Oak Hill., WV (WOAY) — “This is it like no more after today it’s kind of surreal.” Waitress Amber Howington became emotional after describing her feelings about today being the final day at DelFino’s.
Howington has been with the restaurant since they first opened in September of 2012.
DelFino’s instantly became a big hit throughout the community. Employees told Newswatch, Sunday’s are their busiest days once church services are over.
The restaurant has managed to snag a 4 and a half star rating on Google reviews and Facebook.
Immediately as you walk into the building you’re greeted by several smiling faces. After speaking with several guest they all concluded that the atmosphere can be described as family oriented.
“Delfino’s is one big family and we’ve always took pride in the fact that when you come in here we want you to be treated as if your part of our family,” Howington added.
The restaurant is even named after the owner Bobby Drennen’s son. The business is family owned and operated. Many of the recipes are from Drennen’s mother which range from the cakes to sandwiches.
The decision to close didn’t come easy. Employees told Newswatch, the closure is because Drennen did some self-reflecting an realized most of his time was being spent at work instead of with his family.
Howington said. “His kids are almost grown an so much of his time and attention is here. Once your family is grown you don’t get that back.”
Before closing their doors the staff at Delfino’s wanted to send one last message to their customers.
“We appreciate everybody who has walked through our doors an has ordered and purchased things through us. We are very grateful.”