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“One of the better Ponderosa Steakhouses” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse

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Ponderosa Steakhouse
Ranked #32 of 69 Restaurants in DuBois
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Freeport, Illinois
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268 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“One of the better Ponderosa Steakhouses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Glad to see that there is still a good Ponderosa Steakhouse out there. We were driving through the area and pulled off to get some dinner. I have not eaten at a Ponderosa for a good 10 years. The ones in my home area around Chicago were so bad they all eventually closed. But I thought it was time to try again. It was really good. Nice value. The help were on top of it and the food was hot and fresh(it was 6:30pm) Nice crowd of people and they handled the seating very well. If the Ponderosa's were this good in our area I certainly believe they would be open here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Rockton, PA
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Consistently good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We eat here frequently, among our favorites are the chicken monterey, chopped steak ( my mother in law said it was "the best") and my husband loved the shrimp skewers when they were available. The hot food bar is consistent, love the meatloaf! The last time we were there, our server was Smantha, and she was the best server we have had!

Visited July 2013
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Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best Ponderosa I have encountered.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This Ponderosa is distinguished from others in the franchise by unusually friendly and efficient staff, good choices on the buffet, and a large number of dessert choices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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