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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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1493 Bee Line Hwy, DuBois, PA 15801-3879
+1 814-371-1111
11:00 - 20:30
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet was okay, not bad but not outstanding, either. Good for a budget meal. I really prefer a better sit down experience vs. buffet.

Thank Molister
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had salad bar. Poorest quality. Had to navigate through bar. Plenty of starch,, cease and sugar foods. Plenty of quantity.

Thank Steve U
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Got there, seated right away, went to the trough, and waited for regulars, get there fill. Server, really slow, really, although given tip before getting food, and 15% too, at a buffet.Last time we stop here.

Thank ljflick
Fonda, New York
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Was seated right away food was warm or hot. Service was excellent. very clean.ample parking and easy acess

Thank peter n
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a large group of over 20 go here to eat, unannounced. The hostesses were super helpfull with the number of people and all the different checks, and also seating us together in our own room. The waitresses attending to us kept all the orders straight and the drinks full. All the Ponderosa's closed a long time ago in our... More 

Thank Dutchsausage
Sanford, Maine
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Hadn't eaten at a Ponderosa for years. Salad bar was fresh and varied. Had a steak that was cooked as ordered. Waiter ensured our glasses were full. Good meal for the price.

Thank Ray S
New York
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171 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came for the salad bar and forgot the salad! You don't even need to order a steak unless you are carb-free. Just get the buffet. I almost don't want to share this secret but if you are en route between New York and Ohio, driving through PA, and have your fat pants ready-please stop here. I am so full but... More 

Thank BuckeyeChef
Trumbull, Connecticut
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Traveling across the country, we spent the night in Dubois PA, stopping to eat at the Steakhouse. Never been to this chain befor, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Think of a higher quality Golgen Corral! We just ordered the buffet because it was entensive. Salads were fresh, chicken, both fried and baked was tasty. Meatloaf and tocos were also... More 

Thank John M
Erie, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had 2 Ponderosa's here in Erie, Pa. which closed, so it was unexpected to find this on a recent day trip to Elk County, Pa. We were not let down whatsoever. It was great service and great food. My wife and I surely miss this restaurant.

Thank Mike R
Williamsburg, Va
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268 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stopped in town for the night and chose this restaurant due to it's location to the hotel. The buffet was decent, pretty much average. I also had the clam chowder which was good. Service was quick.

Thank 11Limited

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1493 Bee Line Hwy, DuBois, PA 15801-3879
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  DuBois
  • Phone Number: +1 814-371-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?