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Swan Market

231 Parcells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-5320
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Ranked #3 of 1,096 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
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- Sep 16, 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The menu is totally German and the food is fantastic. My favorite is the pork schnitzel, noodles and gravy and the potatoe dumplings!! My hubby loves the sampler platter. On top of the meals, the deli is fantastic!! The Liverwurst is wonderful and you can also bring your venison in and have it mixed into different sausages! The place is... More

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Portland, Oregon
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53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can stop into Swan Market to pick a few items up at the deli, and no problems there- they have some quality, well made German deli items that always please. To get the full experience, though, stop in during restaurant hours and have a meal. Considering the small size and the way the tables are configured, you'll probably end... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Haven't had authentic Spatzle in a decade! Good schizel and cabbage. Will being friends next time. Community spirit reigns. If you studied abroad or lived in Europe, really enjoy a noncookie cutter place, this is for you. Leave eye rolling teens at home (my mistake) and enjoy this place!

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Western NY
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The experience- Since we've never experienced community tables and my husband had to go to work that evening, we decided to get there early. We're glad we did. We got there at 11, we sat down and the people kept pouring in. We ordered and ate in our meals all in about 30 minutes. The service was super fast. Expect... More

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Penfield, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have been eating at Swans for more than 12 years. It is a one stop shop for fresh cut meats, homemade sausages, sides and a fabulous lunch. Lunch is always fresh and delicious, and the beer is always cold! The owner, Barry, his family and staff are wonderful! Very attentive and helpful with selections for lunch and the meat... More

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Rochester, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to grab lunch after a morning at the Rochester Public Market (or any other excuse we can come up with). It is nothing fancy to if you are even the slightest bit of a stick in the mud you should skip it! You will likely have to wait in line before being seated... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is excellent and the authentically German. Great with a beer. The restaurant is really part of the store which is also a meat market, and tables are tight. They do their best to seat those who have been waiting the longest. Despite the lack of ambience, it is worth the trip. At the peak lunch hour, expect a... More

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Hilton, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

One word to describe everything and that's "GREAT".The meals,the fresh meats and red cabbage,potato salad, the beer,the service and the friendliness of the owner Barry and his staff. Also the crowd of people who dine there. Everybody is eating and smiling. And the prices are good also!

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East Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Eat there! Swan's serves REAL food to real people. No, there is no lettuce. Please do not be like the woman at my long family-seating table who had a fit because there was no salad with low calorie dressing! At Swan's you get stick-to-your-ribs meat and potatoes, and cabbage and beer. Get the Jaeger or Rahm Schnitzel - a breaded... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

There are only a few local places to get good German Food and this is the best. Great friendly service and great sausages to take home from the deli case. It was very busy on Friday but the food was just as good take out. I will definitely be returning.

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