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4687 West US 10, Ludington, MI 49431
231-843-1446
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 13
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nostalgic Bonus

The food & service at this Ponderosa are 'hit & miss', meaning that sometimes they are better than others; thankfully, they hit more often than they miss. If it weren't for the nostalgia factor (there was a Ponderosa in my neighborhood where I grew up, when the brand was in it's heyday), I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food & service at this Ponderosa are 'hit & miss', meaning that sometimes they are better than others; thankfully, they hit more often than they miss. If it weren't for the nostalgia factor (there was a Ponderosa in my neighborhood where I grew up, when the brand was in it's heyday), I would probably give this particular location a... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Enjoyed Friday dinner (steak) with the salad bar, which was MUCH MORE than a salad bar - it was a meal in itself. The 'bar' had a taco/nacho area, chicken wings (which were great), pasta, potatoes, corn, chicken, dinner rolls, desserts (fruit, ice cream, cakes, cookies, etc.) and more. It was Friday, and the bar also had fried shrimp and... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

everyone is so helpful and friendly, and it so clean.. love then place.. there are other places to eat but this one has something for everyone. Don't forget to add the steak or tips , best deal in town.

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ludington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My kids love it .. So do we family friendly and has something for everyone, we will be back for sure.

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Howell, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just arrived in town and was looking for some place to get a quick dinner. This Ponderosa is a little smaller than others I've been in. Choices are somewhat reduced and quality not as good. Food tends to linger on the steam tables a little longer than I'd like. Ok if you want a quick meal and your expectations aren't... More 

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Independence
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I didn't eat much off of the buffet, except for a huge salad. But, I did order a prime rib steak, shrimp, and fries, which was pretty darn good. The service was great, the food was served fast, hot, and with a drink, it was only about $20. And I still had access to all the rest of the food... More 

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Custer, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was craving a steak. Ended up with the best meal I've had in a long time. Steak was prepared perfect. It just made my day.

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custer, MI
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156 reviews 156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When my wife ordered sirloin tips medium well and then they came out about rare-was bad, then the problem is that the waitress didn't come back until the my son and myself had our meal about done. Then she asked if we wanted them recooked-no they should have been closer in the first place and I asked for the manager.... More 

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Allendale, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were looking for a good meal at an affordable price and were not disappointed. I was impressed by our waitress, who was friendly and courteous to all while being very busy. I had a steak with dinner and the kids just ordered the buffet which had plenty to keep them happy. Looking to eat without killing the diet, I... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

we go there because we like the food and the service and the price is not to bad they always have the stuff that I like and the food is fresh and not over done that is why I like going here and they have a lot to choose from I enjoy the Taco's and Nacho's and you can make... More 

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Additional Information about Ponderosa

Address: 4687 West US 10, Ludington, MI 49431
Phone Number: 231-843-1446
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4687 West US 10, Ludington, MI 49431
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 231-843-1446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?