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“Great decor + friendly service”
Review of Swaby's

Swaby's
Ranked #39 of 115 Restaurants in Auburn
Cuisines: American
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great decor + friendly service”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were told by the locals that this was a place with an amazing decor and were weren't disappointed. We could've easily spent a few hours there just ogling all of the oddities on the walls, ceilings and floors there! The owners have done a magnificent job of keeping the atmosphere fun & festive. The stuff chosen for the place spoke of the owners' fun eclectic tastes and wasn't stuffy or pre-packaged like the Bennigan's or TGIFridays of old. A lot of the things on the walls were of the Auburn region and just made the place that much more fun.

We had a wonderfully friendly server who even encouraged us to wander about and snap pictures as it was a semi-slow day. She was courteous, checked on us often and made sure our stay was fun. She was great. Our only quibble with the place was that the menu was a little ho-hum. For as fun as the place is visually we were hoping for some more variety and creativity with the food menu. The drink selection was more than ample though!

Swaby's is definitely something worth checking out as it's a fun place that doesn't appear anywhere else in the world. It's unique and staffed by fine people.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“What a great place!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I went there on a Saturday evening, didnt expect a lot, but were definitely impressed. It's a cool place! Very unique, reminded us of the bar scene in Florida, that's where we are from. The bartender was super nice and friendly! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank flrus
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Greenwich NY
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Tavern”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The decor is unique to say the least Halloween year round and beers are cold. Food is available but haven't eaten there in years.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Mike_Yahwak
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very unusual and friendly place”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Food was great and the staff very friendly. Shared a wonderful evening talking to the friendly staff and getting to know the area

Visited September 2013
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Thank elliemay13
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Auburn, New York
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Solid Tavern”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Good drinks, good food, good atmosphere. Very slow during the day..which means exceptional service. It's a typical Tavern crowd at night, but still with the "goods".

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Richard M
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