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Ponderosa Restaurant and Brass Rail

$$ - $$$
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220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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264 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joined some friends st Ponderosa for dinner. The highlights of the meal were the draft Alaskan Amber ale and the salad bar which was better than some but needed refreshing. Ordered the "special" 8 oz sirloin which was cooked medium rare properly, and came with a baked potato and tired green beans. The steak was slightly tough and probably grass... More 

Thank Jay F
Orofino, Idaho
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch and the burgers were yummy!!!! They have a bar separate from the restaurant and also a non-smoking area.

Thank sherritst3
Lenore, Idaho
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had breakfast here. For myself I highly recommend the Meat Lovers Omlet. Actually we shared it, and they even put the halves on separate plates, half the Omlet, Hash-browns, and toast on each... For us it was enough food, I didn't quite finish my Has-browns........This is a local restaurant for us.

Thank Mel E
Tucson, Arizona
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133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Obviously the cook just does stuff from frozen. You can go to a food show and see everything they serve here is purchased frozen and just warmed up. Sad to pay such prices for this quality of food. Server was totally uninterested the night we were there. Sad excuse for a restaurant

Thank gastrnome
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

Thank desertbells
San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank bblackington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kim T
Vancouver WA USA
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Timtam49
Morton, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Terre M
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank drbbc5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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?