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Ponderosa Steakhouse

10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
+1 989-386-7017
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good43%
  • Average24%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
7 Jul 2017
“Great value”
26 Jun 2017
“On way home”
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic buffet at a value price! Make it a great lunch stop. For only $9.00 it's a great deal for the cost

Thank partyanimaltvl
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on our way back to the UP. This Ponderosa has a much smaller buffet than the Gaylord Ponderosa. The food we had was good tasting and fresh. The strange thing here is that the waitress is required to box...More

Thank johnsdi
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were in town for work. Ate here the first night. It was so good...and the service was so great, we went back for supper all three nights we were there.

Thank DMS401
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Was staying in Claire on a recent business trip and the ponderosa this was within walking distance. I had the buffet. Excellent food choice to satisfy any cravings. Service friendly.

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was a family group of 24 they seated us and fed us in a very timely fashion food was good it is what is its not a $50.00 a plate place it's $15.00 and worth every penny

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

As far as buffets go this was average to just below. I have eaten at several Ponderosa's and the food here was fairly typical to them. Everything is frozen, instant, or deep fried. Other competitors buffets I would say are much better. Not that it's...More

Thank alan b
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped for dinner on our way home. tables were dirty, had to clean one myself. Food was very bland. under-stocked. Floors were dirty by salad bar. nothing looked appetizing. we will never go in another ponderosa.

Thank millerlittlegirl
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have eaten here several times in the past and always enjoyed it, until our last visit in September. It was a Sunday and we sat down at 4:05, wasn't very busy at that point but right beside us were a few tables pushed together...More

Thank Chattyaholic
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Ponderosa's are going downhill in my opinion. The food was average for the price we paid, the kitchen was filthy so I lost my appetite as soon as I saw that, they barely had any desserts out. Just not worth the money.

Thank Sharisse L
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A little slow to seat but food was good and table was clean. Constant attention was given to food bar by owner /manager. Excellant salad bar. It was fresh and plentiful. Desert and ice cream area was well supplied and very good. Chicken was very...More

1  Thank vbecker02
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-7017
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