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Coney Bar B Que
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For Kings Island guests who can't wait to sample the latest food offerings each season, 2018 is going to be a great year. Following the introduction of Soak City's Island Smokehouse in 2017, the park has added a new executive chef to the culinary team as well as a new restaurant, Coney Bar B Que.

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Executive Chef

Kings Island Introduces New Executive Chef

James Major, a two-time winner of the Food Network's Chopped reality TV cooking contest and contender on Alton Brown's Cutthroat Kitchen, has taken on the executive chef position at Kings Island. 

An Ohio native and U.S. Navy veteran, Chef Major previously served as executive chef at Great American Ball Park and Funky's Catering. He is a certified Pro Chef II from the Culinary Institute of America.

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Coney Bar B Que

New Restaurant Opening in Coney Mall

Coney Bar B Que will be joining Kings Island’s restaurant lineup in 2018.  This new fast-casual dining location will offer various barbecue favorites including smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, rotisserie chicken and Queen City Sausage along with a fresh selection of side dishes.  

Located in the Coney Mall area of the park, next to the Scrambler, the restaurant’s architecture and theming will pay tribute to the early days of Kings Island and Coney Mall.  Covered outdoor seating areas will feature views of Coney Mall and the Grand Carousel.  The restaurant will open at the beginning of the 2018 season. 

The location is included in the park’s dining plans.