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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
(262) 673-2248
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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: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 6
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  • 3
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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
Hometown feel, lots of food options, their people make it good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
JHillmer
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice selection in buffet and nice staff. Also nice and clean. Buffet is filled frequently and not all dried out food!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to Hartford's Ponderosa many times. The food is great and their selection is very diverse. The buffet is always stocked and fresh. The management and wait staff is friendly does a great job.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I always do the buffet and it's had a great selection of things to eat. Have to be careful and not over do it!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hey it's a Ponderosa Steakhouse so I think you know what to expect. But we've been there many times and it's a good value for the food you get. and it's quick. You can walk in and be eating dinner in 5 min.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We've dined at over 7 different Ponderosas still operating, both here in Wisconsin and other states. Overall the staff provided excellent consideration and service and other diners reflect this quality. Fantastic value, we have continued to maintain our loyalty, considering ALL of OUR other previous excellent experiences instead of one unfortunate misunderstanding.. There's several delicious salads, baked or fried chicken... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Hartford Ponderosa WAS the best Ponderosa we ever ate at. We have eaten at a few before we went to this one, and they were not good at all (Falls and Dells). They have or I should say "HAD" a large selection of various food. The past few times we have gone, it has seriously gone downhill. Everything is... More 

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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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