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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had heard good things about Balloons, so decided to give it a try. We had the Mediterranean Salmon and the Fisherman's platter. Both were pretty good, and plentiful. When we ordered, the waiter (Chip) asked if we wanted mushrooms and onions as if that...More

Thank Larry087_12
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We absolutely loved our meals here and the service they provided. A delicious meal and great variety on the menu.

Thank EliizabethWS
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Always great Steaks and seafood. Rattlesnake pasta is always good. Chicken parm great too. Can't go wrong with a steak

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Had heard terrific things about this spot-so decided to try it out. When you get there you are greated by large prison walls and an unimpressive restaurant-but what the heck-good for a try. Unfortunately we decided on a Friday night and i believe every Italian...More

Thank stever401
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I can say that I have never had a bad meal here and the service is great. I refer people from out of town to go there for dinner.

Thank C4218HKjohns
Reviewed November 8, 2017

My dad used to take us here as kids. He also used to take my mom on special occasions. Now, as a grown adult, I come here even when the occasion is not so special. Everything is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank AuburnFoodFan
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Balloon's is an institution in its City. Quarters are tight and the atmosphere a little dated but don't let that stop you. The food is great, I mean great. Make a reservation on the weekends or you will probably be out of luck or you...More

Thank P5946FFjamesl
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We were greeted at the door by a smiling bartender, and it just got better from there. The waiter was both helpful and patient. My husband and I had the 7 oz. tenderloin and the scallops. Our friend had the tenderloin and shrimp, her husband...More

Thank justinevera
Reviewed October 12, 2017

You won't get fancy décor or nice bathrooms, but what you will get is impeccable service and great food. I've lived in central NY for over 60 years and this is my choice for a great meal, perfect wait staff and a wonderful evening. Don't...More

Thank wisia
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Most people in Auburn love this place! Balloons has been around for decades and has a great reputation. The building reminds me of a place my grandparents might go - dated decor and old comfy banquet seating and dark wood bar. It has that homey...More

Thank Seneca1201
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-9761
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Balloons is an Iconic post depression era restaurant that has been known as THE PLACE FOR STEAKS in Auburn for ever. We hand cut all of our steaks from USDA CHOICE beef or better all sourced from the midwest. We offer the best Wine list in Auburn at very reasonable prices. Don't judge the neighborhood please come in and ENJOY the best service and a great meal. Established 1934
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