Up in Marin, Inside Scoop reports that THE OLEMA INN has been taken over by Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong of MANKA’S. Grade reports to KWMR radio in West Marin that they will stay true to the building’s roots as a roadhouse (since 1876!) by keeping the menu and ambiance approachable and casual. She says they will open in the afternoon for folks looking for a late lunch or snacks, and offer a simple dinner menu until late in the evening.
There will be six guest rooms upstairs for those of you seeking a getaway (and who just want to walk up the stairs when it’s time for bed). Grade reports that they will not make any drastic changes to the location, but will be bringing the building up to code and layering their own sensibility over the current setup. No word yet on a new name, but after limited remodeling, the pair hopes to open for business in August. 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema, 415-663-9559.
The porch at The Olema Inn. Yelp photo by Helen S.