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Ponderosa Steakhouse

10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
+1 989-386-7017
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I stopped in and had the buffett for lunch but most of the items weren't hot just lukewarm. The service staff were friendly but the buffet was a let down.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank unclegut
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Service is good and as a regular customer, we have come to be recognized by the wait staff. Food is usually very good. Enjoy Friday seafood nights.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank neyati2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018

While traveling, Ponderosa is one of my "easy" go to restaurants - most are dated and have pretty bland food. Due to food intolerance (celiac), I have pretty limited options (sticking to meat, vegetables, & salad) but my steak was cooked to order and the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank equus419
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This restaurant was as expected for this type of establishment. Food was fresh with cold foods cold, and hot foods hot. Service was a little lacking. Had to keep asking for napkins and drink refills. Overall, OK experience. It got us in and out quickly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We started off by sitting at a table that wasn't very clean even though it had been wiped down. We looked around and it was still the cleanest one that we could see. We waited over 10 minutes for the waitress to pick up our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bernie B
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Went with my father, myself and my 3 boys preteen to teen. Had 3 adult buffets and two youngest boys had steak bites and fries which included buffet. Went around 3:45 PM. Decent enough variety and kids enjoyed steak bites but fries were kind of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank howandyes
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Took my nephew and a few Amish gentlemen here after a business meeting. Everyone found something they liked on the buffet and even had dessert. All were very satisfied with food quality and service.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank deant810
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

First off its my fault for even going here. I should have known better but my wife and i were travelling and hungry. Had the breakfast buffett. Bad idea, we paid upfront and should have looked at the food first. Eggs were burnt to the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Stantz
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Friendly service, but that's as good as it gets. Food is pretty much tasteless. Health conscious persons beware, not much here. Everything is cooked in margarine; nothing to really stimulate the discerning palate. Desserts are out of a box and taste like the box. Carrot...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 8, 2018

The waitress was awesome, but the food was subpar. My friend ordered the steak tips, besides having way too much onions, there may or may not have been a hair in it. The food on the buffet was not as good as i remember it...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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