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Swan Market

231 Parcells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-5320
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Ranked #8 of 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, German, Eastern European
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
East Coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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rochester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Simply put, if you like German food and all that it is, then this is the place for you. I love German food and The Swan has it all and it's all home made. I go here everytime I visit Rochester and have learned to bring a cooler with me to bring stuff home. Their bacon and potato salad are... More

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great Germany food in a simple family deli style. Shared tables, great people and beer. You can't go wrong. Don't mind the neighborhood.

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Pittsburgh
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Having lived in Germany for several years, we had a yen for good German food. Hubby loves wursts of any kind. He was thrilled beyond belief. Not a sausage fan myself so i got the cordon bleu. $8.95. ridiculously cheap. Great, friendly service. In a bit of a sketchy neighborhood, but still o.k. Waitress was fantastic. Real German beer in... More

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Rochester, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

this place is one-of-a-kind. You will dig it if you A) like german beers B) dont mind sitting "community" style C) love german food served in a no-nonsense way D) want to support the local guy instead of a ho-hum chain

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Oneonta, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We celebrated Memorial with family outside of Rochester and we were blessed to have brats on the menu! I had never heard of Swan Market before this - but as the locals have testified - they are a local favorite...and are they right! Any time we return to the area again, we will put in orders with our daughter and... More

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Mendon, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Love this place.Excellent food,to eat in or take out.Call ahead to order large quantities of anything during the busy times of the year(Christmas,Easter etc.)or the butcher/owner can get cranky.just adds to the ambiance,LOL!

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Pennington, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Visited this store/restaurant on a friends opinion. Was pleasantly surprised by the bratwurst lunch of 2 large links, warm German potato salad and sauerkraut. Few tables and they are bench type tables with chairs. The total bill with drink was under $7. Just need to get there before the lunch crowd as it is a popular spot. Don't let the... More

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Rochester, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Every time I go here it is on a saturday around noon. Swans is a German deli that has been in operation for over 80 years. Thosa familiar with Rochesters history know that this used to be a mainly German neighborhood. Although time has had negative effects on this community and the neighborhood is not a place to wander around... More

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