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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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2861 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-9213
+1 989-671-3506
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The steak was good. The variety at the food bar was very good. The yeast buns tasted delicious. Had no sugar added dessert choices.

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Thank 850deannac
Florida
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Good food with good prices. Lots of food if you order from the menu. Service staff really good. Has great senior discounts and buffet special rates on Tuesday nights.

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Thank Annatha
Bay City, Michigan
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had dinner. Salad bar ok but limited selection. Hot bar ok, Deserts and ice cream bar were the best. Had the bread pudding and it was excellent. All ok but a little pricey from what I remember a few months ago.

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Thank tomgee88
Sarnia, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We couldn't resist going there is no Ponderosa restaurants near our home. We were not disappointed. It was as good as I remember from my childhood. Wish we had one closer to home

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Thank Pam D
Ohio
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165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The fried chicken was good...juicy and hot. Nachos were thin and the meat and cheese were good...just spicy enough. Hot rolls were good. A lot of the food didn't look good in the container so we didn't try it. It was ok because we had traveled all day and needed to eat. But it is more pricey than I expected...Dinner... More 

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Thank Ayrshirefarmer
Bay City, Michigan
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I ordered 150 wings for my fourth of July party and everybody absolutely loved them. They were cooked just right, a little crispy with a spicy bite to them.

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Thank Michelle F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Ordered T-Bone steak with buffet. Ther steak was over spiced with Montreal Seasoning causing it to be to salty and peppery. The steak was very tough. Wait staff asked if steak is cooked properly but does not come back and ask how the steak taste. I looked for manager when leaving couldnt be found.

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Thank Crystal H
Swansea, IL
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163 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I guess we were used to the Ponderosa near us. We ate dinner on a Sunday and were disappointed with the lack of variety on the food bar for $11.49 senior rate. The only meat available was chicken wings, popcorn shrimp, and some meat balls. So I guess you were supposed to order a main menu item and then add... More 

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Thank DaleSwansea_IL
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stopped looking for a place to eat. Should have kept looking or missed a meal. Only thing good to say was the baked potato was ok. Will NOT stop here again even if free!

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Thank Billy O
Webberville, Michigan
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Walk in place your order, choose your seat and start to eat! I added a sirlion steak to the buffet. The sirloin was tender with little flavor but edible. The food on the buffet was average tasting food, it is food for the masses and plenty of variety. Restaurant is clean, hard working friendly staff.

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Thank Anthony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2861 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-9213
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-671-3506

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