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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
+1 989-386-7017
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Saint Johns
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a family group of 24 they seated us and fed us in a very timely fashion food was good it is what is its not a $50.00 a plate place it's $15.00 and worth every penny

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Thank Dean M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

As far as buffets go this was average to just below. I have eaten at several Ponderosa's and the food here was fairly typical to them. Everything is frozen, instant, or deep fried. Other competitors buffets I would say are much better. Not that it's bad, all food has its time and place.

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Thank alan b
jackson mi
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81 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped for dinner on our way home. tables were dirty, had to clean one myself. Food was very bland. under-stocked. Floors were dirty by salad bar. nothing looked appetizing. we will never go in another ponderosa.

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Thank millerlittlegirl
Michigan
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have eaten here several times in the past and always enjoyed it, until our last visit in September. It was a Sunday and we sat down at 4:05, wasn't very busy at that point but right beside us were a few tables pushed together that had seated a larger group, maybe 10 or so, and a highchair at the... More 

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Thank Chattyaholic
Battle Creek, Michigan
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ponderosa's are going downhill in my opinion. The food was average for the price we paid, the kitchen was filthy so I lost my appetite as soon as I saw that, they barely had any desserts out. Just not worth the money.

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Thank Sharisse L
Hudsonville, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A little slow to seat but food was good and table was clean. Constant attention was given to food bar by owner /manager. Excellant salad bar. It was fresh and plentiful. Desert and ice cream area was well supplied and very good. Chicken was very good and lots of variety. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank vbecker02
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was at this Ponerosa Sunday $24.00 just for breakfast really for just 2 people. It will be along time before I will be back. The food was not as good as it used to be cold and taste was not as good either.

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Confidential
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is the lowest quality American food. I cannot understand why people FLOCK to a place that has sub-par food. It is LOADED with SODIUM!!!!!! On top of that it is EXTREMELY over-priced. Best thing there is the salad bar. The desserts are out of a box and so is practically everything else. It's low-quality, high priced, CHEAP food. ICKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!... More 

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Thank Kathy C
Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Your traveling and in the area, this is a good restaurant to stop and get a bite. Reliable place to get good food at a reasonable price.

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Thank Teddy452014
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We have been eating here for over 20 years as we travel back and forth from Northern MI. We can always count on a good fresh variety at the salad bar and the hot food bar. We usually just get the salad bar without any steak because there is always meat on the hot bar - usually chicken wings and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 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
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-7017

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