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Ponderosa

State and King St, Herkimer, NY 13350
315-866-0110
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Ranked #16 of 35 restaurants in Herkimer
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
Herkimer, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food is vary good I like the mac and cheese, wings,and meatloaf on the buffet. We waited a little while just for the waiter to fill my soda and it was the wrong size. I hate the restroom you can see small pipes from the walls and one toilet was out of order. (this always happens.)

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New Britain, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We ended up here because the diner that we had intended to eat at was closed on Sunday evenings. It wasn't a great experience, disjointed menu, young staff that seemed more interested in each other than the diners and a school cafeteria style atmosphere that did not live up to the memories I have of this chain from my childhood.... More

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Upstate NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food here is okay - typical buffet-style salad bar and assortment of hot dishes. Food seems pretty fresh. Staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself, however, is in dire need of a refurb - looks very dingy and the restrooms are gross. Even the parking lot needs a facelift.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Can't beat the value. Not a good place if you're on a diet. The salad bar is very good with lots of variety. Volcano cake is great!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Probably the best that I've ever been to. Last time there no one came to ask what we wanted to drink. We asked one of the staff and the manager came over. We told her that there was no problem and that they probably didn't know that we were there. She apologized and got our drinks quick. We didn't mind... More

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Thornwood, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

good fast food buffet; wonderful, attentive staff; discounts available from hotel & also senior discounts

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West Winfield, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Ponderosa in Herkimer or New Hartford, N.y. is a great place to go with your family. The buffet is really good. The meals are very good. The staff at ponderosa will make it right with you if something is not right. You can join the ponderosa club and get great coupons to go eat there. I been going to ponderosa... More

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Washington, Illinois, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I'm not sure the food is being kept at the proper temperature. The salad dressings were disgusting, the mashed potatoes were obviously fake and didn't include enough butter or salt to make them resemble real ones. The baked potato I ordered was obviously over-cooked and shriveled to almost nothing. The meats I tried were tasty, but that was it. The... More

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Cleveland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The food was average fare for this restaurant, but the staff must have been instructed to make nice with the customers. Our server checked several times, asking if things were okay. We said "yes" each time. Then he wanted to get chummy and commented he'd not seen us before, and were we new to the area? At this point, my... More

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Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visited this Ponderosa recently with our 3 children. It had been many years since I had dined at a buffet style steak house. The buffet offered an odd variety of less than appetizing food choices. The only items my children would eat were the dinner rolls and the soft serve ice cream. It is unfortunate that this restaurant cannot... More

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