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Swan Market

) #1 of 1,032 Restaurants in Rochester $$ - $$$ German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (62 reviews)
“schnitzel” (23 reviews)
“potato salad” (20 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After living in Germany for 8 years, I long for authentic home made German food. This is by far the best German food I have found in the US, and I've traveled all over. To start, the way they prepare their meats is such high...More

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swan Market catered our wedding. We had gotten engaged while on vacation in Germany, so we wanted to bring a little of that to our big day. Best idea ever! Barry was wonderful to work with, his team was fantastic, and the food was so...More

Thank Bnutlikepeanut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there several times a year and never disappointed. Schnitzels and wurst are the best menu items. Don't forget great German beer on tap. Only downside is only a few tables. Go on wednesday or after 1pm to avoid crowds.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch! Authentic German food and drink! Sitting family style at long tables- a restaurant/deli with character.

Thank Sophmurph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swan's is a great time, whether going to eat for lunch, or buying from their counter. Everything is authentic, and tastes great. Dining is at larger, community tables, and always fun to sit with strangers and share the terrific selections. Go early or plan to...More

Thank ghuether2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swan Market is a hidden gem in Rochester. It can get crowded and a long wait for a seat - particularly on Fridays, but it is well worth it. All the food is very good and prepared fresh (the Swan is also a butcher...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

i found this small rest and delli to be very good and resable place to have lunch.the sandwicks were to write home about. an on the last friday of every month,they have an eldery person come in to play the accordian and sing german songs...More

Thank oldjeep96
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Authentic German food thoroughly enjoyed by all ethnicities. If I had a complaint, it would be that it is always crowded but sparse attendance doesn't equal good food so bring your friends and enjoy this neighborhood institution.

Thank sprkdude
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food, friendly staff. Great place to chat with new people and see familiar faces. From the beer to the jaeger schnitzel to the red cabbage...you will not be disappointed! And to top it off you can take home some sauerkraut, deli meats,...More

Thank brett3b
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Authentic as it comes. Please DON'T GO. I want to be able to still be able to enjoy it without waiting for a seat.

Thank Steve D
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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.
9 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
US$5 - US$10
German, European, Central European, Delicatessen
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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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