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CarWash Cafe and Catering

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481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
+1 804-435-0405
08:00 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 14:30
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come all the time...food is great across the board, service cheery, efficient and helpful. Save room for dessert - the cakes are out of this world! Perfect small town/hometown cafe!

Thank Gypsety
Heathsville, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You not only get great food in a timely manner but they are also fairly priced! After being so disappointed with NN Burger and Dixie Deli, we tried this with little hope, but to our delight, our hope quickly increased and we will Definitely be back...often!

Thank seriousb1
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Just another add to the good cafe/diner food vibe at the CarWash Cafe! They are a busy place with good reason: the food! And despite being busy, they are friendly and knowledgeable of their menu. Even though NN burger is just on the other side of Kilmarnock and known for their burgers, the CW Cafe has their own wonderful interpretation... More 

Thank Kenneth B
Gloucester, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Was a recommended place to eat breakfast - it was very tasty! We had the French toast and Crab-Spinach omelet. French toast came with grits -- unfortunately we couldn't eat them because they are made with milk )lactose intolerant). Service could be improved some (offer coffee, etc). Little pricier than we expected

Thank Beverly M
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This has been our favored place to eat when in the northern Neck and after our visit this past weekend it remains so. Too many local seafood restaurants over do their presentation with fancy menu's, overdone decor, and expensive entrees but the CWC provides wonderful home style meals, very reasonably priced in a casual, local-flavor atmosphere. It's one of those... More 

Thank Tuckergoose
Cumberland, Maryland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We would have never stopped here, if we hadn't read the trip advisor reviews. Had sandwiches for lunch and they were very good. If you are looking for a huge menu or atmosphere this is not the place. If you are looking for good food, give it a try.

Thank bmh21502
Norfolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 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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255 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +1 804-435-0405

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