Our Story


Drae’s Lake Route is a southern cafe style restaurant focusing on authentic & natural ingredients in the southend of Seattle. Serving fried chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, pork chops, and philly cheese steak. The chill and vibed-out atmosphere features a video game.The comfort food, art, sports & movie filled tv screen, and soulful sounds brings you right back to your family’s get-togethers growing up.

Our restaurant is rooted in principles of faith, family, community and empowerment; we treat every customer like our family and we believe that family is the cornerstone of any community, so we place an emphasis on supporting activities and causes that enrich and strengthen families. We’ve been blessed to keep our doors open for you receiving numerous accolades and satisfied customers from all over the country.

We are inspired by a passion to provide every customer with good food served in a soulful atmosphere…every time you visit. It’s very important that everyone on our team shares the same level of commitment, dedication and enthusiasm to keep the customers' needs first, from the moment they get in line until we bid them farewell. Hungry Seattlelites and city visitors line up to savor the flavor of southern specialties like Wings & Waffles and Shrimp and Grits. People often ask us what makes customers willing to wait 35 - 45min for their food. We make sure the experience at Drae's Lake Route  is worth the wait!