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1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
(262) 673-2248
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A visit to my childhood history

Driving up US 41 from Milwaukee to Oshkosh, I decided it was time for dinner. I knew that Oshkosh would be bustling with EAA AirVenture crowds so decided to get off the highway and seek out a Wisconsin Butterburger at Culver's. Exiting at exit 64B, I drove about 5 miles to Hartford where my GPS... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Leawood, Kansas
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Driving up US 41 from Milwaukee to Oshkosh, I decided it was time for dinner. I knew that Oshkosh would be bustling with EAA AirVenture crowds so decided to get off the highway and seek out a Wisconsin Butterburger at Culver's. Exiting at exit 64B, I drove about 5 miles to Hartford where my GPS informed that I would find... More 

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Mayville, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

food had no taste the floor was dirty, dry casserole's chicken wing's look old and dry, food looked like it sat out for hours, even buns were hard. salad leaves were browning, the only thing good was the desserts. the wait staff was excellent and nice. manger made excuses that better food put out for holiday time!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's exactly like all other Ponderosa steakhouses- tired interior, bland selection of food on the buffet and steaks that were tenderized to tastelessness. I hadn't eaten here in over a year but nothing much had changed and I don't plan on returning soon. We had alot of folks in town with kids and the buffet had something for everyone but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We usually go for the breakfast buffet and love it! It has such a variety of foods that one would never go away hungry. The staff is always a pleasure and the place is always busy. I wish they didn't use bagged eggs but that's just a minor drawback. The waffles are great. One of the last Ponderosas around!

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West Bend, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Are the buffet lines long during the dinner rush? Yes. Are there large families with screaming kids seated everywhere? Of course! But you're not there for the atmosphere, you're there to eat, and the variety of options and fast service guarantee you'll get your moneys worth. The Ponderosa franchise is a dying breed and if this one went under it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went on a Sunday, they had an omelet station and a homemade waffle station. Both were very good. Wide variety of other foods also available. The banana bread is excellent. Service was also good.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I didn't even know these existed any more as I haven't seen one in over 30 years. Stopped at 7:30 on a Monday night after a kids basketball game. $30 for two beverages, one kid salad bar with a burger and one adult salad bar with a piece of chicken. The best food was the $4 burger and $3 chicken... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a big buffet with a lot of food that they keep fresh and filled well at least every time we've been there. We come with large family groups, like 10 of us tonight, and they handle us well. The food options are many on the buffet, you probably don't need the steak and potatoes too, but if you... More 

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This location always has excellent food! We don't have family near by so this is a great place to go when you do not want to cook a big meal for 2! They will have a good New Year's buffet too.

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Wallace
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ponderosa staff treated our large group very well. Food was good. Could have offered more salad choices for lunch. Pricey for lunch.

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Additional Information about Ponderosa Steakhouse

Address: 1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
Phone Number: (262) 673-2248
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (262) 673-2248

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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