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Swan Market

$$ - $$$German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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“lunch” (73 reviews)
“schnitzel” (25 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Deli
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious, authentic German food (have the jaeger schnitzel!!) with incredibly friendly service, better prices for more food, and a wonderful atmosphere. Be prepared to wait for a table and share space... it's a wonderfully tiny spot that is my #1 favorite place in Rochester.

Thank ShadraB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swan Market is a gem! Communal tables, great German food, deli with store made smoked and raw sausages. Get there early or wait in line if planning to dine in.

Thank nycman2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife took me there as it was a great memory from her youth. We purchased some sausage, brat, Bacon, and some other deli meats. Nothing was earth shattering. My wife wanted schnitzel but her schnitzel is much better. tasted like stove top stuffing.

Thank detropal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a line but well worth the wait. Go early if you want a table. Everything is fresh, hot and homemade. I had the schnitzel with gravy. My friends tried a variety of sausages. The red cabbage and German potato salad are both scrumptious.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Swan's has great food in the restaurant, and their deli is outstanding! Their homemade variety of German Sausages (Wurst) and Schnitzel, and lunch meats is unparalleled in Rochester (now that Ralf's has closed its doors). I strongly strongly recommend checking Swan's out.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best little meat market in the area. If you are looking for quality are a reasonable price. Then this is the place.

Thank tactical208
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you want authentic German food - no place is better. Eat lunch and then take home old fashion brats and more .... plus other German treats that you’ll find no place else.

Thank 467pattyw
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have enjoyed Market both dine in and take it. It never disappoints. The consistent quality, and real German food is so good. It has a small town feel, but provides food for city sized crowds.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Wonderful lunch, inexpensive but get there early because the whole neighborhood shows up! The deli/meat counter has great items to take home. Excellent sausages, but my favorite is the pork schnitzel.

Thank macd1023
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A friend of mine was visiting from San Francisco. Both he and I had spent time in Germany. Viewing the deli case was like being back in Munch or Berlin. The lunch experience was excellent! When you have the craving for authentic German food, head...More

Thank Michaell333
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Questions & Answers
Nevin H
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Liz F | Property representative |
Actually, most of the sausage are made of pork not beef. Only a couple are beef.
June 9, 2016|
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Response from Liz F | Property representative |
All of our tables are communal, so you can sit just the two of you and keep to yourselves or chat with the people seated near you and meet some great new friends! It works well for both! Hope you come in soon!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
German, European, Central European, Deli
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-5320
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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