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Ponderosa Restaurant and Brass Rail

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220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
208.476.4818
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tucson
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten. It comes with everything and its own special sauce and is yummy. Loved it.

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Thank desertbells
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "fish and chips" were from the frozen food isle at the grocery store and the vegetable was canned corn that tasted like water. When the waitress asked how everything was, I was honest and she was so rude that she about snapped my head off! I asked for the check and she just pointed to it on the table... More 

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Thank bblackington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was fine but nothing earthshattering. The atmosphere was tired. The service though was very good.

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Thank Kim T
Vancouver WA USA
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This was the second time we have eaten here. First time 17 years ago when once again we stayed in Orifino on our way to Yellowstone. Thankfully the restaurant hasn't changed.It maintains its small town charm. Appears very clean. Wait staff very friendly and you're treated like a regular. Food was delicious. The special was bacon wrapped shrimp with huckleberry... More 

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Thank Timtam49
Morton, Washington
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. My husband ordered the rib eye steak, it came out too rare, but they were accommodating and made it right. The food was average, but the service was great and the price is right!

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Thank Terre M
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Kind of run down, but the food was great. Nice friendly service. Old fashioned salad bar with all the fixings. The deserts looked good. Prices were a bit high. They could offer smaller portions for less price.

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Thank drbbc5
Coeur D'alene, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

You can order anything on the menu here with confidence! Drinks were strong... NOT complaining. its like three for ones! Dark and cozy.

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Thank Dwight F
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly, the food was really good, the portion size seemed small, but it left room for dessert.

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Thank edwin f
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The staff are a real pleasure to deal with. The food is very good. I have seen the same menu in most every small town America downtown café. Everything is made from scratch. Homemade ice cream! Homemade pies. Real mashed potatoes. Made from scratch gravy. You owe it to yourself to stop by and give them a try

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Thank Idaho5443
Bozeman, Montana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was okay and the prices average. The menu has a large selection. The restaurant is old and ran down so don't expect much.

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Thank Diaperdad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Orofino
  • Phone Number: 208.476.4818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?