Bonanza Steakhouse – Top 10 Food List
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In a recent Facebook post, we asked our members what was some their favorite things to order at Bonanza (yesterday or today). Below is the Top-10 list we compiled using those comments

#10 Shrimp Cocktail (appetizer)

If you’re a fan of shrimp, the Bonanza shrimp cocktail should be on your radar. Were you a fan? Let us know in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page!

#9 Frenchburger

This tasty burger is served on a homemade roll with blue cheese and bacon. Yummy!

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#8 Eggplant Parmigiana

The Bonanza Eggplant Parm is oven baked with 3 different kinds of cheese and Neapolitan red sauce. Love the smell!

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#7 Chorizo Sandwich

This awesome sandwich is made with spicy chorizo sausage, cheese and sauteed onions and peppers! Were you a fan? Let us know in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page!

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#6 Clam Chowder

Bonanza only served clam chowder on Fridays (don’t know if they still do) but many folks enjoyed it as an appetizer. We sure did!

#5 Patty Melt

Ah yes, the Bonanza Patty Melt! Who could forget the 1/2 pound burger served on fresh rye bread with cheese, grilled onions and fries! Were you a fan? Let us know in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page!

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#4 Reuben Sandwich

Here’s a little taste of heaven! Corned beef on rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. So many flavors in every bite!

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#3 Broiled New York Steak

You didn’t have to be from New York to enjoy this delectable steak, cooked to your liking! It’s served with a potato and a veggie

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#2 Filet Mignon with Rich Cabernet Butter

This melt-in-your-mouth steak will please even the most critical steak lover! Served with potato and vegetable

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#1 Top Sirloin Steak

As voted by our members, the #1 menu item from Bonanza (yesterday or today) is their Top Sirloin Steak! Worshiped by true carnivores, this steak is Served with potato and salad…a killer combination. Bravo!

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Little Known Facts About Bonanza Steakhouse Restaurants

The name Ponderosa was also a take on the 1960s Bonanza television show. The Cartwright family lived on the Ponderosa ranch.

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Dan Blocker died in 1972 at 43 and didn’t live to see the growth of the Bonanza Steakhouse chain.

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Fun Fact: Bonanza and Ponderosa and both owned by the same parent corporation! Both restaurants still have many locations open for business!

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Bonanza was one of the first restaurant chains to introduce all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining.

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Bonanza Steakhouse – Still Around

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Bonanza Steakhouse has been a staple in American dining for over 50 years, known for their delicious steaks, salad bar, and all-you-can-eat buffet. With so many great options on the menu, it can be hard to decide what to order. That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 10 must-try dishes at Bonanza Steakhouse.

1. Ribeye Steak – This juicy, flavorful steak is a fan favorite for a reason. Cooked just the way you like it, it’s served with a classic baked potato and your choice of veggies.

2. Filet Mignon – For something a little more upscale, try the tender filet mignon. It’s cooked to perfection and served with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans.

3. Grilled Salmon – If you’re in the mood for seafood, the grilled salmon is a great choice. It’s seasoned with herbs and served with a side of rice pilaf.

4. Fried Chicken – Bonanza’s fried chicken is crispy, juicy, and full of flavor. It’s served with your choice of sides, but we recommend the mac and cheese.

5. Baby Back Ribs – These fall-off-the-bone ribs are a must-try. They’re slow-roasted and basted in Bonanza’s signature BBQ sauce.

6. Chicken Fried Steak – For a classic Southern-style meal, the chicken fried steak is a top pick. It’s served with country gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

7. Salad Bar – Don’t overlook the salad bar! It’s stocked with fresh, crisp veggies and all your favorite toppings. It’s the perfect way to start off your meal.

8. Loaded Baked Potato – If you’re in the mood for a side dish, the loaded baked potato is the way to go. It’s piled high with cheese, bacon, and sour cream.

9. Onion Rings – These golden, crispy onion rings are the perfect appetizer or side dish. They’re served with a zesty dipping sauce.

10. Chocolate Cake – Don’t forget dessert! The chocolate cake is rich, moist, and decadent. It’s the perfect way to end your meal on a sweet note.

With so many great options on the menu, it’s easy to see why Bonanza Steakhouse has been a favorite of diners
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4 responses to “Bonanza Steakhouse – Top 10 Food List”

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    Little Sarge❤️

    Loved this Restaurant, the all you can eat Buffet was too die for !! The steaks were made fresh too order and too your liking, the number 1 on my list for this restaurant. Yum. And it was well worth the price for the food . Little Sarge❤️

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