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“Very good meal”
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse - CLOSED

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good meal”
Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

My husband and I usually eat in local establishments when traveling out of the area, but I wanted to try this because I've always liked the Ponderosa steak house and they aren't in our area back home. We had steak and fried shrimp along with their buffet, everything was very good. On the receipt was a coupon for half off our next meal which I thought was a great was for repeat business although we weren't going to use but if we had lived nearby we certainly would have. Waitress very friendly and restaurant was clean, as well as the restroom.

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1 Thank Stray77
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English first
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Save your money and go somewhere else”
Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

There is a reason there are only a few cars in the parking lot. We decided to just get the buffet and not a meal. The food is only mediocre and they were not replenishing the food well. If you only go there for their chicken wings then you are ok. But the mac n' cheese tasted like they just added water to it to make it creamy, the ham was dry and the cucumbers were slimy. We were brought a raspberry ice tea. It was watered down, when we brought it to their attention we were told that the machine was not doing the right ratio of water and syrup. So why did they serve it knowing there was a problem? Save your money and go somewhere else.

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Thank Loose Moose Lod... B
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Naples, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“my lunch at ponderosa”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

i often go to this ponderosa to eat. On this occasion the food was either over done or all dried out. The manager spent her time picking at food and eating it without gloves or at one of the tables playing with her cell phone. I was quite upset that a manager would behave this way.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank heatherfinster
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Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Big name with OK meals”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

The name attracted us and we thought we are getting a steak for less... but it turned out to be the steak was just a chopped pcs of meat.. nothing special. The server was helpful by giving us the name of a very beautiful park.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Feb58
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Grottoes, Virginia
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133 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food!”
Reviewed 14 October 2011

During our stay in Canandaigua we had the opportunity to eat at the Ponderosa. This restaurant is very good, the staff pleasant and efficient from order taking to plate removal. The salad bar was fresh and had a good selection of items. The other items on the "bar" were inclusive of soup, chicken wings and plenty of other choices. Our steaks were tasty, tender and properly cooked.

While we were there we noticed tables being arranged for 11 (large party had just called to say they were coming) and given half an hours notice a bus load of people arrived. The folks from the bus were taken to an area where all of them had tables together. The staff worked efficiently to ensure that all who were there had fresh selection of food. There were no major back ups waiting for food to come out from the kitchen and the "bar" was stocked efficiently.

This is a good place to have a meal, we will not hesitate to return to the Ponderosa the next time we visit the Canandaigua area.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank RoamingAimlessly
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