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Bonanza Steakhouse

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5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
+1 515-262-0379
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chariton, Iowa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to eat because we wanted to try something different, the buffet was terrible. Don't waste your time or money here.

Thank Jared B
Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We go there monthly for meals and meetings, and I am very pleased with this restaurant! We have Boy Scout leaders meetings here, and we have increased attendance since we started meeting here! That should speak for itself. I am heading there again tonight.

Thank santadan2014
Des Moines
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I recently had dinner here with my family. I ordered the sirloin, it was amazing. The salad bar had several choices. Our server Austin was friendly and attentive. The restaurant was moderately busy and service seemed to be flowing elsewhere too!

Thank Kelly S
Ankeny, Iowa
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

There is something for everyone. Can order from the "menu" or have just the buffet, which has just about anything you could want for a meal.

Thank Jane S
Des Moines
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have been coming to Bonanza for many years. The food is good. I love the salad bar with its many options. The restaurant is a little bit dated but clean. Still a fan through all these years!

Thank Kelly S
Altoona, Iowa
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

This place turned out to be much more than expected. First of all, we decided to eat here since we had some coupons we received in the mail. I really don't know why we never ate here sooner and I wish we had. Our family of five all ordered the buffet, with the exception of myself.. I ordered the buffet... More 

2 Thank Greg G
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you go in for the buffet and want some real meat, you must order off of the menu. Bonanza you think of steak house and if you want steak you have to order steak meal off of menu. All they had for meat when we were there was meat loaf and baked chicken. But what we ate was good.

1 Thank LYNDA B
Cedar Rapids
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279 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

On Monday August 11th, I stopped here to eat for lunch. What a deal; on the outside on the marquee they offered a special 5 ounce ribeye for only 99 cents with a purchase of their buffet! They offered a wide variety of foods: everything from several kinds of basic veggies(whipped potatoes; corn;carrots and my personal fave-green beans). Many types... More 

2 Thank Daniel B
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I had encrusted tilapia which was excellent, reasonable price and came with a salad, potato and bread all for under $10. Those in our party who had buffet liked the variety of food. The service was great, too. BTW-we are a multi-racial family and we were welcomed.

1 Thank ldmko
Muscatine, Iowa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The waitress we had was fairly new but knew her job well. Hannah is a great asset to this place. Hannah anticipated our needs and responded accordingly. Very friendly great conversationalist and deserves a raise for going above and beyond..

Thank gegenjame

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-262-0379

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