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Ponderosa Steakhouse

1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
+1 262-673-2248
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been coming to this Ponderosa for several years now. The food is excellent, the service outstanding. Everyone who works there is very friendly and very nice. The food is always fresh (this Ponderosa is owned by farmers) and very well prepared. We absolutely...More

Thank todwanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Straight up,,,the food stinks. You get the lowest quality food. Food is cold and not very well kept up. Mostly dry. BBQ sauce is the cheapest, gross excuse. But sometimes, sometimes the service is good. Other times you have to interrupt the server from her...More

1  Thank FoodBaron999
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Growing up I always enjoyed going to Ponderosa Steak House, in the late 80’s they left the USA. Today few remain and this location in Hartford WI is still here and strong. Great steaks, bountiful buffet and excellent service!!!!

Thank sgtsmm
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is the third time we've had a small family reunion here because the location is good for a number of us. We make a reservation for their small dining room in the back and they seat us at one long table. It's convenient for...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We ate here after an afternooon concert at the Schauer Center in Hartford. There are several lines of food and the prices are reasonable - dinner for seniors is $10.49 for all you can eat. The salads are good, the soup, the chicken, the fish,...More

Thank Marilinda69
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were vacationing and visiting family in Milwaukee. My cousin said he wanted steak for lunch and suggested Ponderosa, It has been years since we ate at one and we were not going to miss the opportunity to eat there again.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Took the grandkids and they loved the huge selection of good food. Highly recommend the Sunday Brunch.

Thank Bridesm0m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This restaurant is located on HWY 60 on the east side of Hartford Wisconsin. We dine here at least twice a month. The buffet is well stocked with a variety of fresh wholesome food. Everything is prepared fresh on site. There is no precooked entries....More

1  Thank Wayne U
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome display of food and clean. Every employee was hustling. Impressive!! So many people from churches and dressed nice, but regular attire also was observed.

Thank marktU3084MH
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I have to say this place has a great selection of food to choose from. Have to say it was well worth it. The price of the buffet was not bad at all.

Thank Regina W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 262-673-2248
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