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804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
+1 270-773-3186
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“peach cobbler” (33 reviews)
“fried catfish” (36 reviews)
“pot roast” (9 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A solid meal for your money, the catfish was excellent with a decent selection of sides, but the gravy for the mashed potatoes was a mix which was a let down. This restaurant has seen a lot of travelers over the years and could use...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by there as it is very close to the Mammoth Cave National Park. I ate a dinner buffet there. The food was okay...And I are a few piece of fried catfish fillet and some pork chops and some slaws. Price is reasonable as a...More

1  Thank C2718QSfrankl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for dinner after a day at Mammoth Cave. The parking lot was full which is always a good sign. We seated ourselves by the window near the buffet. There were signs along the booth that said no smoking but there was a...More

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals love this place for their buffet. We were really disappointed with it. Food was passable but lacking and didn't really feel clean. Staff was kind but hard to catch for refills. They are known for their catfish but not as good as Mississippi mud...More

Thank LurchLouisville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing great. Nothing bad. It’s a typical southern buffet and salad bar. This restaurant has been a Cave City staple for decades. In terms of appearance, not much has changed. Catfish was decent but a tad mushy in the middle. Veggies were really good. Even...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

You can order off the menu or eat off the food bar. The food bar was all you can eat and included salads and southern home cooked chicken, catfish, meatloaf, pork chops with all the side dishes. for desserts for the day were homemade peach...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This was the second restaurant we ate at. The first was a steak house and I preferred the Watermill. It could be that I prefer meatloaf,and fish to steak. The ambiance was lacking and they have a smoking area but the food was good and...More

1  Thank temple574
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while visiting Mammoth Cave. We had buffet. Great tasting food. Very affordable. Service was great !!!!!

Thank John R
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Very good, reasonable, will stop again when in area. Am a non smoker, but sat it the back and didn’t phase us. Made us chuckle on the turn back in time.

Thank DL23s
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Home cooked food with small options but very tasty. Was very crowded and not enough servers but for a buffet that was alright.. Nice place to eat.

Thank TonyaR434
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Jeannette K
19 August 2017|
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Response from Jeannette K |
As a nonsmoker I would never go to this restaurant again -- to have to walk past a whole room of smokers, plus having the food itself in the smoking section where you have to go to get it, is just disgusting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Cave City
  • Phone Number: +1 270-773-3186
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