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Balloons Restaurant & Catering

67 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
+1 315-252-9761
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
67 Washington St, Auburn, NY 13021-2402
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Reviewed yesterday

Was a guest at a birthday party at Balloons for about 25 people. The service was terrific and the food just as good. The staff made the guest of honor feel very special. Do not live local but if in the area again, would be...More

Thank tripsgalore992018
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Large menu that pretends to be Italian! Had Octopus as special appetizer, and it was good. Needed more flavor! The home made Eggplant looked like a huge portion of lasagna - stacked over breaded eggplant without any sauce or cheese to help it out! Side...More

Thank dknoye
berniex77, Owner at Balloons Restaurant & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry you were disappointed with your dinner. We layer our eggplant with cheese and homemade marinara then add more marinara before serving. We sell a good amount of eggplant with no issues. Did you tell your server you were disappointed?

Reviewed 17 March 2018

The menu is somewhat upscale and a bit higher priced, but good selection. That being said, the food is excellent! it was nice that some items had smaller servings. Service is excellent. The location isn't the best-next to the state prison and just street parking....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had heard good things about Balloons, so decided to give it a try. We had the Mediterranean Salmon and the Fisherman's platter. Both were pretty good, and plentiful. When we ordered, the waiter (Chip) asked if we wanted mushrooms and onions as if that...More

Thank Larry087_12
berniex77, Owner at Balloons Restaurant & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Larry, we certainly appreciate you dining with us at Balloons. I work very hard to make everyone’s dining experience a good one. Our waiters do not pad checks or they would not be on my team. I hope you will give Balloons another chance. If...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We absolutely loved our meals here and the service they provided. A delicious meal and great variety on the menu.

Thank EliizabethWS
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Always great Steaks and seafood. Rattlesnake pasta is always good. Chicken parm great too. Can't go wrong with a steak

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Had heard terrific things about this spot-so decided to try it out. When you get there you are greated by large prison walls and an unimpressive restaurant-but what the heck-good for a try. Unfortunately we decided on a Friday night and i believe every Italian...More

Thank stever401
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 18 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 St, 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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