Welcome to Glens Falls, the charming upstate New York town that I've been lucky enough to call home for many years!
Nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and Saratoga Springs, our little gem of a city boasts not only picturesque landscapes and rich history but also some of the best dining experiences in the region.
As someone who loves exploring new culinary delights, I could not be more proud of the diverse and delectable food scene that has emerged in Glens Falls.
Get ready to satisfy your taste buds!
Sweet Rice Thai Sushi
I've been living close to Sweet Rice Thai Sushi, and I'm so glad they've opened up in our neighborhood.
In just under two weeks, I've already ordered takeout from them twice!
Their food is incredibly fresh and delicious, and I've been thoroughly impressed by the neat and clean packaging of the takeout.
Recently, on my birthday, I ordered from them again, and they accidentally forgot something in the order.
To my surprise, they personally drove to my house to deliver the missing item!
How sweet is that?
I can't wait to have a date night at the restaurant soon, as the interior looks so cute and inviting.
Not only is the atmosphere clean and welcoming, but the food quality is outstanding.
In my opinion, it's hands down the best Thai food around, even on par with what I've had in NYC.
Additionally, their sushi is very fresh and well-prepared.
I've been there three times since they opened, and I've never been disappointed.
I recently decided to try out Farmacy Restobar in the heart of our charming town. Let me tell you, it was an absolute delight!
The food was fresh, local, and prepared from scratch. I was amazed by the variety of dishes they offered, which is a testament to their frequently changing menu.
The moment I stepped into Farmacy, I was greeted by their warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere.
If you're looking for a mix of fine dining, health, and local cuisine, this is definitely the place for you.
My visit to Farmacy started with their raw oysters, which were served perfectly garnished and tasted incredibly fresh.
The baby kale and peach salad was another standout dish.
It had chèvre cheese, toasted hazelnuts, and roasted peaches in a vinaigrette, tasting almost like a peach pie!
The hanger steak chimichurri was cooked to perfection, and the desserts, particularly the donut ice cream and chocolate torte, were simply divine.
I can't say enough good things about Farmacy Restobar.
Their attention to detail, amazing food, and top-notch service make it a must-try for anyone in the area.
I've been going to Peter's Diner for years now, and it never disappoints! The food is always delicious, and the service is top-notch.
I'm always greeted with a friendly smile and made to feel right at home.
I must say, their hot dogs and meat sauce are the best in the area.
I've even brought friends who live 45 minutes away to try them, and they agree it's worth the drive.
The breakfast and lunch menus have a great variety, and I've never had a bad meal there.
Plus, the prices are fantastic – it's a great value for the quality of the food.
One of the things that really set Peter's Diner apart is the two lovely ladies who run the place.
They seem to know everyone who walks in the door, and they truly make it feel like a friendly neighborhood eatery.
Whenever I crave for some Italian food, Gourmet Cafe is my go-to place in downtown Glens Falls.
I just love their chef-owned Italian dishes, which include a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
They even have a create-your-own pasta night that's worth trying!
Aside from their sumptuous meals, I appreciate the great service they provide.
One of my favorite dishes is their grilled portabella, artichoke, and spinach panini.
Trust me, adding their special mayo takes that sandwich to another level!
Being a part of the community, I have friends who require gluten-free options, and Gourmet Cafe caters to them thoughtfully.
Looking for a sweet treat?
Their tiramisu is just divine! I often go there for lunch and enjoy sitting by the window, taking in the beautiful view of Main Street.
The California Club wrap has become one of my favorites, too.
Poopie Di Manno's Lunch Inc
Whenever I crave some good old-fashioned diner food, my go-to place in the Glens Falls / Queensbury area is Poopie Di Manno's Lunch Inc.
This cozy neighborhood diner never disappoints with its scrumptious food and friendly service.
I love meeting up with my friends here to enjoy their delicious breakfast dishes, and I can personally attest to the amazing homemade soups they offer.
One time, I had their B.L.T. with mayo and shared a large order of fries with a buddy of mine while she enjoyed a Reuben sandwich.
