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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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5 Cumberland Dr, Washington, IN 47501-4379
+1 812-257-0090
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a T-Bone Steak and Buffet. Great tasting food and yummy desserts. Several meats on buffet: Fried chicken, meatloaf, fish, shrimp, barbecue ribs, pulled pork, clam strips. Several hot cobblers including blackberry, Apple and Cherry. Lemon and coconut cream pie.

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Thank Beth0214
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Beth0214! Thank you for visiting Ponderosa Steakhouse and taking the time to leave a positive review. We truly appreciate your business. If there's anything we could have done differently to earn 5 stars, please let us know. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks! More 

Salem, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Chicken was dry, but the salad was fresh and the shrimp was good. Service to get our drinks was incredibly slow.

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Thank simmonsmckb
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi simmonsmckb, thank you for visiting Ponderosa and for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry your drink service was slow. Can you possibly contact us and leave a little more information about your visit so that we may address it? http://www.ponderosabuffet.com/contact-us/ More 

Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

we loved the buffet. everyone was very pleasant and the food was great. the price could not be beat, either.

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Thank fischntami
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi fischntami, Thank you for your recent review of Ponderosa! We appreciate you and your patronage, and we hope to see you again very soon. More 

Haubstadt, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This Ponderosa was very clean and spacious. The staff was friendly. This Ponderosa seemed to have more selection of food than others. Their desserts are fantastic.

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Thank Jeremy A
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, thank you for your five-star review of Ponderosa! We make great customer service and delicious food as our goal and we are so glad you were happy with your recent meal. Please come again soon! More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very fresh salad bar; surprisingly food food; excellent service. Very clean. Would eat here again. :)

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Thank HoosierTraveler1980
Rolla
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

No better place to get a well balanced meal from just the buffet selections. And, if you're hungry for a choice steak, prepared just the way you want it. Ponderosa is the only choice.

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Thank thallam01
Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Food was very good. Restaurant was clean. Waitress was Johnny on the spot. The only problem was,the lighting was too dim.

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Thank Carl F
Evansville
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Ponderosa is Ponderosa anywhere in America. You know that going in there to eat. The food is priced accordingly. However this one had good service ,, and it was clean .. The only difference between them is the language accents , and the quality of service ...

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2 Thank Kjbrooks1962
Vandalia, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not really anything bad, just your basic buffet food. Not a fan, but it was close and clean. It was also getting late, not familiar with the town.

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1 Thank Carol H
Washington, Indiana
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is terrible. If you want an excellent buffet, go on down the road to one of the Amish restaurants (Knepps) for much much better food!

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1 Thank Foggy96
MarketingMedia, Public Relations Manager at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Foggy96, we are sorry that you didn't have a great experience at the Washington IN Ponderosa - we would love for you to give it another try. Ponderosa values every customer and strives to provide a great experience with delicious food, excellent customer service, and a clean, comfortable, family friendly atmosphere. We are always introducing exciting new dishes to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cumberland Dr, Washington, IN 47501-4379
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-257-0090
Description
Ponderosa is where today's families find a fun and casual family dining atmosphere, all-american favorite foods, and something-for-everyone variety. Ponderosa Steakhouses serve great steaks, seafood and sides along with an expansive buffet featuring a variety of dishes including beef, chicken, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit, soups, salads, appetizers and desserts. When it comes to friendly atmosphere, our staff offers full-service at your table and a help-yourself buffet. Where people find a place to call home - for great food, great atmosphere and a great value!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?