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“great eats”
Review of Swan Market

Swan Market
Ranked #3 of 1,328 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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.
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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.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

One word to describe everything and that's "GREAT".The meals,the fresh meats and red cabbage,potato salad, the beer,the service and the friendliness of the owner Barry and his staff. Also the crowd of people who dine there. Everybody is eating and smiling. And the prices are good also!

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Thank bradyb5383
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Eat there! Swan's serves REAL food to real people. No, there is no lettuce. Please do not be like the woman at my long family-seating table who had a fit because there was no salad with low calorie dressing! At Swan's you get stick-to-your-ribs meat and potatoes, and cabbage and beer. Get the Jaeger or Rahm Schnitzel - a breaded fried cutlet topped with house-made dark or cream sauce/gravy with mushrooms. The Eater is partial to the red cabbage over the sauerkraut. The German potatoes are a MUST!! They also make a to-die-for potato and sausage soup. Beer is plentiful and rye bread, mustard, and butter is always on the table. Sausages, bacon, and ham are made and smoked on the premises. They are closed Sun-Tuesday so they can re-stock their meat products. Everything is great; although, I'm not a fan of the rouladen or the pork roast with stuffing. Could have just been a bad day when I had both on a sampler platter. The best part about Swan's is that you can eat in or . . . purchase the schnitzel, potatoes, cabbage, and sauce/gravy to go. A bit of oil in a pan and a microwave at home provides the same meal at a lower cost and convinces dinner guests that you are an amazing cook!

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

There are only a few local places to get good German Food and this is the best. Great friendly service and great sausages to take home from the deli case. It was very busy on Friday but the food was just as good take out. I will definitely be returning.

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Thank KROCK8
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Simply put, if you like German food and all that it is, then this is the place for you. I love German food and The Swan has it all and it's all home made. I go here everytime I visit Rochester and have learned to bring a cooler with me to bring stuff home. Their bacon and potato salad are the BEST anywhere outside of Germany.

Thank fr21555
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great Germany food in a simple family deli style. Shared tables, great people and beer. You can't go wrong. Don't mind the neighborhood.

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Thank KarlRoc
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