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Ponderosa Steakhouse

940 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608.253.3705
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Ranked #129 of 169 restaurants in Wisconsin Dells
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Buffet
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The service was good, staff was nice and friendly. However, the food wasn't the greatest. If I remember correctly the buffet used to a lot better tasting with more options and not as cheap tasting. The food is definitely not worth the price! Save your money and go somewhere else.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The manager was really nice and friendly food was ok some was dried out but the staff was all friendly u didn't seem to have one waiter or waitress they all seemed to help.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was an awful experience. Buffet was out of half the stuff at 6:30 and when they brought out more chicken it was so crispy you couldnt eat it. Found hair in three different types of food. Server was decent but that was the only good thing to say.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Four of us ate here for just over $40, so price was good - me, my husband and kids 9 & 12. There are extras that you can add on like steak, however, we didn't. Salad was basic and fresh. There were 2 soups but we didn't try them. The meat consisted of pork, fried chicken, 2 flavors of chicken... More

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Buffet was very good. Nice salad bar plenty of food of all different kinds for people. I love the original wings with potatoes and gravy. Desserts are a little rough but they have ice cream.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here tonight while in the Dells and what a waste of time and certainly money. The cold foods were warm and hot foods were cold. Poor selection and food items on buffet were not labeled right. The hot table was on but was cold to the touch. Servers were very whiney. Not worth our $24.

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minneapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We got coupons to add steak and baked potato to the buffet for .99. The buffet itself was ok, most of the food looked overcooked or sitting out too long, but we mostly went for the steak. The steaks themselves were very good, all were cooked correctly to order and were hot and flavorful.The baked potatoes were very good too.... More

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Winona, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped here on my way back from Milwaukee and the food was terrible. Salad was brown and the meat was not fresh. The food bar was cold and all in all a terrible food experience. I normally don't eat at Ponderosa but it was sleeting and I needed to pull over and wait it out. Sorry I did.

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Food was either cold or dried out from sitting there or from being overcooked. They did a terrible job at restocking things and it honestly had to have been the worst restaurant I have ever been to. It was dirty, tables were left uncleared, there was food all over the floor, and the food lines were filthy. We had dynamite... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My family and I frequent Wisconsin Dells often. Never trying Ponderosa, we thought we would give it a try. First off, the prices are overpriced. $11.99 for the buffet, which included no entrée or drinks. Those options are an additional cost. I orders the sirloin tips for a total of $15.00. The worse meal ever. I do not even think... More

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