Sons Deli and Pizza opens in Clarksville at former Jake Moon location

The Enterprise — Michael Koff
Sons Deli and Pizza occupies the building that formerly housed Jake Moon Restaurant and Café. 

CLARKSVILLE — Things are sailing along at Albany County Legislator Chris Smith’s second local restaurant, Sons Deli and Pizza, which opened in Clarksville at the former Jake Moon Restaurant and Cafe property last month.

Besides his political career, Smith is likely best known as the owner of Berne’s Maple on the Lake, a traditional tavern on Warners Lake that serves as a popular community hangout. With Sons, Smith and his wife, Amanda, are focusing on smaller, more casual fare that fits the space he purchased from Chef Daniel Smith last year. 

“We decided on a deli and pizzeria because of the size of the building, we wanted to provide as much as possible out of the 1,200-square-foot building,” Smith told The Enterprise this week. 

The name refers to the couple’s two sons, Clay and Finn, and also serves as an homage to Smith’s relatives, the Stackmans, who owned a Sons Tavern on Western Avenue in Guilderland in the 1970s. 

With the name Sons, Smith said, the restaurant “covers the old and the new generation.” 

Although many were disappointed when Jake Moon closed its doors in 2021, the community appears to have rallied around the new pizzeria and deli, with Smith saying that his family is “extremely happy with the community support and customer support.”

“A small community needs a small business just as bad as a small business needs a small community,” Smith said. 


Sons Deli and Pizza is located at 2082 Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville, and is open from Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Menu items range from $6.50 to $20.00

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