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“Great lunch on the Northern Ne k” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CarWash Cafe and Catering

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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Wake Forest, Nc
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199 restaurant reviews
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Great lunch on the Northern Ne k”
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 we had a rockfish sandwich special that was really good too. Had a crab cake sandwich that was plump but the weakest offering of all of these. But it was still better than average. We never have room for dessert.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orange County, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The CarWash is usually crowded around lunch time (they only serve breakfast and lunch). The reason for the crowd is not the ambience (though it is nice and the facility unique for dining). It is the food. The presentation is superb, with many choices offered, and the food was delicious. It is worth the wait, and worth the price (it is not too expensive).

Visited July 2013
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top Shelf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is actually a restaurant with a Car Wash. Restaurant was immaculate and the service was excellent. Small but unique, the food was delicious. Had the Crabcakes which really good. The salads were so good we purchased a container of cole slaw and potato salad to eat at our picnic the next day.
The staff is quite friendly, if you are ever in the area you MUST stop here!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Friendly service, great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My friend and I visited this area on July 2, 2013. The restaurant is small, and there was a wait. However, two delightful ladies invited us to join them at their table!!
The food was wonderful--especially the She-Crab Soup (best I've ever had).

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Small, cramped, horrible food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I really had high hopes for this restaurant after reading the reviews. Unfortunately, I didn't know we would be packed into a tiny room with several other diners, and be served sub par food by a waiter with a bad attitude. My boyfriend loved his salad, but I had to spend a good 5 minutes cutting up all the whole food that was placed on mine, and then the ingredients weren't fresh at all–they were brown.

Visited July 2013
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