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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
+1 802-773-2828
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Rutland, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We visited the Ponderosa on Saturday Night. We all had the Steak and shrimp. I can't say enough on how good the steaks were. The buffet had a nice variety also. Very clean restaurant and very well managed. Will be back.

Thank susanj1962
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

My wife and I were sightseeing in Vermont when what should behold us but a long time friend....a steakhouse that had been long gone from our hometown...Ponderosa. Our first dinner during our stay was here and it brought back fond memories of good food, reasonable prices, fast, friendly service, and hospitable surroundings. You know what you're going to get at... More 

1 Thank JKBUFF
barraute quebec
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I love this place...the food is great ...the buffet is incredible...and the price is right...great place to eat

Thank lisebisaillon
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189 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was so excited upon arriving into Rutland to see a Ponderosa Steakhouse. I haven't been to one for years, as they closed the one I went to years ago. I entered remembering the quality of the food and the taste. I loved that place years ago and was excited to see they had a lunch buffet, so that is... More 

5 Thank mgwds1
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We went here with friends on a bike ride later in the evening. We both got the buffet and it tasted pretty good. The staff was very pleasant and the price was pretty cheap. This is not a high end restaurant by any means. It's a place to eat if you're looking for an average meal at a low price.... More 

1 Thank Lealance
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

My husband and I stopped in this chain restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived around 1pm. The cashier seemed to have an "attitude" when taking our order (which wasn't taken correctly). I ordered from the menu (grilled shrimp that was ok); my husband had the buffet - which he said was... More 

3 Thank TravellersFromFlorid
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Even though we go for the excellent steaks, the buffet has a certain item that we always eat first~~their wings! The chicken wings are crunchy, hot and tasty! We even order them for our parties at home! And nothing tops off the buffet and dinner with a soft serve ice cream or dessert! A great place with friendly waitresses~

2 Thank BBQLuvR
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Went there as a kid, so this was a nostalgia visit. The food was plentiful, though the steak was small. Typical buffet fare and not as good as I remembered.

3 Thank Deanna D
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were greeted in a timely fashion, the menu offered a good variety of food at a fair price. The salad bar was cleaned seemed fresh at the time of our visit. Our steaks were cooked as ordered and parking was ample.

Thank Mike H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I had visited Ponderosa in the past and wanted to take my family. It great value for money...nothing special...but enjoyable food at a good price in comfortable surroundings. You can't really go wrong with a Ponderosa!

Thank smef88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 559 US Route 7 S, Rutland, VT 05701-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-2828

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