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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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 31
    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
Kitchen couldn't keep up

We went on a Tuesday night at 6:00. It was very crowded. As soon as the staff put the fried chicken or chicken wings out on the buffet, it was gone & the kitchen couldn't keep up with demand. It took 10-15 minutes before more chicken was put back out. It was the same with the rolls. The lettuce... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Juliebly
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  • Families with children
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hrderthnu
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food was terrible,the staff were not friendly, the service was horrible. Shut this place down. Gross gross gross

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Wisconsin Dells,
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went here on our family trip. I love the restaurant. Im sad that they have closed a lot down. Not to many left in Wisconsin.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

excellent as always one of must go to places at the dells food is always great along with the sevice

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good food and many choices on the Buffett and you can order steak if you want to for more money to and it is very clean

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night at 6:00. It was very crowded. As soon as the staff put the fried chicken or chicken wings out on the buffet, it was gone & the kitchen couldn't keep up with demand. It took 10-15 minutes before more chicken was put back out. It was the same with the rolls. The lettuce was... More 

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centralia, mo
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good was good and fresh. Service was mediocre. Two staff members had an argument in front of us. One slamming a bucket of dishes on a table near us. That was less than impressive

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Eureka, ill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate there on a Sunday evening and understand that they had a busy day. The floors were dirty the buffet had food spilled and not cleaned up. The food was ok at best warm not hot. The taste was not we what it used to be.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Okay. We went because we hadn't been to one in forever. It wasn't crowded. Place was semi-clean, decent enough but the women's facilities needed attention. 1. It took forever to get our order in & they didn't understand what we wanted - I didn't see what there was to be confused about for 4 orders. So, 35 minutes later 3... More 

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Shenandoah, Iowa
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a very busy place but we didn't have to wait very long. Plenty of variety and the food was good. Need to make the age break on kid prices a little different.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food was gross it had no taste. The deserts were awful dry cakes with a little sugar glaze swirl, awful cookies and ice cream that didn't taste or look like ice cream.

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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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