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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food for Breakfast and Lunch

This is a small place but you can watch what's going on in the kitchen. All the food is top notch but if you're looking for a hearty breakfast, this is the best place in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Reedville, Virginia, Usa
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  • Families with children
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Reedville, Virginia, Usa
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place but you can watch what's going on in the kitchen. All the food is top notch but if you're looking for a hearty breakfast, this is the best place in town.

Thank Rvrlady01
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carwash Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. We were in the area on vacation and my wife read that this was the number 1 rated restaurant so we had to try it. We were not disappointed. The cafe is attached to a self service carwash so it is a little misleading. We stopped in for lunch. The cafe... More 

Thank rocrow
Culpeper, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not really feeling the rave reviews this place has been given. Expensive for the food you receive and the comfort of the sitting area. And yes like another guy said come off a few french fries.

1 Thank BozoNN
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the Chicken Salad and Shoestring Fries for lunch! Breakfast is excellent. Ever since this fantastic little restaurant opened, I've enjoyed every visit.

Thank CaptainJim3_11
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great, atmosphere like an old time diner not a place to for a private time. Only open for breakfast and lunch both items on the menu are great.

Thank Cyndie S
Oakland, New Jersey
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Having read about the CarWash Cafe on Trip Advisor, my husband and I decided to have lunch there on our recent visit to Kilmarnock, VA. The reviews were right - odd location, but very good food. The staff was very friendly too. We decided to share a bowl of She-Crab soup which was very good. I ordered a blackened grouper... More 

Thank lphilplan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I recommend a visit to this restaurant. Specifically, I recommend the seafood entrees. The service is great.

1 Thank Dana H
Ocala, Fl
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Car Wash Cafe is a wonderful place to stop for a delicious breakfast or lunch that is prepared with quality in mind. Every main dish I've had has been excellent and by all accounts the She Crab Soup is unsurpassed. My complaint is they are ridiculously stingy with the fries!! Fries are cheap and they could help fill out a... More 

2 Thank knothead1
Heathsville, Virginia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Had to share the pix of this awesome sandwich and homemade pickled beets. The perfect summer lunch. This spot is in demand so be prepared that there is often a wait-but well worth it.

Thank Snuzer2014
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Food is so good, the line is out the door to get in. We had great crab cakes, fried oysters ceasar salad, and a good burger.

Thank jj412thl

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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