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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    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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Ludington, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 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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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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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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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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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 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
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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?