We arrived to a packed restaurant at 4:30 pm on a Saturday, which is always a good sign. The food was good, but I still left disappointed and won't return unless with someone else. I prefer to eat as healthy as possible, and I always try to choose lighter fare when dining out. Although Newbern's catfish is quite good, they do not offer grilled or baked catfish...only fried. My wife always orders salads, as she avoids fried foods, but this restaurant does not even offer a salad. I had a hard time believing this, so I asked our waitress, and she confirmed that the catfish only comes fried and they do not offer any salads. Perhaps I missed it, but I didn't see any seafood (or chicken) on the menu that wasn't fried. Also, even though the food was high quality and tasty, their menu offerings are limited. I normally enjoy substituting healthier side items for the ones offered on the menu, but Newbern's doesn't offer any alternatives for side items. You can choose french fries or baked potato, and that's it! There are no other alternatives offered, or at least I didn't see any on the menu. Their hushpuppies are excellent, and I liked the cole slaw. If you like fried catfish, then I recommend Newbern's. However, if like us, you're planning on going to the North Alabama State Fair after dinner, then avoid Newbern's. The food is good, but you will walk away with a heavy stomach, and you won't enjoy the fair rides nearly as much.