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Bonanza Steakhouse

5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
+1 515-262-0379
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
7 May 2017
“it's okay”
8 Apr 2017
“A good place for hungry teenagers and adults”
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
5029 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313-2015
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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
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch price reasonable, price for drinks to high, food okay warm and so so taste, good selection clean restrooms friendly service.

Thank BobandLydia
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Our ordered dinners were properly prepared and timely delivered. The buffet and salad bar was fresh and stocked. The establishment was clean, staff were friendly, our waitress regularly checked on us, kept drinks filled and the table bussed. The manager also stopped to inquire about...More

Thank Splat50158
Reviewed 27 December 2016 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
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
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
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
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Lorri H
What is the cost for the buffet
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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