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“a better meal than expected.”

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Ranked #16 of 116 Restaurants in Rutland
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a better meal than expected.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Was traveling thru RUTLAND VT in mid. may. Did not know were to eat dinner on Sunday night,driving down rt. 7 saw PONEROSA steakhouse,my wife and I gave it a try,we both aggred the steak wasgood and well cooked but the buffet was fantastic, never seen more coices,all delious and very clean. staff was very friendly. We both were extremely satisfied next time thru town will stop in again.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank ln3
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New York
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Decent buffet and salad bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place is right across the street from the hotel, so it was a very convenient place to have dinner. The buffet was decent, mostly comfort food, like mac and cheese, pasta, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken. There was also soup, a salad bar, a taco station, and a selection of cookies and cakes, etc. The steaks were ok, not the best I've had, but not the worst. The service was friendly.

Visited January 2014
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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Walked away satisfied.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My wife and I stopped by the Ponderosa Steak House for supper on September 28th during an overnight stay in Rutland. We found the staff to be courteous and efficient. The food was well cooked and tasty. Prices were extremely reasonable. There appeared to be many “regular” customers in attendance as staff members seemed to be on a first name basis with several parties. We enjoyed our meal and would not hesitate to stop at this restaurant in the future.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great buffet !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We have been to the Ponderosa steakhouse in Rutland several times and we have never been disappointed. The service is excellent. Wait staff goes out of their way to make sure we always have everything we need. They all come across as genuinely friendly and make you feel welcome and at ease. The food is good and there is plenty to choose from. There is a buffet option and a "a la carte" option for steaks and ribs. Both options are good. In the buffet, there is a salad bar, a choice of two soups, tacos, fresh fruit, fried chicken, ham, the best meatloaf ever, rice, mac and cheese, a variety of vegetables and a choice of at least five desserts plus cookies and ice cream. It is the most traditional hearty American cuisine at its best. They often have specials. Good value.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank maplehuggers
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Mesquite, Texas
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff & Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Staff is friendly and prompt. Buffet is varied and hot! Lots of entrees to choose from and plenty of dessert as well. Reasonably priced for a buffet. Steaks cooked to order or have the buffet. Something for everyone here.

Visited October 2012
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