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Ponderosa Steakhouse

10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
+1 989-386-7017
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (2 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
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10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
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Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for Veterans Day as they offered their buffet free to the veterans. The buffet had a great variety of food. Something for everyone. We will definitely be eating here again.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New owner has taken over and has improved food, and resteraunt. Very clean, plenty of parking, even for campers and rvs.

Thank Brent C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

When we go to Ponderosa it's usually when we have a coupon. It's way over priced. I'm disgusted by the fact that they have Spaghetti, taco's, and meatloaf on their buffet. I don't want to spend $50.00 for my family of three for things I...More

Thank lsines2015
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic buffet at a value price! Make it a great lunch stop. For only $9.00 it's a great deal for the cost

Thank partyanimaltvl
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on our way back to the UP. This Ponderosa has a much smaller buffet than the Gaylord Ponderosa. The food we had was good tasting and fresh. The strange thing here is that the waitress is required to box...More

Thank johnsdi
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were in town for work. Ate here the first night. It was so good...and the service was so great, we went back for supper all three nights we were there.

Thank DMS401
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Was staying in Claire on a recent business trip and the ponderosa this was within walking distance. I had the buffet. Excellent food choice to satisfy any cravings. Service friendly.

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was a family group of 24 they seated us and fed us in a very timely fashion food was good it is what is its not a $50.00 a plate place it's $15.00 and worth every penny

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

As far as buffets go this was average to just below. I have eaten at several Ponderosa's and the food here was fairly typical to them. Everything is frozen, instant, or deep fried. Other competitors buffets I would say are much better. Not that it's...More

Thank alan b
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped for dinner on our way home. tables were dirty, had to clean one myself. Food was very bland. under-stocked. Floors were dirty by salad bar. nothing looked appetizing. we will never go in another ponderosa.

Thank millerlittlegirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10306 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-9733
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-7017
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