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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: Takeout, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Takeout
Buffet

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
not very good here

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Saint Charles, Missouri
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Haven't been to a Ponderosa in years as they have gone out of business where I live. This one should also. Had to wait in line and the parking lot was almost empty. No proteins on the buffet other than burnt fried chicken. The chicken wings were all bruised and busted up. The restaurant has not been remodeled in many... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It had been a while since I had been in a Ponderosa! So this was a treat! We got seated right away and the server was very attentive and they had a large selection of food on the Buffet. It was hot and very appealing. Lots to choose from. The price was just right also.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Food was cold, but the pans . they were in were so hot my brother burned his finger. I got my food before any drinks came. 2 people at the front desk but only one was working. Not even many choices to eat. Mac and cheese tasted like powdered easy mac

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had dined here twice in the past couple of years and came away liking it, but this time around it seemed that there were fewer hot food choices on the buffet. The pizza and spaghetti on the buffet were so dry looking that they were unappetizing. The fresh fruit and desserts are actually the best part of the buffet.... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It has been years since I ate at a Ponderosa Steakhouse. All of them in my area closed down back in the late 80's-early 90's. Looking for something different but not too expensive we had an early dinner here. Majority of the buffet food was good. My steak however was not cooked to order. I ordered medium-rare and was given... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very overpriced, no steaks or much of any other meat on the buffet. More or less this was a really big, nasty salad bar. Staff was friendly enough.It should be illegal for this place to call themselves a ststeak house. Never again

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse, 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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