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Carrie Makiska
Carrie Makiska
09:41 09 May 17
Great buffet .and great place to go.a little expensive but good food
Kevin Pilant
Kevin Pilant
13:01 02 Jun 17
Even though it is a buffet style restaurant you can order other items. The waitress were very attentive and constantly ensuring you had what you wanted.
Yolanda Altvater
Yolanda Altvater
17:19 14 Apr 17
We live in Terre Haute, Indiana and had to drive here to Vincennes to come eat..we used to have 2 Ponderosa restaurants in Terre Haute, but they closed them down a few yrs ago and we miss the food..
Denise Morris
Denise Morris
06:07 28 Jan 17
I've only eaten the buffet. It would never be worth my while to try to eat an entre' and the buffet because there is always so many wonderful choices on the buffet itself. The banana pudding is as good as my mom used to make.
jamie ann griffin
jamie ann griffin
16:01 14 Dec 16
Very nice salad buffet always full and good buffet food choice and always hot. Great service. All food is attended to on buffets very well and steaks are good also
Les Warner
Les Warner
01:09 10 Jun 17
Actually great...with the glueton thing n healthy​ meat issues it was the place to eat. Great service good atmosphere...
Karen Lepsi
Karen Lepsi
22:46 13 Jun 17
very friendly and clean lots of choices good food
Jeannie Boyd
Jeannie Boyd
22:01 24 Jun 17
Good food and friendly service.Our waiter Josh very nice
Jawn J. Bauer
Jawn J. Bauer
00:52 07 Jul 17
Clean. Friendly service. A nice lunch buffet with numerous choices. $1.00 off for 62 and older. Highly recommend.
Gary Starkey
Gary Starkey
03:49 16 Jul 17
Good food. Great choices
Elizabeth Mefford
Elizabeth Mefford
22:25 23 Jul 17
Buffet had a good selection. Food was well presented. Wide variety of desserts. Service was polite and perfectly attentive.
Brent Urfer
Brent Urfer
18:55 28 Aug 17
Good service. Fresh,food regardless of time of day. Excellent quality control and personal,touch by staff and management!
Tammy Davenport
Tammy Davenport
16:52 09 Oct 17
Food on the buffet was very fresh and the steak and baked potato was delicious. Restaurant was very clean and our waitress was very nice.
Nikki Nye
Nikki Nye
00:31 22 Oct 17
I like it here cause I can have variety it could be better but its pretty good
Brenda Shipman
Brenda Shipman
04:16 14 Nov 17
They have a variety of salad fixings, hot food, and desserts.If you don't like buffet, they also have steaks, baked potatoes, and shrimp along with the buffet and salad and soup bar and dessert bars.
Felicia Weirich
Felicia Weirich
23:10 24 Nov 17
Good food. Nice Waiters. Clean. Good for large crowds.
Scott Hyllested
Scott Hyllested
23:33 06 Dec 17
The food and the service was excellent and we talked with Brian the manager very nice man real good experience
Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall
23:22 12 Dec 17
Really good food, decent steaks, and the smoked meat is very good, friendly staff, nice atmosphere, plenty of seating, and caters, the wing and fried cabbage are amazing
Brenda Brummett
Brenda Brummett
17:33 07 Jan 18
I used to work at Ponderosa good people and good food I miss all my Ponderosa friend
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01:54 16 Jan 18
Good atmosphere, good food, great service! We had a group of 20 and the drink service was phenomenal and the buffet never ran out of food.
Jerry Fisher
Jerry Fisher
02:43 31 Jan 18
Really good steak. Not the best cut in the world, but the taste was great. The buffet was full and clean. Nice job
Colin Sievers
Colin Sievers
16:27 18 Feb 18
Great place to eat. Attentive server and the food on the buffet was fresh. The only downside was the depressing country music. A little more variety there would get them 5 stars from me.
Daniel Lavely
Daniel Lavely
19:45 22 Feb 18
Ponderosa Steakhouse has been around for as long as I can remember. My gripe with this place is that their prices are pretty damn high when it comes to their buffet. I will say, however, that they have a wide variety of discounts to help alleviate the price. The buffet variety is pretty good, and the help there has never let me down. In fact, I'd say the service at this place may very well be the best in town due to some solid experiences with them in the past. Give this place a try if you're ever comin' through.
Brenda McQueen
Brenda McQueen
18:40 03 Mar 18
The food was very good and the facility was clean. Always stop there on way to Louisville. Waitresses are great!
Roger Outler
Roger Outler
23:47 03 Mar 18
Unusual to see shrimp on a buffet. They had butterfly shrimp and spicy popcorn shrimp. Both were quite flavorful. Three soups and a decent salad selection. A separate hot bar with chicken, meatloaf and kielbasa. Mashed potatoes were instant; which was a disappointment. Overall, a good buffet that they kept fresh. Good flavor to everything. Several sweet choices; including cookies, brownies, pies, and cake. Ice cream was also available. Had a moist brownie and a dish of ice cream.
