#NationalCheeseburgerDay: Top 3 ‘burgs in the ‘bus

Happy National Cheeseburger Day.

Here at (614), we love cheeseburgers but we’re not going to sit here and claim we’re the absolute authority on them….which is why we left it up to you, Columbus, to decide the best ‘burgs in the ‘bus during our ColumBest reader’s poll.

So here you have it, friends, the three best burgers in Columbus according to YOU:

#3 Northstar Cafe

7.1% of 12,967 votes

Multiple locations

Northstar Burger: Just made with organic black beans, brown rice and beets, topped with white cheddar, kale, tomato, pickle and onion + simple salad

Classic Cheeseburger: Niman Ranch brisket and chuck*, ground in-house daily, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle + sweet potato fries

#2 Five Guys

8.5% of 12,967 votes

Multiple locations

Cheeseburger: Two slices of Kraft American cheese melted between two freshly grilled patties on a soft, toasted bun.


#1 Thurman Cafe

22.1% of 12,967 votes

183 Thurman Ave.

While the Thurmanator might not be the lowest calorie burger in the city, it’s by far the most famous.

Sharing its namesake with arguably the largest Columbus supporter there is, (we are looking at you, Arnold) this overwhelming stack of meat and cheese has become an icon, creating a bucket list spot for every competitive eater in the city and beyond.

Thurman’s menu boasts not just this juggernaut, but a plethora of other works of meat… er, art, that are more approachable in size for those of us that want something to sink their teeth into.

The day that Thurman’s loses in this category will be the day the health food craze has gone too far.


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