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“A bit jaded” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse

Ponderosa Steakhouse
7598 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1724
407-396-7721
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Ranked #135 of 644 restaurants in Kissimmee
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Edinburgh
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A bit jaded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had decided to go for more plated meals this trip than on previous trips and so only visited the Ponderosa once, for breakfast. We had been warned that their concept was not as strong as it had once been, and that trimmings had been made to keep costs low.
Cannot fault the food that we had. Hot, freshly cooked and a good standard. the service was also attentive.
We felt, as pre warned, though that the choice had been reduced greatly and especially noticeable was the lack of fresh fruit juice.
This was not a bad experience, just did not quite live up to our previous experiences.
Mind you, for the price, I am being a little picky.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love Ponderosa.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

The food and our waiter Serg, were great. I'm from PA, and we don't have Ponderosa there anymore. Very enjoyable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Creston, Canada
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“Good but good enough?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

While on holiday in the Kissimmee/Orlando area we had a chance to eat at allot of buffets. The buffet must be the meal of choice in those parts. The Ponderosa was just average, perhaps a little below. My son ordered a hamburger from the kid's menu and we were shocked when it came. It looked like they am a meatball, squashed it flat, then grilled it. I've never seen a smaller hamburger. In contrast the hamburger he ordered from the Sizzler was normal sized AND came with cheese. From what I can recall they were both priced around the same. The only saving grace was he got the salad bar included and filled up on that. The server was very polite and attentive, but he looked very sad. Poor guy. Given the plethora of other buffets in the area I probably wouldn't return to the Ponderosa.

Visited July 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our first time here and won't be our last. . Food was 1st class and the service we got from from Rodger was amazing ..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

1st day of our holidays we came here. With kids. Great value at around $6.99 for breakfast & only .99 cents for tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Kids 3 & under eat free ( not that mine eat much), others is $3.99 which is quite good. They have everything you could ever want for breakfast! I tried a little bit if everything. The cake table wow! Lots of fresh fruit and eggs cooked how you like. Attentive staff. Would go back definitely. Wouldn't go everyday as feel that's a bit indulgent, but will most definitely be back. Everything nice & clean too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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