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“Preprepared instant food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Route 13 and Lime Hollow Road, Cortland, NY 13045
607 756 2383
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Ranked #75 of 99 Restaurants in Cortland
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Cortland, New York
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49 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Preprepared instant food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Most of the food is instant out of a package type dishes. The buffet is medium cold and predictable. Too high priced for what it is

Visited September 2012
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English first
Trenton, Canada
1 review
“Looking for a meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We were staying at Tully, N.Y and there were no decent places to eat there and ventured out on our own and drove south on 81to Cortland in the hopes of finding a place to eat and were fortunate enough to find the Ponderosa. Theservice was great and the food was awesome. Would recommend highly to eat there. People were all so friendly

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good experience/ very good salad bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Dropped daughter off at suny cortland and decided to grab a quick bite. Very pleasantly surprised as the food was fresh and very good and place was clean. At least 8 main courses on salad bar with ice cream and a dessert bar and 3 soups. I'm used to eating in nyc restaurants and the food here was very good- great fried and bbq chicken, pulled pork, meatloaf. Mashed potatos were also very good. Baby ribs ordered as an addition to the main course were very good and tender. Many courses, you cannot go wrong here with the salad bar with plenty of main courses and at approx $6+ (they give 15% disc to suny students) its a great deal. I'd definitely go back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hoboken, New Jersey
2 reviews
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“Fowl Meal at Ponderosa”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The fried chicken we got from the buffet was raw. Not undercooked, totally raw.

When we showed it to our waitress, she asked which side of the buffet it was on, and left, with no apology.

I took the raw chicken to the manager, and he apologized, but said that it had been an unusually busy day. He did not give us a discount or reimburse us in any way, which made me think that this happens all the time.

They gave us unsafe food, bad service, and treated us poorly, and we spent the dinner staring at our plates with a loss of appetite, consciously aware of the very real possibility that we could get salmonella poisoning.

While we did not receive a refund, the table behind us did, which makes us think that what happened to them was even worse.

We will not be returning to Ponderosa in Cortland again, and I just hope we don't all get horribly sick.

Visited July 2012
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“steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

nice buffet style steakhouse, not a very good selection at buffet its the same thing but is still a good place to brng the family and eat out

Visited June 2012
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