Quick Bite

A Square Deal: The Square Meal in Oaklyn

At the Square Meal, a cozy café in Oaklyn, sandwiches are the specialty—there are seven signature kinds.

The falafel, a chickpea patty with greens, pickles and Greek yogurt spread (pictured, with side of cold ramen salad).
The falafel, a chickpea patty with greens, pickles and Greek yogurt spread (pictured, with side of cold ramen salad).
Photo by Shelby Vittek

The Square Meal
Oaklyn
211 West Clinton Avenue
856-942-4325

Open: Lunch, Tues-Sat; dinner, Tues-Sun;


Price:
$

Style:
Bright, cozy café with black-and-white checkerboard floor, high-top tables and industrial-chic decor. Sandwiches are the specialty. Hot and cold sides are displayed in a case.

The Scoop: Jackie and Dan Walther debuted the Square Meal concept when they ran the snack bar at the Crystal Lake Pool in Haddon Township for two recent summers. Last February, the couple opened Square Meal in the former Viola’s Deli in Oaklyn.

The Menu: Soups, salads and tacos complement the seven signature sandwiches, such as the falafel, a chickpea patty with greens, pickles and Greek yogurt spread (pictured, with side of cold ramen salad), or the McFadden, with turkey meatloaf, cheese and fried egg on sourdough. Meals come with rotating choice of sides, which might include roasted veggies, slaw, quinoa salad or seasoned kale. For a boost, grab a Jersey Blue or Clean Green smoothie.

Heads Up: Order your meal to go, head a few doors down to Tonewood Brewing (opened in 2016), and enjoy it with a flight of craft beer.—Shelby Vittek

Click here to leave a comment
There are no photos with those IDs or post 170343 does not have any attached images!

What's a Quick Bite? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Deli/Quick Bites
  • Price Range:
    Inexpensive
  • Ambience:
    Bright, cozy café with black-and-white checkerboard floor, high-top tables and industrial-chic decor. Sandwiches are the specialty. Hot and cold sides are displayed in a case.
  • The Square Meal
    211 West Clinton Avenue
    Oaklyn, NJ 08107
  • Hours:
    Lunch, Tues-Sat; dinner, Tues-Sun.

Get dining articles like this delivered straight to your inbox