Square One Reviews

5 stars

Excellent Food for Reasonable Prices!

We learned about this restaurant from a local new station. I’m so glad that I had my TV on for this particular news story.

We ordered carryout which was contact-free. The food was piping hot when we arrived at home. We started with the homemade tomato bisque soup and garlic croutons. Absolutely fabulous! You could taste the freshness of the ingredients. The dinner salad was next. The salad was great as was the homemade ranch dressing.

My mom ordered the shrimp fettucine alfredo. The noodles were homemade – a rare thing. The alfredo was fabulous and the dish had an abundance of shrimp. I tried the chicken piccata which was perfect. The chicken was moist and the sauce had just enough lemon peaking through so that you tasted it but it did not overpower the dish.

This is my new local go-to restaurant.

 
- FeedMe_20210
5 stars
I ate there for the first time today. Very welcoming atmosphere. The staff is very attentive and the omelette was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant and will go back for dinner.
 
- Lynne
5 stars
Our new favorite place. Exceptional quality food. Homemade and delicious. The autumn harvest salad is the best!! Everything&everyone is great.

- Patty Deaton
5 stars
What a great dining experience. Incredible food and really good people. We'll be back!

- Chris Balas
5 stars
Called ahead for pickup. Order was correct! Food was good, comforting! Had the Friday specials, Grouper Sandwich, very large pieces of delish fish! And the Grilled Salmon, my bf liked! Also got him Spaghetti and Meatballs, which he had Saturday for lunch - said it was good. Steak bites were mellow, not spiced up at all, with a mellow dipping sauce. Clam Chowder was hot, wrapped up with Saran Wrap for travel. Fries and Fried Pita Bread came in little brown bags, and Salads came in boxes! Will definitely order from them again.

- Dorothy Shiplett
5 stars
My husband and I have been dining at Square one since it first opened. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners (Bob, Danielle and Meagan). They always welcome us like family. Their food is amazing and the pasta is made from scratch! Thank you guys for being amazing.

- Danielle Miller
5 stars
A small, warm restaurant. It's quiet, but not uncomfortably so. It's cozy, and the food comes quickly to the table. The waiters are kind and well informed. Definitely worth your time. They also were happy to offer options around my dietary needs. Their chicken piccata is excellent as well as their turkey reuben.

- Lauren Ashley
5 stars
Great good, the veggie pasta was delicious but the artichoke/spinach pizza was amazing!! Will definitely be getting take out from this place often!

- Justo J. Torres
5 stars
My wife, youngest child, and I went here a year ago. To our surprise the food was tremendously good. The owner came out and explained how he and his wife to over the location and transformed it into an authentic Italian eatery. The sauces were made in house from scratch and you could taste the freshness of it. The pasta was handmade in house. I ate the lasagna which was terrific. My wife had some alfredo. Everything we ate that night was great. We haven’t returned since then however rest a sure it is on our schedule. Hopefully the pandemic hasn’t taken a toll on this fine restaurant.

- La Mar Redmond
5 stars
First time here. Had the Bob's Lasagna. Emazing! The chicken noodle soup was Very good! This is not your typical chain restaurant fare. Home style recipes. Family owned. Super friendly service. In my opinion the decor is is above "Casual" (As stated on their website). Finally, you must see the homemade tables! Not going to post a pic. It wouldn't do justice.

- Emazing1 JAK
5 stars
Talk about doing business the right way! Kudos to this place. Danielle is amazing. I placed an order by way of grub hub. I got a text from Grub Hub saying that there was a problem with my order and to please call the restaurant. So I did. Apparently, they don’t partner with Grub Hub which I have been using to get their food. The driver showed up and apparently was very rude and cussing at them! He left my order there. Danielle who I believe is an owner or manager drove the food out to us personally!!!! Grub Hub called to tell me that the restaurant had cancelled my order. I told them they should I already spoke to the restaurant and knew the truth. I will not use them again. I AM SO IMPRESSED with this establishment. The food is beyond amazing and then this. THANK YOU Square One!

- Juli Kelterborn
5 stars
Food was outstanding. Best place in Waterford to eat. Support family owned, local businesses.

- Bob Herron
5 stars
2nd time here! Food is great, large menu, great staff, love the interior inside. Lots of food options!

- Kelli Nelson
5 stars
I love the atmosphere and the food is great with large portions! Everyone must try!

- Kristiana Mogg Zimmerman
5 stars
What a wonderful experience. The food was phenomenal. We started with the Brussel Sprouts. The Mediterranean Turkey Burger was ordered along with the Chicken Piccata.  I asked for it to be served with the spaghetti squash, instead of the angel hair. What an excellent decision. Everything was flavorful. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive.  I highly recommend Square One.

