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Bonanza Steakhouse

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1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
207-324-6121
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Never tried this place out before so I wasn't sure what to expect, LOL :P

The place herds you through there like cattle!! Lots of families go here so if you don't like crowded places with a lot of loud kids you better go else where!! The parking lot is sort of dangerous so be careful when you are backing up! The place seems to cater to people who eat a lot of MEAT... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LEER2011
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place herds you through there like cattle!! Lots of families go here so if you don't like crowded places with a lot of loud kids you better go else where!! The parking lot is sort of dangerous so be careful when you are backing up! The place seems to cater to people who eat a lot of MEAT. We... More 

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Thank LEER2011
Sanford, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I love getting the salad bar as a meal, always a good variety and family friendly environment. Can take our family of 4 out and spend the same as going to McDonald's

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Thank Smorin73
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Have been to this chain as s child. One of my children wanted to go, so we did. BIG MISTAKE. I will say it was busy, but the patrons were questionable. Kind of like people in Walmart in their pajamas. The food bar looked like animals had rummaged through it, and the dining room was just DISGUSTING with food &... More 

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Thank Chase M
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stopped in with our family of four to give it a try and was a little disappointed with the "value" for your dollar here. Sure you could, in theory, eat $100 worth of salad/potato wedges and get your monies worth. But to what end? When I pay for a buffet, I want my options for main course meal food. Not... More 

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Thank Eric B
York, Maine
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Immediately upon walking in and seeing the cafeteria counter, I should have stuck with my gut but instead just gave my honey a glance. After all it was 8pm and we were hungry. We both ordered the haddock sandwich. The sandwich was greasy and dripping through the bottom of the bread and the fish was not fresh, but rather frozen.... More 

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Thank Susan K
Exeter, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had the ribeye and my companion had the shrimp & steak combo. Both pieces of meat were filled with grisle and were very tough - not at all pleasant to eat. Restaurant was fairly clean, service was fast, but assistance nearly non-existant. As a handicapped individual, it would have been nice to get assistance with getting my food tray... More 

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Thank Sunnieg51
Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great salad bar and reasonably priced meals. Great variety of meats. Wife likes to get the salad bar on Sunday because they serve turkey dinner with all the fixings that day.

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Thank Ray S
Sanford, Maine
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

OK...Bonanza has good food and a probably the best salad bar around. One Mondays and Tuesdays, I believe it is, when they serve fried chicken on the salad bar, the place is swamped. I have to admit, I am one of those people who like to go on one of those days just for the fried chicken on the salad... More 

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Thank J M
Saco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This was out very last visit to Bonanza. I know the price of beef has gone up but what I had was not worth the money $13 (let me drop off a $13 dollar steak from the butcher and let's compare). The steak looked like two very small and very thin pieces of liver. The seating areas need some extreme... More 

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Thank DennisDale
Brampton, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have enjoyed the Bonanza Steakhouse buffet many times. It always the same.Good food, well prepared and plentiful. Low prices all you can eat goodness. Or you can order from their menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: 207-324-6121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Soups, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?