Tavern In The Square - Northborough

4.5
325 Reviews
$30 and under
American
While one of ten Tavern in the Square locations, Tavern in the Square – Northborough celebrates the immediate local community and culture of Northborough. A proud scratch kitchen, the locally-owned and operated restaurant features comfort food-inspired dishes that use seasonal and regional ingredients that are created by passionate chefs in-house daily. Along with their innovative yet approachable menu items, Tavern in the Square also boasts an extensive selection of up to 50 seasonal draught beers that come from small local breweries and breweries around the world.

Located in the heart of Central Mass in Northborough, just minutes off I-495 and approximately 40 minutes from both Boston and Worcester.

Follow us on Instagram: @taverninthesquare & Twitter: @TavernintheSq
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, sad to hear they are closing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & food!

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KaylynF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were great. Server was very friendly and accurate. Had a great time!

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JimF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, varied menu, great service. Parties were nicely spaced to greatly limit noise.

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vipPaulineJR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice to have outdoor seating. Could bring my pup to sit at our feet. Food was amazing! Burger cooked perfectly! I hope they will add outdoor heaters so we can continue to dine outside as weather gets colder.

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vipLizB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this Covid age everything was perfect. The fig pizza was amazing!!! I hope outdoor dining with heaters will be a thing there!

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Jimbo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at The Tavern.
Dinner was early, I was trying to avoid a crowd with the COVID issues, a d I did.
Service with a smile,
Emily stopped by for a hello, a d then Scott the GM stopped by.

The food was awesome, as we expected.

What a great night of dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cam, our waiter, is truly awesome! Food is great and service is outstanding! Our favorite place!!

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MaryEllenM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor dining with friends for lunch. Thrilled to see so many GF options! Delicious food; fabulous service!

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Bostonnative
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was good but not great. Serving size was kind of small....for the price. We did like it though.

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MattM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Patio was nice, food was good, but general tso chicken was tough. Waitress not the best, felt rushed even though not busy and she never checked to see if we wanted more drinks or how things were.

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2012optima
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of the sandwiches we ordered (Mediterranean Chicken) came with burnt naan bread. After we mentioned the issue, the restaurant remade the sandwich immediately. Everything else we ordered was very good. Restaurant was clean and they've implemented good safety measures.

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Juls
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I had specifically searched online for places with outdoor patios with heaters to grab a drink with a friend because I didn’t want to be inside during the pandemic. I showed up and was told by the server that “oh sorry, we don’t have a heated patio although it shows it online, that’s just a Shrewsbury and one other.” It was far too cold to sit outside. So I asked for a booth furthest from everyone. We did get the best possible booth, however I was bummed to find out that not only did they not have hot chocolate, but that because we were each ordering a drink that we also had to purchase food. It was my understanding that the new law was if you’re sitting at the bar. We were literally having one drink. So overall it was not an enjoyable experience and I was very upset to find out they were mis-advertising their patio especially right now during the pandemic when lots of people do not want to be inside.

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on October 18, 2020

Juls, Very sorry to hear about your poor experience.I have sent a message to help clarify any confusion with our website and the Massachusetts mandated state laws. I look forward to speaking with you, and if you have any further concerns please email me at S.Redfern@taverninthesquare . c0m

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KarenC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at The Tavern. The service and food were excellent, as always, and the procedures they have in place due to the pandemic make me very comfortable eating there with my family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. I'd go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and the outdoor dining was spaced well. Food arrived quickly and was very good.

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MarthaK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining experience was exceptional! Our waitress was excellent!!

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MargieH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a place where could eat outsid. We found the food excellent and the waitress was pleasent and helpful. She was courteous and checked to make sure we had everything we needed. Will recommend this place to my friends and I will return soon also.

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Jules
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed that our reservation for inside seating was basically no good- was told we would have to wait up to an hour. We sat outside, which was not great- in parking lot. We had a short window due to work schedules. Food was great and server was great

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SusanD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome and the food and drinks were yum!!

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vipNboroGirl
New England
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was quite slow and our server kept apologizing. She said the kitchen was backed up. The restaurant was pretty busy. Food was good, as usual.

