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About On The Square
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.
Tarboro, NC 27886
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Frances Liverman: (252) 823-8268
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
On The Square Ratings and Reviews
We were a bit disappointed. The salad my husband ordered never arrived. The lobster bisque soup was minimally warm. My husband ordered the seafood trio and received 2 shrimp, 3 oysters, and 1 small crabcake. He was still hungry. The wine was nicely paired and the dessert was tasty. We expected more for the cost.
We drove an hour and twenty minutes because of on-line reviews. Got to the restaurant and Tarboro (the entire town) had lost power. A manager was outside the restaurant with another couple who were waiting and wondering. She said the outage could last hours. We asked if they had cold beer inside (they did). My wife and I waited and enjoyed. Ten minutes later the power was on! The meal rivaled anything we have in Raleigh. The presentation and service was excellent. Very nice people serving very good food. We will return.
Enjoyed a recent Sat. Night dinner with my wife. Had a quiet table in the back. Wait staff were very helpful with recommendations for dinner. Menu has a good selection and is a good value Desert was a fantastic carrot cake made in 3 cake layers. Definitely recommend.
This was a 60th birthday celebration. My husband and I chose from the menu online before going, but once we arrived we found the menu was completely different. We were told it had not been updated online for the week. It was simple enough to choose a different meal but I would suggest that the website be kept up to date for the ease of customers. We chose that night to go, ahead of the birthday date, because of the online menu choice of duck. However, the food was delicious as were the appetizers and drinks. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience and we will visit again.
Periodically, we travel to Tarboro from our Greenville home specifically to experience the fine fare of On The Square, which is well worth the trip. My wife and I sampled each dining option, appetizers, main course and dessert, and all were satisfying. I enjoyed the mushroom-barley soup, grilled mahi with miso and asian slaw and especially the chocolate molten cake. We will return.
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