Hunter Seafood Co.
Providing Healthy, Fresh, and Delicious Seafood
Duncan Hunter grew up with a great appreciation for the outdoors and all that comes with it, including fresh seafood. With a strong upbringing founded on eating whatever game your harvest or whatever fish you catch, he developed a strong interest in fishing, hunting, and spending time with mother nature. Duncan realized if he did not catch fresh seafood himself to prepare, then he would have a difficult time finding it within Hartsville. With that being said, Hunter Seafood Co. opened its doors mid June providing fresh, local seafood for Hartsville and surrounding areas.
Duncan grew up in Hartsville and attended Presbyterian College after graduating from Hartsville High School. He lived multiple places after college, but eventually settled back in his roots in Hartsville. Duncan has been married for ten years to his wife, Karen Hunter. They have two children, Campbell and Kate. Duncan has always been in the sales and service industry, and enjoys interacting with the public. For years, he felt there was a need for fresh seafood in the community and pondered the idea of opening a seafood market. With a love for fishing and working with people, plus endless encouragement and support from his family, he finally brought his idea to life.
Duncan states his main goal with Hunter Seafood Co. is to “provide seafood for the community that is as fresh and as local as possible.” Hunter Seafood Co. offers fresh seafood options daily. Items offered vary, but have included everything from crawfish and crab legs, to tuna, sea bass, and more. Take-out meals are offered during lunch hours four days a week and have been extremely popular thus far. The lunch menu offers a little bit of everything, from salmon caesar salad to fish tacos, plus different weekly specials. The store also includes retail items such as seasonings, spices, sauces, and supplies. There are even shirts and hats printed with the Hunter Seafood Co. brand logo available for purchase.
The business has only been open for about a month and is still working on improvements. “We are always willing to listen to supportive comments, as well as constructive criticism. The community seems to be happy that we are here. That is a win-win situation for all involved.”
Hartsville is not too far from the coast, but Hunter Seafood Co. is conveniently bringing specialty seafood to Hartsville so it is available for locals to enjoy more often. “An option for healthy, fresh, delicious seafood is something Hartsville deserves and has not really been an option in the past. I am proud to say that it is now a reality.”