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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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809 England St, Ashland, VA 23005-2232
804-798-8205
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Stopping on the way to Williamsburg

Haven't been to a Ponderosa in years. Not many up in NJ. We stopped here on the way to Williamsburg. There was 5 of us, Everyone ordered from the menu and got steak accept me.. They were all cooked pretty good. Service was decent. I got the buffet, however, I'd call it more of a joke. The buffet... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2013
Dugtown94
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Not a great place to stop if you are expecting quality and great service. The food on the buffet was not fresh, except for the rolls. they were very tasty. The meatloaf on the buffet was more of a mystery meat loaf completly inedible. The chicken was hard and cold and the corn, lima beans and green beans had been... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Haven't been to a Ponderosa in years. Not many up in NJ. We stopped here on the way to Williamsburg. There was 5 of us, Everyone ordered from the menu and got steak accept me.. They were all cooked pretty good. Service was decent. I got the buffet, however, I'd call it more of a joke. The buffet was terrible.... More 

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Murrells Inlet
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Reasonably priced meal with a fair selection on buffet. Most items were tasty and fresh. Family atmosphere and clean.

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new york
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

You really don't have to order a steak here. There is a buffet which has chicken and meatloaf, in additional to soup, huge salad bar, plenty of vegetables, and a dessert bar. The buffet is more than sufficient for dinner, without the added steak or other entree.

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Miami, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stop there to have a quick meal in a recent trip. The typical Ponderosa buffet, and the steak were OK, but the place should be a lot cleaner.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The restaurant is a family style buffet stop for weary travelers. Great spot if you have numerous opinions in the crowd. You can order a steak or chicken entree with the buffet for less than $15 or you can just get the buffet. The buffet has fried chicken, meatloaf, veggies, salad, dessert and pasta. It is not as extensive as... More 

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We try to stop in at the Ponderosa on every driving trip to Ashland. The steaks are typical chain restaurant steaks, but the optional salad bar makes the Ponderosa stand out. There is a wide variety of food items, and the dessert bar is a great bonus extra.

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Ashland, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Friendly staff clean tables ansd areas. Good food and efficent service. I recommend the serlion tips

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Hammonton, NJ
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Wonderful restaurant, great selection on buffet and very nice staff. Will definately return to this location when I'm in the area again.

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Clifton Park, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

On the way back from Florida traveling I-95 we decided to try out the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Ashland. They used to have several in upstate NY but all have closed. We were greeted with a menu of steaks and/or a buffet. If you ordered a steak you could get the buffet for $4.99. Most people were ordering just the buffet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 809 England St, Ashland, VA 23005-2232
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: 804-798-8205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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