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CarWash Cafe and Catering

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481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
(804) 435-0405
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Who would think in an old small gas station you would find such unique meals. Service a little slow but worth it. Always packed. Have had brunch and lunch and both offer so many good meals it is hard to choose

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Who would think in an old small gas station you would find such unique meals. Service a little slow but worth it. Always packed. Have had brunch and lunch and both offer so many good meals it is hard to choose

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Orange, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ok, the place is not much to look at from the outside and it'd be easy to drive by but don't. This is one of the great little finds that you look for when vacationing. The She crab soup is rich and thick and full of that good crab taste, the oyster po boy was awesome as was my wife's... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Would not have come if not for reviews. The outside doesn't look like a restaurant. But the local flavor and atmosphere is great inside. Small diner like and reasonably priced. The she crab soup was better than our gourmet dinner the night before. The crab cake and rockfish sandwich was very tasty. We just missed breakfast but it looked great.... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nearly spotlessly clean place, interesting space, versitile menu w/good specials, friendly staff... Highest marks for a smaller, casual cafe. We travel near here frequently, and this is now destination dining.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Without a doubt, the best restaurant in town. Excellent sandwiches, sides, soups (all home made), salads, desserts. Wait staff knowledgeable and helpful and courteous. Brunch is so good ... crab omelette filled with crab. Many takes on traditional items but with a local (seafood) twist. Soft-shell crabs in a variety of ways from sandwiches to breakfast entrees. Do stop in.... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I come down to the NNK to visit family, and this is always out choice of breakfast out :) you might have to wait for a table, but this is true hidden treasure. Their specials are usually the best kept secrets and the chip beef gravy, I was in heaven :) if you go for lunch the... More 

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Wahington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A standard in Kilmarnock for breakfast and lunch, sorry no dinners. It can get a little hectic at lunch time with people queuing up to wait for a table but this is easily solved by arriving before or after the rush. The menu is diverse, and there is always a selection of specials. Always a smart choice for a meal,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This cafe is filled with country charm, and wonderful food. It's tiny, so expect a wait, especially on weekends...It has the feel of your grandmother's kitchen, even down to the wild flowers on the table. Everything is fresh made, showcasing the delights from the Northern Neck of VA area. I recommend the She Crab Soup, and the Crab Cake Salad.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Don't let the exterior fool you- this place knocks it out of the park!!!! We went here for breakfast- AMAZING! The breakfast specials were wonderful. My mother had a EGGS BENEDICT, but with a soft shell crab. My husband had a EGGS BENEDICT, but with a crab cake instead of Canadian bacon. I had blueberry pancakes with turkey bacon. I... More 

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Gloucester, VA
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We always eat at the Car Wash Cafe when in Kilmarnock! The food is always good and the prices are great! It is fun eating in a space that used to be a gas station! I had a hamburger and my husband had the fish sandwich. Both were cooked perfectly and were so tasty. The coconut cake is a must!... More 

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Address: 481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
Phone Number: (804) 435-0405
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: (804) 435-0405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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