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American, Bar, Pub
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6 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3808
+1 315-252-5400
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Sharon Springs
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Large group of us stopped in for drinks and a bite to eat based on reviews here. Totally disappointed. Only places to.sit were barstools. No one paid any attention to.us even after we requested menus. And to top it off the zinfandel that we were served was rancid.

Thank Michelle K
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573 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I love places with atmosphere and Swaby's has plenty. Service was fast and friendly. However,there were a couple of problems. First, its a bit TOO dark in there. Second, the prime rib which was very reasonably priced was a bit too salty.

Thank JuneNY
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

A relaxing atmosphere during the day and weeknights with good food and service. There is a lot of history inside the restaurant/bar to keep your interest while you enjoy your food.

Thank marysienka713
Auburn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Want to get arrested? Try drinking at Swaby's! They will happily get you drunk, then call the cops on you. Good luck!!!

Thank Adam C
Auburn, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

You'll find a varied mix of people who frequent Swaby's Kangaroo Court in Auburn, NY. The staff is friendly and always ready with a smile. The beer selection is fantastic and some taps are changed regularly to bring in new varieties. The kitchen puts out fantastic sandwiches, burgers and amazing wings - possibly the hottest available in the area are... More 

Thank Balderayne
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Best Chicken Wings In the United States of America (Aaron's Special charbroiled) and that is not an exaggeration! So much local Auburn History including the electric chair from the local prison where the first prisoner to be put to death by electric chair. The actual mummy from Indiana Jones. You can come 3 times a week for a year and... More 

Thank QuillsBartending
New London CT
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very nice dinner experience, quirky decorations (see their website). Wife and I loved the salad, chicken quesadillas and draft Utica Club. Something about their olive oil dressing was wonderful - maybe infused with olives? Friendly service too.

Thank dbarms
auburn ny
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Swabys has been around for a while; always knew it as a friendly bar, but only recently discovered their food. They have nightly specials (Monday chicken wings are a favorite), a unique atmosphere (Warning for females: If you bring a child to the restroom they might see an unusual sight), very reasonable costs and pleasant wait staff. A friend told... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

the decor is outrageous, and the barkeep who served us was a local gem. the quirky clientele (of course, not us) makes for a delightful late-afternoon break.

Thank bruce h
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Historic tavern for sure, right downtown. Really cool interior, darts,pool, outside table to hang out, really good food, I tried the pasta fagioli and it was super good with excellent fresh bread and an herb butter that was also really good. Probably the coolest historic bar I've been in. It was a slow sunday afternoon but they were fully open... More 

Thank jeff r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 South St, Auburn, NY 13021-3808
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-5400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?