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CarWash Cafe and Catering

481 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-3825
+1 804-435-0405
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs benedict” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
481 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-3825
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited the Car Wash Cafe. They serve breakfast and lunch. My husband loves their crab meat omelets as well as their crab cakes. The pancakes and burgers are good. The only drawback is the limited seating.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place friendly staff owners work hard and look to Please we started with cream crab soup very good with large chunks crab followed by a crab cake sandwich and crab benedict. The crab cake was nothing to complain about but better has been had...More

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's not much to look at on the outside, but the food is DELICIOUS. Affordable and a great wait staff. I will be back.

Thank Ellington C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been to this restaurant many times for lunch. Every time they meet or exceed my expectations. Have eaten here at least 20 or more times in last 2 years. Never had a bad or even a mediocre meal. Service is great, and it's a happy...More

Thank C3519OBcarold
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Good food, quick, friendly service. I had the Blacken Grouper and the Triple "C" Cake is to die for. Carrot, CheeseCake Carrot. Sinfully Good. If there is such a thing. LOL!

Thank sante4me
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We've been big fans of the CarWash Cafe for years. One of the true tests of any restaurant is their ability to cook the perfect omelette - and they nail it every time. Susan (the owner) is always there working with her staff on the...More

Thank consept
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We arrived for Saturday lunch at 11:43 a.m. and there was only one table available. We knew we wanted a crabcake sandwich even though the grouper sandwich sounded appealing. We both ordered the crabcake sandwich with buns (not thinly sliced bread as is the norm...More

Thank Janulis333
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at the Carwash Cafe today. Really like the place and always am happy when the food preparation area is highly visible from the tables. I can tell the owners put a lot into this place and the other reviews...More

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we eat there often and love the food and service. Susan,the owner and Ellen one of the severs are great. I have been on a quest to find the best biscuit with sausage gravy and ruebun sandwhich and found them both at the Carwash Café....More

Thank hooah
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The food was good (try the excellent grouper sandwich but the po-boy sandwich needed another oyster or two), the waitstaff was friendly and efficient and the menu was broad. My only negative was the price of the meal. The price we paid just didn't align...More

Thank TravelMikie
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Pat W
15 February 2016|
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Response from Janice M | Reviewed this property |
i have seen a customer inside in a wheelchair, but I don't know how they entered so I can't advise the best way to do that. I would suggest calling them to ask about it. The number is (804) 435-0405
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-3825
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Kilmarnock
  • Phone Number: +1 804-435-0405
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