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Ponderosa Cafe

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115 Main Street, Hulett, WY 82720
+1 307-467-5335
11:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great our waitress Judy was very helpful and very friendly and attentive. The chef was from New Jersey and had a great selection of food. We had their gourmet salad and we were the first ones to have it with their garlic sauté grilled shrimp on it which we would definitely recommend.

Thank Eileen F
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and the great review on one of our new additions. We like like to keep it interesting and fresh ..thanks and please come back and visit us again. More 

Ortonville, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All of our food was great (and there was a lot of it!). Friendly, fast & awesome service by our wait staff, Anita!!

Thank Vicki O
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and the great review! More 

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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely charming cafe. Very nice staff and the food was freshly cooked and extremely nice. My husband had a bacon cheeseburger and I had the shrimp. The staff would bring you cold water in a bottle to your table. We were the last customers still in the cafe eating and we were conscious of time for them to close up... More 

Thank Mrslyd
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

We understand that after a long day of travel A relaxing meal is important. We try to accommodate our late night guests as well as our early guests.in fact ALL of our guests THANK YOU for stopping in and for the kind words More 

San Jose, CA
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 3 years since my cross country trip which included Devil's Tower and I can't stop thinking about the Ponderosa Cafe. Every aspect of my dinner was superlative-- including the non-pretencious atmosphere and friendly service. But the food-- oh my, the food. My brother had the pork chops (which was enough for 2) and I was lucky enough to... More 

Thank QueenLaTeacha
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

I am totally humbled by your kind words and generous review. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you from all of us. More 

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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the deep fried walleye with fries and my wife had the cod. The fish was hot and tasty for both plates. Bartender brought me a gin and soda by mistake, but replaced it. The waitress brought me a much larger check from another table. Then brought me a check for our order that did not add up. She... More 

Thank filmmaker_jozef
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

A day every owner fears but happens Help not showing up Air conditioning in the main dining room goes down (thus the kids in the bar they are my brothers who came to help bail me out)..we do not allow kids in the bar under normal circumstances. the wrong drink was my fault..I need to learn the soda gun a... More 

San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Very friendly staff. The chef personally came out and talked to us and when I explained I could only eat gluten-free, he was VERY accommodating. We both had elk burgers and they were delicious! Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Barbara H
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Well thank you very much for the great review We try to accommodate guests the best we can..thank you for dining with us and hope you consider us if ever back in the area. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all fairness, I am giving them a "very good". If there would be a rating that sits in between Fair and Very Good, that's how I would rate Ponderosa Cafe. This was my second time in, and I ordered my burger medium rare, it came back well done. Honest mistake, shoulda ordered the Fish n Chips again! They were... More 

Thank Joni S
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry about the over cooked burger I take full responsibility for that. Sometimes one gets away, I will meet with my other cooks and give another lesson on doneness. PLEASE come back so we can right the wrong. Thank you for the kind words and review. I will take a look at our tarter sauce recipe and consider giving it... More 

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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down this is the best food for 60 miles. There are about 5 restaurants in this little town populated by just a few, and the owner-chef has mastered not just culinary arts but also customer service. The food is Italian-inspired and has many traditional American favorites as well. Specialties include the pasta bowl, pork chops, and the prime rib.... More 

Thank NYCuisineSnob
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and for taking the time to post such a kind review We appreciate your support! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the pork chop, ,, its great.. and everyone in my party had a good meal every one left satisfied. Our waitress Brandi did such a good job. Very knowledgeable about their selections.

Thank Gerry S
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

They are some hefty pork chops...glad you enjoyed and hope you visit again Thanks for the kind words. More 

Federal Way, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been traveling for 7 days, and stopped in Hulett on our way home. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and so glad we took the advice. We arrived a little after 4, and the restaurant was closed, but as we got out to see, there was a very friendly gentleman in the parking lot who told us... More 

Thank LeighAnnB98023
THECRABBYCHEF, Owner at Ponderosa Cafe, responded to this review

Being known as the "crabby chef".. Your kind word's are going to ruin my image :) If I'm in the building and someone comes by and wants to eat..we accomadate.thanks for the great review and glad you enjoyed. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Main Street, Hulett, WY 82720
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Hulett
  • Phone Number: +1 307-467-5335
Sit down or take out lunch 11 am 2pm dinner 5 pm 9pm Thursday thru Sunday Lunch and dinner available in the BAR DAILY

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