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Drake's Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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263 Rte 28, Inlet, NY 13360
+1 315-357-5181
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Niagara Falls
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our camera group went here for dinner. We were going to do a sunset shoot but we missed it cause it took over 1 hour to get our food. The server was wonderful but he was the only one there and it was busy? Hire another person and you own't lose business

Thank NiagaraFallsGinnie
Old Forge, NY
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We had dinner at Drakes recently. There was only one other party in the restaurant when we sat down in a booth. They had already been served. We ordered and were served salad and bread quickly. Then we waited about 40 minutes for our entrees. Grilled chicken and clam strips. The chicken was good, but the portion of clams was... More 

Thank AdkView
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I am glad that some other customers had better experiences than I did. But my time at Drake's was a disaster. I called ahead for a take-away order: a 12" pizza and a dozen wings. When I arrived half an hour later as instructed, I was told it wasn't ready yet. I ultimately waited an additional 30-35 minutes- again, over... More 

Thank Mark L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We enjoyed the food and companionship at Drake's Inn over the decades. It is quaint, personal, and relaxing. A typical mountain diner.

Thank Connie L
Endicott, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

My wife and I recently stopped at Drakes Inn for breakfast during the Memorial Day weekend. It's a quaint little place, very clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts we ordered were delicious but the service was very slow with only a few other couples there at the time. But for the slow service it would have gotten 5 stars.

Thank dougdoty
Adirondacks, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Have eaten here many times and the food is always good. But... I like these people, so I hate to 'but' ... but this place is slow service, every time. Go when you plan to have a slow pace, or don't care about the wait (not when you are on a schedule or in a hurry). The last time I... More 

Thank adknative2016
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

We love Drake's Inn! The view of 4th lake is so beautiful and the bar/restaurant is nice and open and breezy. It's nice for a family dinner or a night with adults! The food is delicious and the menu has plenty to pick from. I only give it 4 stars because one night while on vacation in a small town,... More 

1 Thank Kathleen S
Inlet, New York
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

Drakes has been a landmark on Rte 28 for more than a few decades. I remember it during the early 70s. Good, basic economical meals--sometimes there is quite a wait for service. A "locals" bar that has learned to live with seasonal sand tourists. I like the French fries. The fish fries on Friday are popular.

Thank Harry R
Oneida, NY
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

First this: the food is good, portions just right, and prices very reasonable. But ... We were there on a Thursday for breakfast. One one other couple seated in the dining room. It took the waitress a good 10 minutes to "notice" us. Once she finally got around to taking our order, it was another 30 minutes before breakfast arrived.... More 

1 Thank Dennis_SBU72
Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, kind of throwback Italian place that we really enjoy. Their marinara sauce is always flavorful and sweet. I see a lot of families, couples and all ages so it's not uncool to bring younger kids. There is a cute little bar. Service is never lightning fast, but it's worth the wait for us as its a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Rte 28, Inlet, NY 13360
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 315-357-5181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?