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CarWash Cafe and Catering

481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
(804) 435-0405
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Ranked #1 of 22 restaurants in Kilmarnock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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51 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Kilmarnock, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to go out for breakfast or lunch on the Northern Neck (or even Eastern Virginia) and be assured of great food at a reasonable price try Kilmarnock's "Car Wash". A bit crowded and a plain decor but the food trumps all - it cannot be topped. Adequate variety with some local specials, including crab and scrapple. Good... More

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Heathsville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

An awesome stack of tortilla, couple of fried eggs, another tortilla, a heep of black beans topped with salsa, avocado, and sour cream. Huge enough for 2 or your breakfast and lunch. Funky little place inside a convenience store turned "open kitchen". Super friendly and fast. Come early, big crowds on Fridays and weekends!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Have been here every time I have been to Kilmarnock. Very good crab soup and friendly staff, this is a great restaurant tucked away in a car wash.

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

How many times can you say you ate at a car wash, well this is the place for you. Very good food and service and take out. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We love the Car Wash Cafe, and recommend it highly. Both breakfast and lunch is great. Don't let the lines disturb you, it's worth the wait. Too bad their not open for dinner!

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A car wash convenience store converted into a restaurant with really good food. A crowded, busy, small joint ...but it's a lot of fun. The menu is an unusual twist on favorites at both breakfast and lunch. For example crab, spinach and Swiss omelet or huevos rancheros.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This tiny spot, in a still-operating car wash was a pleasant surprise. The she crab soup was de-lish! Kids loved their burgers. Food was far better than the atmosphere.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

It is very small with a wait for a table. No lingering, dine & dash. The service was slow but once they took our order the food came quickly. Wow...the pancakes were spectacular but there are no words to describe the eggs Benedict.... Amazing...but so was the price,$13. A little steep but fresh and served with potatoes. Tasty...All homemade practically... More

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York, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We read about their crab omelets in two national publications over the past year. So since we were in the area we decided to try them. They were great! Obviously this is a very popular eatery and from the various state license tags in the parking lot, they have a following over a large geographical area. Prices were slightly high.

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Wake Forest, NC
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173 reviews 173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

The Car Wash Cafe is a lunch favorite year after year. It's usually busy at lunch and even though we've been there twice in the past week after 1 pm it is still busy. The sandwiches are terrific: a BLTwith summer ripe tomato and good bacon, a wonderful Reuben, a delicious Cuban and she-crab soup to die for. Last week... More

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