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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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940 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608.253.3705
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Never again

Entree prices cheap bit buffet is required. Meal for 2 was 50.00. No thanks. Buffet so so. Should have gone to culvers.

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
aryannaparents1974
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Entree prices cheap bit buffet is required. Meal for 2 was 50.00. No thanks. Buffet so so. Should have gone to culvers.

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Lawrence
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Smaller selection than some similar buffets but above average quality, need some sugar free dessert options.

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Spring Grove, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have stopped at Ponderosa restaurants all over the country over the last 30 years and this is one of the few remaining ones I have seen..... I am surprised it has survived. We stopped here after a golf outing looking for a buffet that would keep everyone satisfied. Here are the Pros: 1. The baked fish was very good... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Been a long time since I been to a Ponderosa. Was passing through on Business and felt like a salad. Ordered just the bar with no entrée. I was clean, fresh and tasty. The staff was excellent and I would stop here again... Shrimp Cocktail on the salad bar was yummy!

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Coralville, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love to take the family hear when we are staying in a hotel. We basically eat the buffet and take the food back to the hotel for dinner. Everyone is happy

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Quad Cities Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We walked in, the told us they only had buffet available. It was in the $13 range but if you wanted steak it was additional. We took a look at the buffet and how dirty the restaurant was and we said no thank you and left.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

food is expensive for a buffet, buffet was out of food, fish on the buffet was not done even though they tried telling me all their fish is pink inside, and food in general not very good

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Barrie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Even with long lines it moved quick for dinner. The food was average buffet food with wide variety. Would go back.

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Tuscola, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What you'd expect from a buffet - standard salad offerings and something for everyone. Sirloin tips and baked potato added to standard cost for $1.99 when we visited and were very tasty.

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Harwood Heights, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

the food was not bad as we were there during the lunch menu. there could have been more on the buffet. more choices would be a positive. being as we don't have ponderosa at home and we both liked chowing down there in the past we like going there when we go to wis dells. But there is a place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 940 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: 608.253.3705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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