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The Bonfire

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far one of worst buffets I have been too. They claim 150ft of buffet, but they need to reduce back to 50ft of good food. Over cooked crab legs, fish that had been sitting under the light so long you couldn't cut it with a fork, out-of-the-box microwaveable food, even the sweet tea was pre made, and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there this past Saturday night at dinner time. You would think that going on the weekend at peak time that the food would be fresh. Not even close. Only about 25% of the food was edible and at $40 per person, thats a complete ripoff. There was 11 of us so needless to say the bill was outrageous and... More 

1 Thank Barry H
Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of buffets but we had a group of six celebrating a special occasion so we thought the buffet would be a good way for everyone to get something they liked. The crab legs were not good. Some even had black on the shells. The melted butter served with them was definitely not real butter. The various... More 

1 Thank ImmaBeGoin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. We actually went because they had crab legs on the menu. When we go to a place that serves crab legs and the price is in the 30s like this we don't expect a lot. However the food was good. I had one piece of big chicken is very good and the salad was fresh.... More 

Thank Sherri K
Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best seafood buffet in OCMD in my opinion...Always a huge variety and always plenty of it. Even the pickiest eater can find something. We actually liked it so much we went twice on our last trip. Buffets are not for everyone but if you are gonna try one this is it.

1 Thank TKLT27
Mount Airy, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Kcurbear
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

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 

1 Thank P S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 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!!!

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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