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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: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • 62
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  • 26
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  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
A nice place for lunch on the Square in Columbia.

A friend and I were going to lunch, she works on the Square in Columbia and suggested "Square Market & Cafe". I said that sounded good, but I had never been there. They have a varied menu with lots of choices. I had the Square Veggie Pizza -- it was very good. Plenty to eat. I will stop there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
J1396OAmargaretm
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Columbia, Tennessee
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Columbia, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend and I were going to lunch, she works on the Square in Columbia and suggested "Square Market & Cafe". I said that sounded good, but I had never been there. They have a varied menu with lots of choices. I had the Square Veggie Pizza -- it was very good. Plenty to eat. I will stop there again... More 

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Thank J1396OAmargaretm
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hosted guests from the Nashville Sounds Grounds crew. these hard working gentlemen look for every opportunity to come to Columbia to eat at Square Market. they especially enjoyed the Tennessee Hot Brown with the added touch of a fried egg topping. Also, treated a client from Georgia with this Square Market Signature dish and he continues to talk about his... More 

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Thank Bill M
Nashville, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am disappointed to hear that Square Market's longtime chef has departed and, unfortunately, it shows. I had dinner on a Saturday night, and my chicken marsala was not up to Square Market's usual standards - the chicken was full of gristle and the marsala sauce too heavy tasting. My server did offer to remake the order. I will say... More 

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Thank Anne R
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again...a delicious me a l serv r d. Had the eggplant panini &it was delicious . Service was great!

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Thank AuntV
Mattoon, Illinois
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534 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the second day of our trip south, Columbia, Tennessee was our lunch stop, at the Square Market Café. Where is it located you ask? Why, on the town square. We arrived about 11:15 and were seated right away - good timing; by the time we left there was a crowd waiting for tables. We came to understand why the... More 

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Thank joan&mike
Oakland, Tennessee
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a spur of the moment lunch stop. I dont live in Columbia, but my twin said, hey, lets go here. We arrived just past noon, the place was packed, there was 1 table available. Very quaint little restaurant. The food is EXCELLENT. I had the HOT BROWN, which was the BEST thing I have eaten this year.

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Thank Lenny B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Reuben is amazing!! The prices are a little steep but the taste matches the value of what your eating. Definitely worth trying if you haven't been there

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Thank Casey N
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We have been eating here for years. They have a nice menu & great chef. We love the tomato artichoke soup. Always get down home service. It's charming location adds to the wonderful experience.

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Thank AuntV
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The food is unique and delicious, and they feature local performers monthly for a live show. my favorite sandwich is the Tennessee brown, which is an open faced sandwich with gravy..yummy! The service is great and very friendly. We had my daughter's graduation luncheon here and the older ladies who served us oohed and ahhed over her! They were so... More 

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Thank Kathleen C
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Square Market is an amazing jewel located on the square in downtown Columbia Tennessee. Square Market offers a variety of food and desserts. We dined at Square Market after overindulgence on Thanksgiving food which was a great change. I had the salmon with scalloped potatoes and a kale mix. Everything was delicious. Our waitress Ms. Anne offered top notch 5... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?