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CarWash Cafe and Catering

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$$ - $$$
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481 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-3825
(804) 435-0405
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful visit to Kilmarnock, Virginia! TripAdvisor was once again my go to and we chose this awesome place to have lunch. The staff was very friendly and took great care of us. The food was delicious made fresh almost right in front of us. Three of us had fresh fish sandwiches and the other had the Cuban sandwich.... More 

Thank GrannyJenn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of place you probably would pass by --but that would be a big mistake. Kilmarnock is a small but touristy village with a number of restaurants but I doubt any match up with the car wash ---and there is a car wash there. 16 or 20 tables with an interesting menu...Rose had a oyster po'boy and... More 

Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Lancaster, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good and worth the wait. Brunch on Sunday is usually crowded so expect a line unless you beat the church crowd. Pricing is a bit high for the area though, but worth it.

Thank gssilverman3
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food and staff were great, visited there a few months back and enjoyed the breakfast a great deal. you will never know it was a restaurant. will return.

Thank Erik S
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We could watch the food being prepared. The waitresses were very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent. Nifty décor in the hallway to the restroom.

Thank helenc312
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We have been here many times for lunch. Great menu with great selections and service. Rockfish sandwich was awesome. Diner type atmosphere. Small seating area.

Thank Keith M
Kilmarnock, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I love the CarWash Cafe which has a carwash and a restaurant on the property. It is small and quaint with fantastic food. I especially love to get their Rockfish sandwich - it is fantastic.

Thank cclark622
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Stopped by for lunch on the recommendation of several people. Turned out to be an OK diner. The story, as elated by the staff, was that the owner purchased a gas station (with convenience store) with an attached car wash. When they grew tired of running the gas station, they turned the building into a diner. They sandwiches are good... More 

Thank RGK51
Cape Charles, Virginia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Oh my gosh, the sliced beets! So weirdly perfect alongside a fantastic tuna melt made with fresh tuna salad. The staff was very friendly, and the atmosphere is great. So fun having lunch in an old gas station/car wash! I will definitely be back!

Thank Maargvark
Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I stopped here on my way through Kilmarnock after having read some reviews about it, and I'm glad I stopped. I couldn't quite figure out where to park at first, as I didn't want to use the car wash, but eventually figured it out. The restaurant is on the side of the building and is very casual. You seat yourself,... More 

Thank rdavid74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-3825
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: (804) 435-0405

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?