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CarWash Cafe and Catering

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481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
(804) 435-0405
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place to eat.. .very unique and always the best! Susan and her crew work hard to keep it that way!

Thank AntiqueSteve
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a scrumptious breakfast at The Carwash! The Eggs Benedict were light, creamy and complex with a lemon flip at the end of the Hollandaise. The Hash Browns are cooked to perfection. Firm, slightly seared with a tiny heated finish. Our waiter was happy to suggest some fun activities around the area. Small town charm serving up great food... More 

Thank SullyJr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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410 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because of circumstances, it had been almost two years since we had been able to go to the Car Wash Cafe and I was very pleased to find that it is still excellent. For us to go there for lunch is a 45-minute drive and yet we never regret it. Alas, we seldom make it there for breakfast although we... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My sons kept bugging me to go there. So, last week I went, then two more times that week. It is very clean inside and larger than I was expecting. My grandsons loved the chocolate chip pancakes. I loved the chicken salad sandwich and taco salad-a special that day. The thin fries are tasty and crisp. For Sunday breakfast I... More 

Thank onwego3
Hampton, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate a late Friday morning breakfast here recently when we were camping in our RV in nearby Belle Isle State Park. Don't let the restaurant's name or location fool you. This place serves excellent home made breakfast items including those containing local seafood (crab, oysters, etc.). It also serves the best grits I've ever eaten (and... More 

Thank David M
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped in for lunch during a girls' trip to explore the Northern Neck Artisan, Oyster and Wine trails. For a very casual restaurant that is part of a car wash, we had a very exceptional tasting lunch. The crab bisque was the classic Eastern Virginia cream base with lump crab and sherry. The soft shell crab and crab cake... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Key West, Florida
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155 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to the car wash for some time so decided to stop in for r lunch. Server was very pleasant,and mentioned the Shrimp salad which we both ordered. It was excellent: fresh asparagus, hard boiled egg, at least a cup full or more of tender shrimp, lettuce and tomato. We'll be back again.

Thank Yacht1999
Fort Myers, Florida
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Eat like the locals at the Car Wash Cafe! A bit pricey--$15 sandwich and drink, but the food was good. I would recommend this place--but go early as it fills quickly for lunch. The one thing I would caution about is that my clothes still smell like 'food odor' 24 hours later, even after airing and tumbling in the dryer--perhaps... More 

Thank BeachPug11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Food was great! Service was professional and kind, caring owner run business and it shows by the care and friendly staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lexington, Kentucky
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We liked the Car Wash Cafe that we ate there both mornings while staying at the Tides Inn. The blueberry pancakes are to die for, the grits were very good as was everything we ate. Loved the owner who also owns a fabulous needlepoint store!

Thank Leelex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
  • 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?