We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge

56692 Aspen Dr., Springville, CA
Improve this listing
Cuisines: American
Description: Tulare County
Restaurant details
Description: Tulare County
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Monica, California, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Porterville, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arroyo Grande, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake Isabella, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springville, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monrovia, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Ate here twice during a recent stay in the mountain community of Ponderosa (this is not in, or even near Springville - all Ponderosa businesses seem to have Springville mailing addresses). It's a combination bar, diner, mini-market, and besides the fact that there wasn't a whole lot of friendliness on the part of the staff (and in the case of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newbury Park
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food here is home-made and rustic and a great alternative to camping fare. The people are friendly and welcoming. We often camp nearby and end up eating the fish we caught or tinned beans. The Ponderosa Lodge is nearby enough that we can go for a bowl of great chili or a BLT with crispy bacon and not have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge also viewed


Been to Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Brewer's Ponderosa Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing