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“Not the Chain your thinking about”

Ponderosa Restaurant and Brass Rail
Ranked #13 of 15 Restaurants in Orofino
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Washington DC
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not the Chain your thinking about”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Steak was very goo good salad bar and also great wait staff.
Place was pretty empty but it was probally late so don't let thst fool you Place is good.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Citrus Heights, California
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, decor needs up-dated.”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The food here was excellent, the service was attentive. Prices are quite fair. Decor needs attention: this place is stuck in the 1960s. Please... it's time for new carpet!!

Visited May 2014
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Orofino
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bad food and bad service and not sure about cleanliness”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We ate here several times when we first came to town two years ago. We had good hamburgers but otherwise, my husband had prime rib like shoe leather, a sandwich with disgusting sandwich meat and the bread edges were dry and dinner where the drinks were not mixed properly and the servers tried to add to the drink not start fresh and were even more terrible. We have not been back to this restaurant even though we hear that the Sunday brunch is wonderful: however, nothing else is open on Sunday in Orofino!

  • Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Huckleberry Ice Cream”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The desk clerk at the Best Western recommended the huckleberry ice cream at the Ponderosa. YUM!!! The restaurant itself is old-timey and dated. But the ice cream was great (even served in a Styrofoam bowl) and my husband liked the German chocolate cake. We only ate the desserts so I can't comment on anything else on the menu.

Visited September 2013
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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Woodgrain, nasty paneling-horrible decor. Food is fried, overcooked, salad? It's iceburg lettuce! My husband got a bit of food poisoning after we went. Food was expensive, ceiling tiles were gross. Avoid at all costs!

  • Visited June 2013
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