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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

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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
Clean! Courteous and DELICIOUS!

Best breakfast EVER! From split order of sausage gravy and creamed chipped beef served at my request on rye toast to the eggs Benedict topped with a crispy fried soft shelled crab, perfection! Loved the close proximity of the kitchen and being able to watch the staff make catered lunches while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Best breakfast EVER! From split order of sausage gravy and creamed chipped beef served at my request on rye toast to the eggs Benedict topped with a crispy fried soft shelled crab, perfection! Loved the close proximity of the kitchen and being able to watch the staff make catered lunches while dining! I'll be back for one of their sandwiches!

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was so happy to finally visit this wondrful little spot in my new river stomping grounds. I had heard everything good about The Carwash Cafe except that I may have to wait some time for a table. Well, two friends and I finally got a table this past Sunday. The waitstaff were delightful, the food was slightly above average... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Coolest place ever😉. Took my nine-year-old son there and he really enjoyed the French toast bacon and biscuit. The staff was pleasant and very informative about the area. so I would approve of it.

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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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