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The Bonfire

7009 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
+1 410-524-7171
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“prime rib” (158 reviews)
“crab legs” (264 reviews)
“seafood” (154 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7009 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to The Bonfire on a recommendation from my in-laws. Like most buffets, there are plenty of food choices. Lots of fried foods, much of it was over cooked. One stand out is the large crab legs. They did not carry any local beers....More

Thank Mark Q
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Quite expensive buffet but comparable to the rest of the buffet's in town. I asked if they had a regular menu and was told they do but it only had 4 items on it...only to find after I had already gotten food from the buffet...More

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great food,great service .worth the price,but could offer a better discount. The economy is not doing well ,eating here is a treat so to have a better discount would be even better. Needs crab imperial though. Keep up the good work.

Thank sueRn610
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went to the Bonfire because it was rated the #1 buffet in Ocean City. Maybe we were there at an off time, but I can't agree with that. It wasn't terrible but the ribs were were rubbery and tough. Crab legs had been sitting...More

Thank rake60
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Looking forward to our first buffet and Bonfire did not disappoint. Big variety and many dishes to choose from. People are friendly and efficient, food is fresh and well prepared. Restaurant clean with nice, albeit, dated decor. We all enjoyed dining here, mostly the surf...More

Thank don s
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The staff were warm and friendly but their food was hit and miss. Their ribs were tough and rubbery but their fried chicken was great. This seemed to be the pattern with all their food. I will be back but I will be a bit...More

Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Wanted to try at least one of the seafood buffets and opted for this one. Good choice! Raw oysters were fresh, clean and tasty. Raw clams were disappointing only because they were top necks and just a little too large. Steamed mussels, hot and cold,...More

Thank abuela221
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

So much food! Loved the crab legs and shrimp. Big variety of appetizers, soaps, meats and sides, and dessert.

Thank Honeypoo72
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We arrived on a Sunday evening around 7pm. The restaurant was not crowded, yet the hostess wanted to seat us almost on top of another couple. I refused the seating and was seated at another table with more space. Our waiter was most attentive and...More

1  Thank Spanky2014
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went to try an all you can eat walking distance from our hotel. The prices were high and we spent more here than at a restaurant that served cocktails. Food was salty. Would never go back.

1  Thank alibell929
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Iannone F
31 July 2017|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
I also believe they serve Coke products.
Tracey W
26 June 2017|
Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
$38. Go between 4-5. &34
20 June 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7009 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-524-7171
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