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Swan Market

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231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
+1 585-288-5320
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 93
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must try in Rochester

Great food and amazing experience, eating all together with friendly people and being served by super nice personnel

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old World, authentic German deli. Home made sausages, slab bacon, German meals. It was very busy on the Saturday I visited.

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Thank marbur5
Rochester, NY
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old German meat market in what used to be the German neighborhood. Real throwback. Tables are jammed in as an afterthought but you won't find a more authentic meal than Swans. Really excellent. In Oktoberfest season, expect the usual lederhosen clad old timers playing and singing.

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Thank Rochester_NY_Chris
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the real deal. Sit down at one of several long tables and enjoy old world cuisine. Best German food this side of the Atlantic.

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Thank Dave H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and amazing experience, eating all together with friendly people and being served by super nice personnel

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the food is fresh and delisous, I love the Ribeye steaks, Liverwurst and all the smoked meats, it's worth the drive and a nice place to have a casual lunch . thank you for a consistent tasty variety . when my family visits or we visit them Swans is always on the menu.

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Thank beckym991
Lockport, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here more times than I care to recall to sit down and enjoy their wonderful selection of sausages and the mighty German sampler plate, for a total of $11! Are you kidding me? The value and atmosphere is second to none and I am proud to say that I will continue supporting this amazing establishment.

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Thank Joseph W
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love SWANS. Traditional German food, very fresh, great staff and good beer. Absolutely the very best German Food in our city--that if grounded in a rich German heritage.

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Thank Denise B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best German food in Rochester. In addition there is a lot unusual and unique German products to buy that are difficult to find in Rochester This is a small market and restaurant be prepared to wait for a table

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Thank bob g
Furlong PA
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Our local friends told us we HAD to try this place and it was amazing. Don't even think about the menu, just get the sampler platter so you can try everything. Mine had schnitzel with mushroom gravy, a beef roulade, currywurst !! (amazing) and some goulash. And those were just the four entrees. there were FOUR more sides on das... More 

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Thank David D
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Swan Market is crowded, you have to arrive early for lunch and you get no privacy at family style tables, but Swan Market is one of the best food experiences in Rochester. The food is authentic German and delicious, the Market itself is a dead ringer for meat markets in Germany, and you can buy sausages, meats and other items... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?