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Swan Market

231 Parcells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-5320
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As a German, I would never eat there again. I had one bite of their saussage and tossed the rest of the food. The potatoe salad was gross. Im not sure how everybody else on here likes this place, maybe they never had real German food or good food. Im sorry, I would never buy anything avain from them

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San Marcos, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My son lives in East Rochester and while visiting him and my daughter-in-law two years ago, I found Swan Market on Trip Advisor. We all LOVE this authentic German restaurant and market! During our recent visit, I had their Wurst Platter with Bratwurst, Bauenwurst, Red Cabbage, and Potato Salad. My son had his usual Curry Wurst Platter and my daughter-in-law,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just had the opportunity to attend an Oktoberfest festival in Rochester, NY. The only vendor of German food there was Swan Market. I was not disappointed as their food was outstanding. You would have thought that with a crowd as large as it was there would be problems but there were none. My food tasted great and was served warm... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
34 helpful votes 34 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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