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The Bonfire

7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-524-7171
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (148 reviews)
“crab legs” (254 reviews)
“seafood” (147 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a few friends and had a great time! I didn't have dinner but I was able to see the waiters pass by with other orders and looked pretty good. I will definitely go back again. The drinks were absolutely great!

Thank Fam505
Reviewed 3 days ago

Large choices of meats and fish, salads, desserts with a lot of items great for kids. A very large buffet type restaurant that has never disappointed us. Our favorite items are the crabs and prime rib. Get there early or you may be waiting for...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This buffet was delicious! They have a great variety of foods. Prime rib, crab legs , salad bar , many types of fish.We got in right away

Thank samsti
Reviewed 6 days ago

Holy crap, this place is beyond awesome. There is something for everyone! If you like fish, it's there with a great selection. If you like the raw clams, oysters or mussels, it's there. Crab legs, lots of different shrimp, prime rib, carving station, pasta, you...More

Thank dbk680
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very old restaurant that has what appears to be various additions to the original building. Overall the food was poor even though there were many selections. What really made this a poor visit was our first trip to the buffet I passed the station that...More

Thank DelawareVisitor
redsoxman, General Manager at The Bonfire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Please accept my sincere apology for your recent experience. I don't remember the specific incident you cite but can only tell you there must be other factors in play. We work too hard to keep our restaurant clean and organized, even during our busiest times,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I live in ocean city and I have eaten at just about all the Buffett restraunt in oc. The bonfire has a very relaxing atmosphere, is clean, and has a nice variety of food, something for everyone's pallet. The server last night was extremely friendly...More

Thank Wilfred H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't know why tourists want to keep going there. Stale food, stale atmosphere and not very good. The building is outdated and smells funny.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the others. Not good. The Bonfire, they do it right. Management in dining rooms, food hot and fresh. The crablegs hot, cooked perfect to the snap. Great variety, and they serve real prime rib. If you like food, and appreciate a better than average...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great. The seafood was delicious. We had 12 of us with us and we didn't have to wait long for a table at all. The bonfire has something for everyone to eat. And it was nice and clean when we were there.

Thank djwoody74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, buffets are a bit pricey, but I get my money's worth in crab legs alone! This buffet has something for everyone: great seafood, prepared several ways, prime rib, pizza & burgers & chicken tenders, salads, sides, great hushpuppies, and so much more, I appreciate...More

Thank kelliewmills
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Iannone F
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
I also believe they serve Coke products.
Tracey W
June 25, 2017|
Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
$38. Go between 4-5. &34
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Skress07 | Reviewed this property |
$37.99, $4 off if you get there for the Early Bird
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Restaurant Details

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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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7009 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-7171
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