It used to be in Ocean City, MD you could get a nice buffet dinner for less than $15. This was in the 80’s and 90’s though and things have changed significantly. Bonfire’s all you can eat buffet will run you about $28 for adults, but it’s worth the cost. When you are at the beach it’s common to pay more for dinner than you normally would in your hometown. The key is to make sure you manage your budget effectively for meal costs while at the beach, and to make sure you get your money’s worth when you spend it on dinner. At The Bonfire, which is located on Coastal Highway in Ocean City, MD at 71st Street, you will definitely get your money’s worth.
Many places in Ocean City will offer you all you can eat crabs, and sometimes throw in steamed shrimp along with it for a cost, but you get very little else. At The Bonfire you are going to have to give up your steamed crabs, and replace them with Canadian Crab legs, but in the end you get so much more on the buffet along with it you won’t miss it. You can always have steamed crabs another night anyways as the ones you find on buffets in Ocean City tend to be very small and light anyways. At The Bonfire, in addition to the crab legs and steamed shrimp, there is an entire raw bar which includes favorites such as clams and oysters. There is also plenty of cooked seafood including shrimp, scallops, tuna, and salmon. Of course with this being Maryland there is plenty of chicken on the buffet as well, you can have it fried, barbecued, baked, or grilled. If chicken or seafood aren’t your thing, then there is plenty of Italian pasta dishes as well. Finish the buffet up with ham and beef options at the carving station and it will be very hard for you to find something on the buffet you can’t choose for your main meat serving.
As mentioned above you are on the eastern shore of Maryland, and this means along with your sides you will definitely have the option for some fresh corn on the cob. Along with that there are a large variety of other vegetables and potatoes done several ways, with roasted, mashed, and au gratin being the most common on the buffet.
Of course no buffet would be complete without a nice serving of desserts. The Bonfire doesn’t let you down there either. They have some of the best cobblers in the beach resort town of Ocean City. Combine that with ice cream, pie, and cake and you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.
Yes, the cost of the buffet might be a little more than you would normally spend in your hometown, but one of the best ways to save money in Ocean City is to just eat two meals a day. Have a nice breakfast before starting your day off in the mid to late morning, and a large meal in the evening. Don’t worry about lunch, that will help you save some money. If you do either your breakfast or dinner as a buffet meal this will keep you satisfied enough you won’t even notice that you skipped lunch while enjoying yourself out at the beach or on the rides. The Bonfire is a great option if you follow this plan and want to find one of the best dinner buffets in Ocean City, MD.