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Ponderosa Steakhouse of Harrisburg

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507 N Commercial St, Harrisburg, IL 62946-3310
+1 618-252-3115
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Edina, Missouri
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good Ponderosa. We ordered salmon which is "iffy" a lot of places but it was done to perfection here. Highly recommended.

Thank KennethRMitchell
Harrisburg, Illinois
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you're looking for a place to fill up, you've picked the right one. The food on the bar is always fresh and they keep it well stocked. I've not had a steak at Ponderosa in years because there is so much hot food on the bar. The wait staff is normally very attentive, also. However, if you're coming for... More 

Thank Scott J
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our 1st time eating here & it was so good. Good southern meal & its hard to stop eating cuz its so good. Our waitress was really nice. It was clean. We will come here again on our next trip down.

Thank jessentracy777
Fairview Heights, Illinois
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My summer hits a "high volume" at Beulah Holiness Camp in Eldorado, IL. Before Camp starts, our team gets together at Ponderosa in Harrisburg, IL. We get a hometown meal with service and refills on the lemonade/tea/cola drinks. We look forward to seeing you in June 2017!

Thank Patricia D
Benton, Illinois
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We wanted to stay local and eat at a restaurant close. The food was good, a little pricey but I could justify it by not driving another 20 miles. The buffet was real good had fried chicken mashed potatoes and all the other common items. the salad bar was fresh cold and clean!!!. The staff was real nice and real... More 

Thank CoalMiner74
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I love the salad bar. The dressing is the best. They actually have it made, so it's not like you can buy it in Walmart. The meatloaf is the best I've ever had anywhere. Ever. Yum! But it's only offered on certain days. I love the T bone but it's hardly ever cooked the way I ordered it. Typically overcooked.... More 

Thank WorldTravelingMomma
Milladore, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had never eaten here before. The person who took our order was helpful. Our waitress was excellent. My husband decided to order the buffet. He enjoyed his supper. I ordered shrimp off the menu. It came with a salad and baked potato. It was very good. This is a good place to eat.

Thank Diane J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

It's a Ponderosa. Not great. Not bad. Not too high but not a bargain. About all the food is the same temperature. Not hot. Not cold. Sort of cooler than room temp or warmer than room temp.

Thank Jack R
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Good variety of great tasting & fresh buffet choices as well as menu service. Convenient location & parking. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Carolyn C
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

When you eat at a chain type of restaurant , you know what to expect.. This Ponderosa is way above and beyond what the chain standards require. The food on the bars was excellent , as was the service. The service , even in a food bar was outstanding .... I can not express how clean and well run this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 N Commercial St, Harrisburg, IL 62946-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 618-252-3115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?