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Bonanza Steakhouse

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1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
+1 207-324-6121
10:30 - 21:00
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Windham, Maine
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went to Bonanza for the first time since about 1989, when there was one in South Portland. I wasn't even aware the chain still existed! Bonanza is kind of like a Sizzler. Nothing fancy. Almost cafeteria like. You order, get your drinks and pay at the counter. Then you go sit down and help yourself to the soup... More 

Thank Adam81980
Southern Maine
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've always loved this place and it never changes. Nothing fancy, but good food at good prices. The salad bar and ice cream bar are the real reasons I go though. Great place for a casual date, a family night, or dinner with friends.

Thank MainerGirl90
Rockaways, NY
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Bonanza restaurants used to be plentiful, & there used to be more of them. But one by one, they have closed. This one in Sanford, ME must be a hold out, but i can see why. This was my second visit there. The place is constantly busy - a good thing. Though i didnt have steak (which they are known... More 

Thank RockawayCamper
Portland, Maine
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169 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

And I had absolutely no expectations....just got the salad bar and it was fresh and plentiful. It is standard but that is what is to be expected and the really nice surprise was delicious fried chicken and potato salad. I stayed away from the the cheese sauce and gravies and such as they looked like not my thing but tasty... More 

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Sanford, Maine
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went there for dinner. Hubby got a steak and i had baked chicken, Steak was tough and tasteless, My chicken was tiny and dried up, A very disappointed meal all round,

1 Thank karegen123
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Been there twice over the past few months. We have been frequenting bonanza the last 18 years. It appears that they are having a very difficult time keeping the salad bar hot items stocked. The most recent night I was there they had or should have had chicken wings, potato wedges, southern fried chicken with gravy and I was able... More 

1 Thank Jeff V
Monmouth, Maine
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

$14.99 for a 16 Oz Porter house steak cooked just right with the best salad bar in the state of Maine. They also have fish, chicken and seafood.

Thank Ken B
Brampton, Canada
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Once again we enjoyed dinner at Bonanza. Food is good and so is the service. If you leave hungry it's your own fault.

Thank Eric o
New Hampshire
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115 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We were looking for a quick place to eat and pulled in to Bonanza. We both had the single order of steak tips which was more than enough. Came with potato and an all you can eat salad bar.

1 Thank frequentdiner1948
Springvale, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant has a fantastic salad bar no need to actually purchase a meal when the salad bar has meat options available. The serve your own soft serve ice cream is great

1 Thank Helen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 Main St, Sanford, ME 04073-3630
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 207-324-6121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?