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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nothing to write home about

Stopped in while we were in town camping at the State Park. Really nothing to write home about, just your typical Ponderosa buffet. Didn't seem stocked with that much and so I didn't eat much. The other memebers of the party I was with got steaks along with their buffet. They looked less than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
CassiePeterson2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stopped in while we were in town camping at the State Park. Really nothing to write home about, just your typical Ponderosa buffet. Didn't seem stocked with that much and so I didn't eat much. The other memebers of the party I was with got steaks along with their buffet. They looked less than appetizing so I am glad I... More 

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Thank CassiePeterson2013
Ludington, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Pretty boring. Was worth the price we paid with the kids. Just wish there was better selection for diabetics

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Thank mfriedenthaljr
Ludington, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to eat close to home. Its perfect for our family and has plenty of options for everyone.

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Thank minderosa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I had the ribeye. It was supposed to be medium and half was well done the other half was medium rare. My sister had the tbone which was a pale grey and tasted funny. This was very disappointing. We checked this place off our list of places to eat on our vacation

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Thank Sherry S
Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They staff was kind enough to embarrass me by singing happy bday. Better than average for a Buffett.

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Thank D L
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Grandma H
Punta Gorda, Florida
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank Ann G
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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Thank maryland397
ludington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank laelang
Howell, Michigan
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank Robert L

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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?