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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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5 Cumberland Dr, Washington, IN 47501
+1 812-257-0090
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I give it two stars, because the pop was good and the service was decent. Aside from that, the food on the buffet was not warm. It tasted as if it had been sitting out a while. The chicken was cool and dry. I complained to the waitress and she said "I'll tell my manager". But, I never saw the... More 

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Thank Alfie B
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Alfie B, we are sorry you had a less than great visit to Ponderosa - please send us your contact information so that we can have a manager or the owner contact you personally so that we can get more information about your visit. Ponderosa wants to make this right and retain you as a valued customer! If you'd... More 

Brockville, Canada
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196 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Over 25 yrs since at a Ponderosa. Decided on just buffet as many selections for difference in cost. It was just ok. Not like years ago as they no longer have them in Canada. Must have been after a busy time as items were sloppy looking not fresh. Desserts were mangled but tried the coconut merange yum! Overall not rushing... More 

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Thank Howeller63
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Howeller63, we are sorry that your visit to Ponderosa was less than stellar. If you'd be so kind as to send us your contact information, our area manager would love to find out more. We are very concerned with both excellent food quality and customer service! More 

Bicknell, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I like this Ponderosa because it has a variety of foods and everything is good. The place is big and very clean.

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Thank 82Terry
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi 82Terry, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to leave a five star review for Ponderosa Steakhouse! We truly appreciate you as a customer and hope to see you again soon for lunch or dinner. More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Had a T-Bone Steak and Buffet. Great tasting food and yummy desserts. Several meats on buffet: Fried chicken, meatloaf, fish, shrimp, barbecue ribs, pulled pork, clam strips. Several hot cobblers including blackberry, Apple and Cherry. Lemon and coconut cream pie.

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Thank Beth0214
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Beth0214! Thank you for visiting Ponderosa Steakhouse and taking the time to leave a positive review. We truly appreciate your business. If there's anything we could have done differently to earn 5 stars, please let us know. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks! More 

Salem, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Chicken was dry, but the salad was fresh and the shrimp was good. Service to get our drinks was incredibly slow.

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Thank Cherry S
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi simmonsmckb, thank you for visiting Ponderosa and for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry your drink service was slow. Can you possibly contact us and leave a little more information about your visit so that we may address it? http://www.ponderosabuffet.com/contact-us/ More 

Columbus, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

we loved the buffet. everyone was very pleasant and the food was great. the price could not be beat, either.

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Thank fischntami
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi fischntami, Thank you for your recent review of Ponderosa! We appreciate you and your patronage, and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

Haubstadt, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This Ponderosa was very clean and spacious. The staff was friendly. This Ponderosa seemed to have more selection of food than others. Their desserts are fantastic.

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Thank Jeremy A
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, thank you for your five-star review of Ponderosa! We make great customer service and delicious food as our goal and we are so glad you were happy with your recent meal. Please come again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very fresh salad bar; surprisingly food food; excellent service. Very clean. Would eat here again. :)

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Thank HoosierTraveler1980
Rolla
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

No better place to get a well balanced meal from just the buffet selections. And, if you're hungry for a choice steak, prepared just the way you want it. Ponderosa is the only choice.

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Thank thallam01
Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Food was very good. Restaurant was clean. Waitress was Johnny on the spot. The only problem was,the lighting was too dim.

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Thank Carl F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cumberland Dr, Washington, IN 47501
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-257-0090
Description
Ponderosa is where today's families find a fun and casual family dining atmosphere, all-american favorite foods, and something-for-everyone variety. Ponderosa Steakhouses serve great steaks, seafood and sides along with an expansive buffet featuring a variety of dishes including beef, chicken, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit, soups, salads, appetizers and desserts. When it comes to friendly atmosphere, our staff offers full-service at your table and a help-yourself buffet. Where people find a place to call home - for great food, great atmosphere and a great value!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?