We both appreciated how fresh and flavorful everything was, and the prices are so reasonable.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Mint in Glens Falls, and it quickly became one of my favorite spots in town.
When walking in, the first thing that catches your eye is the beautifully designed bar, elegant bar stools, and great lighting, making it a perfect place for a night out or a casual dinner.
The dining room is cozy, chic, and elegant, making every visit feel like a special occasion.
One of the things that stood out the most for me was the wide variety of dishes on the menu - lots of vegetarian and vegan options, which is a big plus in my book.
I tried the Tuscan chicken with fresh pasta (substituting shitake mushrooms for chicken), and it tasted just like my grandma used to make at home!
The balance of creamy goodness in the dish was perfect.
My friends and I also shared the chimichurri cauliflower appetizer, which was very flavorful and a great way to start the meal.
The service at Mint was friendly, attentive, and positive, making our dining experience even better.
Moreover, the cocktails were delicious, strong, and beautifully presented, adding to the overall ambiance of the place.
The Grateful Den
One of my absolute favorite spots in town is The Grateful Den.
Every time I go there, I have the most amazing experience.
The food is always delicious, the entertainment is top-notch, and the atmosphere is so welcoming.
I love supporting this locally-owned family business, and I never regret spending my time there.
Plus, The Grateful Den is hands down the best spot in town to listen to talented local musicians.
My friends and I often find ourselves heading there for a night out, whether it's a planned event or a spur-of-the-moment decision.
One of my go-to dishes is the Den Poutine, which never disappoints.
The food, in general, is far from mediocre and seasoned to perfection. Even the tap water is refreshing, but if you want something a little fancier, their sparkling water is incredible.
And while I may not order a Shirley Temple, the vodka is always cold and smooth.
Radici Kitchen & Bar
I can confidently say that Radici Kitchen & Bar is the place to be for an exquisite dining experience.
This family-run gem is the epitome of perfection that you wouldn't expect to find in our little town.
As someone who's quite picky about food, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried a bite of every dish and found myself scraping every plate clean.
Each dish they serve is mouth-watering and beyond compare.
The superb service is something I'd recommend over and over, and I can't stress enough how amazing the whole experience at Radici Kitchen is.
I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions, and each time, I walk away feeling satisfied and impressed by the quality of the food and the warm, intimate atmosphere.
I have also had the pleasure of sampling their tailored tasting menu with wine pairings for special events, and each course somehow manages to be more amazing than the last.
One of my favorite places to unwind and enjoy scrumptious treats is Southy's Pizzeria.
The ice cream here is to die for, and I'm thrilled that they are now open seven days a week during the off-season!
I can't resist their sizable portions, especially considering the reasonable prices.
It's easy to taste the freshness of the ice cream and toppings, and I find myself craving their Brownie Sundae and Peanut Butter Cup Sundae quite often.
Apart from their heavenly ice cream, Southy's also offers mouthwatering garlic parm wings and scrumptious hot pizza, which many locals consider the best in the South Glens Falls area.
Another reason to love Southy's is its commitment to giving back to the community, which truly reflects the spirit of a family-owned business that cares for its patrons.
Mean Max Brew Works
I absolutely love spending my evenings at Mean Max Brew Works.
It's become one of my go-to spots to unwind after work or catch up with friends on the weekend.
Although they don't serve food, it's not a problem at all because they allow us to bring in our own food or even have food delivered.
The bartenders are always attentive, and they have a great selection of beers.
I particularly enjoy their watermelon sour.
What really makes Mean Max stand out, however, is the ambiance.
They often host local live music, and on one of my recent visits, I had a blast enjoying the tunes of the Richard Clements Band.
The indoor space is cozy and inviting, while the outdoor patio is perfect for warmer nights.
And if you're not a beer fan, don't worry – they have some fun drinks like the Shark Bait that are definitely worth a try.
Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe
One of my absolute favorites in Glens Falls is Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe.
