Szeged Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Szeged

July 17, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Szeged (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈsɛɡɛd] ( listen); see also other alternative names) is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád county. The University of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary.
Things to do in Szeged

1. Sotarto-Halaszcsarda

Roosevelt ter 14, Szeged 6720, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available European, Soups, Central European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 62 555 980
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

Sotarto-Halaszcsarda

Reviewed By Victor_procure - Bucharest, Romania

We knew this place was supposed to be an excellent choice for fish, but we (a group of 9) were very impressed to discover that many, many other items on their menu are sooo good. Fish soup, veal soup, Turkey stew soup, veal goulash, oven-cooked stuffed cabbage, paprikas and of course the legendary Pista Danko's violin - everything was tasty. Great service and friendly atmosphere.

2. Kiskorossy Fish Csarda

Felso-Tisza-part 336., Szeged 6727, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +36 62 555 886
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Kiskorossy Fish Csarda

Reviewed By Gergely B

Asked a colleague where to eat fish soup at Szeged. He recommended only this place to me. No disappointment. Nice, shadowy garden, next to the river banks. Open from 11:00.
Arrived on a Thursday afternoon, right at 12:00. Ordered a mixed fillet fish soup (made of different fishes, for more favour). Soup arrived ready to eat-fresh to my table at 12:05. Served in a metal bowl, what is authentic for the design and looks nice.
This bowl contains a normal serving, what is actually 3 plates of a soup. The soup is rich, real fillet in, less fat and skin, finely spicy. The best to eat with fresh, soft white bread and some cutted hot green paprika. Price is moderate: mixed soup, normal portion HUF 2300 - EUR 7,5. Bread is an extra, counted by piece.
You can ask for take away, they charge EUR 1 for a plastic bowl with lid. The sac they put the take-awayfood is, is an enviroment friendly, biodegredable.
One of the best fish soup ever.

3. Regi Hid Restaurant

Oskola utca 4., Szeged 6720, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +36 62 420 910
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Regi Hid Restaurant

Reviewed By Jan V - Sofia, Bulgaria

Quite a disappointment in Szeged. Tge waiter was quite unavailable, lapidaric when it came to recommendations and obviously simply a dish carrier. I was just told that everything is local and may just pick anything from the 100-item menu. I would say that this is the problem. The food was mikes away from heart cooking. The chicken dish was just fulled and fried while the pork was disastrous- fat overfried fat pork with mushrooms in somehow pepper sauce accompanied by overboiled macaroni like though and some cream and pepper on the top. Pretty mediocre. Being in the beginning of my Hungarian trip, hope that this is an exception not the rule. Desserts were the funniest part. The so called cake was some mash with cream cover. Even the simplest thing - pancakes tasted awful with something like cocoa milk on the top pretending to be chocolate. In two woords poor service bad food.

4. John Bull Pub

Oroszlan u. 6, Szeged, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, European, Pub, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +36 62 484 217
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

John Bull Pub

Reviewed By Remus R

I discover this place few years ago and, from that time until now, I came here every time I have the occasion! Fish, bief, chicken, onion soup absolutely amazing and, if you combine with “Bombadier” bier you will love this restaurant!

5. Alabardos Restaurant

Oskola Street 13, Szeged 6720, Hungary Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards European, Healthy, Hungarian, Central European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +36 20 231 3541
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Alabardos Restaurant

Reviewed By Kuszto

I wanted to try the locally famous Alabardos which used to be the highest level of service and food quality in the area.
Unfortunately they all disappeared.
We went to try the daily set menu, as a signature of the restaurant. We sit in the wine bar area, I guess. But I really did not expect such a low quality of service. The waiting team has no idea what they do. Hardly get any attention, but if you get they are not helpful or attentive at all. I kind of felt like asking a favour to order my meal from them.
I ordered a pint of draft beer, which was off. When I mentioned it to my waiter the only reply was offering me a bottle of beer. They didn't say sorry, didn't even try to explain why it happened. Just put my pint to the side of the bar. When I went to have a look where he put my beer I was shocked. There were about 5-6pints of beer collected on the side, I dont even want to image why they didn't throw them away including my off-beer.
Food was OK, but really nothing special, dessert was really poor.
You can have some awesome lunch set menu options all over the town for a much better price with a lot higher quality.
After this experience I really don't feel like trying their alacarte menu if they can't manage lunch set menu properly and serving an off-barrel beer.
The whole place seems to be nobody in charge, it is hard to deliver quality like this.
I hope one day I can see Alabardos rising againg..

