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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
(262) 673-2248
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Friends and I went for brunch on Saturday. One person was able to get the breakfast she wanted, while I had meatloaf I was craving. I just always do the buffet because the variety of things I feel like eating always fills me up. And then I can have a little dessert without having the temptation in my house. The... More 

Thank DLB555
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

They have chicken to go. Restaurant is clean buffet style. Entrees are good. I like the rib eye and shrimp. They have bottle beer and wine. Lots of seating and handicap friendly. Lots of parking and easy access from Hwy 60.

Thank Derek B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I try to eat here every chance I get. The steaks and good and tender and the buffet had lot of choices. You can't go hunger here and they have a breakfast buffet too. I was we still had on in Milwaukee.

Thank Dan1736
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We eat at THE PONDEROSA weekly for the lunch buffet. From the salad to main courses to dessert, always fresh and tasty. The staff is friendly and helpful. A "must" stop in Hartford.

Thank Jim F
Franksville, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not many of these left anymore great salad bar and friendly wait staff. Food was good with a lot of choices offered.

Thank Lori078
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I enjoy eating at Ponderosa. We enjoy picking thru the large variety of food and deserts. I like the fact you create your own meal, take as much of it as you want, rather than having something served with you meal that you don't care for.

Thank kmash4
Leawood, Kansas
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238 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Driving up US 41 from Milwaukee to Oshkosh, I decided it was time for dinner. I knew that Oshkosh would be bustling with EAA AirVenture crowds so decided to get off the highway and seek out a Wisconsin Butterburger at Culver's. Exiting at exit 64B, I drove about 5 miles to Hartford where my GPS informed that I would find... More 

Mayville, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

food had no taste the floor was dirty, dry casserole's chicken wing's look old and dry, food looked like it sat out for hours, even buns were hard. salad leaves were browning, the only thing good was the desserts. the wait staff was excellent and nice. manger made excuses that better food put out for holiday time!

Thank 405kylew
Hartford, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's exactly like all other Ponderosa steakhouses- tired interior, bland selection of food on the buffet and steaks that were tenderized to tastelessness. I hadn't eaten here in over a year but nothing much had changed and I don't plan on returning soon. We had alot of folks in town with kids and the buffet had something for everyone but... More 

Thank Sandy S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We usually go for the breakfast buffet and love it! It has such a variety of foods that one would never go away hungry. The staff is always a pleasure and the place is always busy. I wish they didn't use bagged eggs but that's just a minor drawback. The waffles are great. One of the last Ponderosas around!

Thank bets425

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (262) 673-2248

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