This little gem is not just a bakery but also a cafe, offering a wide range of delicious bread and pastries, as well as an impressive menu of vegan meals.
Every time I visit, I'm tempted by their daily selection of freshly baked bread, like marble rye, cinnamon raisin, and whole wheat.
And I simply can't resist their mouth-watering biscotti. But it's their vegan cafe menu that truly stands out.
You don't have to be vegan to appreciate the incredible flavors they create, and I must admit, I don't even miss the meat.
Their Ruben sandwich is a must-try, and the pickle that comes with it is just fantastic.
It's not just the food that makes Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe special, though.
I love that they're committed to ethical and kind practices, like their pay-it-forward bread program that helps support our local community.
Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant
One thing I always look forward to is a night out at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant.
As soon as I walk in, I'm greeted with warm tortilla chips and salsa, setting the tone for a fantastic dining experience.
I can't help but be drawn to the Pollo Diabla - an incredibly spicy, flavorful dish that keeps me coming back.
For those who can't make up their minds, the Ranchero fajitas offer a delightful mix of shrimp, chicken, chorizo, steak, beef, bell peppers, and onions.
Trust me, it all works together perfectly!
What really stands out about Mi Rancho is the excellent value for money.
Each dish comes with rice, refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream, and I must say, the beans and rice have a wonderful kick to them.
They're not just an afterthought but a delicious part of the meal.
The atmosphere at Mi Rancho is lively and fun, with upbeat music playing and TVs blaring.
The bright pink walls and neon green booths add to the wonderfully chaotic environment that makes dining here such a unique experience.
I've always been a fan of Asian cuisine, and when I heard about Aroy Dee, a local casual eatery that offers a mix of Thai and Japanese cooking, I knew I had to give it a try.
The moment I walked in, it was evident that the restaurant prioritized the quality of their food over extravagant interior decoration, which, honestly, I'm okay with.
As I settled down for my meal, I ordered Fried Squid, Crab Rangoon, and Spring rolls for appetizers – all accompanied by a sweet and sour sauce. The dishes were fantastic, and I couldn't wait for the main course.
I opted for their Pad Thai, which turned out to be 10/10, and some Drunken Noodles, which I'd give a solid 9/10.
The flavors were authentic, making me enjoy every bite.
Although the service was slightly slow due to the restaurant being busy with takeout orders, it didn't deter me from enjoying my meal.
The Thai iced tea was refreshing, and the complimentary Thai donuts were a delightful ending to a flavorsome meal.
Morgan & Co
One of my favorite places to dine in the area has always been Morgan & Co.
The atmosphere is simply unparalleled, especially when you can sit outside and listen to the live music performances they often have.
The first time I went to Morgan & Co, I tried their Moroccan Bowl with Blackened Salmon.
The flavors were out of this world, and I found myself craving for more.
The French onion soup at Morgan & Co is also a must-try, as it's one of the best I've ever had.
Another dish I can't help but rave about is their Texas brisket lasagna - the pomarola sauce is so rich and flavorful, and the brisket is incredibly tender.
My partner also loves dining at Morgan & Co, particularly for their ribeye steak topped with blue cheese butter, served with blackened scallops and frites.
The scallops are always perfectly seasoned and cooked, although he did mention that the blue cheese can be a bit strong for his taste.
We usually end our meal with their decadent chocolate pot du créme and lemon cake à la mode, accompanied by an espresso martini.
The service at Morgan & Co is always top-notch.
Other Restaurants Nearby
Jack's American Bistro
One of my favorite spots in town is Jack's American Bistro, a family-owned restaurant that truly embodies the spirit of our community.
The food is simply amazing, and I can't get enough of their veal chop – cooked to perfection every time.
My partner always opts for the Haddock and never stops raving about it.
Besides the delicious steaks and seafood, they also serve a wide variety of American bistro fare, wine, and cocktails.
Kelly's Roots Cafe And Marketplace
I always find myself coming back to Kelly's Roots Cafe And Marketplace whenever I want a guaranteed delicious meal and friendly service.