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hollyb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

new to the area - we wanted a place to watch patriots game - found tavern online and was perfect pick - great food and service nice big space so when things get back to normal it will be nice to see all booths and bar packed! Outside patio is nice space and
lots of TVs too - thanks for a nice afternoon.

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RevBill
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a return visit after a two year absence. Environment ws only slightly changed due to the pandemic; a very good thing. A major disappointment was the absence of the Cuban sandwich from the abreviated menu. The substitute was the pulled pork sandwich was fine. Since the pulled pork sandwich had the pork, pickle, cheese and bun, all that was missing was the ham. A request for a special build of a Cuban was denied. No outreach to see if it was possible, just a rejection. OK so perhaps I will be back but probably will not.

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delia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food service was slow. Forgot to give 1 appetizer. After asking for it they served it with entre.

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itsalldownhill
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Super clean all the way around, was not worried re:Covid. Only complaint is the volume and selection of music during a 11:45 lunch. Didnt really need the dance type stuff and it was real loud - maybe because of the limited tables and people they usually have their werent in to dampen volume. Either way, Billy our server was fantastic, and both meals were great too. Would definitely recommend and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside it looked like an upscale type restaurant but when I first walked in I thought it had more like a “Fridays” look and I was in the mood for something different, However, the food and friendliness of the waitress exceeded my expectations, there was nothing I tried that I didn’t like. Looking forward to dining again.

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Jimbo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was to celebrate my birthday.
I reserved an outdoor table, but rain was in he forecast, so we moved inside without an issue.
Scott and his team were awesome, Will our server was quite attentive, the food was awesome.
I will certainly go back.

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and your recommendation! Hope you had a great Birthday and hope to see you soon! Scott W Redfern General Manager

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GaryE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The mosquitoes were very bad And we noticed a family of five were allowed into the restaurant with no mask on and my wife having cancer it’s kind of scary

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BobL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food and service were very good, but unfortunately my wife and I got multiple mosquito bites and constantly had to itch. This morning, 2 days later, wife counted 7 bites still on her feet (wearing sandals) and I had shorts. Totally ruined our Sat night dinner out trying to stay safe eating outside.

Bring bug spray and wear long pants, sleeves, hiking boots and knee high socks!

I recommend the place only if you eat inside.

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KarenC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and so nice to enjoy a dinner out!

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the recommendation Karen!

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MeaghanS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great patio experience! Definitely will go back.

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Jimbo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I showed up for dinner and requested outside seating.
As we sat the sky started to get dark, and it started to drizzle.
All f us seated outdoors wanted to move indoors.
The staff was awesome in getting everybody inside before it really started raining.
And wow, did it rain.

Once again Emily, the manager, and her Full team were awesome!

I’m coming back,!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun experience especially with the kids (including our 1 year old!). Great food and great service.

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IvanaP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as usual. Kids’ menu was outdated - chicken and waffles was gone and that’s what my son wanted. Luckily chicken fingers and fries are always available.

Overall great experience.

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Jimbo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.
Will my server was great.
Emily from management stopped by to say hello.
Food was great.
A fun time!

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for the recommendation Jimbo! We are pleased to hear your experience was great! Scott W Redfern General Manager

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Danielle
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was not good. Waitress rushed us several times. Sat outside but the umbrellas set up didn’t provide any shade. Would not go back.

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on August 10, 2020

Danielle, I am very sorry to hear your experience here was poor I assure you we take pride in our service standards and I want to take steps with your help in preventing this from happening again. I've sent you a message regarding your visit and I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Scott W Redfern General Manager.

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MelissaK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor seating. Excellent service. Food was great

Tavern In The Square - Northborough
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for the recommendation Melissa! Happy to hear you enjoyed dinning on our patio! Scott W Redfern General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening of outdoor dining and drinks with friends

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time eating out since March and it was really nice ! I definitely felt safe as we were a good distance away from other tables. Everything seemed clean and food was delicious ! I do feel like their prices may have went up a bit and their cocktails were pretty small, but over all it was delicious !

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vipNboroGirl
New England
74 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious burgers!

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Tavern In The Square - Northborough does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tavern In The Square - Northborough is rated 4.5 stars by 325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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