Coneyland has operated for over 10 years with 3 operators prior to Mike Davis relaunching it this summer as The Bun Bros Coneyland. Inspired by his time spent in the Army stationed in Korea and his love of food, he was excited to introduce a line of gourmet hot dogs, featuring a kimchi hot dog, the blue bacon cheddar dog, slaw dog, kraut dog, and of course coney dogs.
Mike and his wife Renee debated about the chili for the coney’s, Mike preferring an East Coast meaty ketchup based chili, while she preferred a Cincinnati based chili flavored with cinnamon and allspice. So they agreed they’d offer both for the first month and then go with the one that sold the best. But both sold equally well, so now every Monday they spend hours making 8 gallons of the two chili’s to prep for the week.
The menu continues to grow, featuring burgers that include a bacon cheeseburger, jalapeno burger, a greek burger and Mikes favorite- the Kimchi burger. They’ve added a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, a philly cheese steak and a pork tenderloin sandwich as well. Sides include chili cheese fries, mac and cheese bites, funnel cake fries, fried okra, deep fried mushrooms, pickles or cauliflower, cream cheese or cheddar cheese poppers, coleslaw and onion petals.
And then there’s the ice cream…
Whether you want a cone, a cup or a sundae they’ve got the options! The original Bun Bros Hot Fudge Sundae is just $3.75, or you may prefer a banana split, brownie sundae or the short cake sweetie. Of course you can also do a float or choose one fo the 10 flavors of slushies they offer. Then there’s the Bun Bros Brain Freeze- vanilla soft serve ice cream blended with a slushie and toped with whip cream.
The location in Riverside was owned by Mike’s buddy Tony Bowen, who also owns the adjacent Valley Billiards, and made him a rental deal that he couldn’t resist. Having never worked in the food industry Mike shares that “it’s been an education running the business and he’s learning each day.” A Beavercreek native, he was also unsure of the location, but has been pleasantly surprised by the welcome and support he’s received in the neighborhood.
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2509 Valley Pike,
Dayton, OH 45404-2602
Tues – Fri 11am-8pm