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Swan Market

$$ - $$$German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (81 reviews)
“schnitzel” (30 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
German, European, Central European, Deli
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been wanting to visit Swan Market, because I heard it was an odd, little eatery in a bad part of town, but it had good schnitzel and beer. Swan Market is indeed a little hole in the wall deep in an iffy area which...More

Thank greekbecky2016
Liz F, Front Office Manager at Swan Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

greekbecky2016, we are sorry your visit to Swan Market did not meet the experience you were hoping for. We pride ourselves on our unique location, with communal tables where our customers can share a table and a meal, and join our wonderful community of loyal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food if you want a table space you better get there by 11:30am . You will always find somebody to talk with because how the seating works 10-12 customers at same table

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been awhile since we were there, everyone has a new work schedule and catching up is tough. No matter what we always have a good time and the food is awesome. If they had delivery service I would probably order 3x per week.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Barry Ted current owner and his very capable staff run a first rate authentic German/Bavarian sausage and meat counter! All produce is made in house and smoked or aged correctly. Beast bloodwordt in Rochester best home made liverworst in Rochester 4 types! Marvelous Polish, Hungarian,...More

Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Food was good and atmosphere great, for authentic German food this is the place to go. Had to wait a little bit for a seat, but the takeout was fast.

Thank newtraveler138
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I took my family to the restaurant for an authentic German meal. The sauerbraten was tender and delicious. Everyone raved about their meal. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank esrun35
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My rating is based on the experience even more than the food. Don't get me wrong, the food is good - classic German style. But the place itself is just so unexpected. The communal tables and cramped but cozy atmosphere are a big part of...More

Thank andrea z
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Every time I've visited I have not been disappointed. The food is always good and the service is always friendly. I highly recommend.

Thank glg8801
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We stop on Saturdays after visiting the Rochester Public Market. Sometimes we stay & eat lunch - otherwise purchase sausage & Rib eye steaks.They have the best Red Cabbage around!

Thank Mither106
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A genuine German deli/restaurant. Schnitzel with sides and a good beer make Saturday worth waiting for all week.

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December 10, 2018|
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Response from Elaine Z | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure the smallest of the store and crowdedness make it tight. The food depends on the day. I'm sure it does not meet your standards
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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