Drake Devonshire Inn

4.2
724 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Our exciting menu features farm and lake to table cuisine, paired with outstanding Prince Edward County wine from one of the region's wineries. The Drake cocktail program is in full swing, with a lineup of old classics as well as newly shaken libations invented by our mixologists.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:

Monday - Friday 8AM - 11AM
Saturday + Sunday 8AM - 10AM

Brunch:
Saturday + Sunday 10AM - 3PM

Lunch:

Monday 11AM - 3PM
Tuesday 11AM - 5PM
Wednesday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 11PM - 3PM
Friday 11PM - 3PM

Food Truck:
Monday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 11AM - 5PM
Friday 11AM - 5PM
Saturday 12PM - 5PM
Sunday 12PM - 5PM

Diner:
Monday - Sunday 5PM - 10PM

Holiday Hours:
Breakfast 8AM - 10AM
Brunch 10AM - 3PM
Food Truck 12PM - 5PM
Dinner 5PM - 10PM
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Phone number
(613) 399-3338
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Wellington Main St.
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Parking Details
If you're unable to find onsite parking, we've arranged additional parking, at the Wellington United Church, one block further East on Main at 245 Main St. (A four minute walk to the Inn). Alternately, parking is available in the lot of the former Wellington and District Community Centre located at 230 Niles St. ( A 10 minute walk to the Inn)
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Entertainment
Looking for things to do in Prince Edward County? Drake is proud to host some of the best up-and-coming and established indie music acts. We also offer a range
of cultural programming, from artist talks and author visits, to salon style round tables with local luminaries. Check the What's On section of our website for our latest events + performances.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
724 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
50%
Very Good
30%
Good
14%
Fair
5%
Poor
2%
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Food was delicious! Our server was very friendly and helpful. Very fascinating artwork and huge windows to see the waves crashing on the beach. Bright and open.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful location. Excellent food. Wonderful service.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

If you wish to have a meal with a spectacular meal, I would recommend coming to Drake Devonshire Inn. Otherwise, I find the food rather over-priced and of mediocre quality.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

No lunch menu at 1:00pm on a Saturday, brunch only and not accomodating at all.
Waiter was rude and brought the bill before removing the plates from the table. I have never been that insulted in a restaurant. We ate and left in under an hour, although we were initially planning to stay by the lake the full afternoon.
We were going for our wedding anniversary, thrilled to experience The Drake atmosphere and taste and we left with is a bitter taste in our mouth. Really disappointed.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, but a bit on the cold side (including tea/coffee). Rating the service poor as our server had attitude (quite rude and bit sarcastic.).

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service, pretty views of the water and tasty food.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Had our anniversary dinner at the Drake. View was very nice on the patio. Enjoyed watching a few weddings taking place nearby. Unfortunately, the seating was uncomfortable and the staff were very snobby. We often felt uncomfortable as we tried to have a conversation with the staff. Food was okay but did not live up to our expectations. I don't think we would return sadly.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We loved everything except the fact that we were freezing indoors and had to resort to wrapping ourselves in the proffered blankers.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

we love going to the drake on the lake because of the atmosphere and its just so fun, but the food just isnt that great. Everything is so heavy and greasy. Why not make like a funky cobb salad with all local ingredients? something like that? Needs Healthier options

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2.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Excellent food. The restaurant lacks an identity. High quality food/price but a pub style feeling with tables too close and volume too loud. A place I would go to for a drink and apps with friends but not elegant dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Went there for my birthday, had a great time, decor was modern and beautiful. Very delicious food and drinks. Desserts were insanely delicious. Definitely coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Lovely space. View is wonderful and the vibe casual but stylish. Sit outside if at all possible. I was very pleased with my food - order the white bolognese! Only hitch was service - our server was a bit odd and not overly attentive. Otherwise great and would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Our waitress was excellent. She specially made a sandwich for my wife who is expecting and had a craving for something not on the menu. She was awesome.
The food was excellent, and the non-alcoholic cocktails were great!

I wish our reservation allowed us to be outside, but the current rules are first come first served.

Thanks!

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Perhaps we missed the note that said they don't offer a full lunch menu on the weekend. We reserved in advance and also confirmed the reservation online the day before but we were never told about the limited weekend menu. We were therefore quite disappointed with the limited choice, especially that this was to be an anniversary.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Drake Devonshire was an amazing experience. To be able to look at out at the lake while enjoying our lunch was fantastic. The blueberry scones were a fantastic starter and are super delicious. I would highly recommend the scones to start. The avocado toast was colourful and the avocado was perfectly ripe. The pancakes were also extremely fluffy and sweet enough without the syrup. I cannot wait to go back to the Devonshire for my next meal.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Too hot. Poor air conditioning cause apparently it was on full.
Requested menu item not available (peppercorn steak & frit).
Over priced. Expected much more in the building itself and decor. Thank goodness located on water frontage. Parking does not exist if you are not staying at the inn.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Crab cakes are to die for!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and food! Their waterfront patio is stunning!

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Service wasn't very friendly; came across as rude. Beautiful view and hotel. definitely worth visiting if you haven't been. But unless the service improves, I won't be going back on my own (only if showing someone new around the county).

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Food here isn’t the greatest and is a little overpriced. Our food was cold.
The view and the vibe are to go for!

