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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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57 Claylick Rd # A, Ripley, WV
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Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service! Excellent food. Best buffet in the state! Local hangout and for good reason. If you are traveling through On I77 stop, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank 276selmah
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I ate here on Veteran's Day, all veterans ate for free. Even though the place was very busy, the owner could be seen bussing tables and thanking people for their service. There are plenty of tasty choices on the buffet and I left full. I would definitely eat here again. *I am not a veteran although went with a couple... More 

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Johnstown, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved Ponderosa in the 80's and 90's. Really went downhill. Tickedmy husband off right from the start when they asked if they could add the tip to the bill before we even got our meal. Tip is based on service not a given. The waitress was listening and gave us some grief. Then she hovered us during the whole meal... More 

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Thank Lisa R
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped on the way back from Mountain State Arts and Crafts fair. Pleasantly surprised! Good fresh food , good service. Will return.

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Thank sandy4409
Evans, Georgia
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I did not realize that this is a buffet style restaurant, I am not from the area. I ordered a hamburger and did not get the buffet, it was good. The other 12 people in my group did order the buffet they all said that it was fairly good. There was not one thing that I could think of that... More 

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Uniontown,Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place was so high priced and let's be honest it's hospital type food. Our bill for two children and two adult was over $50! And two of us got water and three of us only got the buffet. Nothing looked good at all to eat. Rolls use to be good, not anymore. No more soft serve ice cream. No... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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393 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this conveniently located (beside I-77 S) on our return home from Amish country. It was Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was quite busy but we were able to get seated quickly. Since it was our first time to eat there, we were unfamiliar with the menu and their process. We didn't have a good explanation of the cafeteria style... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

My wife and I were really hungry, but I wasn't expecting much other than to have food as quickly as possible. The buffet food seemed fresh, with decent turnover, and the steaks that my wife and I had were decent. About the only thing that wasn't that great was the dessert items which were only passable. Our server took care... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I am NOT a fan of chain restaurants, however, I was here with a group who picked this place, I had the grilled chicken and was almost impressed. it was quite tasty, the salad bar looked clean, however, I don't do salad bars but it did look good. We were here for a week and had this restaurant been chosen... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We live in Nitro Wv. and would take a trip to Ripley just to eat at Ponderosa. It wasn't the steaks we would go for but the chicken wings. Most of our family would go, anywhere from nine to twenty but last night we only had nine. The service was great and Ashley our waitress was absolutely wonderful. She worked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Claylick Rd # A, Ripley, WV
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Ripley

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