Ponderosa Restaurant is situated in the Ground Floor of the Hamed Center on Electra Street.
The good news is that this restaurant has had a much needed refurbishment over the past month or so. The restaurant is a lot brighter and pleasant.
The service is still friendly and efficient.
The bad news is that the food is still the same, and I don't mean that in a bad way. Well, maybe a little bit.
I have always felt that Ponderosa though a Tex Mex restaurant tries to please 'everybody' by serving up a little of Tex Mex, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Italian and even Filipino dishes, and this is where I feel they fall short. 'Decide on a theme and stick with it', would be my advice.
Having said that, the Taco's and Tortilla's are good and the salad bar is adequate. They serve 3 kinds of chicken wings - BBQ Honey, broasted and Indian, and are awesome. They have a large and extensive A-La-Carte menu, but its the All You Can Eat buffet that is the main attraction.
Desserts are limited, but they have an antique ice cream dispenser and you can have unlimited ice cream if you can get it to work!!
My pet peeve with this restaurant is that they don't have conventional dinner plates. They have what resembles a smaller side plate necessitating many trips to the buffet station.