During the many trips I made to Camden, TN to fish, this was always the 'go to' place for a good buffet which almost always had catfish and sometimes even frog legs.
Over the years it has changed hands. The last time I ate there I chose the buffet which was a mistake. The food had been sitting under the lights and the fish was dry and chewy. The other options were not great either. There is a salad bar and usually some type of dessert and an ice cream machine. After that experience I vowed I would not eat there again.
Despite my experiences, there are still many people who eat there. I think more for breakfast and for orders off the menu rather than the buffet. And of course it's a gathering place for the locals.
The restaurant options in this small town a few and far between. Other than the standard fast food places there isn't much. It's sad to think that these folks have never experienced good restaurants like those you find in the Chicago area. It is like living in a bubble of sameness.
In looking over other reviews, I can tell that the place has gone downhill.
I will not eat at the catfish place again. I suggest going to the Mexican place down the road. Fast service and always good food!