We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ponderosa Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
308 Morton Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701-9418
+1 606-439-1525
Website
Today
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

You would think of Ponderosa as just a steakhouse but, what a great buffet with an amazing number of choices to satisfy everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Ryan R
Nacogdoches, Texas
Level Contributor
65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Went twice while staying in Hazard. The steal is nothing to right home about and in fact is very small. There are 3 places in Hazard with better steaks for better value, but the buffet is what is worth the money here. The buffet is good and plenty of choices.

Helpful?
Thank ktyler4972
FavorFilled, Director of Sales at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the variety and quality of our buffet. We would love to win you over to our steaks too though. Quality and freshness is our motto - thanks again! More 

Griffin, Georgia
Level Contributor
124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I had a 10 oz. top sirloin and the buffet. The steak was very good. The buffet had fried chicken livers--one of my favorite buffet items but seldom found anywhere (It is one of the key reasons why I strongly prefer Golden Corral to Ryan's as Golden Corral almost always has fried chicken livers on the buffet.). The buffet also... More 

Helpful?
Thank David C
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am so glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

Wylie, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

My grandmother for some unknown reason likes to stop here when she visits places that are history for her family. If I visit again we will go somewhere else. We ordered the buffet and I was completely unimpressed. The food was obviously out so long that it was dry and crusted over and I was just overall grossed out. I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shirin O
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were disappointed with your visit. Our goal is for every customer to leave satisfied. We will continue to work hard to meet your approval. More 

Cincinnati
Level Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Salad bar was typical. Steaks were fair but overcooked. We were there with a large group and service was slow.

Helpful?
1 Thank Wanda L
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy our large variety of salad items. Any time you receive an entree not cooked as you like always bring it to your servers attention so that we may prepare you another. Sometime when you are part of a large group it does take longer for everyone to receive their meals than a single individual.... More 

Hazard, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Sirloin tips are great! Fried chicken on buffet is really good too. Restaurant is very clean, as well as bathrooms. Best yeast rolls in town! Service is exceptional. Great selection on salad bar and buffet.

Helpful?
Thank Vicki C
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we love to please! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

I took my father yesterday for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the the hit food bar and salad bar. This is one of the few buffets that has both romain and spring mix lettuce. The fried chicken was outstanding and a great selection of vegetables were available. Service was friendly. My father had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hazel C
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you and your father enjoyed your meals! More 

Delaware
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Clean, neat and very attentive to all your needs. Nice salad bar, home cooking including pinto beans which I had not had for years. Fried chicken, homemade biscuits too

Helpful?
Thank Edward S
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

Bothell, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

the wait staff was outstanding, the food very good and the time from ordering a meal to getting the food was very short, food was done right and the buffet was outstanding

Helpful?
Thank Harry A
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - we aim to please! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. Probably one of the best salad bars I have ever eaten. Home cooking feel to this restaurant

Helpful?
Thank Kims82719c
FavorFilled, Owner at Ponderosa Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we start cooking early every day and just keep cooking for you our guests! More 

Been to Ponderosa Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Morton Blvd, Hazard, KY 41701-9418
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Hazard
  • Phone Number: +1 606-439-1525

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ponderosa Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?