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.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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