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Sarah's On The Square

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115 W California St, Gainesville, TX 76240-3903
+1 940-612-4782
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Running Springs, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasting food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant to any and everyone who stops in this small town.

Thank Bill B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One in party had best prime rib in years, one person had excellent pork, everyone loved their dish. The sauces were so tasty, unlike any other. Even kids meal came on a school lunch tray with fresh fruit on kale for only 3.50!! It was so cute. Very nice staff. TripAdvisor led us there!

Thank Amy B
Denton, Texas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went there for lunch. It is a very nice restaurant and is very clean. The service was excellent and friendly. We both got the chicken fried steak which was excellent. A very good ratio of breading to meat. The garlic mashed potatoes served with it was terrific! The history of the building is also interesting as the downstairs was... More 

1 Thank Dixie76201
Dallas, TX
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Checked out TA before out trip to Winstar to see Billy Crystal last night. Sarah's was #1 in Gainesville and my Garden Club had just lunched at Sarah's on a recent trip that I had not attended. Good reviews came from both. We called and made a reservation on our way. So glad we did! It was busy that night.... More 

1 Thank winepourer
Ft Lauderdale
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped here on your way to the WInStar Casino. Food was great. We each has the hamburger. The meat was top notch, not greasy at all and the bread was wonderful. Homemade chips come with the meal. Wish I had room for dessert as they looked yummy. This is an old historic building and they have kept the old character... More 

1 Thank Jane C
Alvarado, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Sarah's has a very pleasant atmosphere; English tables and chairs, antique decor. Ok, guys, don't be put off from Sarah's. It does have a tea room vibe, but it isn't over the top frilly or suffocating.The food is definitely worth a venture inside.The service is friendly, but can be a little slow on a busy day. I've been here several... More 

1 Thank Patty H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with some business associates. Nice salad and soup combo that was just the right amount of food for midday. Their dessert case looked awesome but will have to try that next time.

1 Thank PJS890
Denton, Texas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had soup, shrimp, fruit salad and the most delicious Italian Cream Cake. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. She even brought samples of the soups when we had a hard time making our choice.

1 Thank kasperba
Syracuse, New York
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236 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Recent visit to this restaurant proved rather disappointing. Service was fine but it stopped there. I opted for the soup of the day and it was served cold. Waitress promptly returned it to the kitchen. House wine was horrible and unable to finish it. To be fair not sure of other dishes offered. Not impressed sorry!

Thank AlamosJude
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My girlfriend told me about this place and how fantastic the buttermilk pie was so we stopped here for a late afternoon snack. It was my first time to visit, and I was pleasantly surprised. It has a rustic atmosphere with bare brick walls and a small bar. Their menu includes the usual fare at lunch of soup, sandwiches and... More 

Thank Charrie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 W California St, Gainesville, TX 76240-3903
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 940-612-4782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?