Hunter’s restaurant in DeLand closes after owner sells business

Hunter's Restaurant, the oldest eatery in DeLand, closes its doors on Sunday, May 29th.  Although brothers Mike and Kenny Marlowe have not always worked at the restaurant, it has been in their family for decades.

DELAND. Every Sunday for the past five years, Steve Jones has come to Hunter’s with his wife for a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, and tomato sourdough toast.

And while the food is good, it’s the people behind the city’s oldest restaurant that keep customers like Jones and countless others coming weekly, sometimes multiple times a week, for years or, for some patrons, decades.

“That’s why I decided to do this,” said Jones, 68, holding up his restaurant’s punch card, which he asked Hunter’s crew members to sign. “It will be sorely missed in DeLand.”

The Hunting Sunday team will prepare breakfast and lunch for the last time.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page on May 15 broke the news, and subsequently the hearts of countless customers.

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