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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can say that I have never had a bad meal here and the service is great. I refer people from out of town to go there for dinner.

Thank C4218HKjohns
Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad used to take us here as kids. He also used to take my mom on special occasions. Now, as a grown adult, I come here even when the occasion is not so special. Everything is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank AuburnFoodFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Balloon's is an institution in its City. Quarters are tight and the atmosphere a little dated but don't let that stop you. The food is great, I mean great. Make a reservation on the weekends or you will probably be out of luck or you...More

Thank P5946FFjamesl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted at the door by a smiling bartender, and it just got better from there. The waiter was both helpful and patient. My husband and I had the 7 oz. tenderloin and the scallops. Our friend had the tenderloin and shrimp, her husband...More

Thank justinevera
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You won't get fancy décor or nice bathrooms, but what you will get is impeccable service and great food. I've lived in central NY for over 60 years and this is my choice for a great meal, perfect wait staff and a wonderful evening. Don't...More

Thank wisia
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Most people in Auburn love this place! Balloons has been around for decades and has a great reputation. The building reminds me of a place my grandparents might go - dated decor and old comfy banquet seating and dark wood bar. It has that homey...More

Thank Seneca1201
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Balloons has been a local favorite since 1934. The exterior and interior has not changed much in all those years. The outside of the restaurant could scare many people off. It faces the outside wall of Auburn State Prison. Don't let that stop you from...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Took my daughter to dine and enjoy Balloons, an Auburn institution, before she is off to college. I love the salad with the house dressing and beets! Ordered eggplant and was overwhelmed by the size of the serving - it fed us for 2 more...More

Thank Susan1013021
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We found this wonderful spot on Trip Advisor. It's a vintage family owned Italian steak house. Exceptional service and great food. If you're ever close by you have to try it.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise at this local restaurant. We waited a few minutes, but were warmly greeted by the hostess. We ordered drinks at the bar which was well stocked. We were seated and our waiter, Jocko, immediately approached our table to take our order....More

Thank elllen1301
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Washington Street, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 315-252-9761
  • E-mail
Balloons is an Iconic post depression era restaurant that has been known as THE PLACE FOR STEAKS in Auburn for ever. We hand cut all of our steaks from USDA CHOICE beef or better all sourced from the midwest. We offer the best Wine list in Auburn at very reasonable prices. Don't judge the neighborhood please come in and ENJOY the best service and a great meal. Established 1934
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