John Figg
John Figg
02:57 21 Mar 18
Great server. The steak was actually full of flavor and was on our table in record time. Reason was, it was almost raw. Sent both back, second time a charm. Done perfectly with juices retained. Good job Ponderosa.
Karen Crump
Karen Crump
00:05 31 Mar 18
Great food and service. We go a couple of times a month. I just wish they had more low sugar desserts for diabetics like a variety of fresh fruits.
HeyIts TheSingingNoOne
HeyIts TheSingingNoOne
23:34 01 Jun 18
The food is soooo gooood! I hadn't had such good food in a long time! It's a nice, homey atmosphere, and the workers were kind. Would definitely go again if I lived closer!
Amy Harris
Amy Harris
12:49 06 Jul 18
Love the food, tasty and fresh. Clean dining area and friendly service.
Jessica Weir
Jessica Weir
22:28 13 Jul 18
This is the second one I've been to. Each one is a little different in their own ways. This one has more dishes that are spicy. Spicy shrimp and spicy fish spicy chicken. There dessert options are different as well. I expected more for what I paid for lunch.
Tammy Wells
Tammy Wells
12:14 17 Jul 18
Ponderosa is Absolutely the Best Place to Eat! I wish we had one in our town! We use to when I was younger...It was even better than I remember. Super Clean! Food was Hot! Lots of Good Choices!
Becky Deener
Becky Deener
18:46 13 Aug 18
I ate from the buffet bar and everything I had was fresh. Decent selection of food available. Salad bar and dessert bar had a variety of offerings. Wait staff was attentive.
Betty Yaw
Betty Yaw
17:40 04 Aug 18
I love their buffet. It has anything and everything. Always. Hot. People are very friendly.my husband loves their chicken wings
Sue Bennett
Sue Bennett
11:22 01 Sep 18
Always excellent! Everything is always fresh, hot, delicious! Huge variety on the huge buffet tables. Nice desserts and ice cream to choose from. Servers are always nice. Atmosphere is comfortable and restaurant is always clean. Great place, great value
Chris G
Chris G
05:22 19 Sep 18
I've eaten here several times, and the food is always hot and delicious. The staff is attentive and the restaurant is clean. There is an occasional wait to seated, but it is usually very short.
Vanessa Lemasters
Vanessa Lemasters
02:49 24 Sep 18
Everything was fresh and there was a good variety of main dishes and desserts. Our server was very nice, kept the table clear and drinks full.
Carlisle Hallsted
Carlisle Hallsted
21:06 01 Oct 18
First time at Ponderosa. I was sceptical about coming here for 3 years. Always heard both good and bad things about this place. But I have to say, its pretty good! More meat options would be great but overall, really good tasting food. I'd definitely choose this place over Golden Corral anyday
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
13:32 10 Oct 18
Great place to eat. Buffet was good and so was my steak. And it's not to expensive either. I wish I could eat here more often but I dont live in same town, I wish they would not have closed all of the Ponderosas around my town.
Donna Lockhart
Donna Lockhart
02:19 20 Oct 18
Very nice. The buffet is always fresh and full. Staff is there whenever needed.
Alena Cutshall
Alena Cutshall
23:21 03 Nov 18
I just loved their smoked wings, I couldn't get enough. I was not a fan of staff just standing at the door as if they had nothing better to do, we felt uncomfortable as if we were watched during our meal, very unsettling feeling when you are eating, so we had to move seating. Food is delicious, staff is friendly, just wish it wasn't so uncomfortable with them standing there. Definitely will be returning for The wings!!!
charles hartzburg
charles hartzburg
09:31 30 Nov 18
Waitress was extremely polite and helpful food was excellent and the choices were almost too numerous to say. I will suggest this place to anyone. Price was reasonable considering all the food that a person could eat.
Debb Bennett
Debb Bennett
15:53 15 Dec 18
Cashier/greeter was very nice and friendly. Our server was as well, kept table cleared of dirty dishes, and checked on us often. Buffett was clean, quiet a selection, something 4 everyone. Would highly recommend
Michael Hawkins
Michael Hawkins
21:46 26 Dec 18
Pleasantly surprised after boycotting for years. Food quality on buffet excellent. The steak quality hasn't changed through the years. Still a $2 value add on.
Larry Burris
Larry Burris
19:36 13 Feb 19
When at lunchtime. Fried chicken was hot, instant mashed potatoes were runny, rolls looked burnt. Desserts were good. Fried chicken livers were few and well done to a crispy texture.
