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Ranchman's Cafe

110 W Bailey St, Ponder, TX 76259-7035
+1 940-479-2221
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cobbler” (7 reviews)
“baked potato” (10 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Grill, American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
110 W Bailey St, Ponder, TX 76259-7035
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2017

I ordered the small rib steak as did my wife. We both ordered medium but they came out rare. In addition, this was the worst steak I have ever eaten. Absolutely zero taste. This rib steak was $21. The fried zucchini was good as was...More

Thank stan349
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant experience is one I hope to repeat. The atmosphere is true vintage. I had the small chicken fried steak and it was cooked to perfection. Only get the large if you have a huge appetite. The fries are cut from fresh potatoes. The...More

Thank agertojl
Dave R, Owner at Ranchman's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank You, for the great review! We try our best and I can thank my team for keeping up the quality and being proud of their work. Hope to see you back soon to try more of our manu and the desserts. Dave

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Went for dinner this past Saturday and it had been a couple of years since visiting. We shared the 24 oz porterhouse steak that was cooked to perfection. We reserved a baked potato earlier in the day and my wife had french fries (which were...More

Thank chris s
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is well worth searching out in downtown Ponder. It hasn't changed in 40 years - it was great then, it is great now.

Thank k1k22015
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After reading about this place in several publications, we decided to try it for lunch after finishing up some business in nearby Krum, We both decided to have the chicken fried steak - I had fries my wife had mashed 'taters. The CFS were delicious...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Cute place, service was fine. Fried green tomatoes were good. Rolls were cold and ... just strange. Not good. Steaks were terrible. Ordered cooked medium, and they both came out over well done. No seasonings on the steaks at all. They're not grilled, I'm not...More

Thank CSquared3237
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On another uoting thru Texas I had heard of this cafe thas been around a while. Great local flavor in the area. Nice way to stop and have a great meal.Lots of local ambiance refreshing way to escape big chains, Foemerly know as P0nder Steakhouse...More

Thank metooboohoo
Dave R, Owner at Ranchman's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Metooboohoo, Thank you for the great review, glad you enjoyed your visit. One clarification, Ranchman's has always been Ranchman's, the customers gave it the name Ponder Steakhouse and in 1982 a restaurant opened next to the old bank with the name Ponder Steakhouse to steal...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were passing through Ponder on our way to Decatur and this was one of the only options to eat. I'm a vegetarian so I'm not a big fan of steakhouses, but I'm so glad we stopped here. There were plenty of...More

Thank Melissa N
Dave R, Owner at Ranchman's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Melissa, Thank you for the great review. We do get vegetarians and people with food allergies all the time and we accommodate them to the best of our ability. We don't use frozen French fries which are easy to get crispy because they are precooked,...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great dinner, love the pie. We like to come here for dinner about 1 once a month. Love the dinner rolls and chicken fried steak.

1  Thank pw285r
Dave R, Owner at Ranchman's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank You! We always try hard to do the best we can. Glad you made it out for our 67th anniversary Thanksgiving Feast.

Reviewed 20 November 2016

Dinner here was supposed to be the highlight of our girl's TX weekend but we were extremely disappointed in the food. The rib eye's were thin, tough and tasteless. We ordered horseradish sauce to try and liven them up without much success. Our dog enjoyed...More

1  Thank LynnBoCA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Bailey St, Ponder, TX 76259-7035
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Ponder
  • Phone Number: +1 940-479-2221
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Description
A Texas Steakhouse and Diner since 1948, with everything from scratch: Pies, Rolls, Salad Dressings and we cut our own (never Frozen) aged beef steaks from primal cuts and grind our choice beef for the juicy hamburgers. Slow down for a taste of what food used to taste like before the chain stores made it all the same. We are BYOB if you care for an adult beverage, we have wine glasses and bottle openers, coolers are welcome or we can put your beer in a bucket on ice. The setting is informal, but if you come in all dressed up, we'll know you must of had a good reason not to be comfortable. Get the city in your rear view mirror and come to Ponder where you can still see the stars at night.
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