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“Disappointed”

Ponderosa Steakhouse
Ranked #140 of 292 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stopped here for the breakfast buffet. I think the only thing made fresh was the pancakes. Even the fruit was from a can. The items were either processed or canned. I think it was too greasy.

  • Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“OK for the money”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stopped in after shopping at the nearby Fashion Outlet Mall. The price was good for what you get but at best this is just an average buffet. There is a variety and the staff is friendly and eager to please. The rib eye steak was pretty tough. The buffet had variety but several trays were empty and some food on the counters surrounding them. The dessert area was a mess. It looked like there had been a lot of hands all over everything and i settled for soft serve icecream as it was at least not picked over. There were a lot of families and maybe that was why, but management was not keeping up. I will not be returning and this may be unfair as the problems may have been just at the time we were there, but i am not going back regardless. There are lots of other places to eat where I will not be leary of the cleanliness issues. I rated them as average but that might be a little more than they should be rated at, but they were above the poor rating.

  • Visited April 2013
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Welland, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Buffett, Great Price!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

What a great place to eat a variety of home cooked foods at a great price! me and two other family members went in here the other day, we love how you order the food off the menu on the wall as you walk in and pay right away.
We all ordered a steak with baked potatoes and got the buffet with it. We almost got full picking at the buffet a bit before our food got to us, bottem less drinks and coffee were nice and they got a nice little dessert table with self serve soft ice cream and different cakes and pies. The employees all seemed to want to be working there and we had a great server.
I am looking forward to getting back there again soon.

  • Visited April 2013
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Vineland, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Canadians, best buffet value this side of Hamilton”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Ponderosa is a buffet steakhouse just over the river in Niagara Falls, right beside Timmy's on Niagara Falls Blvd. You have the option of just the buffet, which is $10.99, kids are cheaper; or you can "upgrade" and purchase an entree like a cheeseburger or a steak, shimp, etc.
My family is happy with just the buffet which includes very decent chickens, fish, spaghetti, and 12 feet of salads. The drinks are expensive, no alcohol, but a an inexpensive buffet experience, Ponderosa is recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Good value for what you pay”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We just visited for dinner February 2013. Ponderosa's is a great value for what you pay. How it works is you have several options: you can have the buffet only ($11 for dinner) or you can choose to have the buffet along with an actual meal that they cook for you. They had things like shrimp, burgers and steak. You pay a few dollars on top of the $11 for these additional items (these are not all you can eat).

The buffet itself was ok. Nothing spectacular. They had fried fish, chicken wings, spaghetti & meatballs, roasted potatoes, fried shrimp, corn cake, roasted chicken, salad bar, some desserts with a soft serve machine and a few other items.

For $11, you can't beat the price! If it were a regular priced buffet ($20+), then it'd be a total rip off.

Service was sort of slow. Took them a while to clear away plates and refill water. If you're looking for a cheap place with some decent food, this is the place to be.

  • Visited February 2013
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