This place has become my go-to spot for a quick lunch or a hearty breakfast, and it never disappoints.
One of my favorite things about Kelly's Roots is their commitment to using fresh and high-quality ingredients.
You can really taste the difference in their dishes, and I appreciate that they offer gluten-free options too.
I recently tried their smoothie special of the day, and it was honestly one of the best I've had.
Even during busy times, I rarely have to wait long for my food, which is perfect for when I'm on a tight schedule.
I recall the parking lot being packed one day and a long line of customers waiting to order, but the line moved quickly, and I was in and out in no time.
One dish I particularly love is their Curried Chicken Salad Wrap.
I really hope they keep it on the menu because it has become one of my all-time favorites.
Dix Ave Diner
On one of my regular weekend outings, I decided to give Dix Ave Diner a shot, and boy, was I in for a treat!
As soon as I entered the diner, I was greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and I knew I was in for an amazing meal.
I decided to order the Adirondack burger and cheesy bacon fries, and to my delight, they were absolutely delicious!
The burger was cooked to perfection and the fries were crispy and flavorful.
I also couldn't resist trying their famous lemon meringue pie, which, trust me, lives up to the hype.
What truly sets Dix Ave Diner apart, though, is the exceptional service.
It's no wonder that this place has become a must-visit spot for locals like me and visitors alike.
New Way Lunch
One of my favorite places to grab a bite in town has to be New Way Lunch.
I've been coming here for years, and I must say, their hot dogs are simply out of this world.
Every time I visit, I can't help but be amazed by the gentleman who makes the hot dogs.
It's like watching an artist at work, and the pride he takes in his craft truly shows in the taste.
Their prices are quite reasonable, and the overall experience is one that keeps me coming back for more.
La Cosina Mexicana
La Cosina Mexicana never disappoints!
Whenever I crave authentic Mexican food, I know exactly where to go.
The vibrant interior and casual setting makes it a perfect spot to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
The best part about this place is that their food is not just about the spice – it's about the flavor.
And, oh, the flavor is fantastic!
Another thing I love about La Cosina Mexicana is the cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
It's definitely a hidden gem in our neighborhood, and I'm so glad a friend recommended it to me.
I've added it to my list of go-to places, and I'm sure I'll be visiting again and again.
Kerrie's Northway Diner
I can't believe I hadn't discovered Kerrie's Northway Diner sooner!
I've lived around here my whole life, and it just took me way too long to finally check it out.
But I'm so glad I did. My first visit was nothing short of amazing, from the decor to the food itself.
Walking in, the first thing that caught my attention was the decorative booths, with each table adorned with records, CDs, and show tickets of great artists.
The atmosphere instantly felt welcoming, and it was clear that I'd found my new breakfast spot.
The food at Kerrie's Northway Diner was seriously amazing, and the prices were fantastic.
Oh, and their mac salad? THE BEST.
I usually order one to enjoy there and another one to take home for later.
I've been back multiple times since that first visit, and the service has always been top-notch, even when I bring my small children along.
They're very accommodating, and it's nice to see other regulars enjoying their meals too.
Heidelberg Inn Restaurant
I recently had an amazing dining experience at Heidelberg Inn Restaurant and couldn't wait to share it with everyone!
The menu offers a fantastic selection of authentic German dishes, and the atmosphere transports you to a cozy European eatery.
I finally decided on the sauerbraten, which was absolutely delicious and so tender that it literally melted in my mouth.
I also tried the German Mac and Cheese with Spatzle German Noodles and the Loaded German Fries, which were both to die for!
My dining companions had the Bavarian Pork Schnitzel and Bavarian Chicken Schnitzel, and they couldn't stop raving about how scrumptious their meals were.
The small-town charm of places like Peter's Diner and Dix Ave Diner adds a comforting touch to the dining experience, while the vibrant atmosphere at Mean Max Brew Works never fails to liven things up.
I am grateful to call this city home and to have the opportunity to indulge in this amazing array of restaurants that truly showcase the best of Glens Falls.