Ba – Donk- A -Donk !
Two years ago a popular sports bar in Kettering abruptly closed, resulting in Facebook posts of grief from a slew of customers. The cult following had been hoping one day for a return.
Today, their hopes came true. The Buckin Donkey restaurant will be returning to Dayton (they dropped the Grill part of the name). The new spot will be located at the old Murray’s Place restaurant in Moraine.
Food Adventures has exclusive scoop on the new developments after talking to our friend and owner, of the original Buckin Donkey, Sean McKown.
HERE’S THE SKINNY on THE BUCKIN’ DONKEY:
—The Buckin Donkey is the project of Sean McKown, Kiera Harris and Sean’s brother Larry Maglicco
—They plan to open for business MAY 2nd, 2017. They are finishing flooring and booth construction right now.
—The restaurant address is 2866 S Dixie Dr. Dayton, Ohio 45409
—Many menu items will be returning that were favorites at the previous restaurant. Food Adventures is really excited about this.
—They will be closed on Mondays for sanity and relaxation.
—Saturdays and Sunday mornings will feature Breakfast and Booze
—Full bar to feature 8 taps, BudLight and 7 revolving taps
—The Buckin Donkey will feature boxed lunch delivery as well
—Menu will feature a Vegan Section
—Plans for a Happy Hour are in the works
Now for the favorites you missed for 2 years … here is our often imitated, never duplicated list of MUST EATS
MUST EATS at THE BUCKIN’ DONKEY:
—THE DONUT BURGER:
The old “using the donut for the bun” trick. Not only this burger, but many other favorites will be back. Crazy combos of tasty ingredients that make unique burgers. Customers can join the “burger club” where they get a punch card to try every burger on the menu.
One of Dayton’s best “soups” if you will. It is back, and better than ever. Rice, sausage, spice and more.
Homemade pies available. Every one is delicious and made by Sean or his mom. In fact, customers can request any fruit cream pie a couple of days in advance.
A fresh patty of ground beef and bacon, topped with bacon strips, fried egg and cheese. Not for wusses.
—PIZZA WITH HOMEMADE SAUCE:
New addition to the menu, Sean says it is all about the sauce. His Pittsburgh family recipe pizza sauce to be exact.
A Grilled Portabella Mushroom sandwich with cheese and more toppings. Absolutely fantastic for the vegetarian choice.
—FROSTED FLAKE COATED FRENCH TOAST :
Crumbs of Forsted flakes provide a crispy coating to the soft, cinnamony French Toast. One of Big Ragu’s favorites. He says it melts in your mouth.
Social media is gaining some buzz about the opening, and Daytonians look ready for this upcoming Bucking Food Adventure.
This time around there will be more parking, and a bigger restaurant than before. They hope to avoid previous pitfalls like being hampered by bills for equipment repairs, like the previous walk-in cooler that caused them to be closed 9 days, with a hefty bill.
The restaurant looks to pull clients from Centerville, Kettering, Miamisburg, West Carrollton, Dayton and Moraine. They think it is a good fit and we agree. Food Adventures plans to be there opening night May 2nd.
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