- Lara D.
5 stars
back again and went with my parents. Both my parents just loved the omelet and said it was the best they had - props to the chef. I had the brunch bowl again - def a favorite of mine. My dad had the omelet with sausage and Swiss; my mom had the omelet with mushrooms and spinach (she said the spinach was awesome because there was so much!); and I had the brunch bowl with Swiss and mushrooms. Super friendly staff and our server was amazing! Always a favorite of mine!ps - omelet/brunch bowl comes with diced potatoes - yummm! And your choice of toast. They also make their own homemade strawberry preserves!

- Jessica W.
5 stars
Excellent food and friendly staff. Give them a whirl!!

- John Fisher
5 stars
Whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner, or catering THIS is the spot!! Great food made from scratch by an incredible family. Don’t go to a chain, follow your taste buds on down to Square One!!

- Tom W
5 stars
Had chicken picatie. So good. Service was great.

- Wendy Stankiewicz
5 stars
We learned about this restaurant from a local new station. I’m so glad that I had my TV on for this particular news story. We ordered carryout which was contact-free. The food was piping hot when we arrived at home. We started with the homemade tomato bisque soup and garlic croutons. Absolutely fabulous! You could taste the freshness of the ingredients. The dinner salad was next. The salad was great as was the homemade ranch dressing. My mom ordered the shrimp fettuccine alfredo. The noodles were homemade – a rare thing. The alfredo was fabulous and the dish had an abundance of shrimp. I tried the chicken piccata which was perfect. The chicken was moist and the sauce had just enough lemon peaking through so that you tasted it but it did not overpower the dish. This is my new local go-to restaurant.

- FeedMe_2010
5 stars
Private owned! Private recipes! Delicious food friendly and welcoming service. Breakfast is terrific. Lunch and dinner are amazing.

- Lori Boufford
5 stars
Excellent food!! Loved the restaurant.. Thank's channel 4 news meteorologist for recommending a fabulous place to eat.

- Marian Grabinski
5 stars
This was our first visit, so we tried the burgers. They were excellent as were the fries. Great service. We'll be back.

- Dave Couture
5 stars
This was our first visit, so we tried the burgers. They were excellent as were the fries. Great service. We'll be back.

- Dlcgrizzly
5 stars
Our waitress Nia was amazing! The owner came around to everyone.. Place was very clean and the food was absolutely delicious! Would recommend to anyone.

- Kellea Eason
5 stars
This place is truly so precious. Great service and scrumptious eats. Definitely on my list of places I would 10/10 recommend, No hesitation.

- Britni Duncan
5 stars
Loved the potato skins and lasagna . Fabulous Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake . Great service, thanks to our server Grace!

- David D.
5 stars
Very nice staff. I gotta say though, I thought they would have had alcohol. The tables are handmade and gorgeous! The style gave me a bar vibe. Great deep fried pickles and Reuben sandwich. Def good for lunch, probably not dinner.

- Kristen Knurick
5 stars
We loved brunch on Sunday morning. Service was good and food was great. Regular menu was a little pricey.

- Sandra Martin
5 stars
Cute atmosphere. Family owned. Amazing service. Good food.

- Chelsea Dziurda
5 stars
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Triple crown of restaurants!!

- Brian Spencer
5 stars
Been waiting to try this place! Amazing food, amazing atmosphere and service was awesome! The food is as good as it looks in their pics! Adorable decor, clean, spaced out tables, for safety and outdoor dining. I cant wait to go back and try some of their desserts next!!! As a cook myself, I was very impressed. Everything made from scratch too, even their pasta. Family owned. The owner even made the beautiful tables inside! Very unique place! Highly recommended!!!

- Alysia Mac
5 stars
Great Food and Great service. Everything always tastes fresh and made with care, even when ordering Carry-out.

- Mario
5 stars
We have been talking about going to this restaurant for months. With all of the stay at home cooking, we forgot about making dinner easy and just ordering "carry-out'! Boy are we glad we picked up the phone last night and did just that!!! The food was amazing! There is even enough leftover for dinner tonight! We ordered the gnocchi with meat sauce, a pizza, and Hawaiian salmon. DELICIOUS!!!! We will FOR SURE be ordering again next week to take advantage of the 4/$40 quarantine family meal ! Can't wait...(not to have to cook dinner again)!!!

- Karie Herder
5 stars
Only gotten takeout from here. Staff is very nice. Food is yummy. I got a burger which was great. And the desserts are amazing!

- Andrea Stinar
5 stars
Great food, great service! order online curbside pick up....easy! Support a local business! Can't wait to go in and eat!

