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Ponderosa Restaurant

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108 Highway 145, Dolores, CO 81323
+1 970-882-7910
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Denise C
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Smokehouse970
Page, Arizona
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184 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Riverkilt
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank jason s
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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!

Thank Kim V
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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 

1 Thank ColoradoLove1876
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank PDLB2
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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316 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Kelly M
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have eaten here for years, and make it a point to stop in every time we are in town. This is a local favorite, and is not to be confused with the now-defunct Ponderosa SteakHouse chain. Their breakfasts are huge - be careful, because the specials always include the pancakes, which are the size of dinner plates! Three of... More 

Thank sabledad
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Right next door the Dolores Mountain Inn. We have a fabulous breakfast. Service was friendly and fast. Food was really fresh, hot and tasty.

Thank mroland61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Highway 145, Dolores, CO 81323
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores
  • Phone Number: +1 970-882-7910

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