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“Healthcode issues everywhere!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse

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Ponderosa Steakhouse
12450 Saint Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, Saint Louis, MO 63044-2506
(314) 291-6037
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Ranked #33 of 49 Restaurants in Bridgeton
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Healthcode issues everywhere!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hot foods are not kept above 140f and the cool foods are NOT, NOT kept under 40f.
I have seen their pecan chicken salad (served cold) but was so room temperature, the mayonaise melted off the solid. Scary!! The buffet attendant wears plastic gloves and touches and wipes everything with a reused towel and then used her dirty, gloved had to sprinkle a handful of cheese onto some pasta. It's cheap, but I'm scared of it! I tried it also once for their breakfast brunch which was disgusting!! Old food, cold food, hard biscuits, nasty, fowel gravy, pancakes shredded up into small pieces. Pitiful. Floors and bathrooms a mess.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Riverview, MI
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“did not enjoy the visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The parking lot was full, so I thought this would be a good place to stop and eat. It had been a long time between visits to Ponderosa. The menu is behind the cash register and you order from it. We found that the prices were expensive unless you ordered a special. The food is brought to your table after you pay. The food was average, so in my opinion paying $30 for chopped steak and salad, with tip, is expensive. The service was slow.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rantoul, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Trip down memory lane.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Hadn't been to a Ponderosa since we were children. Steaks and service was great. Tip... we didn't think the buffet was worth the extra cost.

Visited April 2013
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Parker, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Family Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The service was fantastic. The price was right & the food was good. I tend to eat too much with buffets but it was worth it.

Visited April 2013
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West Richland, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not all that Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I was hoping for a really good meal as the parking lot is always full. I went in and was not impressed with any of it. Just So-So and I thought they could do much better with Service and with the quality of the meats and veggies.

Visited December 2012
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