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All 10 Dolores Restaurants

Ponderosa Restaurant

108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7910
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Ranked #7 of 10 Restaurants in Dolores
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Bent NM
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324 reviews 324 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A decent place for lunch and a chance for a real salad bar. The food is not great, but it is tasty and served promptly in large helpings. You can tell by the cars (and trucks) out front that Ponderosa is the preferred destination in Dolores. Try chicken fried steak and whatever the soup-of-the-day is.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Terrible greasy commercial food. Thought that the restaurant looked local and good, boy was I wrong. This is the kind of place that the cook is smoking cig while he's working. Local farmers hang out.

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Dolores, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Diner fare all the way ... daily specials, salad bar, weekend breakfast bar. When you need a square meal, go here.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The chicken fried steak was unusual, but very tasty. Unfortunately the vegetable was a canned or heated frozen kind. Disappointing. It looks as if it is a family style restaurant from the outside, but serving canned vegetables & hard store bought rolls was not appetizing. We were so very hungry for homemade pie after dinner, but the few slices that... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Waitress was as disconnected as is possible, threw plates on table and basically ignored patrons, except those she knew. I would never go back for the food, 2nd rate at best.

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dallas texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I would have given this two stars if I was just rating their lunch and dinners. Tried the roast beef---tasted like it was out of a can. Tried mexican food--blah. Tried two other main dishes other times---lousy or dry or old. Salad bar didn't even have tomatoes. They clearly could care less. But what bumped it up to 3 stars... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice service and very good selection of tasty breakfast items. We enjoyed this simple friendly place.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we stay at the Dolores Mountain Inn, we are able to get our breakfast to-go! It is always good and convenient.

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Pine, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Address: 108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
Phone Number: (970) 882-7910
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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