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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

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65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
315-252-9761
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Steak in Auburn

Looks small and dated from the outside and the interior could use a little work. With that being said what doesn't need work is the food. The service was phenomenal and the food matched the service. We've been to Balloon's several times over the past five years and have yet to be disappointed. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Jeff R
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Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Looks small and dated from the outside and the interior could use a little work. With that being said what doesn't need work is the food. The service was phenomenal and the food matched the service. We've been to Balloon's several times over the past five years and have yet to be disappointed. If you're looking for a great steak,... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

This has become our go-to in Auburn. We love the professional waiters, the excellent food and the ambiance, which I don't believe has changed since my parents enjoyed in the 50's. Those in the know have a steak or a chop, but some did enjoy fish or pasta. Have a muddled Old Fashioned before--they do it right.

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Auburn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great restaurant. Steaks are superb! Great atmosphere, wait staff, bar staff, and cooks! All entrees are wonderful. Family has been going for years, and it just keeps getting better.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Place needs some updating but service and food was good. I had the 7oz tenderloin and the lobster tail.

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Auburn, New York
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Prices are up and the quality is down. Used to enjoy this place for the food. The ambience was never much as it is an old, dark, antiquated restaurant. No longer on my hit list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service, excellent food. Very good steaks and daily specials. Homemade desserts and a great bar.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had not been to Balloons in ages and nothing has changed ( which is a good thing too). The exterior had us wondering if we should enter but were glad we continued on in. The food and the number of choices still remains one of the best in the area. Wait staff is great and the prices are reasonable.... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

When you find a neighborhood restaurant filled with regulars, you know your in the right place. Don't be put off with being right behind the prison. It has to be somewhere. Seriously, we have been going to Baloons for many years and although it changed hands a few years ago, Bernie has maintained the quality. The food is good and... More 

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Naples
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Haven't been in a couple of years. Moved to Florida. We were a table of 4.The first table for the night . Staff greeted promptly , our waiter John was excellent , thoroughly Describing the specials and gave excellent suggestions . Started with their "Sweet Chili Calamaris " pretty awesome , decent size as well. The wife had the petite... More 

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Romulus
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Eating out tonight and having a marvelous time. Staff are awesome and ready to make things right. Reservations are recommended. Food is good and consistent. Jason our waiter was great!!! We highly recommend balloons for the food,staff, and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 315-252-9761
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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