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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 16:00 - 20:00
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been The Bonfire before in years past (as well as Embers in OC). In February there are few places open for dinner. We decided to go there for the seafood looking forward to the crab clusters. We were very disappointed!! We got there in time for their early bird special - saving $4 each. The crab clusters were cold,... More 

Thank Kcurbear
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for dinner last night and it was GREAT. The crab legs were hot and easy to break, the carving station had flank steak, prime rib, ham, steamship beef and turkey, which were cooked to our liking. My husband loves their raw oysters and clams and the buffet had fried seafood, Yankee Pot Roast, garlic... More 

Thank P S
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its an ok place if you mind waiting an hour to get in , the food was rather good in some areas ,the servers were attentive , its a good buffet but its a bit pricey for 5 of us to eat was 150$ plus tip on top of that

Thank Jennifer F
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have searched for many years for the best buffet in Ocean City and we found it. We always frequent The Bonfire when we're in Ocean City. They have an awesome buffet with delicious seafood. My children love their selection and clean their plates! A must eat!

Thank Skress07
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best buffet in OC has everything and anything you want the crab legs are better then any other Buffett and the food is good quality and great tasting no one will leave hungry or displeased I love it!!!

Thank tootsue
New York
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was an abundant variety of food that was delicious. The Maryland crab soup was excellent. The service was attentive.

Thank BobbyBo1
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was the week before Thanksgiving. Not much open down there. No waiting line, there was an office party going on on the one side. Plenty of food, Lots of seafood . Waitress was friendly and didnt dally cleaning off the table or getting drinks, soda. This place is probably going to be busy in the summer and I will give... More 

Thank Adam S
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 10 December 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 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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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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 Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?