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The Bonfire


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: The Bonfire

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Enormous and tasty buffet!
1. Enormous and tasty buffet!
"meats and fish, salads, desserts with a lot of items great for kids"
David P
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2. Tons of choices for the family
2. Tons of choices for the family
"Ate there 3 years in a row with the family. Can't wait for next year"
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3. Best Buffet in Ocean City
3. Best Buffet in Ocean City
"The crab legs are with out a doubt the best"
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Ocean City, MD's finest Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet
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Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first night of our long weekend at OC. Wanted to try a buffet and Bonfire was the closest. Has been here for many years with lots of customers throughout the year. Even after the summer season is over. Locals seem to go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank VernaS_12
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The ambiance was very coastal. The buffet was top notch. In the winter there is no wait but in season it is substantial. The snow crab and the brisket was some of the best that I have ever had.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iodizer
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Hot, fresh seafood, a variety of meats and sides-so much stuff to choose from! You will get your moneys worth here.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank W1891DSkimm
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We kicked off our family NYE celebrartion with The Bonfire buffet & had a great time.. food was quite fresh, varied in selections & very delicious.. Waitstaff were courteous, friendly & efficient.... Our Family had a great time... we would definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Luvtravel
Reviewed January 1, 2019

food good but the place could really use an overhaul. We went for New Years Eve. In the women's bathroom were fake tulips. Really? You'd think someone working there would have thought to remove them or at least replaced with poinsettas or a winter flower.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cruise2anywhere
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place! The crab legs were fantastic and the prime rib was amazing! The buffet is seemingly endless with plenty of seafood options but also several things to choose for those who do not like seafood as well.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lindseyc611
Reviewed December 11, 2018

They have everything from soup to dessert, shellfish, fish, steak. Probably 50 or 60 items. Waiter was quick at removing plates. Expensive, 40 each for the buffet. early bird before 5. If you go in look or ask for the sign that says discount if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Adam S
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I visit the Bonfire every time I go on vacation to Ocean City, MD. It is my favorite restaurant to go to while there. They continue to make improvements that really make a difference, and they never seem to disappoint. Their seafood selection is my...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank adrianahoke
Reviewed November 24, 2018

We went to Md for a weekend getaway in Oct. All we have ever heard of was Phillips in Ocean City. Phillips was closed for the season and we came across this gem. Pricing was excellent for the amount of choices available. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ceej965
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

It has been two years since I have been in Ocean City and especially to Bonfires. The changes they have made really makes the difference. Their baked chicken with the seasoning they use is very good. Now for my favorites, beef brisket, flake steak, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Dianne S
July 23, 2018|
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Response from 637PaulW | Reviewed this property |
Under $20. Depends on their age. Thought 13 year olds cost the adult price. Also there is a $10 per person savings if no one at your table has crab, but what would’ve the point of going if you do not like crab.
Dianne S
July 23, 2018|
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Response from ken d | Reviewed this property |
Under 3, kids eat free. It is a scale that increases as the age of the child increases. See their website.
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
I also believe they serve Coke products.
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