Danny's has been a name well known in the hospitality industry in New Brunswick for over 60 years. It began in 1947 when Danny and Adeline DeGrace opened a guest home on Chaleur Beach and began accommodating overnight guests during the summer months.
Danny DeGrace was an example and an inspiration to many. Stricken with polio, while still a young man, he accomplished much with his strong ambition and work ethic despite the effects of the disease.
In 1951, four cabins and a small roadside diner specializing in hamburgers and homemade pies, set the pace for the establishment. The quality of food service allowed the business to enjoy continuous growth throughout the years. From this very modest start, Danny’s Inn & Suites Hotel Events centre grew to a 5000 sq ft Events Centre, favored local restaurant with beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens and uniquely set comfortable guestrooms.
Danny managed the business until 1971, when, after having worked with his Dad, his son Robert (Bob) took on the responsibility, which he eventually shared with his family; wife Kathy was involved in the design and decorating and general consulting while daughter Erika and son Adam both held senior management positions.
Throughout its history Danny’s has hosted, on various occasions, prominent guests including Canadian Prime Ministers, Premiere’s, Lieutenant Governors, hockey hall of famers, famous musicians, and more.
Because of its event facility capacities and multitude of services Danny’s has been a preferred wedding destination for over 1,800 couples on their auspicious wedding day.
Danny’s has been an important employer in the Chaleur Region employing family members spanning generations. Many local studentswho began their careers at Danny’s went on to be successful entrepreneurs. An institution in itself.
In March 2016 the Northern Light local community newspaper reported that Danny’s was voted by local residents as the area’s Best Overall Restaurant, Best Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner, and Best Desserts in town.
Today, under new ownership Danny's will continue the tradition by striving to exceed expectations by offering quality accommodations, food and service in a pleasant ambient atmosphere of maritime hospitality.