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Ponderosa

State and King St, Herkimer, NY 13350
315-866-0110
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Ranked #17 of 35 restaurants in Herkimer
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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English first
Norwich, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Greenbelt, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Good food great price and good service. Their steaks, ribs seafood and buffet make this the place to visit. Their courteous staff makes you feel at home.

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Orange
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Ponderosa is one of those places that you would not bring someone to impress them. I got stuffed on the senior buffet for $4.99. A lot of the food is not something I would choose on a menu but since it is a cheap buffet, I just pig out on the things I like. The fried chicken, salads and deserts... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I usually eat tere every couple of years when I'm in the area because some members of our party really like it. My wife and I really do not enjoy eating here. This visit all of the food was hot but not really veryu tasty and the waitress did not give very good service. Do yourself a favor and eat... More

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