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Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge

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56692 Aspen Dr., Springville, CA
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Tulare County

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic, fun staff

Stopped for lunch on the way back from trail if 100 giants. Honestly this is pretty much the only option around haha but it's cute and the staff was friendly. Standard American menu. Got a Triple decker club, chips and salsa and a beer - all delish and huge portions! Struck up a chat with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Greasy food, dirty plates, cold soup and lukewarm tea, take it or leave it service. This place was For Sale (end September 2014) and it seemed clear that the current owner had little interest in either serving good food or offering a pleasing ambience. I'm not a fussy eater by any means but this was one place I would never... More 

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Bellflower
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Was there at deer hunting season 2014, $16.+ for BLT & glass of milk ???? 2 packs cig. & 1/2 gal milk $26.50 ??? No public phone, not the must friendly of staff.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped for lunch on the way back from trail if 100 giants. Honestly this is pretty much the only option around haha but it's cute and the staff was friendly. Standard American menu. Got a Triple decker club, chips and salsa and a beer - all delish and huge portions! Struck up a chat with some locals. Would be a... More 

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge, or the "Pondo" is located above Quaking Aspin in the small mountain settlement of Ponderosa, about 45 minutes from Springville on highway 190. At 7200' elevation is sits just off the highway at the edge of the lovely Sierra forest land. There are trails and roads to explore, a rustic campground, Peppermint, nearby, as well as great... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stopped here on our way home after a camping trip, and hit it right at the annual chili cook-off. We had so much fun, so many delicious drinks, and the best chili this side of Texas! We met just about everyone at the event, and also had what they call a "dino leg", which was a huge turkey leg.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Lodge is always a treat on a mountain bike ride, climbing or when visiting the area in any season or for any sport. There are horseshoes out back, a roaring fire in the bar, and seasoned mountain folk to hang out with. The Lodge food is mountain comfort food. The portions are good-sized and the food is tasty. This... More 

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Porterville, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I went last summer with family members. We had beers and played several games of pool. It has a great old fashioned mountain lodge atmosphere. Very relaxing and lots of fun.

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Arroyo Grande, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spent a couple nights at the Ponderosa in October and totally enjoyed our stay. The room was adequate and reasonably clean and the staff could not have been more friendly. We had coffee and danish delivered to our room the first morning which was a pleasant surprise. We ate dinner at the lodge both nights and while the food... More 

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Lake Isabella, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We have been visiting the Ponderosa for 30 years. It's in the middle of a beautiful forest with groves of giant sequoias and other evergreen trees high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The food and drinks are good but not fancy. Eating out on the deck gives a chance for enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of the forest. A... More 

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Springville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

They served good food and very friendly. It's been a long time going back due to the drive. But it is well worth it if you're an out doorsey person.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56692 Aspen Dr., Springville, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Springville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Tulare County
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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