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Swan Market

$$ - $$$German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (65 reviews)
“schnitzel” (26 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loves German food. When you go to a restaurant for lunch at 11am and it is jammed - you know it's got to be good. Homemade German specialties make Swan's a must stop in Rochester,NY.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Love Swan's Do yourself a favor and check out Swan Market. Swan's is a hidden gem, Its a little deli that serves lunch and beers. You can even call ahead and get the goods to go. There's gonna be a line when you get...More

Thank Regina-Reggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm the sausage maker in the family. In fact I just made 471 lbs. of Italian sausage with friends last night. Yes four hundred and seventy one pounds. Hey I like sausage! But when I'm not making it and wanting to trying new ideas and...More

1  Thank X3460HVmartint
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great old fashioned German meat market that sells homemade sausage and meats cut in the store. They also serve lunches. Authentic German Food, great tasting and reasonably prices with draft German beer available to wash it down. On some Fridays they have a German Band...More

Thank suecc0
Reviewed 23 January 2018

You might have to stand in line but the place is small and it's worth it. Ask, ask, ask what the items in the case are - some diehard customers will be able to help and advise you as much as the people who work...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A touch of The Old Country Atmosphere and Cuisine. Great food and cold brew-skies. Very reasonably priced and great entertainment.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We get our German meats for our Octoberfest every year from Swan Markets and the pricing and selection are great. They also helped select the meats and told us how long to cook them

Thank 241philipv
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Swan Market is a gastronomical delight in our city. It specializes in German food offering meals both eat-in and take out along with deli selections of sausages, meats and salads. The restaurant is immaculate, friendly and reasonably priced. A “must visit “ place. Once you’ve...More

Thank Ellie N
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you crave sausages and schnitzel this is the place for you. Swan seats you at picnic tables with other guests. There is often a line at lunch time, so if you are in a hurry, plan to get there early or late. If you...More

1  Thank Brad S
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Fairly Small space with typical german beer hall seating (elbow to elbow with strangers which is always an interesting experience :) ) deli counter and various german 'market' items available for purchase. The lunch prices are great and the food is fantastic. They also offer...More

Thank daniellemeiko202
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Questions & Answers
Nevin H
9 November 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.
10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
USD 5 - USD 10
German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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