We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ponderosa Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
108 Highway 145, Dolores, CO 81323-8203
+1 970-882-7910
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 51: English reviews
Dolores, Colorado
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have "Great Concerns" about this place. I have not been in there for probably 3 years or so. They do provide a great service to the community which I admire, and they have done so for several decades now. It is my sole opinion that gives me concern about the quality and care in the preperation and handling of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thomas M
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitstaff at the Ponderosa Restaurant were friendly and helpful with explaining the nightly specials. We were not in a hurry and wanted a place low key to relax after a day of hiking. The prices are reasonable and menu offers lots of comfort food and salads.

Helpful?
Thank Ducky18969
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the places you just don't eat at in dolores unless you want to take a chance on getting sick or you're starving and there is absolutely no other option. The kitchen is filthy. I can't believe the health department hasn't been called yet. Salad bar seems to be safe but sometimes that's questionable as well. Just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Denise C
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is not a clean place at all, staff friendly, I am surprised it is not shut down. Hopefully they had time to clean up after busy season.

Helpful?
Thank Smokehouse970
Page, Arizona
Level Contributor
184 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Actually, foul weather so we had dinner last night and breakfast this morning. Both good...I had 3 cheese enchiladas for dinner, okay, they put what tasted like canned chili on them but okay. Lady had salad bar and was pleased with the freshness and selection - she made two trips. This morning I had English muffins, bacon, scrambled eggs and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Riverkilt
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great customer service great service food is average .prices are affordable I would go back any time

Helpful?
Thank jason s
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast sandwich, and egg and sausage daily special were both very good. Food was served quickly, coffee refill no problem. We would stop again!

Helpful?
Thank Kim V
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start with the disclaimer: I love eating at local restaurants in small towns and am not a high maintenance diner. The food was fine and totally what you'd expect for a small town diner so if you eat here know you'll have a fine meal. However, the staff seemed to have no clue. Waitress forgot my fries and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ColoradoLove1876
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast around 9:30. Everyone had ordered different dishes. Some looked good. I had a chicken fried steak, over easy eggs, hash browns, and a pancake. The best part of the meal was the eggs. The chicken fried steak was different I was expecting a crispy flour type crust, but received something like a pan seared steak. Pancake had... More 

Helpful?
Thank PDLB2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
316 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pretty much what you would expect for breakfast offerings. Everything came out quickly and was cooked to order. Definitely worth stopping by for breakfast. Prices were quite reasonable and portions were generous.

Helpful?
Thank Kelly M

Travellers who viewed Ponderosa Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Ponderosa Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Highway 145, Dolores, CO 81323-8203
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores
  • Phone Number: +1 970-882-7910

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ponderosa Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?