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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
+1 262-673-2248
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
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West Allis, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad food today. Cold food today. Favorite server left early. Replacement only got nice at tip time. Chicken breasts we requested were not cooked enough. Salad bar was not stocked well. Lots of food containers were close to empty. Deserts looked very unappealing. Had twist ice milk. Usually can't go wrong with that. Mug root beer was delicious and very... More 

Thank sharannnagel
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast/ brunch and the food was OK I just wish they would change there items instead of just having the same old thing. The wait staff very friendly pretty busy but clean

Thank Jackie G
Oakland Gardens NY
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

OK for a quick meal. Nothing special. Chain type food. Low prices. Wait staff very nice. Many choices.

Thank Jay M
Hartford, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

First and last time to Ponderosa. We read the menu and asked questions, the staff didnt have any answers. the people taking the orders arent very clear as about what is being served. The selection for what is being charged is terrible. Vegtables for salad were out there a long time. I went to get a couple of pieces of... More 

Thank boomer7852000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We used to have a ponderosa on our town. After vacationing in sturgeon bay I found this ponderosa and we went 11/2 hours out of our way. We were not disappointed. The staff was great, the place very clean and the food just as I remember great. Thanks Hartford, we will be back.

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Erin, WI
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

For a quick and filling meal, stop by Ponderosa in Hartford. You won't be alone. This place seems always to be busy. They have plenty of people working and the service is good and folks are friendly. The food is hot and the food stations are kept clean. There is a nice variety of entrees. Ponderosa is open for breakfast... More 

Thank WIPam
West Bend, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Friends and I went for brunch on Saturday. One person was able to get the breakfast she wanted, while I had meatloaf I was craving. I just always do the buffet because the variety of things I feel like eating always fills me up. And then I can have a little dessert without having the temptation in my house. The... More 

Thank DLB555
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

They have chicken to go. Restaurant is clean buffet style. Entrees are good. I like the rib eye and shrimp. They have bottle beer and wine. Lots of seating and handicap friendly. Lots of parking and easy access from Hwy 60.

Thank Derek B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I try to eat here every chance I get. The steaks and good and tender and the buffet had lot of choices. You can't go hunger here and they have a breakfast buffet too. I was we still had on in Milwaukee.

Thank Dan1736
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We eat at THE PONDEROSA weekly for the lunch buffet. From the salad to main courses to dessert, always fresh and tasty. The staff is friendly and helpful. A "must" stop in Hartford.

Thank Jim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 E Sumner St, Hartford, WI 53027-1644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 262-673-2248

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