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Ponderosa Restaurant

108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7910
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Ranked #6 of 9 restaurants in Dolores
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
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English first
Pine, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ate supper here. The meal was delicious and the meals at other tables looked very pleasing and well cooked. The evening cook seems to be quite good. Keeping in mind that this is a café and not a restaurant, therefore more casual, the two young waitresses were still very below par. We would return for the excellent cooking.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good prices but very lacking on the cooking side. Had a lunch special of chicken & gravey over rice. The rice had portions of uncooked rice in it. The salad bar was okay as well as the tea.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited twice in two days for breakfast. Probably the best breakfasts we had during our three week trip to the States. The staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend The Ponderosa.

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Lewis Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Restaurant is average; service is good; owners are friendly, nothing outstanding except for chicken fried steak and real mashed potatoes.

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Dolores
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Pondo, as it's known locally, is one of my favorite places for lunch. I love the grilled cheese with green chilis and tomatoes and a side of fries. The food is always good, service is quick and prices are reasonable. It's not fancy, but it is homey. Love this place! xoxo...

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Miami, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It was a Sunday and most places were closed so my friend insisted we go to a sit down restaurant instead of picking up a sandwich somewhere. The floors were filthy as were the bathrooms. The special was fried chicken so I ordered that thinking frying the food would get rid of the germs. It was so overlooked that it... More

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New Boston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Took the family there after staying next door at Delores Mountain Inn for breakfast. Good breakfast for a family.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My family and I ate here for lunch. I ordered a simple cheeseburger and my boyfriend ordered the same both of our burgers came out over cooked when we ordered them medium and we had to ask for drink refills. My niece got a simple ham sandwich and she said it as ok...

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The food was about as plain Jane as it gets, and the coffee was just awful, tasted like it had been in the pot way to long... I just can't believe the food was so disappointing.....cannot recommend this place..

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USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Average food and average service. The atmosphere is the best part of the restaraunt but the food is nothing to write home about.

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