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The Bonfire

7009 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
+1 410-524-7171
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (160 reviews)
“crab legs” (258 reviews)
“seafood” (177 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7009 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-2927
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been going here for years. It used to be a toss up between here and Phillip's. Phillips is comparable and has a person making custom pasta dishes. But, Bonfire wins because of cream of crab soup. I spend most of my time on the...More

1  Thank Terry H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We choose this buffet while we were on a last minute family trip to ocean city. I was traveling with my husband and 4 teenage girls. I was NOT disappointed with our choice! It was our first time dining here and the food was GREAT!...More

1  Thank 558bethe
Reviewed 3 days ago

The buffet is great. The crab legs are with out a doubt the best. They are juicy and warm. They have a guys that sort of limits what you get on your plate but that works out great because they are always hot.

Thank PAski88
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was wonderful especially for the price. The buffet was best I have seen in a long time. Very family oriented. When I asked to be at a different table closer to the buffet, it wasn't taken too kindly by the hostess, even though...More

Thank jls405
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My group was unimpressed with this buffet because it wasn’t 100% seafood but I was fine with it because everyone can find something to eat. If you have a person in your family or group who doesn’t like seafood they can 100% find something. The...More

Thank Diana_Warner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ocean City is obviously on the water, however, it does not appear that the Bonfire sources its seafood locally. You will not find Maryland blue crab. You will find Alaskan snow crab. As a buffet, it does not match the better ones in Las Vegas,...More

Thank Charles_TA_1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This buffet restaurant is so good and definitely the best in OC! I have been here so many times over the last couple of years and have never been disappointed. They have a wide variety of all different kinds of food (including seafood) that is...More

Thank erin09052
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to choose from. Everything fresh. $38.50 adult, $19.99 kids. Clean restrooms with changing tables. Lots of parking. Food was good, although more of an "American buffet", minimal seafood - ham, prime rib, pork roast, kielbasa, bbq ribs - baked salmon & tilapia then fried...More

1  Thank Sierra M
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I visited this restaurant on this past Wednesday for the dinner buffet. From my understanding they have recently opened for the 2018 season. Woo Hoo. So this was my first time visiting the restaurant--and OC for that matter and decided to try crab legs on...More

4  Thank SouthsTraveler777
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I came to bonfire along with my husband for our anniversary at 4:45pm. They open 4pm so why was all my food off the hot buffet cold and so was the prime rib cold as ice. Fish, meatballs all cold. Such a disappointment and over...More

1  Thank Bertha W
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Iannone F
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
I also believe they serve Coke products.
Tracey W
June 25, 2017|
Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
$38. Go between 4-5. &34
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Sari K | Reviewed this property |
$37.99, $4 off if you get there for the Early Bird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7009 Coastal Hwy, 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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