for a 1st date

    55555 by Justin W.


  • Austin S.Make sure to bring a roll of quarters for the pinball game and pac man/ galaga game.

    55555 by Austin S.


  • Se7enGirls at the counter are rude and skip over peoples names.

    11111 by Se7en


  • Liz G.Come for lunch during the weekday for virtually no wait time and up to par service :) much better then our Saturday lunch time experience!

    33333 by Liz G.


  • JessicaGet the burger with 4oz of cheese!!!

    33333 by Jessica


  • Paddy🐺The biggest burger you will ever eat, hands down! Roast Beef Stack is my favorite

    55555 by Paddy🐺


  • Lyle O.Burgers are the best, but the place is small & wait times are horrendous. Service is so so.

    33333 by Lyle O.


  • Travel ChannelThis place has 18 types of burgers, but one isn't on the menu: a burger created for the Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Competition: the Thurmanator. --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation

    55555 by Travel Channel


  • Cherie JThey have the BEST burgers I have ever had. We were there on vacation, My husband says that I'm a Thurman snob now because I don't want any other burgers but we live in KS : (

    55555 by Cherie J


  • Chelsea R.Order your burger one below how you want it cooked. If you want medium order medium rare.

    33333 by Chelsea R.


  • Chelsea R.Save a cow. Eat a vegetarian.

    33333 by Chelsea R.


  • J.C. D.hot wings+coney dog+rad shroom burger. u will NOT regret it. Ps don't forget the $4 brown bombers;)

    55555 by J.C. D.


  • Allison K.Gotta try the thurminator! It's huge! Was on man vs food. If you can finish...you are awesome

    55555 by Allison K.


  • Jillian M.The wait time around lunch is crazy long, but you can order your food to go and the wait time isn't as long. Amazing mushroom burger!

    55555 by Jillian M.


  • Avery J.Get the Thurmanator Burger!!! It's the Best Burger around and it's piled high to the Sky. Its by far one of the biggest burgers out there and its an incredible accomplishment if you finish it. Eat up!

    55555 by Avery J.


  • Chrissy C.Service is very, very slow but the portions & great food make up for it!

    55555 by Chrissy C.


  • Sam H.Thurmanator! You must try it!

    55555 by Sam H.


  • Ian M.Bacon burger+horseradish cheese= deliciously epic, you will not regret it.

    55555 by Ian M.


  • Qiana D.Very slow service but the food is GREAT!!!!

    33333 by Qiana D.


  • Jonathan G.Thurman Burger is good but beware...you can not fit it all in your mouth

    55555 by Jonathan G.


  • Kevin M.Get a thurmanator. Prepare for total thurmanation. You'll be back.

    33333 by Kevin M.


  • Evan LA1 burger is the bomb.

    55555 by Evan L


  • Linda M.the mushroom burger is yum

    55555 by Linda M.


  • brian CThe wings are made from pterydactals (sp)

    55555 by brian C


  • Columbus AliveVoted Best Burger in Columbus Alive's 2010 Best of Columbus.

    55555 by Columbus Alive


  • Dan AJonnie burger makes the wait well worth it. No vegetarian options though,mainly because vegetarians are dumb and this place is awesome.

    55555 by Dan A


  • Michael H.Fast for 8 days before coming to eat a Thurman Burger, so you can eat it all and not feel like a fat piece of shit

    55555 by Michael H.


  • Carl K.Lunch service is terrible. Mediocre pizza. No vegetarian alternatives.

    22222 by Carl K.


  • Eli S.Thurman burger, wings are huge, pizza is the thinnest you will ever find! Classic americanized food!

    55555 by Eli S.


  • Andy B.The food is great, but the service sucks ass. Be prepared to go thirsty.

    33333 by Andy B.


  • Nicole K.Best burger place in Ohio, hands down. Was shown on the travel channel's "Man vs. Food" for their huge Thurminator burger. Come prepared to wait about an hour + for a table and have the burger of yo

    55555 by Nicole K.


  • Tom T.Huge Burgers and Wings! Cool Place, Try the Thurmanator!

    55555 by Tom T.


  • Lindsay............................

    55555 by Lindsay


  • Nate M.Try the giant burgers.

    55555 by Nate M.


  • Travis B.Ginormous Burgers!

    55555 by Travis B.


  • EllisJohnnie Burger, you are still calling my name. Horseradish cheese and a shot of 1800, yessir.

    33333 by Ellis


  • Tony D.try the thurmanator - it's huge

    55555 by Tony D.


  • Matthew SOne of the tastiest burger you'll find in town. The cafe might be busy but well worth the wait.

    55555 by Matthew S


  • Nathan B.What is good enough for Adam Richmond is good enough for me! Worth the wait, there will definitely be a wait!

    55555 by Nathan B.


  • Tony D.The Thurman burger is very good. Wings are very goof

    55555 by Tony D.


  • Aaron ZBest burger on the planet!

    55555 by Aaron Z


  • Eric TIf the wait is unbearably long, Easy Street Cafe a few doors down has some good food and drinks.

    55555 by Eric T


  • Brian G.Head to Thurman Cafe, order a burger and eat it, using silverware is not allowed!

    33333 by Brian G.


  • Louis R.Thurman burger, enough said....

    33333 by Louis R.


  • Elizabeth L.Thinnest, crispiest pizza crusts ever.

    55555 by Elizabeth L.


  • Mary AThe Yummiest Macedonian Burger!

    55555 by Mary A


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