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Bonanza Steakhouse

5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
+1 515-262-0379
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“baked potato” (2 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit here won't be my last. I always enjoy a great buffet and this is. I ordered the sirloin tip entree with mushroom and onion(peppers were available too) with baked potato butter and sour cream with toast. Sirloin ribeye steaks also available several sizes...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Missing the dining experiences of the 70s and 80s, it was fun to see a Bonanza still in existence. Pleasantly surprised to find the buffet to be more than just salad offerings but included meatloaf, chicken, and pork tenderloins as well as salad and desserts....More

Thank cje123
Reviewed 26 November 2017

When Bonanza was in Bellevue,NE many years ago they had good food and I wanted to relive the great taste of there food. So, I drove from Omaha,NE to Des Moines,IA and I will tell you this much. I haven't been disapointed well only once...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I had not been to a Bonanza in years, and a friend and I decided to try this one for lunch. The restaurant is most attractive. We had just the buffet, and all the food was excellent and the various buffets well maintained. The cold...More

Thank SeniorGent
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If it wasn't for the staff being so good to use I wouldn't of came here. The buffet did not have much of a choice of stuff to eat. Mom and I paid a total of about 26.00 dollars and I wouldn't get this again....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

From what I have heard, this place is under new ownership. The way they calculate the prices w/ the buffet is a little different, but overall about the same price. The service here was wonderful. Food was average. My steak was ordered Medium....however, there was...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The employees were very friendly and personable, but the food wasn't great. Even the salad bar was mediocre, it seemed like every food item had way too much salt/sodium and was processed to the max. I will say the employees were all exceptionally great though!...More

Thank northsouthq
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you have hungry people to feed, then this is a place with a big salad bar and a variety of meat choices and hot baked potatoes or fries with lots of choices for drinks. It is a steak house but I have not been...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered Ribeye along with the food bar, the meat was so Tuff I could hardly chew it, taco meat was floating in grease, cottage cheese was warm. Most things on food bar were not labeled. Some other customer was singing and clapping to entertain...More

Thank BeckyBeen
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Salad bar is on point. Desserts meh. Mac and cheese is very good and pretty processed. Their fried chicken gets kudos for tasting exactly like KFC. Everything else is fair at best. The manager here is awesome and service is great for a buffet.

1  Thank phartman72
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Lorri H
2 April 2017|
Response from BobandLydia | Reviewed this property |
If my memory serves me right it was 9.99 plus drink
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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