110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Longtime breakfast-and-lunch diner to add beer, wine
By Pat Andrews
posted Feb 5, 2013 - 6:32:23am
DeLand-area residents, are you sitting down? Major additions are coming to one of your longest-loved businesses.
Hunter’s Restaurant is adding beer and wine, and evening hours.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Downtown DeLand’s traditional diner will have been part of the town for 64 years.
The family-run restaurant at 202 N. Woodland Blvd. is marking the date by expanding its hours and its menu.
“On the 64th anniversary and my birthday,” owner Nancy Hunter said.
The eggs, grits, chicken-and-dumplings, biscuits and vegetable plates to which Hunter’s customers are accustomed will still be available.
In 2012, Hunter’s added Sunday hours to its schedule for breakfast and lunch. Now, the restaurant will also be open in the evenings.
Plans call for staying open until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The family, including Nancy Hunter and her sons, Kenny Marlow and Mike Marlow, is still up in the air about Sunday evening.
For the evening meal, Hunter’s will add bigger burgers and heartier dinner fare, such as pot roast and pork chops, along with the wine and craft beers.
New, softer lighting has already been added, as have wall-mounted televisions that air music videos and might sometimes broadcast sports events. Soft wood paneling tops wainscoting.
The Marlow brothers are completing the finishing touches on the new décor, such as adding historic photos of Hunter’s and Downtown DeLand. Outdoor tables have also been added.
“They’re doing all the work,” Nancy Hunter said of her sons.
Mike Marlow said, “It’s the first time we’ll be open nights in at least 20 years.”
To stay up-to-date, visit Hunter’s on Facebook. Or, if tradition is more your style, just stop by and talk to the family.
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