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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

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67 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
16:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Auburn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Balloons with my family for years and we have a wonderful experience every time we go. Best steaks in town! You gotta try the drunken ribeye and be sure to leave room for the homemade desserts. Staff are friendly and service is always excellent. This place is highly recommended!

Thank LynnThomas108
Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit in two weeks. Food is excellent and the staff is friendly. New York style cheesecake is a must for desert although I never gave room and have to take it home!

Thank Jennifer3560
Syracuse, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love balloons. Best steak in town. Great service. Dessert is homemade and servings are large. We love the atmosphere.

Thank maxeebear
Auburn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat there often and always enjoy the wait staff they are definitely characters. The food always on the money and plenty of it. I like the email blasts with weekly offerings.Cant wait till our next visit. P.S. The desserts are to die for. just sayin

Thank foodie857
Auburn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

very quaint and intimate little spot...i had the drunken rib steak and my lady had the rattlesnake pasta..both excellent but the steak was to die for! service was very attentive and our waiter jocko was very witty....great experience and we will be back

Thank giacoguy
Freeville, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day this weekend. We were looking for a place in Auburn to have a nice dinner and Balloons restaurant didn't disappoint! Our waiter John greeted us and was very friendly and had a great personality! The other staff was on their game and were very attentive. We absolutely had the best meal and so... More 

Thank SusieMitchell77
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This past summer Balloons catered The Calimeri Sisters Clambake at the APT it was fabulous. Well sterved, laid out nicely and the food was terrific.

Thank Tina P
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The "mostly" is because for some reason although almost everything is delicious there frequently seems to be something that could/should have been better. The salads, with house dressing, are always huge and deliciously crispy. Our most recent visit was primarily so I could enjoy their "lobster fest". The large serving of lobster risotto was creamy and very tasty and the... More 

Thank FingerLakesTraveler1
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great food, terrific service provided by Jay. Quaint restaurant with booths and tables. Bar also, and a small room for intimate private gatherings

Thank ed l
Auburn, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very popular with the hometown folk. Smallish restaurants, cozy and comfortable. Family run. Great steaks. Really good chef.

Thank kevinbarry257

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-9761
Balloons is an Iconic post depression era restaurant that has been known as THE PLACE FOR STEAKS in Auburn for ever. We hand cut all of our steaks from USDA CHOICE beef or better all sourced from the midwest. We offer the best Wine list in Auburn at very reasonable prices. Don't judge the neighborhood please come in and ENJOY the best service and a great meal. Established 1934

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?