The wait is just about over.
The iconic Butler’s Deli, reincarnated as Butler’s Market, is coming back to its original spot at 91 East River Road in Rumson on Monday.
It’s a day that many Rumson-Fair Haven area people have been anticipating for what has seemed like a local casual foodie eternity.
Owner Paul Stout is out of retirement and back to run the place, he says on the Butler’s Facebook page.
And, while people have been begging to know an opening date, he finally announced it would be June 1 and added a photo that officially signifies the finishing touches precursor to opening — the pastel Adirondack chairs loaded in a truck, all set to go back home to the townie chatting spot in front of the market.
Loyal longtime customers are doing a bit of online drooling over their favorites’ comeback, such as the chicken salad and corn chowder. And Stout has said they will return, as will all the classic breakfast sandwiches.
The lobster salad is another favorite, but Stout has not yet said whether or not that will be back.
One thing’s for sure: the longtime patrons will be back en masse. They are counting the hours until the doors open at this point.
And those hours are dwindling.
See you at Butler’s on Monday!