- Kimberly Scriver
5 stars
We waited to long to taste just a few of the wholesome delish prepared with love offerings.... Lasagna outstanding Bob and your sauce if fabulous. Homemade pastas are a great flare my friend you can tell with every bite. Brussel sprouts and chicken bombs the best. From the bread sticks and salads... to our fabulous dinners everything was top notch and you can tell it's homemade....great job Square one team!!!

- Ford Hall
5 stars
Food was great. I had pizza and my husband had the shrimp stir fry. It was rainy but the girl who brought my food out was still smiling. Thank you for feeding us tonight.

- Karen Ropotos

 
5 stars
Great homemade food and service. We have only gotten carry out but I can tell you the service is great. Super easy ordering on line with plenty of ways to customize the order. Also, if they have a question, they call you. Order is always correct, and we make a lot of picky adjustments! The food is homemade and you can tell! Our favorites so far are the burgers, homemade fries, jalapeno chicken dip, homemade pita chips, Turkey Rueben, Brussel sprouts app, pizza (homemade dough) and the pickle fries! We haven't tried any of the entrees or breakfast, but we will! The menu has something for everyone.

- K. H.

 
5 stars
Can't say enough great things about this family owned and operated restaurant. Owners are always so pleasant and professional and the food is truly amazing. The steak bits (appetizer) and Buffalo chicken sandwich are two of my favorites. I did not realize how much I missed the small family owned service and homemade food until I found Square One.

- Ben F.
5 stars
We got the fried pickles, meat loaf and french dip. You can tell that they really care about the food and the way its presented. Everything was AMAZING! Please check it out and keep them around in Waterford finally a good restaurant!!

- Shelby Davidson
5 stars
I visited Square One for lunch today. I ordered the French Onion soup and the Chicken Piccata. Both were outstanding. Lots of sauce on the Piccata which I love. The cherry on the cake was the garlic bread sticks that came with it. They were da bomb! The service was very good and friendly. I watched the other tables as their food arrived and everything look really good. I will certainly be back to try other items on the menu. Great job folks!!!

- Chris N.
5 stars
My husband and I heard a lot of great things about this place and we are happy to say the food was awesome!!! Everything was fresh and homemade. We will definitely be back!

- Glen Traci Cohoon
5 stars
Love the decor, community library, and table of games for the kids. I've only had the California Chicken Club to eat, and it is to die for. I had a side salad too, and the dressings were great. My company got a burger and said it was exceptional. I also heard the Lasagna was out of this world incredible. Gotta try the pastas sometime. I also got the Lemon Berry Mascarpone cake, and it too, was to die for. Service has been incredible both times I've come, and manager was very attentive as well. The only thing Square One doesn't have is alcoholic beverages, but I hear they are working on that. One of the best restaurants in Waterford by far, hope they thrive for years and years to come!!!

- Kristopher Schermerhorn
5 stars
My husband and I decided to give this place a try, place is super cute, service is friendly, we ordered bruschetta it came out pretty quick and was good, we ordered burgers and fries, love how fresh and tasty they were and love the homemade fries! Keep up the good work and we will be returning!

- Sandy D.
5 stars
Healthy and fresh breakfast in Waterford..finally! I like that the also have piles of random books you can take with to read.

- Anne M.
5 stars
Home made food. Great service. Even the dinner tables are home made.

- Rachel Tipolt
5 stars
This place is great! We had my daughters baptism luncheon there and it was perfect. The waitstaff and food was amazing. We had brought our own cake and they cut, plated, and served it to our guests. The owner, Bob, always goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is exceptional. Definitely need to check it out if you haven’t yet!

- Kirsten B
5 stars
Great place to eat. The food is amazing. It's always fresh and hand made. The owner is so nice and works in the kitchen too! Definitely will be back again!

- Autumn Dodge
5 stars
Low key spot with updated environment. Food was phenomenal. Very fresh and you can tell it's all homemade with care. I had the Reuben and the french onion soup, both were great! Even the fries were homemade and seasoned perfectly. I'll be back for sure.

- Griffin Morfino
5 stars
Great Sunday lunch stop. We had a burger, Rueben and the Lemon Cream Cake. The burger was hand formed, the Rueben was beautifully toasted on wonderful bread. And the cake....save room for it! Moist, fruity and the quality you'd expect from a high end restaurant. Service was friendly, even with a major rush. We'll be back-soon!

- Colleen T.
5 stars
First time here. Very good food! We had lasagna & vegetable linguine. Home made pasta was tasty! No liquor, but that's wasn't important for a week day dinner. Waitress was very friendly & efficient! She described everything in detail for us. We also had dessert of a chocolate chip cookie sundae! Enough for the two of us! We will be back!

