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231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
+1 585-288-5320
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: All meat at Swan Market is hand-cut, all sausage hand-made by owner Barry...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A gem in the city

Not only is the food great but I have met so many great people sitting family style . The service is great and the beer is the best. We always leave with smoked meats for the week

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
John D
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Brockport, New York
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Brockport, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Not only is the food great but I have met so many great people sitting family style . The service is great and the beer is the best. We always leave with smoked meats for the week

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Best German sausage and food in town. Always friendly staff and good times with the regulars. Many a story told from days of yore as well.

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fantastic butcher shop and best of all you can enjoy a good German meal. Feels like you are in Bavaria!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want authentic German food and surround yourself with true Germans, this is the place to go. Everything (the food) is excellent. My favorite is the German potato salad with different sausages. You can't go wrong. The location is not the best, but the food makes up for it.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had lunch recently at Swan's. Wurst platter was outstanding. Would definitely recommend. Need to get there early for lunch as tables fill up fast.

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Rochester, NY
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

First time in the Swan Mkt. Great selection of German food items. Very friendly and helpful staff. I can't wait to go again and try their bacon and other selections German foods.

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Rochester
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We go to Swan's off and on when we have an insatiable urge for some hearty fare- usually fall through spring. The roulade, the sauerkraut, the sauerbraten, the pinkelwurst, all the wursts...the potato salads, the red cabbage. You literally CANNOT go wrong at Swan's.

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Rochester, NY
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food for memorable lunches. Casual atmosphere with long tables where you might find yourself seated with strangers . . . but everyone is happy and you won't feel awkward about it. Butcher counter for take-away, and grocery specialty items you can't get many other places these days.

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whether you want to get deli counter to go or a sit down lunch with your friends and friends you haven't met yet (communal seating); count on Swan Market for the best German meats, sausages and sides. The beer is authentic too.

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Irondequoit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the go to place for German food in the Rochester area. They serve food not only at their restaurant but also at German festivals. You can get authentic German food at a price that is very reasonable.

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Additional Information about Swan Market

Address: 231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
Phone Number: +1 585-288-5320
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: German, Delicatessen, Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-5320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: German, Delicatessen, Eastern European

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.
Open Hours
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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