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
This was a 60th birthday celebration. M ...
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 ...
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.
My wife and I have eaten at On the Squar ...
My wife and I have eaten at On the Square many times over the years. It is probably our favorite restaurant. This past Saturday night was not the normal experience for this restaurant. The food was still outstanding but the service was significantly less than expected. We were not sure if it was a kitchen problem or a wait staff problem. But we waited significantly longer than normal throughout all phases of the dinner. It took a while for the the waitress to greet us and take the drink order, it took longer than normal for the appetizer to arrive and far longer than normal for the entree to arrive. We were almost ready to leave when the main course arrived. This was the first time over many times that this has happened. We are hoping that this was just a bad night for a great restaurant.
A coworker who lives in Tarboro recommen ...
A coworker who lives in Tarboro recommended OTS as a stop on our way to the beach. Truly a small town gem. Understand that dinner is really outstanding but a great bistro lunch in an quaint historic setting. One warning - peanut oil is used for the fries if you have allergies which disappointed my allergic son - and it is not indicated anywhere.
Our extended family of cousins enjoyed a ...
Our extended family of cousins enjoyed a walking tour of Tarboro family sites and the enjoyed a wonderful dinner later at On the Square. All eight of us had a wonderful meal with great wine. It was the perfect end to a perfect day. We will be back!
It is always good no matter what is goin ...
It is always good no matter what is going on around the state/world!! Which this visit happened to be right around the hurricane, they were not busy at all, but that was not because PEOPLE didn't want to be there, they COULD not get to the restaurant because of water... it was nice and quiet, but you could tell they were not used to quiet.. Hopefully the area is getting somewhat back to normal! and life is moving forward!!!
We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthda ...
We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday at your restaurant. However, we would have liked some smooth jazz or some sort of easy listening music to have been playing softly and that would have possibly encouraged people to talk not quite as loud. We did not care to hear other's conversations. The lighting could have been a little softer to compliment the candles on the table.
We really enjoyed our waiter! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines. When my wife had to return her fish because it was too salty, he made the perfect suggestion for another choice! We do plan to return in the future.
Had an absolutely exceptional meal on Sa ...
Had an absolutely exceptional meal on Saturday night. Chicken dish paired perfectly with the red recommended by the in-house sommelier. Juicy flavorful dishes that are well spiced and fresh. Bigger portions than expected but perfectly sized for a dinner. Also ordered house-made ice cream sandwiches which were a perfect ending to the evening. Will return!
There aren't many places in eastern Nort ...
There aren't many places in eastern North Carolina where you can get vegetarian meals outside of a salad or veggie burger. On The Square is one of the few places you get fresh innovative vegetarian. Many of their vegetarian are specials so best to call before hand.
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