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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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185 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1263
+1 315-265-8080
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet is pretty gross, the food always looks like it's been sitting there awhile. If you order something from the kitchen it tends to sit there waiting to be brought to your table. I only go if someone in my group insists that that's where we eat.

Thank canseecanada
Bakersfield, Vermont
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here because we thought it would be quick and we hadn't been to a Ponderosa in a long time. It was absolutely terrible. The service was terrible, the food took 30+ minutes to come out and our medium steak was raw! I mean barely brown on the outside. The frozen fries are tasteless. And the vegetable at the... More 

Thank Stacy M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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160 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I haven't been to a Ponderosa for over 20 years but this was a pretty good buffet place. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered a steak. My husband said the steak was good but my salmon was undercooked. I wasn't too hunger by the time the salmon came so it was fine. If I lived local I would... More 

Thank janicept
Aylmer Quebec
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My rib eye steak was nothing to brag about. The manager was "busy" when i asked to speak to him/her. Overall the buffett was excellant. The steak was poor.

Thank shopmang
pleasant valley ny
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

While staying in Potsdam NY we were looking for a nice place to eat that was not over priced. After looking around a bit we decided on trying Ponderosa. I had purchased the steak option with the buffet. The buffet was just okay ..the tortilla chips were stale,the cheese was disgusting and what was supposed to be ground beef ...not... More 

Thank patty227
Tehran, Iran
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

You can have a buffet with a very good price, but to me some of the foods were so salty and it was needed to drink a lot. Besides, everything was ok.

1 Thank kooshiar
Poland, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Had Lunch Buffet for 3 people here after traveling 3 hours from the south. Nice choices/Prices Great ! and staff kept checking if all was ok in a reasonable manner. Would stop here again

Thank Russell B
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Steak with Buffet all u can eat good price but the meat sometime is not that good good soups and chilly and waitress are not know very kind

Thank princessparis85
Lansing, Michigan
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Ponderosa has a large variety of items on their buffet and I ate there often. Get there before 4:00 P.M. before the prices go up. But for all the variety I found myself eating the same thing visit after visit. I eat the fried chicken (breasts if there are any), mashed potatoes and gravy, and chicken wings. Sometimes I had... More 

Thank asimov13467
Potsdam, New York
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

If you are in mood for a great buffet selection offering fresh food, this is a great bargain. Their menu offerings for a main dish to compliment the buffet is affordable and provides many choices. We enjoy the hot food choices and the cold salad bar is always fresh, and well stocked. Hard to beat this value overall.

Thank Diners2007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Market St, Potsdam, NY 13676-1263
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Potsdam
  • Phone Number: +1 315-265-8080

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