Best Burger: The Thurman Cafe

From the March 28, 2013 edition

For more than 70 years, the most famous burger joint in town — it’s the first place the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman visited in Columbus — has been accumulating accolades like the towering mass of add-ons topping, and tumbling over on, its juicy and gargantuan sandwiches.

So it’s no surprise Alive’s respondents agree with the hungry hordes who eagerly line up outside this prototypically kitschy, no-reservations-taking German Village fixture. Note: You can sample its wares without Thurman’s funky fun — and lengthy waits — at a to-go-only brother recently opened next door.

Best Burger runners-up: Graffiti Burger, Johnnie’s Tavern

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