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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

65 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
315-252-9761
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Ranked #7 of 100 restaurants in Auburn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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English first
Auburn, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food was excellent, decent price & the staff was very friendly. I heartily recommend Balloons while visiting Auburn.

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Auburn, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Always been my favorite restraunt small quaint place frank Sinatra playing above candlelit and awesome wait staff .... Love it love it love it!!!

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Camden, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Inside and outside decor.. nothing to write home about.... But that is just ok when you think about the food you are going to be served! The service was excellent! I have never been to a restaurant that had people constantly filling your water glass. We all ordered different things and tried each others. Everything was great! The sauce was... More

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Did not enjoy our last visit to Balloons as much as prior visits. The food was good & the service was fine. In the past we found everything to be outstanding...not sure what was off. Steak was OK but not juicy, etc. Will try again

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ORLANDO, FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I went here on a recent trip home to Upstate NY to visit family at the suggestion of my sister and it was a great choice. The restaurant doesn't look like anything, but you can tell from the smell when you walk in that they are cooking some serious food here. I had linguini with red clam sauce and it... More

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Auburn, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you want a great steak go to Balloon's. It may not look like much from the outside (as it is right next to the prison) but the food is delicious. You will always take something home as the portions are huge. Never had a steak that wasn't cooked to my perfection. My favorite is the side of gnocci and... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Region, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

For Auburn this is a decent choice for steak or seafood and if you like pasta you won't believe your eyes as I witnessed bowls full of at least one pound of pasta! I would rather have a smaller portion cooked to perfection but I did not order pasta. I ordered steak. And I did not order the right one,... More

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NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Deep in the history of the area, family owned and this resturaunt serves up the best food, not only the specials but anything on the menu. The brushetta is the greatest. The steaks are consistantly cooked to perfection.

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Michigan
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

But how do you know what to order if you haven't been here before? Well, here was my experience as a first- and last-timer. The calamari appetizer was beautifully cooked, but the accompanying chili sauce was much too sweet. The blackened scallop appetizer with a cheese dip was excellent. When we complained that our dinner salads tasted of chlorine, our... More

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Rochester, NY
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175 reviews 175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It may be among the best in Auburn, but if it is, that's not saying much. Dark and drab, across from a giant wall (part of the prison), the service is friendly. The greens and beans appetizer was appropriately garlicky and good. Salads were very ordinary iceberg lettuce. Steaks were giant, cooked as ordered, but not especially tender or flavorful.... More

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