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“Nice Buffet and Friendly Staff”

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Ponderosa Steakhouse
Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Clare
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Harrison, Michigan, United States
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice Buffet and Friendly Staff”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Periodically we frequent this restaurant for a lunch or a dinner. Most of the time, the prepared food seem to be freshly made and replenish them before food trays/containers are depleted. The selection of buffet food are limited mostly to American dishes but do have variety of them: tacos, spaghetti, meat loaf, fried and baked chicken, baked beans, mashed potatoes, steam cooked vegetables etc. The salad bar and the dessert is simple but replenished frequently. The bread/ rolls are served hot and they are delicious. On occasions we've ordered their steak dinners and they are well prepared. The staff are friendly and responded promptly to the customers. They have discount for the seniors. We will return.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Clare, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Service”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went to Ponderosa for dinner. All the employees were friendly and very attentive. Our drinks were kept full and empty plates were removed from the table right away. The food was very tasty as well. Will return for more tasty food and excellent staff.

Visited January 2014
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Harrison, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“annversary dinner”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

my hubby n i went here for our annv, we go their a lot anyways. i love eating here their food i know what i can n cannot eat, not like some places i have issues with, but their biscuits are light n airy, n their salad bar is great, n they make this stawberry n whipcream dessert is awsome.

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Why is this place still in business?”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I haven't eaten in a Ponderosa for years but came because we were with a large group celebrating my nephew's wedding. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating but the cleanliness wasn't so good, and the temperature was awful. One of the waiter's told us that it is always like this because the A/C generator is too small for the restaurant. I usually love to visit salad bars but this one has got to be one of the worst in the nation. There was only iceberg lettuce (no spring mix, no spinach) and very basic fixings to choose from. I ate from the buffet and had mashed potatoes (tasted like they came from a box), and the baked chicken looked amazing but tasted very bland. I will never ever eat at Ponderosa again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Prescott, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“this is the best ponderosa I have eaten at.”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I didn't think Ponderosa was around anymore. But this is the best ponderosa I have eaten at. This restaurant was in fornt of our hotel so we tried it because we were in a hurry. the Wings were great the soup was okay and the salad bar was better than any in town. Much better than eating a big boy (our other option)

Visited July 2013
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