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“Getting better”
Review of Ponderosa

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Ponderosa
Ranked #39 of 90 Restaurants in Goshen
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Kettering
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Getting better”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Still a work in progress, we found the Ponderosa in Goshen, In to be improving since our last visit 6 months ago. Training was in progress yet very apparent, the staff was friendly, The food quality has improved. Keep striving to get better and you will.

Visited July 2012
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Goshen, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

This place used to have a good meal for the price. It now costs approximately $25 for two people with a drink. We can usually only eat here when there is a buy one get one free deal. I went last week and there Es only four things I wanted in the buffet. There were a couple empty food slots and the meatloaf was floating in water/juice/grease. Food needs to improve for the price.

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Wolcottville, Indiana, United States
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Did not like it...”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

First of all, I did not think they had a great variety of food there to begin with. Second, I had to look through alot of plates just to find a clean one to eat off of. It seemed dirty there and I have not been back there since then.

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Thank Melissa M
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Toledo, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Oh, How I've missed you Ponderosa!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

I spent a weekend at the Essenhaus and my husband and I were out exploring one day. We saw the sign for Ponderosa and I got so excited! We immediately took a detour and found it. There are no more Ponderosa's in the Toledo area which is a shame. I LOVE it. They have a salad dressing there called "sweet and tangy" that I've never found anywhere else. I was praying that they still had it since it had been years since I've stepped foot in a Ponderosa. It was there!!!! We ate there two of the 3 days we were there. Fabulous. Clean, yummy food. Of course, this is a buffet style restaurant that also has food off the menu. We were very please with the service and the food both days. Go and enjoy it. I told my husband we will be making lots of trips to Indiana just so I can have my sweet and tangy.

Visited January 2012
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Buffalo, NY
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good Buffet”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

This Ponderosa has a nice selection of items on their hot buffet, as well as desserts and an ice cream machine. They offer senior specials on some evenings.

  • Visited August 2011
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