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804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
+1 270-773-3186
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“peach cobbler” (33 reviews)
“fried catfish” (39 reviews)
“pot roast” (8 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
804 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-8408
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The food was great. Smaller buffet and had a decent selection. Price wasn't too bad either. It was $8.95 for the dinner buffet. The only thing I didnt like was that people are allowed to smoke inside the restaurant. Being from a state where this...More

Thank MikenAllen
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

I eat here often and it's always good food. Chose buffet or order from the menu. Building is old and not handicap accessible and they still allow smoking in certain areas. That being said if you want some good comfort food... GO, you won't want...More

Thank oboi
Reviewed January 9, 2017 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...More

Thank burnednose
Reviewed January 4, 2017

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...More

Thank DrumMajor500
Reviewed November 24, 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..

Thank William A
Reviewed November 18, 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...More

Thank Pat K
Reviewed November 16, 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...More

Thank Lkmann
Reviewed October 26, 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.

Thank rfritz67
Reviewed October 26, 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.

Thank Hannahauton
Reviewed October 19, 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.

Thank Cronkie99
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Jeannette K
August 19, 2017|
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Response from p0lly1anna | Reviewed this property |
Yes, however, it's not smoke free in the non smoking section.
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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