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Swan Market

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German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
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231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the sampler "German garbage plate", and it was a truly excellent and well prepared. The sauerkruet and red cabbage were surprisingly delicious and not too vinegary. The meats and sausages were delectable, cured perfectly. I would, however, given this restaurant a 4.5 (if I could); this is due to the actual cleanliness of the restaurant. The chairs, tables,... More 

Thank Andy M
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swans market is the place to go if you are shopping for authentic German sausages and other meat and cold cut products. The meats are prepared and smoked on the premises. The selections are varied and some are not available elsewhere in the city. Lunch time is very busy with eat in meals prepared fresh. If you're not savvy about... More 

Thank natuerbug
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, great beer. I go here with friends every chance I get and I can't get here often enough

Thank ksertl
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not an expert on German food, but I've enjoyed just about everything on their menu. My friends and I are focused on quality ethnic offerings in the area, and Swan offers exactly that. You can't go wrong for the price. And...don't worry about the neighborhood. You'll be totally fine during the day.

Thank John M
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a fun place to ear esp. On a fri. Great sausages German made delicious all the sausages are great the owners are great down to earth people you can also get there food at the irond. Farmers market on Thurs nite.

Thank janine t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been to Swan Market for a few years--I moved away from Rochester in 2011--but it is *still* one of the things I miss about living there. Whenever I next make it back, I will do my utmost to schedule in a trip to Swan Market. Okay, upfront what food travelers need to know is that Swan Market is... More 

Thank Annie H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming market with several crowded tables. If you can't get a seat, order take out and enjoy the atmosphere while you wait. The decor is a charming step back in time. Staff are busy, efficient and very helpful. The meats are wonderful and we ordered quite a bit extra to take home, including a wide variety of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I went to Swan Market for lunch on a recent Friday. We arrived a little after 1:30 and although the place supposedly closes at 2:00, it was almost full. Seating is communal and luckily we found two seats together at a large table. My pork schnitzel was delicious and the red cabbage was about the best I've... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to this place for years and it never disappoints! The prices can't be beat! I lived in Germany for many years and it was so nice to discover this place that carries on the tradition of authentic high quality German food. Their attention to detail and pride is definitely reflected in their consistent commitment in their products.

Thank Heidi P
Rochester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The only real smokehouse left in Rochester. Lots of choices, all very good homemade and home smoked sausages. Big portions of really good German food.

Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?