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On The Square

4.5
1077 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(252) 823-8268
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Ribustello
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Private party facilities
Our private dining area seats 38 people comfortably. It is available any night of the week. On Sunday-Wednesday, the minimum is $1500 ++, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the minimum is $2000 ++. Of course, we also cater off-premise so please contact us for more information if you already have a space in mind.
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Private party contact
Frances Liverman: (252) 823-8268
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1077 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious! We had a great time.

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DebM 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We always go to On the Square for special occasions and we are never disappointed! The food is always very interesting and they offer a nice variety. The staff is always friendly and meet our every request. I recommend On the Square to all my friends and they have all been extremely happy with their experiences!

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RichardB (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We are blessed to live in Tarboro near On The Square, we dine there often for lunch and dinner. We've been going there since we moved here six years ago and we have never had a bad meal.

The food is always delicious and well presented, with a great wine selection. The staff is always cheerful and attentive. They know the menu well and will assist in making selections if you ask.

The Chef teaches cooking classes at the college where I teach and they are always sold out! You can't miss with On The Square, but I would strongly recommend reservations if planning dinner there.

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RitaB (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I've eaten at On the Square several times but won't be going back. I order the petite filet and it was so grisly that I couldn't eat it not to mention it was raw (I ordered MW). The wait staff didn't pick up on the fact I didn't eat my $22 steak. Also no poultry on the menu (my husband has a beef and pork allergy) so his only choice was a bowl of soup. We know they serve chicken at lunch and asked if they could make him something and was basically told no. He also ordered a Bloody Mary and was told they don't get many orders for this drink so it was doing to take a long time to make a mix or he could order something else. Overall very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dining experience.

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Foodlovers (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The menu was fabulous. We enjoyed some new offerings by the new chef as well as some traditional dishes. We also had some wonderful new wines to go with our meal. We had a delightful evening with friends and would recommend On The Square any time!

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vipShannonS (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding experience. Our server was amazing and the meal was absolutely delicious!!!

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Triplet3 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a Birthday dinner. The service and ambience were perfect. We are shrimp & grits and the southern osso bucco. Both were cooked to perfection! A large table of friends showed up and lived up the room to top off a fantastic evening!

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Foodlovers (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I enjoyed a relaxed lunch with friends. I had lovely chicken quesadillas with a perfect bread pudding for dessert. It was a perfect lunch for a cold, winter day. My friends also enjoyed their meals and time to sit and talk. On The Square is a reliable lunch stop, always satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND THE DINNER WAS OFF THE CHARTS.WE HAVE TOLD SEVERAL FRIENDS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great as usual. Been eating at OTS for years. Hard to believe they still “make it exciting to see what they are going to come up with this time. “ NOBODY, can do fish like Stephen, NOBODY! Try their TBC beers also, all made in our best kept secret of Tarboro, NC ! Well, you should tell a few good friends!!!!!😎

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VTBROWN (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Really enjoyed it! Service and food was very good.

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Wcoleonhardt (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The Mediterranean Seafood Stew was phenomenal!! Keep thinking about going back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a wonderful meal and service!
Menu always has good variety. Service staff is always helpful and polite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Over-hyped!! The is no reason to make a reservation - we had to order at the counter and had to stand in line for 20 minutes to do so. - behind everyone who came in off the street to eat lunch, buy wine, pick up orders, buy gift certificates, etc. They didn’t even give us menus to look at while we waited. We’d initially made reservations to come for dinner with friends for a special evening, but would have been embarrassed to offer this restaurant to mark a memorable occasion. Nothing to see here - wouldn’t make the effort to go again, and wouldn’t recommend it to friends.

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