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On The Square

4.5
1065 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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What 1065 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VTBROWN 
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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BillG (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

A beautiful place to eat great food and service. Wonderful evening.

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LenB 
2.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Much better experience at night. I was very disappointed in the "average" sandwiches and sides for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

I took my girlfriend out here for a nice dinner on a Saturday night and afterwards we strolled through downtown Tarboro. It was a wonderful night, enjoyed the food, especially the specials. Service was great and the server was very knowledgeable about all of the menu and the specials. I would highly recommend to any of my friends looking for a nice place to dine!

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Jeff (Raleigh)
2.0
Dined on December 14, 2017

Very disappointed. We’re locals and have had good meals and service previously. We took family visiting from California tonight and were embarrassed. We started with cocktails, which were excellent. The Jalapeño Margaritas was outstanding. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay with our entrees that was on the wine list. However, they had to chill it as it came off the shelf in their “wine store.” We ordered an Beet & Arugula salad that was first brought out without beets. Our server was too busy in the front dining room and we got tired of waiting for her to check-in with us. We had to ask another server to assist. No apology. New salads had five slivers of beets. Really? For a $12 salad? What is the food cost on fresh beets? The vegetarian entree ($20) was disgusting. I refused to pay for the dish. It was that bad. The seafood risotto was beautifully presented. The risotto was overlooked (mushy). The chicken & waffles was above average. The chicken cutlet was tasty and crispy. The waffles were cold and soggy. The maple gravy was delicious! Having waited tables while in school, I tip 18% average, 20% good, and 22% for excellent service. While we did not receive 20% level service, I tipped our server at this level as the restaurant was busy and appeared to be struggling with keeping up.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Our daughter turned 21 and it was also her first time there. She took some friends and everyone had a wonderful time. The wine selection was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on December 8, 2017

My husband and I enjoy On the Square so much! The food is well-prepared, waitstaff is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is cozy. I recommend it highly.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Main Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(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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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
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