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Ponderosa

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1520 N Spring St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916-1102
+1 920-885-2755
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is never fresh, always dried out and has no taste. once you commercial making food in large quanities you loose the made at home taste. on the bright side the staff is friendly. i eat here once a year hoping someday it will change but its always the same

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Thank Mike E
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I like this place because to offers a variety of food. Every time I go there the food is hot and plenty of it. Great service.

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Thank 443robinr
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It was OK a lot of food but I thought to expensive. I would rather go to a nicer place and be waited on.

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Thank Donna S
Markesan, Wisconsin
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Once again we chose The Pondersoa for our New Years Eve meal. We have been going here for several years with our friends and never have been disappointed. We went to a show first and arrived about 6 p.m. They serve their buffet from 3 till 9 and their was a steady stream of people coming and going. What we... More 

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Thank Wisconsinbiker
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The good - usually a decent selection, plenty of seating, and some really friendly staff. The bad - food is not always fresh, menu hasn't really changed in years (except price), and can sometimes leave feeling unsatisfied. Overall not terrible, but could be better.

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Thank Ryan M
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

went for lunch.was surprised at the great variety of food choices on the buffet.most ponderosa's don't have as much.i had a sirloin steak(very flavorful).mom had the shrimp.we could have filled up on the buffet alone.very attentive service,buffet was constantly being restocked.

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Thank danno2013
California
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291 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had the buffet for lunch. They have a good selection of salad items, a couple of soups and several meat dishes. Very few hot potato or vegetable dishes. And their dessert selection is very large and especially tasty. There was nothing fancy about the options, but they were all fresh and well done. I thought the price was fair.... More 

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Thank Skytrekker
Lomira, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is one of the best Ponderosa's, it's clean, lots of salad bar variety, and wonderful waitresses. I like to use coupons worth looking online.

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Thank largeandlovely
Rio, Wisconsin
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207 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The food at Ponderosa is what it is. The menu has hardly changed in 20 years. The same chicken, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, etc. The price is adequate for the volume of food. The deserts are not great. We did get a free soda, which is nice.

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Thank Richard M
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

You can order off the menu but most people pick the buffet. They also have a seafood buffet on Friday nights. Quite a large buffet that should please even the pickiest of eaters. Me for example. I don't like buffets much because I don't eat much, but when I do eat at one I prefer Ponderosa. Lots of seating with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 N Spring St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Beaver Dam
  • Phone Number: +1 920-885-2755

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