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Square Market & Cafe

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36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401
+1 931-840-3636
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good lunch. Be sure to try either the salmon salad or the salmon sandwich. A very nice variety can be found here. Pricing a bit above average in a small space.

Thank Volrooster
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On Town Square, wonderful history, great food, friendly atmosphere. Love it! Try the Tomato Artichoke soup...

Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place. It is small and friendly. The food has been above average for the price every time I have been. The wait staff here is accommodating and gladly offer opinions and answer questions regarding items on the menu. Its the perfect lunch spot.

Thank spetty1450
Columbia, Tennessee
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local and I love to eat at SMC when we're in the mood for something above average. It's also the first place I'll bring company or guests who are in for business. With their Italian deli leaning menu, you'll love the variety and the gourmet finishes. The chocolate truffle case is always stocked with solutions to your sweet... More 

Thank RUN2H20
Middletown, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were traveling and stopped at the Columbia, TN exit off Interstate 65 for the night. We decided to drive further into town for dinner and were absolutely delighted that we chose to eat at Square Market. I had the Crab Bisque Soup with the Granberry Chicken Salad Sandwich. It was Friday evening and they had a... More 

Thank David H
Brentwood, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us were here for lunch and ordered different items. All were superb! Everyone must have their signature tomato soup! Will go back every time we're in Columbia.

Thank daveallen02
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

They have a variety of food to choose from. Everything I have ordered was really good. I go a lot for lunch but they are also opened for dinner. They have an outside area if you like to eat outside. My favorite items there are the chicken salad stuffed tomato and the vegetarian wrap. You can usually get in and... More 

Thank LivbyWhite
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Service was great, but food wasn't as great or tasty as I would have liked. They were super busy and it took them forever to get our drink refills. It's worth trying out, but it is kind of pricey for what I had expected, and it's better to go when they aren't as busy.

Thank Lauren S
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, great menu and fast friendly service. Best of all was the dessert case with pies, cobbler and gourmet bon bons! We had a large party (8) but the service was prompt and food prepared quickly. The hit of the table the TN Hot Brown. Would not hesitate to visit again.

Thank Tarane12
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had previous plans to try out another local restaurant when visiting Columbia, but when it was closed, we looked for our options. We're glad we stumbled on to this adorable restaurant. The atmosphere was quaint, outdoor seating available, but inside was such a treat. The staff was plentiful, friendly and very efficient. The menu was quite diverse and the... More 

Thank Lezlie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-840-3636

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