- Diane B.
5 stars
They are still working out the kinks of being a new restaurant but the two visits we have had were both really good. The wait staff is attentive and nice. The decor is warm and rustic. Breakfast was excellent. The potato wedges were delicious. Dinner was great too. Huge selection of dishes. No alcoholic beverages but otherwise a nice place to eat.

- annerV3305OD
5 stars
I'm rewriting my previous review because I gave this place a second chance from a rough experience, and I'm SO happy that I did!!! This place is a genuinely amazing experience in local dining. In a world of chain restaurants and inattentive servers Square One is a breath of fresh air. The food is fresh and real, the entire staff is friendly and kind and the owners are genuine people who are really trying to make people happy with their food. And it shows. The pasta is made fresh in house and the ingredients are high quality which definitely comes across. From salads to dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed our food and our conversations. I was reminded that everyone can have a bad day, and the truly good ones just strive to get better. Do yourselves a favor and eat here.

- Gordy G.
5 stars
My family went there last week and had a great experience. Wait staff was amazing and very prompt. The food was absolutely delicious. Don't go to many places where the owner walks around greeting everyone and taking time to talk to you, he definitely cares about his business and wants his customers to have a great experience. I will definitely go back again!

- Dane Meyers
5 stars
I enjoyed breakfast at Square One recently. They have unique menu items. The decor is really cute and looks a lot like something out of HGTV. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. Give this place a try!

- Carolyn P.
5 stars
Stopped and tried Square One & Treats it was great! Staff was great our server Kelsey and Owners Bob & Megan even introduced themselves and made sure we had a great meal. Pretzel bites, Chicken Marsala, Cheese Ravioli, Cream Brulé we're all fantastic!

- Jen M.
5 stars
Is definitely worth checking this place out! I got chicken Alfredo and my mom got chicken Parmesan. Both were great but the chicken parm SO good, probably the best I've ever had. We also got the lemon cream cake and my mom said she wished they sold the whole cakes because she would have bought one, and she's not even usually a dessert person. The service was very friendly and attentive and the decor and atmosphere was beautiful. Loved hIw the manager even stopped by our table and made sure we were liking the food. This place will definitely be a staple when I come to town to visit my family.

- Anna S.
5 stars
Clean open concept decor. Food is freshly made. Good service.

- Ruth
5 stars
Great food, nice atmosphere and good service. Sunday brunch was beautifully presented, and delicious. We will be back!

- Betsy W.
5 stars
The food was delicious and the owner was super nice! The wait staff was attentive and friendly and the owner was going to each table to make sure everything was excellent and met expectations. The decor and atmosphere were cozy and rustic. Would recommend!

- Jessica T.
5 stars
Delicious complementary fresh baked bread melted in my mouth. Our meals were great too! Our waitress had a smile every time she checked on us and was quick with everything!

- Priscilla D.
5 stars
A fantastic little gem, family owned business. Let me say the food and service was excellent ! I had the California sandwich which had a great grilled chicken breast, bacon, avocado, and top it off with an egg, it was fantastic !! I opted for the salad but soon saw a couple of crocks of french onion soup go by and yes I ordered that, great flavor, large chunks of bread, very good!! Topped off with a large tasty chocolate chip warmed cookie. Perfect on a wet cold day. Family business wins over chain restaurants always and wait staff was on it and Meagan and Rachel were great to talk to. Go enjoy Waterford area!!

- Curtis Remsing
5 stars
This new place is awesome! The build your own breakfast bowls were delicious. The decor and theme of the restaurant is very well done. The owner put a lot of thought into the small details. There are outlets to charge your phones at a lot of the tables if needed. Didn't get to try the pasta, but the owner said the noodles are homemade. Can't wait to come back and try!

- Ashton K.
5 stars
Very nicely decorated inside. Complementary bread sticks are very good. Good fresh salad with homemade dressing. Very good pizza with excellent homemade pizza sauce. Not sure I like the no straw policy. I like straws and the solution is get a biodegradable straw if you care about plastic that much. I'm just not going to start carrying around a straw in my pocket. Very clean and friendly attentive waitresses. Interesting restaurant. A section of books are in the restaurant for you to take home to read if you think the book sounds interesting. You can also bring books to donate. The tables have black illuminated river rocks running down the middle of them along with many tables with outlets if you want to charge a phone or power up a laptop. Outside I noticed a tomato plant growing in a burlap bag and a interesting homemade cart. See photos for the menu and decor.

- David M.
5 stars
Fantastic place with delicious food and very personable servers and owners! My new favorite place in Waterford!!

- Karla Heinert