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Ponderosa Steakhouse - CLOSED

878 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3602
+1 231-929-9720
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good15%
  • Average20%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible38%
4 Oct 2014
“They should take out the "steakhouse" from the name...”
25 Sep 2014
“Better since switching to only Buffet”
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American, Steakhouse
878 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3602
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

It was the first time ever that I have eaten at a Ponderosa. Ponderosa Steakhouse in Traverse City made it very clear that I will never ever try any other Ponderosa restaurant again. Yes, the menu is very cheap, as well as the quality of...More

Thank repicho
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

In my opinion Ponderosa has had better food since switching to a buffet only style menu. Food has been fresher. Plus $11 for all you can eat and free refills is a pretty good deal.

Thank jbeaugrand
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not the best but by far not the worst they provide good food for a fair price and try to improve themselves on a daily basis and I think they have succeed. Please give them a try and remember to give them...More

1  Thank Louis P
Reviewed 1 August 2014

OK, let's get this on the table...I like Ponderosa usually. My wife and I love the French dressing! I usually get the Chopped Steak, cause how bad can you screw up chopped steak! The wife always gets the upgraded steak because the low end steak...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Ponderosa has abandoned their menu and now are strictly a buffet only. Probably to cut down on cost. This trip the food was much better. Tasted hot and fresh. Dined on rice, meatballs, bread sticks, and of course: chicken wings. Everything was good. Server was...More

1  Thank jbeaugrand
Reviewed 7 July 2014

It's pretty bad when the bathroom smell better than the food and the foods was all burn too hell so never coming back

Thank Ps271
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is a review of the Ponderosa Steak House in Traverse City Michigan. Visited 6/23/14 around 6:00 pm. On our way to our hotel yesterday, just outside Traverse City, my girlfriend and I noticed a Ponderosa Steak House. My girlfriend laments that there used to...More

3  Thank Michael_Antrim
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My husband and I decided to try it again,thinking after a year it would be better...WRONG! The buffet was nasty and our Med well steaks were leather and over done.We ate off of the salad and desserts and didn't eat our ordered meals.Lots of dirty...More

1  Thank Roseanne26
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Usually when I go to Ponderosa the food is okay at best and the selection is worse than that. This time the food tasted fresh and the selection was much better than normal. However it appears that the bone in chicken wings are different. These...More

Thank jbeaugrand
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We were in Traverse City for the night and wanted somewhere good and filling to eat. This was the WORST Ponderosa I have ever been to. My napkin stuck to the table because it was so sticky. The ceiling tiles were all water stained. Staff...More

2  Thank D H
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 878 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-3602
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-929-9720
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