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CarWash Cafe and Catering

481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
(804) 435-0405
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Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Kilmarnock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My friends and I were at the river for a girls getaway last week when we spotted a " Car Wash and cafe" not your typical scenario for lunch!! But of course we all wanted to give it a try. It was excellent and well worth the visit. Unfortunately we all had had a late breakfast, so we were not... More

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Richmond, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Yep, its attached to a car wash but we found it to be a clean, friendly and efficient place with excellent food and an honest value. They have a good breakfast selection and specials. What we ordered was simple but it was obviously prepared with great care and attention to detail and yes, I did get the car washed when... More

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

cozy comes to mind. almost, but not quite, cramped. superb attention to detail, making a small space gracious, and having the sweetest bathroom you'll find locally. our waitress friendly and knowledgeable, but the other didn't smile. please order rockfish sandwich. the bun can only accommodate half of the fish. yes, generous portions, but more importantly, cooked perfectly. flaky yet moist.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Yes, this restaurant really is at an actual working car wash, and no I am not a local so I only went here because a friend recommended it (and tripadvisor backed them up). We parked near the folks who were vacuuming their cars. The cafe itself was jam-packed. It took awhile to get seated and served. Skipping to the food,... More

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richmond, Va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We moved to the area last year. This is the best place to have breakfast or lunch in the area. It literally, adjoins to a car wash, but don't let that fool you. The meals are fabulous , but they do not serve dinner. I would equate the food to a fine bistro in Richmond .The service is good, the... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Looking over my previous review I still waver over my rating. While I stand by everything I wrote earlier, I am wondering now if I didn't give this place enough credit for being what it is. Every community should have a quality go-to place with a good story behind it, one that delights locals and visitors every time they come... More

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Weems, VA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My companion and I had lunch here and it was excellent as always. He had a special Italian sausage sandwich and said it was delicious. It was just the right size too without overdoing the bread. I had a salad with grilled grouper (also a special fish of the day replacing the crab on the crab louie salad - I... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant is very small with limited seating but we went at 8AM before it got crowded. Whe we finished, there was a wait. The breakfast was good but the portions were very small for the price. I never before got just one small piece of toast (not the size of an average bread) with my eggs- any place gives... More

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Heathsville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don't let the name turn you off. The food is delicious and has great eye appeal. Try the specials like blueberry pancakes or soft crab sandwiches.

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Catonsville, Maryland, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

There are only a few places in this town that even serve breakfast and this place is the best by far. I've been here several times and their food is very consistent. They are pretty pricey and frequently there is a wait because it's a small room, but it's worth it. They only serve breakfast and lunch and as others... More

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