Ponderosa Steakhouse (also known as Bonanza Steakhouse in some regions) is an American full-service casual dining restaurant and buffet chain specializing in home-style meals and grilled items. The buffet features a wide selection of fresh salad items, hot food dishes that includes tasty side dishes and some off-menu items like fried chicken and meatloaf, hearty soups and luscious desserts. They currently have more than 20 locations across United States.
Below are the latest Ponderosa menu prices.
Each Meal Includes Soups, Salads, Hot Foods & Desserts
|Chopped Steak||1/2 lb.||$11.99|
|Ribeye - USDA Choice||$16.49|
|Baby Back Ribs||1/2 Rack||$16.49|
|Center Cut Top Sirloin||10 oz.||$16.49|
|Sirloin - USDA Choice||1/2 lb.||$13.99|
|Country Fried Steak||$12.99|
|Black Angus BBQ Burger||$12.49|
|Sirloin & Fried Shrimp||$15.49|
|Sirloin & Chicken Monterey||$15.49|
|Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp||$15.49|
Great Steak Sale - Add to Buffet
55 and Older
|Sr. Chopped Steak||$11.49|
|Sr. Chicken Monterey||$11.49|
|Sr. Sirloin Steak||$11.49|
|Sr. Sirloin Tips||$11.49|
Unlimited Soups, Salads, Hot Foods & Desserts
|Breakfast (Saturday, 8am - 11am)||$6.99|
|Lunch (Monday-Saturday, 11am - 4pm)||$7.99|
|Dinner (Monday-Saturday, 4pm - Close, All Day Sunday)||$10.49|
|Brunch (Sunday, 10am - 2pm)||$10.49|
|Seafood Buffet (Friday, After 4pm)||$10.79|
|Sr. Lunch Buffet||$6.99|
|Sr. Dinner Buffet||$9.49|
Just for Kids
|3 Years Old & Younger||$0.00|
|4 to 7 Years Old||$5.99|
|8 to 12 Years Old||$6.99|
|Golden Fried Shrimp||$7.99|
Steak, Chicken & Seafood
|Golden Fried Shrimp||$12.49|
|Grilled Shrimp Dinner||$12.49|
|USDA Choice Sirloin with Buffet||$13.99|
|Sirloin Combos with Buffet||$15.49|
High school graduate Dan Lasaster and auto-dealer Norm Weise opened the first Ponderosa Steakhouse in Kokomo, Indiana in 1965. After learning about the success of Bonanza Steakhouse in the Southern region, Lasaster and Weise were inspired to open up their own restaurant offering budget steaks. Their first restaurant features a cafeteria-style service with a menu limited to steak served with baked potato, salad and dinner rolls. Ponderosa Steakhouse has under-went a lot of major changes since then. Today, their menu offers more variety of grilled items and other entrées to cater to the ever-changing preference of their patrons. They are also under new management of Homestyle Dining LLC. Although they have through a lot of changes through the years, they remained committed in providing their avid patrons with quality meals served in generous portions and offered at a valued cost.
What They’re Famous For?
Ponderosa Steakhouse are known for their Old West inspired home-style meals that features flavorful grilled items and hot side dishes. Here are some of their most notable items:
- BBQ Ribs – prime pork ribs marinated in their special mix of herbs and spices, slow cooked and grilled to tender and juicy perfection. Served with fries and house made coleslaw on the side.
- Sirloin Combo – ½ tender sirloin well seasoned and grilled to perfection with fresh shrimps battered and fried to golden brown. Served with their famous baked potato, fresh salad and warm fresh-baked bun.
- Grilled Salmon – fresh salmon fillet lightly seasoned with their very own special mix of herbs and spices, grilled to tender perfection, and served with baked potato, fresh salad and warm fresh-baked bun.
Why Eat at Ponderosa Steakhouse?
Ponderosa Steakhouse is where you can get quality steak meals offered at a very affordable price. Ponderosa prices are more than reasonable for the quality of food they offer combined with their full-serviced cozy yet fun restaurant ambience and attentive and friendly staff.
To learn more about Ponderosa or to find a location near you, visit their website at ponderosasteakhouses.com.