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3212 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220-5424 (Formerly Ponderosa)
+1 920-769-0015
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Service is VERY good and friendly, but selection of pizza on the buffet is very poor. They offer to order one, but I am in a hurry so occasionally I call ahead to order one, but even then they don't put it on the buffet. they RARELY have anything but the basic pizzas on the buffet, and their basic pizzas... More 

Thank J R
Republic, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This restaurant is one of the best we have found. They have broasted chicken and all of the fixings for that, a full pizza bar and you can order one special if you want to. They bring those to your table first before adding them to the bar. There is soup, there is a dessert bar and ice cream machine,... More 

Thank Ejentsch
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great place for a variety of foods with Pizza and Chicken buffet. They are usually busy but ample seating. The desserts are excellent so save room.

Thank DavidB51
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is a large buffet, with many pizza options. If there is a pizza you really want to try, tell them and they will make it for you. Clean facilities, friendly service, and great options. All reasons to eat here.

Thank Trevor L
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Pizza Ranch is a good place to eat. The soup is a favorite of mine. Also, Roma tomato, spinach, thin crust pizza, is the best. Chicken is boasted. It also, is very good. Nice, clean with a friendly staff.

Thank Sandy C
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

When they first opened there was more then enough staff and food was always fresh and keeped available. The staff has been less each visit and the choices limited unless you get them when they first come out. We will try a few more times but service and quality is going in the wrong direction.

1 Thank DavidB51
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Many different kinds of pizza to pick from. Plus they have a salad bar that is great. Plus fried chicken that is to die for. So juicy! Plus BBQ. chicken and chicken wings plus more.

Thank kenneth k
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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212 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Why call it the Pizza Ranch?? Five pies on the buffet and you call it the ranch?? I envisioned rows of pizza, when I saw the name. There was a salad station, a fried food station and then a small area for the pizza, again five pies does nnot warrant calling yourself the Pizza Ranch. They ask you if you... More 

1 Thank azzabar
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We go here on a pretty regular basis. The food, especially the chicken, is quite good. It is a reasonable price for a buffet. The problem is almost every time we are there they run out of major food items on the buffet. This last time they were out of chicken for almost 10 minutes and were out of broasted... More 

1 Thank Nate H
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

I had hoped the food would be good. The salad bar was very good, That was the best part of the meal. I was asked what kind of pizza I wanted when I arrived. They made it and brought it to my seat and served it to me. It was over cooked and basically tasteless. The other pizzas on the... More 

1 Thank NinjaGigi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3212 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220-5424 (Formerly Ponderosa)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Manitowoc
  • Phone Number: +1 920-769-0015

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