In small cities and towns all around America, the town square is the heart of the community. It’s a gathering place for area residents and offers an opportunity for locally owned stores and restaurants to conveniently serve customers and thrive.
Columbia City’s town square features the aptly named eatery, The Square. Located in a historic building right across from the Whitley County courthouse, the restaurant has been in business since 2013. In March of last year, Carmin and Trent Hammons purchased the restaurant and have continued to provide delicious meals and great customer service to its patrons.
“We take pride in our food and in our customer service. We want everyone to feel like they’re at home when they walk in,” Carmin said.
The Square gained a following soon after its opening and has since become a bona fide favorite for locals and area residents. Diners can feast on appetizers (such as hot pepper cheese curds and wings), soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Entrees include a variety of tasty chicken, seafood, pasta and “south of the border” dishes. In the mood for a steak? The Square has diners covered with an array of options including prime rib and an 8-ounce filet. New to the menu are a tuna tataki appetizer and a tuna steak entree.
State Rep. Christopher Judy (District 83) counts the restaurant as a favorite and touts its lunch and dinner menus. “It’s a great gathering place for business meals or dinner with family,” Judy said.
Judy’s positive review is echoed by TripAdvisor. The travel and restaurant website ranked The Square as the number one restaurant in Columbia City.
If you go: The Square
Address: 111 S. Main St., Columbia City 46725
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.