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Swan Market

££ - £££German, European,
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
+1 585-288-5320
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (76 reviews)
“schnitzel” (26 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
German, European, Central European, Deli
££ - £££
231 Parsells Ave, Rochester, NY 14609-5203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want authentic German food - no place is better. Eat lunch and then take home old fashion brats and more .... plus other German treats that you’ll find no place else.

Thank 467pattyw
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed Market both dine in and take it. It never disappoints. The consistent quality, and real German food is so good. It has a small town feel, but provides food for city sized crowds.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful lunch, inexpensive but get there early because the whole neighborhood shows up! The deli/meat counter has great items to take home. Excellent sausages, but my favorite is the pork schnitzel.

Thank macd1023
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine was visiting from San Francisco. Both he and I had spent time in Germany. Viewing the deli case was like being back in Munch or Berlin. The lunch experience was excellent! When you have the craving for authentic German food, head...More

Thank Michaell333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with people from work to have lunch. Tried some items with which I was not familiar. You can order quite the variety of German foods here.

Thank TestEngineering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific local hidden gem. German style butcher and deli, all in house smoked meats, quests, bacon and ham. Very high quality fresh meats too. Secret restaurant that features ooompa band on Fridays.

1  Thank Spiritsreview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early for lunch because it fills up fast! Excellent, Authentic German food to eat there and/or take with you. Always friendly service. While you are there for lunch also buy great meat and sausage. I always buy 1 1/2 lbs of bologna. It...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Swan Market many times for the sit down German food and the take out deli items. Usually busy, always friendly and efficient, and never a long wait for a seat at the community tables.

Thank maem1942
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try last Thursday and Friday of the month. They have accorndian player and homemade noodles. Friendly people and great deli to take food home

Thank Elaine Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sampler is the best. The atmosphere is wonderful, it is tight space with long tables. The best thing is you get to know new people by sitting with them. Service is great too!

Thank HJH1964
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Questions & Answers
Nevin H
8 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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, Deli
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
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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