Chelsea Francis
Chelsea Francis
16:05 04 Mar 19
The food, and service is great! The restaurant was very clean, and cozy. I love the wide variety on the buffet.
Eva Fleming
Eva Fleming
15:38 04 Mar 19
We ( 23) had a birthday party to celebrate my Dad's 88th birthday there in the dining room area. The server & service was excellent!
Kristal Tewell
Kristal Tewell
20:08 07 Apr 19
Service was slow and food wasn't cooked right when we visited recently. However the manager/owners were there and they gave us our food for free and a gift card for $60 so can't complain. When we used the gift card on our next visit the food was great and so was the food!
Randy Jones
Randy Jones
14:29 27 May 19
Always a great place to eat when in Vincennes, however when I got up the next morning to fry my half left over baked potato with my breakfast it wasn't with my leftover bag. I understand the need for wait staff to bag and even staple the bag shut because there are those that would take from the buffet, but what a bummer not to have what I'd paid for.
Patrick Kyle
Patrick Kyle
21:33 25 Jun 19
Surprised to see one of these. It been years. Food was great and fresh. Staff was super friendly and helpful.
Jamal Thomas
Jamal Thomas
22:59 05 Jul 19
It's a steak place with a huge buffet. Do yourself a favor, pass on the steak and hit up the fried chicken on the buffet, trust me! You can get a good steak anywhere, but this fried chicken is one in a million!!!
Larry Snodgrass
Larry Snodgrass
21:02 04 Jul 19
They always have the best food and cost is on track with similar places.
Amy Silverman
Amy Silverman
18:34 21 Jul 19
Waitress was very attentive. Food was great very clean place
bill goedde
bill goedde
11:10 29 Jul 19
This is a very good Ponderosa . Very clean and the workers, staff, all helpful. Nice smiles, good food, large buffet or order from menu. I finished with soft serve ice cream with bits and sprinkles!
Myles Patterson
Myles Patterson
05:00 26 Aug 19
Very good deserts! Clean atmosphere. Plesant staff.
Melissa Guerrero
Melissa Guerrero
18:25 21 Sep 19
My son loves this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is good!
dirtdobber1959 .
dirtdobber1959 .
00:42 18 Oct 19
Pulled pork and catfish were very good. All you can eat with salad and dessert bar 2 adults with drinks $33.00. Place was pretty clean and bathrooms were clean.
Deborah DAmbrosi
Deborah DAmbrosi
18:17 25 Oct 19
Excellent food nice and hot the waitress was very prompt and keeping our table nice and clean. It was just a wonderful experience and hope to go back again.
Donna Lamica
Donna Lamica
01:50 05 Nov 19
The fried chicken was awesome also the baked potato casserole was great but wasn't on the bar enough or couldn't keep up with the amount of people in the restaurant . But it was great and definitely a place to go back to.
Nevarges
Nevarges
17:02 10 Nov 19
I love this place! They don't have it where I live but I come here every chance I get. Amazing steak, amazing food, amazing staff, and a friendly environment. I recommend you come here.Best buffet I've ever been to, hands down.
P Mar
P Mar
13:45 12 Nov 19
Very nice workers. Food fresh and hot even at end of shift. I wish there was still one in Cincinnati
Leslie Morrow
Leslie Morrow
20:27 24 Nov 19
Clean and food was very good. Like a warm hug. Service was pleasant. Would go back
Michelle Friedlund
Michelle Friedlund
19:30 05 Dec 19
Great buffet. Food was hot and delicious, servers were nice and attentive. Ours gave me the largest to go cup of unsweetened iced tea I've ever seen. Would definitely stop again and recommend it.
Jamie Tackett
Jamie Tackett
00:14 19 Dec 19
My family and I love the buffet. There is so much of a variety to please everyone. Always hot good ol home cooked comfort foods.
Vicki Rodgers
Vicki Rodgers
23:12 10 Jan 20
Always love eating here. The food is normally fantastic! Service is great! Prices are very reasonable & senior get a discount. I highly recommend Ponderosa Steakhouse.
Big B
Big B
03:27 07 Feb 20
OMG! Best buffet I've been too! All the food was amazing! Dessert selection could use some growth...but no complaints!Just passing thru!
Nikki Polston
Nikki Polston
18:02 05 Mar 20
There is something for everyone. The dessert buffet is so wonderful. This is where Mom always wants to go on when we are in Vincennes.
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PvP gaming o
22:45 28 Feb 20
Great place to eat on a Friday night. Super clean and friendly service. Friday night fish is delicious.
Jennifer Maglone
Jennifer Maglone
00:05 26 Apr 20
Vincennes Ponderosa is the bomb!! Loved the meatloaf! Staff is on the ball!! Service terrific! Desserts to die for!
