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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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Adequate for the Price

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Robert L
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Howell, Michigan
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Ludington, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place is a joke, whoever gave them that certificate of excellance and their Serv-Safe certificates needs to get help for their drug problem!!!! I'm a General Manager for a Major restaurant chain and the service, the food, and just the lack of caring for their job or customers. I spent $43.00 and change and I ordered a Medium-rare steak... More 

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Jemez Springs, NM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

After a long drive, we were all hungry and tired. Luckily the Ponderosa was just down the road from our hotel and OPEN. Friendly service and good food.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?