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4687 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431-9681
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Manistee, Michigan
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you have been to one you have been to this one chicken wings meatloaf sides usually the same but for a sit down buffet at least you know what your getting

Thank Chad L
Aberdeen, Maryland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If diner quality food is what you're looking for, then get the buffet here. However, the Apple Dapple Bread was divine!

Thank LaRuDo
Ponderosa882, General Manager at Ponderosa, responded to this review

thank you so very much More 

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife wasn't particularly hungry. She asked about having just a salad. The girl on the register suggested the buffet, which my wife did' want. My wife asked "Can I get just the salad buffet"? Girl said "We have a side salad." Wife "Do you bring that to the table? Girl, "You just make one trip through the salad part... More 

Thank Anonymous1960000000
Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good value. Chicken was very good. Variety of veggies good. Baked beans and potatoes tasty. Senior discount of 20% is nice on Wednesdays also.

Thank capligian
Canton, Michigan
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my mom during a ludington visit, we haven't been to a ponderosa in years because the one close to us closed. She got a senior discount, she's 55 so that was a bonus. We just got the salad bar, the service was good and the salad bar was yummy. Would go again.

Thank Ashley R
Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

In town for a couple days ,was excited for a buffet butttt the salad Cesar was so soggy tasted like it was pulled out the trash, food was over salted, chicken was dry and over cooked desert was ok,will never eat there again ,one mans trash is another mans treasure I suppose. But on the bright side staff was friendly,... More 

Thank Enidan H
Ponderosa882, General Manager at Ponderosa, responded to this review

I am so very sorry you did not feel welcomed by our little town we are not all that way.. If ever here again.. they will make you a Caesar salad that is not soggy. If anything is not fresh let us know we will fix it.. Thanks for stopping in and see us. More 

Ludington, Michigan
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a good restaurant if you are hungry because it is buffet style as well as an entree you order as you arrive. There's plenty of seating and a waitress/waiter will help you with drinks and removal of dishes etc. Nice people work there. I like the ice cream counter. Can seat larger groups.

Thank Cheryl L
Ludington, Michigan
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The buffet is the best I've ever had at a Ponderosa! The salad offerings, fruit, vegetables and meat dishes are all good on the buffet. The entrees are all good. Altogether, a fine family dining experience at a decent price.

Thank Duane M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Stopped in while we were in town camping at the State Park. Really nothing to write home about, just your typical Ponderosa buffet. Didn't seem stocked with that much and so I didn't eat much. The other memebers of the party I was with got steaks along with their buffet. They looked less than appetizing so I am glad I... More 

Thank CassiePeterson2013
Ludington, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Pretty boring. Was worth the price we paid with the kids. Just wish there was better selection for diabetics

Thank mfriedenthaljr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4687 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431-9681
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 12318431446

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