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“Good family dinner” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponderosa - CLOSED

Ponderosa
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kitimat, Canada
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good family dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

8 of us went and it was good. Good prices for the food and the service was good. The salad bar buffet was a little weak but the main dishes were good. Not the best but I would not hesitate to go again

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank John R
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English first
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good value for a small price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Ponderosa is a great place to go with family while traveling. The buffet is extensive. The food is always fresh and the staff always helpful

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Marie E
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Lake George, New York
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great steak and buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Located right next to our hotel, went for dinner and was pleasantly filled up with all the food I could eat. Great service staff, and great food.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Steve R
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Port Hope, Canada
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Good family dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

The wife and I both got the steak & shrimp dinner with buffet and our two young lads went with the buffet. It was good to see that there was a kid's price for the buffet. Some restaurants don't and our boys don't always eat enough to make full price worth it. The line was fairly long, but we went through it quickly. Our server was fast getting our drinks and pleasant to talk to. We weren't able to finish our salads and our steaks arrived. The steaks were tender, juicy and cooked the way we had asked for them. I didn't care for the shrimp though. It lacked flavour and the texture was off. The baked potato was good and always goes with a good steak.

The buffet offered a lot of choice and I enjoyed some of the salads. Our two boys loved the meatloaf, meatballs and sliced carrots. I tried some of the meatloaf and found it was ok. The meatballs were good though. Dessert was kind of light for a buffet. I had some soft icecream in a bowl with lemon mouse.

The price was reasonable for the four of us and we all enjoyed our meals. It was a bit of a trip down memory lane for the wife and I because we haven't seen a Ponderosa in Ontario for about ten years or so. We'd return here for dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank OTRC
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Cloyne, Canada
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good steak!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was our second visit to this restaurant, and this time we ordered ribeye steaks with the buffet added, so we could have salads and desserts. We hardly had time to finish the salad before the steaks came, cooked exactly as we had ordered. They were great!
The service was good, cleaned up a glass of water that we spilled promptly, but not before moving our meals to another dry table. Well done.
We recommend this restaurant to everyone.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ben M
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