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Square Market & Cafe

36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
+1 931-840-3636
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Public Sq, Columbia, TN 38401-3356
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had anything here that was not delicious, from soups to sandwiches to their homemade desserts. My all time favorite is the Hot Brown. Heaven (and probably heart attack) on a plate. I have only been for lunch, but I know they also...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great old town feel good portion size served fast and hot. family feel and a very helpful staff all and all a very nice afternoon meal

Thank paullU5258RQ
Reviewed 11 December 2017

In early November, on a trip south to visit family in Florida, we toured the President James Polk home in Columbia, TN. A docent there told us about this nearby cafe, recommending the awesome chicken salad. Located on the square surrounding the old courthouse, this...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Busy place with great food and friendly service. If you go at lunch you may expect a wait and or limited seating.

Thank Djc0721
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This café is cozy and quaint with an incredible menu and ambience. The food is delightful and the music soothing. Great place!

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Be sure to stop into the Square Market & Cafe! Our lunch was delicious! Two of us got the salmon salad and it came with two large salmon fillets. One of us got the Tomato Artichoke soup and house salad (greens, feta, bacon, croutons, and...More

Thank morrishj
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Had the Ruben and it was outstanding. The service was very good. You feel at home here. If you are too full to eat a dessert then take one home.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We love the food offered at this restaurant. It's top notch, and this is not a chain. The staff are always friendly, service is excellent, and food is great! Parking is easiest behind the building and walk through the breeze way to gain entry. 👍🏻👍🏻

Thank SLEACH72002
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I have eaten lunch here a few times and each time I expect to be disappointed in something or another but I can honestly say that this place is spectacular in every way. The food is top notch and 1st class. The wait staff can't...More

Thank Chad-sama
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Saw that this was a top pick on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a shot after touring the square. Lunch time and the place was slammed but found seats at the counter. We enjoyed the sandwich and soups and got a slice of pie...More

Thank David N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 38401-3356
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-840-3636
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