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Swan Market

$$ - $$$German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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German, European, Central European, Deli
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Terrific local hidden gem. German style butcher and deli, all in house smoked meats, quests, bacon and ham. Very high quality fresh meats too. Secret restaurant that features ooompa band on Fridays.

Thank Spiritsreview
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get there early for lunch because it fills up fast! Excellent, Authentic German food to eat there and/or take with you. Always friendly service. While you are there for lunch also buy great meat and sausage. I always buy 1 1/2 lbs of bologna. It...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to the Swan Market many times for the sit down German food and the take out deli items. Usually busy, always friendly and efficient, and never a long wait for a seat at the community tables.

Thank maem1942
Reviewed 6 days ago

Try last Thursday and Friday of the month. They have accorndian player and homemade noodles. Friendly people and great deli to take food home

Thank Elaine Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sampler is the best. The atmosphere is wonderful, it is tight space with long tables. The best thing is you get to know new people by sitting with them. Service is great too!

Thank HJH1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

Swan Market is a place you have to look for as it is in a neighborhood that is outside of the trendy Park Avenue, East End entertainment district, and the High Falls are. Customers eating in are asked to take seat at one of four...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old fashioned deli with a wonderful selection of sausages and other German meats. The selection of breads and other sweets add to a one of a kind experiences. In addition, there is a restaurant there that serves lunch with THE BEST German...More

Thank melesniewski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic German food. Everything was outstanding as usual. Don’t pass up the cooked cabbage. Very well seasoned and flavorful. An excellent side for any of the meats.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Always a great meal. I get my fix for German food at home. It is almost as good as going to Germany. Authentic seating and authentic food. Have a beer too!

Thank Will M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband loves German food. When you go to a restaurant for lunch at 11am and it is jammed - you know it's got to be good. Homemade German specialties make Swan's a must stop in Rochester,NY.

Thank Debbie S
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Questions & Answers
Nevin H
9 November 2016|
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Response from Liz F | Property representative |
Actually, most of the sausage are made of pork not beef. Only a couple are beef.
9 June 2016|
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Response from Liz F | Property representative |
All of our tables are communal, so you can sit just the two of you and keep to yourselves or chat with the people seated near you and meet some great new friends! It works well for both! Hope you come in soon!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
German, European, Central European, Deli
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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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