Lorna Swick
Lorna Swick
22:29 26 Mar 20
03/26/2020 - Had the take out meal this afternoon. Fried chicken, hash brown casserole, cauliflower with cheese. Roll and sweet tea. Good sized portions . Very good. And reasonable in price.
Amy Hess
Amy Hess
02:36 26 May 20
I have to say that I had one of the best experiences at a restaurant. I have to give the staff a lot of credit. With all the changes they were having to deal with do to covid-19 I it did not stop them from giving excellent service. I noticed that a lot of the staff were showing random acts of kindness. Not to just my family and myself, but to other customers as well. This was an awesome thing to see. I also need to mention that the food was excellent as well. Thank you ponderosa staff for going above and beyond my expectations.
Benson Brewer
Benson Brewer
00:06 14 Jun 20
Great Buffet now serving Cafeteria style! Great service and friendly staff. Don't have to ask for another drink, it will be sitting on the table before you're finished with the first one.
C. J. McWilliams
C. J. McWilliams
23:17 29 Jun 20
The all you can eat buffet was very good and the cafeteria style service was great. Reminded me of being a kid and going to the buffet with parents hold your plate and they fill it. Staff was awesome
Betty Carlson
Betty Carlson
22:36 07 Jul 20
The service is very nice The waitresses were nice and waiterswe travel 45 minutes to get there and we'll probably do it again .
James Barker
James Barker
09:12 21 Jul 20
Everything was really good being the Rona has changed how buffet work still had a good experience
Meemee Taylor
Meemee Taylor
16:23 25 Jul 20
It was great, the food and staff
Jeremy Ray Wilson
Jeremy Ray Wilson
19:05 03 Aug 20
The Salad was 5 stars easily the hot food n meats were 3 stars and the watresses were stellar, 10 stars! They deserve a raise and huge tip, for all the extra work they have to do right now because of Covid. Over all a really nice experience, Enjoy!!!
Ben Wohleber
Ben Wohleber
01:45 15 Aug 20
We drove an hours time to go to this location and let me tell you it was very worth it! The food was hot and fresh. The staff were very friendly and willing to grab your food for you. At no point while eating there tonight was I concerned about catching COVID, masks were worn by everyone and the food was served by employees so not to contaminate. This location must be run perfectly because tonight I spotted NO flaws! If anyone is near this location or traveling through, definitely make this location a food stop on the drive, you won’t be disappointed! They just gained a new customer for life!
Anthony Robinson
Anthony Robinson
15:23 23 Aug 20
I remember in the early 80s my family use to eat breakfast all you can eat Buffett.
Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
01:34 28 Aug 20
It was very good,& the young lady that took care of us even plated up whatever foods or dessert we wanted!
Ruby De Vries
Ruby De Vries
23:59 26 Aug 20
Great selection of hot foods, salads, & desserts. Pepsi products, tea, coffee & water to drink. Servers are right there to hand you a plate & then put on what you tell them. Friendly staff.
katherine smith
katherine smith
06:54 16 Feb 20
We really like this place food is always so fresh.
dameon holt
dameon holt
20:29 15 Jan 17
Great food. Great service. Nice selection
dana marie
dana marie
04:25 08 Sep 20
I visited for the first time today and we were definitely impressed! Although they have to serve cafeteria style there was a full Buffett and someone ready to serve you. Food was warm and delicioooous!! Would definitely recommend, family friendly and good hospitality
shelly1184
shelly1184
22:51 12 Sep 20
I enjoyed all the food but I gave it 4 stars due to seeing employees serving food after touching their hair without a hairnet and then reach down and pick something off the floor, toss item in the trash and then pick up a clean plate for a customer and proceed to serve them with the same "clean" plastic see through gloves and not change them before handling the new plate.
Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith
17:54 13 Sep 20
Great food .the employees were very helpful and restaurant was very clean.
Holly Cook
Holly Cook
14:38 31 Aug 20
Good food, relaxing atmosphere
Shelley Kidder
Shelley Kidder
11:47 07 Sep 20
Loved it! Finally, a buffet!!
Daniel Bundy
Daniel Bundy
00:57 19 Oct 20
Love this place. If you've ever been before you'll love to come again. I used to go with my grandparents before I was a teenager and I haven't been for literally decades because the one near me shut down or moved. I'm 35 now and being there gave me an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Thanks Panderosa, I still love those wings.
Richard Rednmon
Richard Rednmon
03:14 14 Nov 20
Good food. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. If you leave hungry it's your own fault
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Ponderosa Steakhouse

2625 Hart Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
phone: 812-882-9469

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Sunday - Thursday
11am - 8pm

Friday & Saturday
11am - 9pm

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