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804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
+1 270-773-3186
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05:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 21:00
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kentucky
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Watermill on a Sunday at about 1:00. The restaurant was busy. There was fried chicken, fish and pot roast as well as mashed potatoes and several side dishes. It was country cooking at its finest. Everything was delicious. For dessert, there was homemade peach cobbler and homemade banana pudding; both were fabulous. The price was under... More 

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Thank burnednose
Indianapolis, IN
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In fairness it was toward the end of the lunch hour on a weekday but several of the buffet items were empty and the serving area had not been cleaned up, so food was slopped everywhere. Also at least half of the tables had not been cleaned off and were still not cleaned when we left. The meat offerings were... More 

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Thank DrumMajor500
Vienna, Georgia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Buffet for Thanksgiving, was good and diverse. Turkey was delicious not too dry, the side was ok ad dessert was. It was very busy, so the lady behind the register was a bit tired. She pushed too many buttons on the register. Check your bill..

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Thank William A
New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We went for lunch after visiting the Mammoth Cave. This place was recommended . We didn't want the buffet because we didn't want that much food. I had a B.L.T. It was o.k. Lots of bacon but I couldn't eat it since it was too crispy. I know some people like their bacon crispy so it's just a personal preference.... More 

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Thank Pat K
Radcliff, Kentucky
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good price on a salad bar and buffet. The salad bar had good fresh lettuce and other items. I'd like to have oil & vinegar for the dressing but didn't see any. The grilled cheese was good too. It is just a basic small town old mom and pop style restaurant. Great for feeling nostalgic. You get the feeling everyone... More 

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Thank Lkmann
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Smoking is allowed in the restaurant. We sat in the back nearest non smoking as we could. Food is o.k. except for fish , which was good. Its all pretty basic. Only place in town really to eat so not much else yo say.

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Thank rfritz67
Summerfield, Florida
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Loved this buffet, the food was excellent and service was great, would love to go again. We were in a large party and had no issues getting seated.

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Thank Hannahauton
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Watermill is a fair place with a decent breakfast. Unfortunately it allows smoking and the separation between "smoking" and "non-smoking" sections is a joke. It's a bit of a dive, but the food is fair and cheap.

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Thank Cronkie99
Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is not the biggest buffet by far, but the food is awesome! I always eat here on my way thru. Food is wholesome home cooked food. Huge sale bar that's very fresh.

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Thank Rhonda25lv
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We chose this restaurant primarily for its location near a shop we wanted to see. Two of us had the buffet, which featured an excellent salad bar, fried chicken, gizzards, okra, sweet corn nuggets, cheesy chicken casserole... Fantastic home-style food. Our friends had burgers, which were HUGE and clearly delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient. If we lived in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 21:00
Monday
05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 21:00
Thursday
05:30 - 21:00
Friday
05:30 - 21:00
Saturday
05:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?