We were on this same train ride and my fish was great, I guess this person doesn't know the differance between pan fried and fried. My husbands said his filet melted in his mouth. I think this person is angry at someone there and is looking to recieve a free meal or something. The ride was great and looking forward to May to return.
I went to the Hunters Den 12-9-08 via the Wilmington Western Railroad. It was a train ride to the restaurant. There were maybe 40-50 people on the train and no one else at the restaurant when we arrived. Our wait staff was nice but the food was horrible. What was supposed to be pan seared snapper was fried shoe leather for me and a memeber at my table. My husbands chicken was dry and the beef dish of another member had some unrecognizable sauce on it. The salads took almost 45minutes to get to our table and bread had to be baked. If this is a regular train trip to the restaurant you would think they would know how many people to expect.
I called the next day to talk to the manage and he took my number and never called back. Another person called and the owner got on the phone and said we don't need you here anyway and hung up on her. What used to be a nice place to dine is now not even on our list.
Perhaps it was an off day --- a way-off day --- but my lunch order for fried & breaded shrimp was just short of totally uneatable. Only 4 medium-sized shrimp were provided, but the small volume somewhat made up for the fact that the shrimp tasted like soggy cardboard, perhaps because they had been cooked many days ago and quickly microwaved. I ate only two bites before calling it quits. Sure, the service personnel were friendly and personable, but I go to restaurants primarily to eat good food.
I would not return to Hunter's Den, nor would I recommend it to others.
Myself and 18 co-workers went to Hunter's Den for our Christmas Luncheon. I had been assured when making reservations that we would have one long table so we could all at least make eye contact with one another. We were very dissapointed to find two tables had been set up. We asked if they could be rearranged and to our dismay the hostess ripped us apart as thought we were little children being scolded. It was humiliating. The waitresses were overwhelmed taking orders, etc. Needless to say we will not be back. You figure 19 people and start adding relatives, friends and this may come back and bite your business.
Sounds like a bunch of old bitties had one bad experience. I guess it was so bad you went back a second time? Here is a for real review that is not poisoned by anger. HUNTERS DEN IS ONE THE FEW SEMI ROMANTIC PLACES LEFT TO GO IN THE AREA. There are few places you can take your mate that offer candelite music and a cozy atmosphere. The food is VERY ,VERY GOOD and after the over 10 times we have dined there it is certainly more consistant then the Concordville Inn and even more upscale places Delaware Dining has to offer. The prices are not cheap but, they are not outragous either. I also have never had BAD service! If you want to go out for an evening of romance without driving 30 to 40 miles away, the Hunters Den offers a much welcomed alternative then taking a date to Buffalo Wild Wings and watching TV while your lady stares at her plate out of sheer boredom. Take her to Hunters Den instead she will appreciate it