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Massie's Restaurant

69 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY - (518) 792-3383
Posted By Jean Grindstaff on 9/8/2007 10:52:00 PM
At first we were pleased with Massie's. Maybe because we were new faces we were treated differently. We thought the more we came to the restaurant, the friendlier it would become. We were mistaken after dining there for at least 15 times in a couple months. Food was very good until our recent visit. My husband was especially excited about the relish tray and liver paté which is served with all dinner meals. You have to sit in the dining area to receive the relish tray, soup and liver paté with your meals. If you sit outside of that area, there is an extra charge for these items. I ordered lasagna the first time I ate there and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed the garlic bread. I went for the Italian bread which seemed to have been sitting out for awhile. Other visits the bread was just as stale. Once the butter tasted funny to me.

Massie's does a hopping business. Can't deny that. The place is very busy during dinner hours. Had to wait for a seat a couple times. We never had a reservation, ever, and waiting a couple of times isn't that bad. If you want privacy or a quiet atmosphere, this is not the place to be. The bar area has I believe five small booths.

The waiters and waitresses are friendly but other employees are too busy to greet us in a friendly manner except for a quick "no smile" hello. I was expecting some type of conversation after our many visits. That's not a lot to ask. Nope, just what do you want, dinner or ala carte? On a cool night the large, old-time air conditioners are blasting. You see most diners sitting with heavy sweaters or jackets. One person actually had their hood up. After several requests from others to turn down the air conditioner they finally did.

The soups are ALWAYS chicken vegetable or minestrone. My husband and I have yet to tell the difference between either of them. They look the same and pretty much taste the same. No other soups in all the times we have been there.

So on our final visit I ordered baked ziti, my favorite. Ricotta and mozzarella cheese cover the dish; the sauce is very good. When our dinners arrived I see I did not get ricotta or mozzarella on my ziti. It was just plain ziti with meat sauce. I explained to our waitress that my dinner was not want I had ordered. With a frown on her face she said she would take it back to the kitchen. She returned once again and said the dinner was being prepared and it will be out in a few minutes. 15 minutes later my dinner appeared with an apology. It did not taste very good; the sauce was salty and acidic. I ate some of it and brought the rest home. I feel that we should have been offered something off our bill for the mistake. Sure I got the right one in the end but the wait was unacceptable.

We were seated at a table in the dining area which was the main route to the kitchen and the route to the table and bar area where water was kept and the leftovers from others were packed up. It was a busy route which made eating distractive to say the least. Our table shook with each passing person.

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Served with generous sections of roasted green bell pepper in a mouth-watering marinara sauce, Massie's homemade italian sausage is the centerpiece of one of the restaurant's most popular meals.
"Served with generous sections of roasted green bell pepper in a mouth-watering marinara sauce, Massie's homemade italian sausage is the centerpiece of one of the restaurant's most popular meals."
Dave Sacerdote





Massie's Italian specialties all come with a bowl of spaghetti, but specify the homemade stuff for a real treat.
"Massie's Italian specialties all come with a bowl of spaghetti, but specify the homemade stuff for a real treat."
Dave Sacerdote


This tall lighted sign points the way to Massie's spacious parking lot, across the street from the restaurant itself.
"This tall lighted sign points the way to Massie's spacious parking lot, across the street from the restaurant itself."
Dave Sacerdote


Without that sign across the street, Massie's would be easy to miss in it's storefront location on Main Street in South Glens Falls, NY.  Under the red canopy, pass through the aluminum storm doored patio and turn left for the bar, or go straight up the steps to the dining room.
"Without that sign across the street, Massie's would be easy to miss in it's storefront location on Main Street in South Glens Falls, NY. Under the red canopy, pass through the aluminum storm doored patio and turn left for the bar, or go straight up the steps to the dining room."
Dave Sacerdote


Every meal starts with a generous relish tray with various raw and pickled veggies, a basket of warm homemade bread and garlic toast, and heaping scoops of whipped butter and Massie's trademark liver pate.
"Every meal starts with a generous relish tray with various raw and pickled veggies, a basket of warm homemade bread and garlic toast, and heaping scoops of whipped butter and Massie's trademark liver pate."
Dave Sacerdote



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