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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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  • 27
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprising Enjoyable!

Sounds like a strang combination, but the food is a level above what you'd expect from a cafe. The quarters are close--in a good way, the food is extremely tasty, and the service is very personal. Your meals come very quickly. Very positive experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
103Stephanie
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Sounds like a strang combination, but the food is a level above what you'd expect from a cafe. The quarters are close--in a good way, the food is extremely tasty, and the service is very personal. Your meals come very quickly. Very positive experience.

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Suburban Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You probably won't choose this restaurant if you just see it while you're driving down the street. You probably have to have someone recommend it. It looks like a car wash, which it is, and the cafe is part of an unpromising-looking building that could be a storage shed or the carwash pumphouse. When you go in the front door,... More 

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Ocran, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went after church for breakfast. Done right, fast and excellent service for reasonable price. What's not to like about that? Seating is a bit cozy given limited size of the building. Kitchen is merely an alcove of the dining room; kinda different. Excellent coffee compliments the meal.

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Virginiaq
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A wonderful, small, cozy, friendly place to eat! The food is very good, and plenty of it. Sometimes you have to wait for a table, its worth it!! No wifi (talk to each other!), no loud music (no music at all! goody).

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ponte vedra
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fun spot, creative menu and out of this world dessert! Very crowded at lunch, so plan to arrive before or after the crowd

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Irvington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The menu is wonderful and varied, it typifies what you might hope to find in a southeastern Virginia town. It is delicious and you will not be disappointed. Everything is prepared in front of you. It is just funky enough to make you smile as you enter, and the art work is evocative of the area, which adds to the... More 

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Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had noticed this place, never would have stopped had I not checked tripadvisor. Had unbelievable soft shell (crab) eggs Benedict. Took my husband sausage and gravy to go, which he said was the best he had ever had. And he LOVES sausage gravy whenever we travel south. Only recommendation is stronger coffee and WiFi. I love quirky places with... More 

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Trying to get a table at this establishment may take some time but the food is well worth the wait. All our family members that visit this area make a special trip for lunch to this place on each visit. It's that good!!!

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Open for breakfast & Lunch & tucked away in a renovated gas station, the food is always good here, particularly the daily specials. Standard sandwiches that you just can't find most places....chicken salad on multi-grain toast is a favorite!! The Cobb salad is wonderful w/ freshly pulled chicken & all the other goodies. It gets busy w/ the locals at... More 

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Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate lunch at CarWash Cafe this past Saturday. The food was good but expensive. I ordered a coke and received a glass mainly filled with ice (the price was $1.89). It was very hard to get the waitress's attention. I had the potato salad as a side. It was also good but had more egg whites and onions than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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