We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Village Inn

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
181 Route 37B, Massena, NY 13662
+1 315-769-6910
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 44: English reviews
Plattsburgh, New York
Level Contributor
166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at the Village Inn is like entering a time warp, both in decor and menu. I would the menu has not significantly changed in 50 years. That said, what I ate, was well prepared. The bread brought to the table was tasty. I ordered the open faced steak sandwich. It was cooked to my order (medium rare) and was... More 

Thank David C
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The last time we ate dinner in the Village Inn was twenty years ago - so our recent visit was dripping with nostalgia. To put it plainly, the Village Inn has always been among our favorite places - regardless of where we have been. Our return visit was no disappointment in any respect. The owners, Kathy and Shauna Cecot, displayed... More 

Thank Bob K
1 review
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

One of the last fine dining places in Massena. Menu offers variety for any taste and many old favorites not found in new restaurants today. A must stop any time in area

Thank Byron V
Coggan52, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. And thank you for your business. Very much appreciated. More 

Potsdam, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I have nothing bad to say about The Village Inn. I have always received the best service, food, and drinks here.

1 Thank Emily A
New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I recently went to this restaurant with a group of friends for dinner. I thought we were eating in the main dining room where there is a large round table. I have found that in a large group a round table is necessary to confabulate. Rectangular tables isolate much of the group. I was disappointed when we did not get... More 

Thank truthtellerNewYork
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We had to stay in Massena for a night after dropping our son off at Clarkson University. My iPhone recommended The Village Inn and we decided to give it a try. The classic decor and friendly and attentive service were encouraging, the food bland and heavy though it certainly didn't lack in the quantity department. Unfortunately, several hours after we... More 

Thank Aline H
Coggan52, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your husband was ill. I have not heard of any other patrons being sick from our food. My sister, the chef and her staff have all of taken food safety courses. We keep our foods properly refrigerated and use only the freshest ingredients.If you believe your husband had food poisoning I am surprised... More 

Upstate New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The Village Inn in Massena is wonderful upscale restaurant at very reasonable prices. The service is excellent, the owner checks to make sure every detail is up to her patrons standards. Relish tray and home made bread started our meal and were scrumptious. The Turkey dinner was to die for. Prime rib was tender and cooked perfectly. Too full for... More 

Thank LeeUpstateNewYork
Level Contributor
49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Looked on tripadvisor before leaving and choose the Village Inn for lunch. Noticed the hours before leaving - open Sunday. Found the place and it looked nice but was closed - no sign Only rated poor as there was not a 'n/a"!

Thank Travellingfoursome
Coggan52, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this review

My sincere apologies for not updating our Trip Advisor page. We are now open on Wednesday through Saturday. My sister and I run a very hands on operation. Due to my age and the lack of qualified employable people, we had no choice but to limit our hours. We open at 4:00pm. Hope that you will return again. Sincerely, Cathy... More 

Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

It was our first time at Village Inn and we enjoyed it tremendously! Friendly, warm atmosphere, we loved the English pub feel! The food was excellent, my husband's prime rib melted in your mouth and the garlic shrimp risotto was to die for!! We live in Montreal and will be making the trip back to enjoy this restaurant again!! Many... More 

1 Thank Clorinda T
Coggan52, Owner at Village Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinners. It was our pleasure to meet you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Cathy More 

Massena, New York
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Cathy and Shawna continue the tradition begun by their parents in 1947. If anything, they have improved the experience. Homemade classics like cabbage rolls, St.lawrnce fried perch and their clam chowder are worth the trip. Theirs are daily specials, a relish tray and dessert cart that keep you coming back.

1 Thank Nancy B

Travellers who viewed Village Inn also viewed

Massena, St. Lawrence County
Massena, St. Lawrence County
Massena, St. Lawrence County

Been to Village Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Route 37B, Massena, NY 13662
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  St. Lawrence County  >  Massena
  • Phone Number: +1 315-769-6910
Family owned and operated since 1949. Third generation restauranteurs

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Village Inn and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Village Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?