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State and King St, Herkimer, NY 13350
315-866-0110
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Ranked #21 of 35 Restaurants in Herkimer
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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English first
Washington, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Little Falls, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Every time we went the food was cold. There is nothing else to say

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

I remember Ponderosa as a child. Haven't been to one in about 25 years. Ponderosa brought back memories of the steak, potato and salad bar. I really enjoyed our meal. There was a special running where the steak dinner with salad bar was $.30 more than just the salad bar alone. Steak cooked exactly how I asked. Buffet had everything... More 

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Central New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

I didn't decide to go here. Ponderosa's have gone down hill in the past 10 years and I really did not want to eat at one. But my boyfriend was hungry and it is the only buffett restaurant in Herkimer. The food was old and nasty. There were unsupervised kids digging in and making a mess with all the food... More 

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Ilion, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

This place is nasty!

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Address: State and King St, Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone Number: 315-866-0110
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
Average Prices: USD 9 - 14
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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