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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
+1 802-773-2828
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

My husband and I stopped in this chain restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived around 1pm. The cashier seemed to have an "attitude" when taking our order (which wasn't taken correctly). I ordered from the menu (grilled shrimp that was ok); my husband had the buffet - which he said was... More 

3 Thank TravellersFromFlorid
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Even though we go for the excellent steaks, the buffet has a certain item that we always eat first~~their wings! The chicken wings are crunchy, hot and tasty! We even order them for our parties at home! And nothing tops off the buffet and dinner with a soft serve ice cream or dessert! A great place with friendly waitresses~

2 Thank BBQLuvR
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Went there as a kid, so this was a nostalgia visit. The food was plentiful, though the steak was small. Typical buffet fare and not as good as I remembered.

3 Thank Deanna D
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were greeted in a timely fashion, the menu offered a good variety of food at a fair price. The salad bar was cleaned seemed fresh at the time of our visit. Our steaks were cooked as ordered and parking was ample.

Thank Mike H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I had visited Ponderosa in the past and wanted to take my family. It great value for money...nothing special...but enjoyable food at a good price in comfortable surroundings. You can't really go wrong with a Ponderosa!

Thank smef88
Manchester, Connecticut
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Hubby and I had been dying to come here as soon as we found out it existed! Dinner was delish, and I absolutely LOVED the buffet (wish I could have brought home tons of the dill potato salad - yummers!) Great selection for desert, too - especially my favorite make-your-own sundae bar. We will definitely be back when we are... More 

2 Thank BaileyMeister
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We stopped on a whim. Have experienced many Ponderosa Steakhouses with mixed results. This location was a very pleasant experience. Food was tasty, salad bar excellent service very good. Prices very good. Would recommend, we went there twice during our recent stay.

Thank Dukesdorg
Augusta, Maine
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Wanted to eat at Sirloin Saloon (closed) but ended up here. Fair pricing, decent selection, but was hard to tell what the dishes were because nothing was labeled.

Thank buickman55
Braselton, Georgia
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

While traveling for work, it is often difficult to find good food. I thought a steak should be good...hard to mess that up, right? Wrong...the steak tasted as though it had been previously frozen and there was a lot of garlic butter on top, which really destroyed any flavor the meat might have had. Yes, it was relatively cheap, but... More 

2 Thank 78Mel165
Saratoga Springs, New York
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273 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

My first time back since early 1990s and it's much improved. I took my young daughters for lunch and we had good 8oz steaks, hot, tender, well seasoned. Baked potato was good. Buffet was tasty but desserts were so so. Not that the kids complained. The kids asked if we could return for dinner!! Good service. A bit nicer inside... More 

1 Thank ZenRider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-2828

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?