Giving my age away, I have 55 years of memories for this restaurant, though Massie's has been in business much longer than that.
Located in South Glens Falls, just across the bridge over the cave made famous by James Fenimore Cooper [a factoid which has been on their placemats since I have been old enough to read], it's a neighborhood restaurant which has expanded significantly over the years. I mention that because you can separate the clientele - the newly arrived who head for the dining room, or the old time customers who head for a small dining area located behind the tap room [one notable item: the waitstaff in the small dining area has always been, and continues to be, a solely male staff, a tradition from the old style Italian-American clubs which the Massie family continues to this day]..
Massie's is old time American-Italian food, done well. Don't expect the gourmet level dishes you find at more extravagant restaurants. Do expect very well prepared homestyle Italian dishes. I recommend asking for their homemade spaghetti noodles and other homemade pastas, as they are much superior to anything you can purchase. Kids love their spaghetti and meatballs, as the meatballs are the size of small round meatloaves. The white clam sauce on homemade spaghetti is excellent, with an extravagance of chapped clams in just the right amount of olive oil, garlic, and herbs. These are just a couple of the menu items, and in all my visits I have yet to find a meal I didn't enjoy.
If you like such an appetizer, and it's available, my favorite is an unusual item for an Italian restaurant, a chopped chicken liver pate served up with fresh hot Italian garlic bread rounds [after all, it is an Italian restaurant]. Absolutely delicious!
My parents brought me here, and taught me to return. I passed it along to my children, who are in turn passing it along to their children. What more recommendation can you make?
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