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1299 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870-2609
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is only a review of the motel. We stayed 2 nights and found the staff to be welcoming and warm. The motel office is at the restaurant. The room needs updating for sure but was clean. There is some charm in the decor, and I can visualize how it used to be. The room could use a new carpet,... More 

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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

we recently had a overnight stay at this motel. this is just a basic motel. very (very) old room with some ancient air conditioner (with a warning note which said do not leave air conditioner on when you go out) . for the condition of this room i felt its little over priced stay. this motel check in is done... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Jasmina and her staff always make you feel welcome when enjoying the appetizing dishes here. Their garlic/olive oil dip is delicious with their rolls to start off with. We nearly always have the clams appetizer that goes so well with the bread and dipping. (Yum!) Although many folks love the shrimp Lorenzo (named for the chef and husband of Jasmina),... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Food here is excellent. It's a step up from other restaurants in Schroon Lake, but well worth going to.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Italian cuisine at its best. A little pricey but well worth it. Get there early, the place fills up fast around 7:00 PM. There is a nice bar and a decent wine list to compliment an extensive menu. The servers were attentive and helpful and our entrees, veal Drake and Shrimp Scampi were fantastic. Highly recommended!

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The rooms in this motel are very old and not well kept! I remember this motel being one of the best in Schroon Lake and it is so sad to see it go down hill

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

One time the drake family owned this motel, along with other business in town. Now I think that they lease the place out to whoever each season. Last year we stayed in the motel and the rooms defiantly are showing their age. The motel needs sprucing up, painted more comfortable beds and outdoor furniture. Someone ate lunch on a picnic... More 

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Thank Chefnfly
New York
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Drakes is a wonderful restaurant with a small town atmosphere. I agree with other locals that their pasta and sauce are excellent. I recommend the Italian salmon which is always done perfectly and melts in your mouth. The staff is friendly and the service is great. You can't go wrong!

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Lagrangeville, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Drake's going under new management has been an immense improvement not only in food, but also in customer service. Now a restaurant ran by family that makes you feel like family. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Drake's is the perfect place for all sorts of occasions. The atmosphere is appropriate for a date, buisness meeting, or having dinner... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Great Food, Wonderful Staff, We have dined here many times and NEVER a disappointment. Eggplant is amazing. Veal Saltimbocca is so delicious and Wednesday Seafood Night is the Best!!! The new owners of the restaurant Lorenzo and Jasmina are Warm and Caring, they treat you like family!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY 12870-2609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schroon Lake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?