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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 always have a wonderful meal at OTS. We did make reservations, and were seated earlier than expected-- which was nice! We planned on having a drink at the bar.
Food was spectacular, although our service was sub par.
Probably will not keep us from coming back though! Thank you Tarboro!
We had a group of 10 celebrating my sons graduation from ECU. Every one of us loved our meal - the food is fabulous and the presentation is beautiful! We had a member of our group who was vegan and the chef cooked a special dish for him that he loved! The wine list is extensive and the staff extremely helpful in making choices. Beautiful fresh peonies on every table. Quiet enough that a table of ten could engage in one conversation. This restaurant is worth the drive when you desire a melt in your mouth meal that you won't soon forget! I highly recommend to those who truly appreciate good food and wine!
What a wonderful family lunch we had at On The Square today! Cobb salad, Rachel and Roast Beef Sandwich...all were delicious and it was a great opportunity for us to catch up and relax. On The Square never disappoints and we always run into someone we know.
An excellent evening with outstanding company. Great meal that was well prepared with a beautiful plate presentaion, paired with a very nice risotto. Excellent wine list and found a great bottle at an appropriate price. The owner was most accomadating and shared time at our table. Our server was new and had difficutlty with the order, or else I would rate the entire experience as 4 star or better. Highly recommend this as the best restaurant in Eastern North Carolina.
I had not been to On The Square for quite a while so I hoped it would be as good this time as it always has been in the past. They didn't let my friend and me down. We had the seafood pad thai and it was excellent; just spicey enough. I also had the strawberry salad which was very good. Service was excellent and we were able to carry on a quiet conversation without the noise drowning us out even though the restaurant was quite crowded while we were there.
The bottom line is --- I let too much time pass between visits to this great restaurant. I will be going back soon.
On The Square is on our regular special dining circuit, along with The Chef and the Farmer and the Starlight, and is worthy venture to Tarboro. The menu offers a tantalizing assortment to cover most cravings and every choice has satisfied. We'll be back soon.
AS ALWAYS THE FOOD IS MADE FROM FRESH INGREDIENTS; SERVED TASTEFULLY AND TIMELY DELIVERED. THERE IS A GOOD VARIETY OF CHOICES OF ENTREES AND SIDES. THEIR WINE SELECTION IS SUPERB, THE STAFF FRIENDLY AND CARING. I EAT THERE ON A REGULAR BASIS AND ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO MY VISITS. ALMOST ALWAYS RUN INTO SOMEONE I KNOW THERE.
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.
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