Drake's is Back -- Again

The signs are up and area foodies are buzzing -- there's some new folks in town about to take over the kitchen and bar at Drake's Restaurant and Motel for the season.

Dan, from the Nelson Family who runs the motel part of the property and owns the restaurant, told Schroon Laker the menu will be Italian.

"There will be some of the old favorites from our original menu," Dan told us.

The family who will run the restaurant hail from the Lake Placid area and have strong connections to the food service business.

The restuarant will maintain the name Drakes. "We talked about changing it, but in the end we wanted to keep the name and the history that goes with it."

This time last year another, restaurantuer Carl DeSantis Jnr, from North Carolina, was getting ready to open Drakes in time for Mother's Day. He indicaetd after the close of the season he wouldn't be back.

We hope to have an interview soon with the new owners.  

Drake’s Restaurnt and Motel. (About one mile north of downtown)  1295 US Route 9,
Schroon Lake, NY 12870. 518 532-9040.