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Bonanza Steakhouse

1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
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Ranked #14 of 47 restaurants in Sanford
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Soups
Most recent review
- Mar 15, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Monmouth, Maine
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

First of all the Steaks were fantastic ! Done just right ! I had a Huge 16 oz T-bone for $16. with the worlds greatest salad bar. The Salad Bar was constantly filled with fresh food. My wife who had a gastric bypass a year ago was allowed to order a child size meal. Our guests had steak and fish... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Bonanza is one of my favorite places to go for good food and excellent value. No, it isn't a big fancy dining place, and it does need some updating on the interior, but the food makes up for it. The menu is basic American cuisine, steaks, burgers, chicken, and fish. A 12oz center cut sirloin steak dinner is $12.99 and... More

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Key West, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Patrons were coughing amd touching everything on salad bar, throwing fits when the whip cream needes to be replaced, food was tolerable but the patrons are what will keep me away from ever going there again.

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Portland, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This location has been in continuous business for decades. So obviously it is providing whatever its customers want. And that's a great formula for success. If one is unfamiliar with this restaurant's style of dining, then one could be dissatisfied with the experience, but that would not be the business's fault, but rather the diner's for not knowing what type... More

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Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Although known for its steaks, Bonanza has other offerings, such as grilled shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled chicken, and tilapia, plus the salad bar which always has an extensive selection of about two dozen items. Ordering is cafeteria style. You get your beverage in line. You pay the cahier. You are given a numbered plastic marker to match your order number.... More

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Castalia, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This was not a good experience. It was plenty pricey for what it was. There was not enough appetizing food on the buffet to make it worth what we paid.To top it off, the wait staff roamed among the tables of diners with a tiered cart, clearing tables into open bins on the cart. It's noisy and just plain gross... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Bonanza is a great place for lunch or dinner. Each day offers different choices on the salad bar, such as fried chicken, turkey, meatloaf, etc, along with the usual salad choices. There are usually 3 varieties of soups as well as desserts. There is a little printed menu of the daily offerings where you order. All meals include salad bar.... More

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Sanford, Maine
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The food is good, the buffet is great. Prices are great for families. A fun place to go with kids because they can make there own ice cream dessert after the meal and its all included in the one price you pay for your meal!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have seen so many cars here and I still don't know why. I was hoping for chicken and got tiny corndogs or overly sweet pulled pork as entrees. I will say the clam chowder and steakhouse chili were tasty. The salad bar choices were average. The service was none. After we chose our table we were never greeted. The... More

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South Berwick, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Haven't been here in a ery long time. It was just not good. We've been twice in the last month, and have been very surprised. The flavor of the steak, how it was cooked, the friendlyness of the people. Very happy we went back.

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