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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch on Saturday while in town for another event. So glad we found this spot. Brisket sandwich tender and good bbq sauce. Rolls are hot and tasty. Desserts looked great but no room to indulge. Would definitely go back if in town.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Sheryl! We are so so happy to hear you loved your sandwich. The desserts are our favorites, so you'll have to save room next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant, efficient service. Meatloaf lunch delicious as was the soup ( tortillas) and half Reuben sandwich ( really tasty).

Date of visit: October 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our restaurant! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed September 15, 2022

I'm writing this in the spirit of constructive criticism as I understand the restaurant business is HARD. In late July I met 3 friends here for a special occassion. Service was really bad. Food was marginally good; edible but nothing to rave about. At the...suggestion of our server, I ordered the chicken spaghetti and it was fairly bland/flavorless. Maybe I just got a bad scoop out of the pan. Supposedly it's a "top favorite" but I can't understand why and only ate about half of my food. One of my friends ordered a simple sandwich, and did not get what she ordered. When mentioned to the server after a lengthy delay to check on us, we got a blank look and no offer to replace with what was actually ordered. I don't understand the hype of this place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2022

Marla, we are sad to hear about this experience. We strive for top quality food and service-- both of which seemed to have been lacking on your visit with us. We certainly appreciate the feedback from you and will share this with our staff in...More

Reviewed August 26, 2022

Yum! Super cute place with tasty food and service with a smile. Good food with a homey feel! Will be back soon.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2022

Thank you for the lovely review! We can't wait to have you back again.

Reviewed August 14, 2022

This is a very cute cafe. The decor was well done. My friend and I were very impressed with the food and the prices. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2022

Thanks for the great review, Cari! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed July 14, 2022

Charming, cozy restaurant with super yummy homestyle food. Always amazing!! Love the decor and everyone that waited on us!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thanks for the great review, Jamie! Come back again soon!

Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

My wife, child and I stopped here to grab a bite. It was self seated and we waiting for about 10 minutes before we were even acknowledged. The staff acted like they could care less to be there. Once our server approached to take our...drink order my wife ordered a sprite and I did as well, the waitress somehow mistook my drink for a water, looked at me and said water then walked away. She then comes back with two waters. I’d post her name here but she never cared to introduce herself either. Another couple came in after we did, they were greeted enthusiastically by our server and offered the special menu and got their drink order taken. As we are waiting for our food order to be taken, the other couple gets to order first. Then we got to order. Not to mention she was much happier to serve them, gave them more recognition, hell they even got straws! We didn’t get offered anything, not a kids menu, not straws, not even a high chair or anything. We get our food and as far as anything good goes into this review, it’s the food. Their food is amazing. The service needs major attention. Anyways, we get asked once how our food was once, and the other couple gets asked three times! My wife and I have never felt more disregarded in a restaurant ever. Oh, and my wifes salad had a hair in it. Needless to say we will not be back here and we will not be recommending this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2022

Brandon, we are sorry that you did not receive top-quality service when dining with us. We strive to provide all of our guests with great food and service, and appeared to only have lived up to half of those expectations. We are sorry that you...More

Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Food is always great. Service is always friendly. Sarah’s is our “go to” for a spur of the moment lunch or dinner out. Their desserts are great too!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Thank you for the wonderful review, we hope you'll be back for more soon!

Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

Great little venue snd excellent food. Was awesome for a quick outing with friends. Be sure to come hungry as the portions are huge.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2022

Thank you for dining with us! We are so delighted to hear that you and your friends had a great lunch with us!

Reviewed November 14, 2021 via mobile

Sarah’s always delivers a fantastic meal in a great environment. Service is always great. I have never had a bad meal, and the roasted prime rib is outstanding. Must visit location if you live in Gainesville or are passing through.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoy our service and our famous prime rib. Come see us again real soon!

Reviewed November 12, 2021 via mobile

I brought a large bus group to Gainesville on the way to Oklahoma City. We arranged for lunch at Sarah's. They were easy to work with and the food was delicious. We also shopped in the antique store.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021

We're so glad you had a great time with us! Thank you for stopping in along your trip.

Reviewed October 29, 2021

Recently my partner and I had the opportunity to stay at the at the historic Shady Lady B & B. We selected The Chisolm Trail room. Our stay was perfect. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is both professional and very friendly. We were...pleasantly surprised to learn there is a restaurant on the first floor of the B & B. Sarah's. Food was excellent and the Martini's great. We hope to be able to stay again in the future.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2021

Thank you for visiting us!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had a great meal with us. We hope to host you again in your future travels!

Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Cute little restaurant inside. Service was great, everyone was super friendly. I had the chicken spaghetti and the pasta was great, the chicken was dry but the waitress and manager were very attentive and fixed the problem. My husband had the burger and he said...it was very good. We also had the sopapilla cheesecake bar and it was delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2021

Thank you for visiting us! We're so happy you stopped in. Thank you for your feedback and for letting our staff know of any issues. We're happy we were able to fix that for you and can't wait to have you in soon.

Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Small town charm mixed with great food. You have to make sure and leave room for dessert. Ask for Hank!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2021

Thank you for visiting us! Rule number one is ALWAYS leave room for dessert. We hope to have you with us again soon!

Reviewed September 14, 2021 via mobile

This is the cutest little place in town with the best dessert you could ever ask for. Our server was so cute and always on top of things! Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2021
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Donna H, Owner at Sarah's On The Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! We're glad you love our desserts too.

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Sarah's On The Square is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5