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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” (61 reviews)
“schnitzel” (24 reviews)
“potato salad” (21 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great German food is a very unlikely location (I'm sure the neighborhood used to be very German), but not anymore. It is still safe, but only street parking (that I can tell). Seating is tight, but worth the wait. Get a beer and a...More

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Swan Market is a treasure in the city of Rochester. It is an authentic German market/restaurant offering German meals, meat, grocery items and beer!! At the end of the month, German music is also presented. It is a fun place to visit and shop.

Thank Ellie N
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We love Swan Market, it is our go to for German food, whether it be full sit down service in their restaurant or take out at their deli counter. Their sampler platters, their sausages, their red cabbage, German potato salad, all of it is amazing....More

Thank goldengirl217
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Decent food and back in time atmosphere, but could be so much more ... much preferred Polska Chatka in East Irondequoit ...More

Thank Dieter96
Liz F, Owner at Swan Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We are so sorry we did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food and great service to all our customers. If there is anything we could do to make your next visit more enjoyable, feel free to contact owner, Barry Fischer....More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Never been to their shop. We have only eaten when they are at festivals. This meal was at the Fairport Octoberfest. Never had a bad meal. We had the smoked bratwurst, sauerkraut, and warm german potato salad.

Thank 2foodtravelers
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing lunch again. I had sampler and it was a party in my mouth. There was an unfamiliar currywurst that was amazing with an unusually delicious red sauce. You get a taste if the 4 sides, all of which were amazing, red cabbage, slaetzle, noods...More

Thank stanroc
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Swans a few weeks ago. Great place to have German fare, only disappointment was they did not have spaetzly instead they served egg noodles. Be sure to go early as the tables fill quickly

Thank Mark N
Liz F, Owner at Swan Market, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for your review. Stop back in the last Thursday and Friday of every month when we have live music and also spaetzle!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The restaurant has been there for many years and the food is great - strictly German and the best around! The neighborhood is very sketchy to say the least, hence it's only open during the day. On street parking only. It's all worth it.

Thank 292mscott
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Small and cozy. Just love their "home cooking" dishes I grew up with. Friendly people and service. They are know for their excellent bacon. Their combo plate has the best offering.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Visited with friends. Had a great meal, marvelious fresh German draft beers and made new friends with our table mates.

Thank James W G
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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|
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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
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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