BEACON PHOTO/NOAH HERTZ NEW DIGS — Hunter’s Restaurant is set to reopen Sept. 6 here, at 111 E. Rich Ave. The building once housed Bellini’s Italian Restaurant & Delicatessen, which closed its Downtown DeLand location earlier this year. Hunter’s owner Michael Marlow leapt on the opportunity to secure a bigger location for his family’s long-standing DeLand restaurant.

Update, Sept. 5:

Hunter’s Sept. 6 reopening was postponed due to electrical issues, owner Michael Marlow said.

Hunter’s Restaurant will reopen for customers 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13.

Fear not, DeLand foodies: Longtime Downtown DeLand mainstay Hunter’s Restaurant will reopen at a brand-new location on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.

The grand reopening was a long time coming. The DeLand breakfast-and-lunch restaurant — known for homestyle cooking and chicken-and-dumplings — shut its doors March 15 at 202 N. Woodland Blvd., with the intent to reopen just a few weeks later in the space at 111 E. Rich Ave., formerly occupied by Bellini’s Italian Restaurant & Delicatessen. 

But the reopening process got caught up in problems with contractors and permitting, Hunter’s owner Michael Marlow told The Beacon

Now, with a brand-new sign adorning the new location, Marlow said he is looking forward to reopening with a “newer building, great landlord and better parking for our customers.” 

The grand reopening will take place at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6. And it certainly is a reopening — Hunter’s Restaurant first opened in Downtown DeLand in 1949.

“We’re excited to reopen and start feeding DeLand again,” Marlow told The Beacon. “I want to thank our loyal customers for their patience.”


  1. Great. My wife and her Daughters have been long time supporters. All three have worked there. Wish we could be there but, we live in Boise, Idaho. Blessings on everyone involved. Here is to a long and prosperous future.

  2. So happy for you Michael!!Wishing you much success with the new location!
    Will you have curb service for us old people who aren’t venturing out much because of the virus?🎊🎉🥰💞


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