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Very disappointing. We kicked ourselves that we wasted an evening here with so many other great places in the area.
Service was almost non-existent and food was meh.
I would not recommend this spot for anything more than a quick bite and drinks on the patio - there are far better destinations in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We had a great time at the Drake. Andrew was our server and he was super nice, attentive and overall fantastic at taking care of us. The food was delicious! Drinks were great. I would go back!

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Amazing location. Friendly service. Scallops and grits mouthwatering. BUT, one big downside. The steak. For 50 dollars you expect better. This was definitely not a 50 dollar steak. Extremely subpar and cheap fries as the only side. Very disappointing. All other food looked amazing so I would recommend taking the steak off the menu or lower the price considerably. If you’ve ever been to an upscale steak house and paid 50-60 dollars for a steak you will be sadly disappointed with the Steak entree at The Drake. Asked for medium- rare and got well done. You should be able to cook a steak properly if you charge 50 dollars. So go for the amazing atmosphere, great location and friendly service but avoid the steak.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My family and I went for brunch on Canada Day. I thought the food was good. I’m not a foodie, but I must say that everything from the bacon to the eggs was a little undercooked for my liking. I suppose I could have specified drier eggs vs runny or crispy bacon vs soggy, but I assumed that my preferences were the standard. Next time, I won’t make the same mistake. Our service was decent
but left much to be desired. But that view! I was with it to make the trip just be a part of it all.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Bachelorette party. They did nothing special and the food wasn’t great

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Great location, good food!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Three of us had lunch on the Thursday before the Canada Day long weekend. The setting is great, right on the lake. The restaurant was noisy. The food was fine but so expensive for what it is.
After lunch we wandered around the grounds and looked at the art. So great that the Drake Devonshire supports the arts.

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The dinner was quite disappointing. The food it’s self was quite tasty, however for fine dining prices the service was very poor. We received our food before our wine and had to ask again for it, my husbands steak was over cooked and no one checked on us to see if our food was good, we had to flag down a passing server. I asked for salt which didn’t come and I had to ask again. The new steak came and the server said they would check to see how it was, they didn’t, thankfully it was fine. We ordered dessert and coffee, the dessert came but we had to ask for the coffee again. We only had one refill on our water the whole time and the glasses were empty for most of the meal. When we asked for the bill it took a long time, we could see the server just standing, we almost asked for it again but it came. Thankfully the dessert we shared was taken of the bill because of the steak which we appreciate. We won’t be back for dinner, maybe a cocktail at the bar as it’s a nice looking place with a great view. It was a shame.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves- I had roast chicken- my friend had the pickerel. Both delicious- but the portions were CRAZY small. While tasty- I was shocked at how little food was on the plate

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Like all Drakes, it's too expensive for the quality of the food and the waiters and hosts are family restaurant quality

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1.0Dined on June 25, 2018

SERVICE WAS BAD. TABLES TOO CLOSE TOGETHER, COULD HEAR OTHER PEOPLES CONVERSATION. FOOD OVERPRICED FOR WHAT IT WAS.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Fantastic spot, great decor but food was sub-par for the price.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Me gusto el lugar, la vista, el servicio, es un lugar con carácter.
La carta está bien aunque corta, debería haber alguna opción fácil para quien quiere algo sencillo. A mi me gusta pero una de mis hijas casi no comió por esta razón.
No somos difíciles para la comida, de hecho amamos comer en diferentes lugares y probar de todo.
Hicimos visita especial al lugar cosa que valió la pena, y la zona es muy bonita.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was amazing, but the service was terrible. Our table of 2 was neglected in favour of the big groups of bachelorette parties surrounding us. The server didn't say a word to us from the moment we ordered until after we had finished our meals (nearly an hour). It took 30 minutes for a cocktail to arrive and I had to remind the server I had ordered it. We also sat with empty appetizer dishes in front of us for 20 minutes after we had finished eating... they were still sitting there when our mains arrived.

Despite this, the food and cocktails were flavourful, creative, and quickly put together. I think we got unlucky with our server, but would have given this a 5-star rating if it were simply for the food.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our brunch at the Drake Devonshire was an all-around lovely experience! Our server was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, and the view was beautiful.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

There was a couple of bachelorette groups the night we came for dinner and the waiter told us it was the reason why the service was in a rush. My husband and I didn’t even have the time to finish our cocktail and the appetizer was already on the table. Same thing with the main course which arrived when we were half way in the appetizer. It’s a bit sad to feel rushed to eat and leave when you’re in vacation and coming to your restaurant was something we were thrilled to experience. It was still a good time but the service should be improved on that level.
Thank you!

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

very beautiful place and view over the lake but the experience is somewhat tarnished by an overpriced menu that does very little to distinguish itself. while the food was good enough, nothing about the experience was new or inventive.

i ordered the lamb tartar with fried oysters and the lamb overly salted was and the oyster batter was bland.

the burger seemed to be quite popular and was offered at a more reasonable price.

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Found the food portions very small and very overpriced. I had the Pickerel which was presented nicely and was tasty. My friends had the burgers which were ‘just ordinary’ burgers. The guacamole and chips was small and we were charged an extra $1 for a few more chips?!?
Wine prices ..a little outrageous!
One nice thing was our waiter..he was very helpful and friendly🤗
Not returning🙃

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We enjoyed the site very much and the view is great.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our server wasn’t great (forgot menus twice, one meal missing a piece, brought a meal that contained ingredients that were on the allergy list) but everything else was!

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