We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Square Market & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
+1 931-840-3636
Website
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 127: English reviews
Limington, Maine
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch there recently. Food was reasonably priced and very good. I had the Hot Chicken Club Wrap - loaded with grill chicken, swiss cheese and bacon. Had a honey mustard drizzle which was great. Other members of the party tried the home made soups and they were excellent. The cafe also has a great selection of sweets to have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jo4166
Music City USA
Level Contributor
78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm certain that anything on this menu would be a hit. A signature dish is the Hot Brown. As I debated enticing options, kept coming back to the Hot Brown. So glad I went there. Insanely savory. Each bite was a delight!! Browse the menu but choose the Hot Brown!! That said - I'll repeat, certain that you can't go... More 

Helpful?
Thank radioriffraff
Columbia Tennessee
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so much more than a deli! The tomato and artichoke soup is to die for! I have tried so many things at this great restaurant. I have had nothing that I didn't love !

Helpful?
Thank Gobabb
Columbia, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters and I enjoyed a great lunch of the best chicken salad and tomato soup I've ever tasted!! Fruit Tea and service was good as well.

Helpful?
Thank GloryB123
Columbia, TN
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Anytime you choose to go into this place, you will not be dissatisfied. Many carefully made choices on the Menu. Especially

Helpful?
Thank guerry2016
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We enjoyed our visit, mostly because it was a nice day out together as husband and wife. The restaurant had no other customers when we were there. It was quiet and nicely decorated. They had good food, nothing amazing but it tasted fine. I had a BLT (how can that be bad?) and my husband had a ruben sandwich.

Helpful?
Thank unwaveringfaith
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the busiest place in town everyday for lunch. The food is wonderful and the the service is has always been good. It's not a quiet place to eat and talk over your meal because you are within inches of your neighbor but still a great lunch spot in columbia.

Helpful?
Thank ctown-diner
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We both had a sandwich and soup for lunch. Crab bisque in a small town cafe...thought I was nuts to try. What a pleasant surprise to taste such excellent food. Nothing we had was less than good. Also good service. If in the area I would definitely visit again.

Helpful?
Thank B D
Columbia, Tennessee
Level Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I find it to be another downtown overpriced staple of the area. It has really good sandwiches and several of the soups are superb but again, you pay to much, just to say you are eating there. The area/ambiance makes it a neat place to go, just to say that you did.

Helpful?
Thank jukho
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Friday evening meal was excellent. Nice choice of specials on the menu. Can eat out or inside weather permitting. Charming place.

Helpful?
Thank Marlene R

Travelers who viewed Square Market & Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Square Market & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-840-3636

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Square Market & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?