6. Szeged Restaurant

Szechenyi ter 9., Szeged 6720, Hungary Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$141 +36 30 894 9371
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Szeged Restaurant

Reviewed By OZS969 - Budapest

We had the daily menu selected from 6-7 starters and 6-7 main courses. The quality of the food was excellent and the service was fine. The weather was fine so we had our meals on the Terrace.

7. Tiszavirag Restaurant

Hajnoczy utca 1 B., Szeged 6722, Hungary Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available European, Central European, Hungarian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast HK$47 - HK$243 +36 62 554 888
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Tiszavirag Restaurant

The connection of past and present in the house’s architecture is also reflected in our philosophy of gastronomy. The menu is the perfect blend of traditional and seasonal Hungarian meals as well as tastes from around the World. Our guests are welcomed by informal and friendly staff. Our bar has a great variety of carefully selected wines and a choice of cocktails that will accompany a relaxed conversation.

Reviewed By judithhody - Szeged, Hungary

We had a dinner there with friends. Modern restaurant with very different taste of foods. We really enjoyed the friendly service and a good vibers. One of our friends stay in the hotel and he was also very pleased.

8. Fehertoi Halaszcsarda

Budapesti ut 41 | M5 161, 4km Szeged-Northern exit, Szeged, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +36 30 670 8550
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 181 reviews

Fehertoi Halaszcsarda

Reviewed By Harald F - Rome, Italy

nice, cosy and inviting road house, next to Szeged's fish pond area. Unfortunately not close to the city, but on a good location next to the most important highways`intersection. Virtually 24h open, they offer an astonishing quality, with the essential Hungarian food like Goulash soup, fish stew or even goose liver available.
It has a nice Terrace with flowers and nostalgic tools for decoration. The inside restaurant is cosy and inviting, the waiters are friendly and speak virtually every language that could be known in the area.

9. Oliva Bisztro

Csongradi sugarut 7/a, Szeged 6721, Hungary Reservations, Waitstaff European, Central European, Mediterranean, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$173 +36 62 672 850
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Oliva Bisztro

Reviewed By Mme_FancyPants

We are just back from Oliva Bistro and we were truly impressed! We (the OH and me) do love good food and we know good food and this evening was superb. Great space (outside) and amazing food! The duck rillet was great, my cherry gazpacho was good (a little sour - but it is described as sour cherry soup!), but the duck was the winner. We shared! Mains were extremely well presented and tasty. A little too much (we saved room for dessert) food, but we also had a cocktail and shared a bottle of wine. So that may have been a factor. Dessert was perfection! A language barrier/hiccup on the dessert wine front meant we ended up ordering a whole bottle instead of a glass each! Having their website in English (French and/or German) would be helpful, although their website did draw us in to book this place. But we took it back to the hotel...so it was ok in the end. Staff were friendly, helpful and sweet as can be. Very chic (shabby chic) decor and overall - I'd give Oliva Bistro a Michelin star if I could!

10. Smooth Fondue bar

Oskola utca 3, Szeged 6720, Hungary Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol European, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Central European Lunch, Dinner +36 30 902 0080
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

Smooth Fondue bar

Reviewed By David P - Budapest, Hungary

Windy and rainy afternoon greeted us on Sunday, so decided to sit in somewhere to get warm, and some whisky. Staff is very nice and helpful. I really enjoyed the introduction to the various whiskies, the recommendations all matched my tastes. Delicious fondue as a closure. Strongly recommended place.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.