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Swan Market

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231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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11:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Rochester, New York
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small friendly German meat market that also serves lunch Wed to Sat from 11 to 2. The food and service are excellent. Just sit down at one of the long tables and check out the menu hanging above the service counter. Your server will be right over to take your beverage order. Be sure to try one... More 

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Thank dianeinny
Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've gone to Swan's for years and one thing can always be depended upon: we go away satisfied by both the meal and the atmosphere. It's a neighborhood place that draws all walks of life and everyone is equally welcome and comfortable. The meal offerings are of true German selections and the table servers are knowledgeable and willing to help... More 

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Thank pmaurer1
Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hidden gem is as authentic as they come! Great environment! Incredible eats and beer! A must! Stop by for lunch or deli sausages!

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Thank Christina C
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is classically German, and the food tastes like Germany. The restaurant is cozy, and filled with folks who are have come from the Old Country. A down home kind of feel. And the beer is always well paired with the food.

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Thank fbartel1
Rochester, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have only been once. I got the German Sampler Plate and it was all very good. Atmosphere is fun and festive being family style tables in a storefront. Get there by 11:45 if you want a table for lunch. Great Value

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Thank williamrQ3863JT
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always great German food and service, both in the neighborhood butcher/restaurant and as take out! Nothing more tasty and authentic outside of Germany!

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Thank Kenneth S
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I did not stop to eat this week at Swan's, just to buy some fresh bacon and sausages from the deli counter. I first set foot in the store in the spring of 1975, when the former owner "Gunther" told me to leave because his food was "too expensive" for me to buy. I was only 21 and left. The... More 

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Thank ironmonger54
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for some excellent German sausages and food you have to visit Swan's for the experience. It small but the staff is friendly and there is a few tables if you decide to eat there. A hidden gem.

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Thank Michael F
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Simple food made like you were back in Germany 🇩🇪 Very tight seating and a long line out the Door, my tip would be get there at 11:00 am

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Thank tozeruno
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The owner and the staff were gracious and helpful. There is a wide variety of meats, as well as lunch and dinner menus. Granted it is in an area where one has to find on street parking; but, during the early afternoon that we drove there, parking was not a problem. I wish this establishment continued success.

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Thank Nz C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-5320
Description
All meat at Swan Market is hand-cut, all sausage hand-made by owner Barry Fischer, who apprenticed with German master butchers to bring you a taste of Germany that's authentic down to the last detail.

Swan's renowned German lunches are served Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 2. Grab a seat at one of the communal tables and hoist a glass of imported German beer. It's impossible to go away hungry! There's also live German music on the last Thursday and Friday of each month.

Wan can also cater events of any size, with anything from cold-cut trays to a full pig roast.

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