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Swan Market

231 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY - (585) 288-5320
The Swan Market is a German meat market/grocery, located in a residential Rochester neighborhood, that offers a bargain lunch four days a week. Barry Fischer makes his own sausages (the Swan motto is "The Best of the Wurst"); if you don't plan to make a meal of sausage, a good way to start is with the assorted sausage appetizer.
80% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Fresh Bratwurst
Jäger Schnitzle
Sausage Appetizer
Bread
Sandwich Meats
Stuffing
Sausage Platter
Noodles with Gravy
Bauernwurst
Imported Draft Pitcher
Sampler Platter
German Potato Salad
Spaetzle with Gravy
Leberkase

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Who doesn't love grocery store dining? There's something especially appealing about sitting amongst the shelves of canned beans and boxes of elbow macaroni while chowing down on a drippy burger or plate of crunchy catfish. We always thought you had to head south to ..."   [Read More]
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Daron McKee
July 02, 2009
"Swan Market is a true Rochester gem and a great throwback to yesteryear. This place has got it all: friendly staff and delicious food all washed down with a nice German brew in a traditional butcher shop/market atmosphere. I'm a huge fan of the Hungarian goulash, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

231 Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY
(585) 288-5320

http://www.swanmarket.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The jager schnitzle comes topped with a tasty brown mushroom gravy.  In the background is the excellent German potato salad and the bread dumplings.
"The jager schnitzle comes topped with a tasty brown mushroom gravy. In the background is the excellent German potato salad and the bread dumplings."
Cliff Strutz





Bauernwurst (farmer sausage) is a coarse-ground pork sausage.  Note that these sausages are served heated, but not pan-browned or grilled.  With sausages this good, the taste of the sausage itself is showcased.
"Bauernwurst (farmer sausage) is a coarse-ground pork sausage. Note that these sausages are served heated, but not pan-browned or grilled. With sausages this good, the taste of the sausage itself is showcased."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A basket of good, chewy, earthy German rye breads is presented when you sit down.
"A basket of good, chewy, earthy German rye breads is presented when you sit down."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The fresh bratwurst is gentle and easy to love.
"The fresh bratwurst is gentle and easy to love."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Peruse the selection of cold cuts at the front counter.  They carry kaiserfleisch, beerschinken, yachtwurst, gelbwurst, zugenwurst, both sour and regular head cheese...  Which is which?  Your guess is as good as ours.
"Peruse the selection of cold cuts at the front counter. They carry kaiserfleisch, beerschinken, yachtwurst, gelbwurst, zugenwurst, both sour and regular head cheese... Which is which? Your guess is as good as ours."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Giant loaves of German-style bread are available to take home.
"Giant loaves of German-style bread are available to take home."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There's a small collection of German sauces, pickles, and groceries for sale, but meat is the thing.
"There's a small collection of German sauces, pickles, and groceries for sale, but meat is the thing."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The menu hangs above the meat counter.  Click on the picture for a readable view.
"The menu hangs above the meat counter. Click on the picture for a readable view."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The Swan is casual in the extreme; just a few tables in front of the meat counter.
"The Swan is casual in the extreme; just a few tables in front of the meat counter."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The Swan Market is a lunchtime treat, and bargain, in Rochester.
"The Swan Market is a lunchtime treat, and bargain, in Rochester."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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