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Ponderosa Restaurant and Brass Rail

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220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
208.476.4818
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
meh....

Typical small town diner with typical small town favourites of the locals in terms of comfort food. Service is good and staff are very friendly. The Brass Rail is the bar next door...again, a bar for locals.....

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Tigerlilyco
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Typical small town diner with typical small town favourites of the locals in terms of comfort food. Service is good and staff are very friendly. The Brass Rail is the bar next door...again, a bar for locals.....

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Slow service. Over priced. Food nothing to write home about. Bar tender knew what he was doing. Other than that just another diner with no other choices close by.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A pretty good buffet salad bar, c/w fried chicken, sausages, bacon,biscuits etc. Awesome ice cream and fresh pies, and of course very friendly helpful staff. Good eats, cheap $$.

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Orofino, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Okay food for getting filled up on, but nothing to write home about! Meals are over priced and restaurant carpet and floor are usually in need of good cleaning. Waitresses are very friendly and helpful when not visiting with each other or some long time customers.

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Washington DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Steak was very goo good salad bar and also great wait staff. Place was pretty empty but it was probally late so don't let thst fool you Place is good.

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Lewiston ID
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The food here was excellent, the service was attentive. Prices are quite fair. Decor needs attention: this place is stuck in the 1960s. Please... it's time for new carpet!!

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Orofino
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We ate here several times when we first came to town two years ago. We had good hamburgers but otherwise, my husband had prime rib like shoe leather, a sandwich with disgusting sandwich meat and the bread edges were dry and dinner where the drinks were not mixed properly and the servers tried to add to the drink not start... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The desk clerk at the Best Western recommended the huckleberry ice cream at the Ponderosa. YUM!!! The restaurant itself is old-timey and dated. But the ice cream was great (even served in a Styrofoam bowl) and my husband liked the German chocolate cake. We only ate the desserts so I can't comment on anything else on the menu.

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Lewiston, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Woodgrain, nasty paneling-horrible decor. Food is fried, overcooked, salad? It's iceburg lettuce! My husband got a bit of food poisoning after we went. Food was expensive, ceiling tiles were gross. Avoid at all costs!

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Thornton, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Not friendly, food was costly for the quality (which was poor) . Very dated. Went to sit down at a larger table as there were 8 of us, and was told we had to move as it was reserved for our people, there was no reserved sign on the table, food took a long time to come out of kitchen,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Orofino
  • Phone Number: 208.476.4818
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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