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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
+1 802-773-2828
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Not a big buffet fan. We were tired and hungry. Salad bar was very clean. Wing selection minimal. (Wed) more than enough to fill the hole. No complaints.

1 Thank Dale L
Fort Edward, New York
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Very friendly staff, ordered the shrimp dinner and was allowed to take that with us and we just ate the buffet while at the restaurant . The chicken wings were amazing, there were several hot items , comfort foods such as mac and cheese, mashed potato and gravy, pasta with marinara sauce, two soups, cold salad items, ice cream, cakes,... More 

1 Thank katydid8181
Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My wife and I had dinner we had the 8oz Sirloin Steaks with Baked Potatoes. Food was really good, we also had the Salad Bar with a great selection of different items. The staff were very friendly and made our evening quite nice. We will be returning I'm sure.

1 Thank Pam M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Ponderosa was an interesting but not so pleasurable culinary experience. With the buffet being a selection of non-fresh items and a broken ice cream machine producing no more than liquid flavouring, it wasn't a meal to remember. The waiter was a little rude, but she didn't upset me to much as It was a pleasant reminder that I was going... More 

Thank FinnRoberts
Albany, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We came in on Friday Night for Seafood. What a nice selection on the Buffet. I had the Baked Fish, also Claims and Mussels also their Salad Bar had a nice variety with farm fresh Salads. It's worth the trip. Best Salad Bar around .

1 Thank tammym1972
Rutland, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We visited the Ponderosa on Saturday Night. We all had the Steak and shrimp. I can't say enough on how good the steaks were. The buffet had a nice variety also. Very clean restaurant and very well managed. Will be back.

Thank susanj1962
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

My wife and I were sightseeing in Vermont when what should behold us but a long time friend....a steakhouse that had been long gone from our hometown...Ponderosa. Our first dinner during our stay was here and it brought back fond memories of good food, reasonable prices, fast, friendly service, and hospitable surroundings. You know what you're going to get at... More 

1 Thank JKBUFF
barraute quebec
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I love this place...the food is great ...the buffet is incredible...and the price is right...great place to eat

Thank lisebisaillon
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189 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was so excited upon arriving into Rutland to see a Ponderosa Steakhouse. I haven't been to one for years, as they closed the one I went to years ago. I entered remembering the quality of the food and the taste. I loved that place years ago and was excited to see they had a lunch buffet, so that is... More 

5 Thank mgwds1
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We went here with friends on a bike ride later in the evening. We both got the buffet and it tasted pretty good. The staff was very pleasant and the price was pretty cheap. This is not a high end restaurant by any means. It's a place to eat if you're looking for an average meal at a low price.... More 

1 Thank Lealance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-2828

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