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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: Lunch, 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
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We always eat at the Car Wash Cafe when in Kilmarnock! The food is always good and the prices are great! It is fun eating in a space that used to be a gas station! I had a hamburger and my husband had the fish sandwich. Both were cooked perfectly and were so tasty. The coconut cake is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Gloucester, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We always eat at the Car Wash Cafe when in Kilmarnock! The food is always good and the prices are great! It is fun eating in a space that used to be a gas station! I had a hamburger and my husband had the fish sandwich. Both were cooked perfectly and were so tasty. The coconut cake is a must!... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a unique place to have a restaurant but that should not discourage you. The food and service are great. Too bad it is not open for dinner. Many reviewers rate this restaurant as expensive. But you will find that the prices on the menu are competitive with others in the town. It's the specials that will cost a... More 

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Northern Neck, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Albeit the food is somewhat more expensive than the decor would dictate, you get what you pay for and that is quality, quality, quality! That means fresh food, friendly staff and the BEST Eggs Benedict in the Northern Neck! We visit here at least 2 or 3 times a month. They are only open for Breakfast and Lunch, but we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband didn't believe me when I said I wanted to have brunch at the Car Wash Cafe - he said it doesn't look like your kind of place - looks are deceiving:) He had the soft shell crab eggs benedict and the best grits we've ever had anywhere. Only regret is that we didn't have time for a car... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Address: 481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
Phone Number: (804) 435-0405
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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