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Ponderosa Steakhouse

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8801 Ohio River Rd, Wheelersburg, OH 45694-1921
+1 740-574-8355
10:00 - 20:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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188 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Was convenient to motel food was not that great but with the large selection you could find plenty. Service was very good. Food was hot. Deserts was really good especially the lemon pie and peanut butter fudge.

Thank Dan6801
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This chain used to be the best place to dine. The food was good and friendly service. I was wondering while slowly this chain started closing up and I saw fewer and fewer; so when I was on a road trip and saw this location I was overjoyed. That feeling ended the moment I opened the door. This location looks... More 

Thank Brian F
Greenup, Kentucky
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I almost gave this restaurant two stars, because it continues to disappoint. We visit every few moths, hoping to find improvements. Only one time did the food really please us. I feel that it is either a problem of the local management or with the chain itself. Today, the food was mediocre -- again. I understand that certain people are... More 

Thank Bernie P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Wanted LJS/A&W Root Beer next door,but was closed down, walked into Ponderosa, 3 cars in parking lot, 1st warning sign. All food on buffet was luke warm at best, ranch salad dressing warm,( dangerous)! Our sweet teas were sugar free, there was more food on the floor around tables than on the buffet it seemed, guy brought another tea, said... More 

Thank Dee D
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65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat. Staff are friendly and attentive. Lots of food to choose from on the bar and it's very clean. Very good for the price. Service was very quick and we were checked on often for refills or anything else we needed. Definitely going back.

Thank selma h
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Took mom out the day after valentines day. Prices are higher now. Food that should be hot isn't. Meatballs tasty but cool not hot. Liver burnt, chicken dry and waitresses too busy to watch over guest on cell phones or chatting at the front register. We really need a good steakhouse with waitresses or waiters that know how to act... More 

1 Thank Michael B
South Shore, Kentucky
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Ponderosa Steakhouse is way behind the times. The food is not very good bland taste, chicken taste like fish, fish taste like chicken all fixed in the same grease. Salad bar not well maintained. Probably my last visit here...

2 Thank Cheryl T
Ironton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and and I love to go out and eat. The Ponderosa in Wheelersburg is fantastic. We only get the food bar, because you can get everything you possibly need there. You may have to add a little salt, but we appreciate that. Some people have to watch sodium intake. The people there are so helpful and friendly. If... More 

1 Thank Jean B
Spring Valley, Ohio
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We don't have a Ponderosa near us any more. So when we are going to visit family in Greenup we like to eat at the Ponderosa in Wheelersburg. Lots of food choices. It is easy to get and we know we will have good food.

Thank Kelly C
York, South Carolina
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

It was a Monday evening so business was slow, but the buffet was very well stocked. But some of the food was getting dried out. A bit too expensive for what we got.

Thank ablkeee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 Ohio River Rd, Wheelersburg, OH 45694-1921
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Wheelersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 740-574-8355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?