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Ponderosa Restaurant and Brass Rail

220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
+1 208-476-4818
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good29%
  • Average33%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
12 Jan 2018
“always good family restaurant”
6 Oct 2017
“Pretty Good breakfast restaurant”
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$$ - $$$
220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Have been there for lunch numerous times and always enjoyed the meal. Not fancy but good food and friendly atmosphere

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

When in Orofino, we always stay over at the Best Western. While we appreciate that they throw in a free breakfast in the lobby, sometimes a traditional diner breakfast is just what one needs to start the day. We always eat at the Ponderosa. The...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very slow service, not real clean, over cooked food. The prices were standard for a diner. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't very good either.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Tasty home style cooking for a reasonable price. Lots of choices for breakfast including the largest cinnamon rolls I've ever seen! Eggs were perfectly cooked and the biscuits were delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. This is a place you go for good food...More

Thank Nana_JP
Reviewed 26 June 2017

While the food was OK for breakfast, only option on a Sunday, dark and depressing décor, felt dirty and service was really slap-dash It's been the go-to for many years but they need to step it up!

1  Thank mamma0233
Reviewed 16 June 2017

All meals are great but the Sunday buffet is great. They have a wide variety of food to choose from, it's all you can eat, and the price is right.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We used to go here every sunday and it was always busy, Great food. But when we visited Orofino & Family we stopped in and were not impressed. It has not be kept up and the food was not very good at all.

Thank myblessings
Reviewed 22 May 2017

NO!! I ate here about two years ago and the food was BAD. Tried it again tonight. Should have stayed away. Worst place ever!!! Started with the house salad that looked wilted and had pieces of bad lettuce scattered within. Had chicken fried steak that...More

Thank weezersmum
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Joined some friends st Ponderosa for dinner. The highlights of the meal were the draft Alaskan Amber ale and the salad bar which was better than some but needed refreshing. Ordered the "special" 8 oz sirloin which was cooked medium rare properly, and came with...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went there for lunch and the burgers were yummy!!!! They have a bar separate from the restaurant and also a non-smoking area.

Thank sherritst3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Michigan Avenue, Orofino, ID 83544
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Orofino
  • Phone Number: +1 208-476-4818
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