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The Bonfire

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$$ - $$$
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7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
+1 410-524-7171
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the cleanest, highest quality seafood buffet in ocean city. There crab legs are the good ones!! Not those small ones some buffet's use. Great deserts and prime rib also.

Thank Petepeters2
Lancaster, PA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

2yrs ago we came to this place, it was amazing! We went back last year, they served me a dirty Smirnoff bottle, food was cold, looked old, just not a great experience. Talked to the manager about checking temps and whatnot. He gave us a free meal voucher to return. We decided to go back tonight, brought the kids and... More 

Thank dekama
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Went there in November 2016...Paid $31.95 per person for COLD prime rib,,,if i wanted a deli sandwich it would have been fine,,,,the snow crab legs were not good,,,,they were cold as well,,,and the meat did not come out easily,,had to pick it too much...the rest of the buffet was average for a buffet in OC, Md...Best choice would be to... More 

Thank Gary L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent for Thanksgiving dinner. This was our third year going for Thanksgiving. We had reservations, we waited about 5 minutes for our table. Excellent service, our drinks were never empty, the food was very good. Excellent experience.

Thank Mary M
King George, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I used to eat here often but we had not been to Ocean City in a few years so I was really looking forward to coming for some prime Rib and Seafood. I wish we had eaten elsewhere. The service we received from our server was great. No complaints there. The problem was the food was terrible. The Prime Rib... More 

Thank Clarissa V
Centreville, Maryland
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is our third year having Thanksgiving dinner at the Bonfire. We had a wonderful waitress and the food was wonderful, as always. The offer a wide variety of items that are sure to please everyone in your group.

Thank Tillie21617
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

when we vacation in Ocean City Maryland our family (11 of us) always go to the Bon Fire on 71st street in OC MD. Such a variety of good tasting food. Sometimes we drive down there just for dinner (3 hrs). We have been there many times for Thanksgiving but it is very crowded. Still the food is great!!!!

Thank sam_i_am4410
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Bartender service was not friendly and good enough. I lived in Cancun for more than 7 years and it is one of the best touristic service. I am used to leave 20-30% tip. The bartender asked for 18% on the bill for 2 people. Is it that really legal? I would like any owner or general manager to comment on... More 

Thank Iván F
New Hyde Park, New York
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is my 2nd visit to this buffet in 3 years. I loved it the 1st time. We went during peak season and it was very busy and food seemed very fresh. This visit was off season in October 2016. They were only opened 3 days a week for dinner (4-8pm.) Food didn't taste as fresh. Restaurant wasn't packed as... More 

Thank Travel4Life1029
worton maryland
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten hear now for 2-3 yrs twice a yr and I love it. Price is very high but its ok for twice a yr.

Thank sueRn610

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
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, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-7171
Ocean City, MD's finest Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet

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