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On The Square, Tarboro, NC

On The Square

4.9
4.9
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Due to limited seating, we are only accepting in-house reservations. Please call the restaurant directly for a reservation.

Located in Historic Downtown Tarboro, one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, On the Square Restaurant offers seasonal, sustainable ingredients that are celebrated throughout the ever-changing menu. Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and for lunch on Monday through Friday, we are as proud of our food and comfortable atmosphere as we are of our eclectic and value-driven wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (252) 823-8268
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Ribustello
  • Catering
    We offer catering of every kind. From box lunches to weddings, we are happy and able to provide food and wine for your special event.
  • Neighborhood
    Tarboro
  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Food

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Best Overall

  • Raleigh

    Best Food

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood gem

1,278 Reviews
  1. BrianJ

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and my 2 adult children and their spouses went to On the Square last night for our (3) May wedding anniversaries. We had 3 of their appetizers (Pork Belly, Scallops, and Beef Carpaccio) - all excellent. For dinner, we had the ribeye, lamb and salmon dishes. We passed them around so all got to sample each and all were excellently prepared. To finish the night off, we got the carrot cake, caramel cake and the strawberry shortcake biscuit. Each of these were beautifully prepared and were photo worthy (we texted pictures to friends and said they had to have them when they came to eat). Probably one of the best meals we have had in a long time. My daughter and son and their spouses were still talking about the meal until they left to travel back to their homes today. The service was also exceptional. Our server, Kaytlynn was very friendly, offered suggestions (all which were excellent) and made sure we had all we need for our special day. Thank you Inez and your staff for a great night and a great memory for our anniversaries.

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    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Great food! Bartender was learning but did a great job.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special, memorable experience, all aspects , many thanks to all appearing at our cozy table

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  4. BillB

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times and everything about it is consistently excellent. We had a young woman server last night in her 5th day on the job. She was lovely, gracious and provided outstanding service. Other restaurants should take notice

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  5. DerekMaul

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food preparation and presentation was outstanding. Service very good. We had the petite fillet, the Canadian salmon, the shrimp and scallop (under pastry) and the burger. Also small plate calamari for the table. Strawberry shortcake for desert. Also house Cabernet. Xavier was a great host, wait staff attentive. Probably the most tender filet mignon ever. Only improvement could be the coffee. So A-plus and thanks - Derek

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  6. DistaffDiner

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always make time for On the Square when we visit Tarboro, and we are never disappointed. To the contrary, our already high expectations are always exceeded. The quality of food and service is exceptional and there is always a new twist on a favorite or a new drink to try to enhance the experience.

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  7. TweetieM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always outstanding! The wine selection is awesome as well. I highly recommend On the Square for a great dining experience!

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  8. Joan

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The 3 of us got 3 different dishes - salmon, filet and seafood crepes. All were delicious. We know because we couldn’t resist sharing bites. This is amazing food at very reasonable prices. It makes you feel like you won the lottery.

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  9. NosquaresOntheSquare

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food like always! The service throughout the restaurant is impeccable. We always enjoy our time at On the Square.

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  10. Luv2eat

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience was excellent! Our waitress was extremely nice.

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FAQs

On The Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 823-8268.

On The Square is rated 4.9 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for On The Square

115 East St. James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Tarboro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Ribustello
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (252) 823-8268
  • Catering
    We offer catering of every kind. From box lunches to weddings, we are happy and able to provide food and wine for your special event.
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