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Square Market & Cafe

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36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401
+1 931-840-3636
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming cafe on the courthouse square

This charming restaurant is right on the courthouse square. The food is wonderful with a wide variety of choices. It is not your run-of-the mill chain restaurant. The tomato artichoke soup is a must have. Also, enjoy a fruit tea with any of the delicious sandwiches or salads. They have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
511Alice
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Columbia, Tennessee
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Columbia, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This charming restaurant is right on the courthouse square. The food is wonderful with a wide variety of choices. It is not your run-of-the mill chain restaurant. The tomato artichoke soup is a must have. Also, enjoy a fruit tea with any of the delicious sandwiches or salads. They have a display case filled with fresh home made desserts, it... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After touring the James Polk house, we asked for a recommendation for lunch nearby. The guide at the Polk House recommended the Square Market cafe which was within walking distance (2 blocks). It was around lunch time and was very busy. However, we were able to be seated within just a few minutes. The waitress (Rani) was excellent throughout the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I go to this place as often as I can. The chef is excellent; everything I've eaten there has been great, specially the soups.

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Aspers, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From the moment we stepped off the sidewalk into the Cafe we were warmly welcomed by several people. The atmosphere is also appealing, you are drawn in by the warm colors and soft lighting. Anne took care of us in an exceptional way. She offered us soup samples as it was difficult to choose between crab bisque and their famous... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food, Excellent homeade soups and sandwiches for lunch. Can be a little crowded at lunch because the food is very good. I know they have a good dinner but never been there to try it. I would highly recommend. It is tucked away in the corner of the square.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is the best lunch spot in Columbia. The Reuben sandwiches, both Rachel and Rebel, are delicious, as is the chicken salad. The Roasted Pear Salad is a good choice for someone wanting a light meal. Also delicious is the Portabello Panini. Another favorite is the tomato artichoke soup, although lately it has not been as good as usual. (Don't... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have eaten here a few times. Great choices on the lunch menu with a friendly staff to make your experience enjoyable. Friendly home town atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I were in Columbia for a few days visiting family and notice this darling cafe. So glad we decided to try it out. Staff was very friendly offering us samples of their homemade soup. We had the Tomato artichoke soup, so yummy, and half sandwich. The eggplant sandwich was very tasty! We will definitely go back

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Columbia, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed the experience. Both the food and service are above average.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Ate lunch here twice during my stay in Columbia. Granberry chicken salad sandwich one day, veggie wrap the next. Both were delicious plentiful portions. I'm an iced-tea snob; theirs was outstanding. Felt right at home here!

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Additional Information about Square Market & Cafe

Address: 36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone Number: +1 931-840-3636
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-840-3636

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?