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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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327 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1605
+1 812-265-2055
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

You can have all you can eat and many difference foods to pick from. Not as much desserts as I would like to pick from but good.

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Thank Linda F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This establishment is managed pathetically. Open 11 to 4 pm for Thanksgiving Dinner and they are out of Turkey & ham before 2pm. No one even manning the carving station. all that greeted the guests was a container of grizzle and fat trimmings from the ham. Disgusting. When we returned to our table our chairs were gone ! Salad bar... More 

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Thank ssnyder
Madison, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly, the food isn't that good here and it's expensive for what the food is. We were pretty disappointed.

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Thank Christa V
Columbus IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Hadn't eaten here in over a year. Was so pleasantly surprised that the quality of the food has greatly improved. Mac and cheese is very cheesy. Bacon covered ribeye to die for.

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Thank AnnMooreColumbusIN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here because of my husband enjoying nostalgic places from his childhood. The salad bar was pretty good. I would stay away from the meat selection on the buffet as it seemed to be of poor quality. My husband enjoyed the ribeye steak he ordered and the deserts.

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Thank arthursmom11
Leesburg,Oh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Food was awful ate there in the evening food had sit there all day was all dried out ate there every time we've been this time was awful

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Thank DebSax
Biloxi, Mississippi
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I hadn't been to a Ponderosa in years. I was very surprised in the price for the amount of food. The salad bar had alot to offer on it. The hot food bar had so many different types of food. Then my Steak was cooked right and was excellent.

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Thank hainessks63
Elgin, Illinois
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

The prime rib we got was smoked and over cooked for what we told them we wanted it cooked. The steaks are a bit pricey for what they taste like. The salad/food bar was good.

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Thank U8077HKlindah
Liberty, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We ate here because we wanted a variety of food and the food was very good. The waitress was very friendly and she made sure we had everything we needed.

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Thank Agnus81
Orleans, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Only two ladies room stalls and about 2 pm there was a line out side the door. There was a wet floor sign but the floor did not look wet but I walked cautiously. The floor was slick like it was soaped and not rinsed. In the bathroom stall my feet slid so badly I had trouble standing still and... More 

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Thank BarbaraLynnS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 812-265-2055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?