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7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
410 524 7171
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Service!

The server, Brandon Storm provided us with excellent service! He was attentive and informative. Although this restaurant is a buffet and primarily self-service, we couldn't tell with the outstanding service our server provided. Because of him, we would return every time we are in Ocean City. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
DrZ1612
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Galveston Island, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atglen, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I really don't like to complain, plus we're not really picky eaters. But we honestly did not like our meal (buffet) at The Bonfire. The breaded Tilapia was 'hard' and super fishy tasting, which is weird because Tilapia is usually pretty mild. The salmon was swimming in a sauce that made it look so bad I didn't even try it.... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The server, Brandon Storm provided us with excellent service! He was attentive and informative. Although this restaurant is a buffet and primarily self-service, we couldn't tell with the outstanding service our server provided. Because of him, we would return every time we are in Ocean City. The food was great as well. Everything was fresh and well-prepared.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not worth the price! We went for the early bird pricing and since they were just opening the freshest food. The crab legs tasted like you were eating spoonfuls of salt, the "raw bar" consisted of oysters on the half shell no clams in sight. The prime rib was good but the boiled shrimp were overcooked and couldn't even be... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was absolutely amazing food. Would recommend to anyone. A bit pricey, but if you have some extra definitely check this out.

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Ocean View, Delaware
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We dined here on Feb. 13 for an early Valentine's Day dinner. Fish selections were great and so was the carving station. The soups were pretty good too. The sides are hit or miss--but the donuts were superb, as they always are. I still say The Bonfire is one of the top buffets in Ocean city; it must be since... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While visiting friends who live in the OC area, we went online to look for restaurant options and selected The Bonfire because it advertised a weekend "senior discount". We apprised our server we intended to select the dinner buffet - she confirmed the discount price and stated it included a beverage. When we returned with our 1st serving selections our... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A nice night out with family, and what better way to end the night but over a good meal.... buffet style! Bonfire reminded me a lot of casino style buffets. There was a good mix of seafood with several carving stations that included ham and roast beef. The selection was decent but not so large that you get overwhelmed and... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've been here a few times. If you like seafood, there is plenty here to choose from. The food tastes as good as it looks in the advertisements. Don't go if you're not really hungry.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been eating here for the past 15 years or so I have many visits to compare. The past three visits, once a year, the crab legs were small and stringy. Last year they had a sign outside boasting "Largest Crab Legs in Ocean City!" Total exaggeration. However, if you eat there when it's busy you can be assured that... More 

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trenton nj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We didn't like how the food looked at the tables nearby. Rather unappetizing and warmed over. Got up and left before ordering, convinced that there was somewhere else that had better ambience and food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: 410 524 7171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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