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West Branch Ponderosa

2882 Cook Rd, West Branch, MI 48661-8769
+1 989-345-1215
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
“great buffet” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
2882 Cook Rd, West Branch, MI 48661-8769
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My mom and I wanted a nice lunch buffet out. The only thing we could eat was the salad, rolls and pudding. Everything else tasted horrible, they even messed up the brownies, they were dry and crumbly. I am very disappointed, because I have been...More

Thank pearls2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reviews for this place seem to be either all 5 or all 2 with nowhere in between depending on the day of the visit. I really hate to give a two or one if I can help it so I will be generous and give...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were on our way back home and stopped for breakfast and this time we picked this restaurant. I really liked the buffet style breakfast. It had everything on it and also a lot of fruit. I tasted just about everything on the buffet.

Thank Walter618
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had been driving north on I-75 feeling rather hungry as it was just past lunch time, so we stopped in West Branch. We had several choices of fast food restaurants in West Branch but decided on the Ponderosa although we have not previously been...More

1  Thank sammymantha
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We always stop here when we are on our way home from up north. It is half way, so it is convenient for us. Love how we can get in, eat, and be on our way. The food is always good, no matter what time...More

Thank Gerry B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Up for an ice tournament and was happy to see a ponderosa,great food as always.The staff was great and restaurant was clean and kept up good.Would definitely come back to eat next year again!

Thank D7372ZXmatts
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

For those for familiar with the Pondarosa steakhouse, the West branch location delivers. Average steaks and a large buffet providing a variety of options for you to dine on. Nothing special but decent food.

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our family was visiting West Branch for a couple of days to see the fall colors. We were absolutely surprised to see a Ponderosa restaurant because down in southern Michigan most if not all have been closed for many many years. The restaurant was very...More

Thank richardvW8469SC
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was the most disappointing lunch we have ever had. Everything was crusted over, and the staff including the manager was standing in the kitchen enjoying each others company instead of taking care of the customers. My favorite is the wing dings, which were almost...More

1  Thank bluealaskan
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch! Excellent potato bar - white and sweet potatoes and all the toppings you could imagine. Quite delicious! Our waitress was Sue. She is attentive, knowledgeable and efficient ... not to mention her sweet personality and great smile!!

Thank Amy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2882 Cook Rd, West Branch, MI 48661-8769
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  West Branch
  • Phone Number: +1 989-345-1215
  • E-mail
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