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Washington Square Café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers and a great children’s menu. Our expanded dining room allows us to seat up to 50 people comfortably.

Warm weather can take us outdoors where full-service food and drinks will be served. During cooler weather outdoor heaters are available while enjoying great conversation and a drink.

We make all of our soups, chili and delicious desserts daily. The desserts can be special ordered for your gathering. We offer beer, premium wines and cocktails in a cozy atmosphere. Televisions are available in both dining rooms to keep up on your favorite news station or sporting event. Free Wi-Fi helps make for the perfect late morning or afternoon meeting or nesting spot while you enjoy a cup of our delicious coffee with a great piece of homemade pie or cake.

We hope Washington Square Café will become your family’s favorite place to visit with friends and enjoy the best home cooked food a restaurant can provide.

Today Joyce McNeely is living her dream of owning and operating a hometown, family owned restaurant in this historic Burlington Community. Joyce along with her family, Dee & Mike Dragan & children Patrick, Ashley, Drew and Chelsea; Dawn & Brad Denham & sons Kye & Jess; and mother Sophia Brinegar are proud to serve you at Washington Square.

Joseph Graves House

The 1817 building may be the oldest brick structure in Burlington and is one of the few surviving structures built on Union Square. Built facing North on lot 16, it was originally the residence of Joseph Graves (1773 to 1863), an early prominent citizen of Boone County, born in Virginia. The Graves family moved to Boone County in 1797. Graves was instrumental in the development of Burlington as the county seat. In 1816, he and several others were appointed to draw plans for the new courthouse. Graves served as Boone County Sheriff from 1820-1822.