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Bonanza Steakhouse

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1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    3 of 5 stars
Friendly Service - Poor Value

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Eric B
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

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 

Thank Chase M
Somersworth, New Hampshire
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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 

Thank Eric B
York, Maine
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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 

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 

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.

Thank Ray S
Sanford, Maine
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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 

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

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 

Thank DennisDale
Brampton, Canada
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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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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

They offer a variety of steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood at reasonable prices. Order your meal and there's a salad bar/buffet waiting for you too. A decent salad bar with a good variety of vegetables that has hot food at one end. We were there on turkey day( hot food choices vary throughout the week) which included thick cut turkey... More 

Thank Snonut800
Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I'm kind of a food snob (actually, a snob all around, but I admit it), so the idea of visiting Bonanza already had me on guard. We had a gift card given to by a well-meaning relative, and went over on a Sunday evening to spend it. Bonanza is a chain...although most of the other Bonanzas have gone the way... More 

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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: Steakhouse, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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