Where to Eat in Debrecen: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 29, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Debrecen (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdɛbrɛt͡sɛn] ( listen)) is Hungary's second largest city after Budapest. It is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the Hungarian people's most important cultural centres. Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848–1849. During the revolution, the dethronement of the Habsburg dynasty was declared in the Reformed Great Church. The city also served as the capital of Hungary by the end of the World War II in 1944–1945. It is home of the University of Debrecen.
Things to do in Debrecen

1. Calico Jack Pub

Debrecen, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +36 52 455 999
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Calico Jack Pub

Reviewed By Revizorra

We arrived on saturday at 13:00 waiter said there is no table. But finally found 1 for me and my friend. I ordered salmon, with paprika risotto. The salmon was extremely dry, but I liked the risotto. I do not suggest to visit this place on weekends during lunch time, only if you want to wait 40-50 minutes for the food. The waiters are quite mean. The food not cheap.
Thanks

2. Palma

Simonyi Street 44, Debrecen 4028, Hungary Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Bar, European, Diner, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +36 52 454 770
Excellent
40%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 152 reviews

Palma

Reviewed By BartMBart - Toronto, Canada

We ate here three times in four days.
Always very satisfied.
Staff very helpful each time.
Food truly very good all the time.
For one meal...
The soup was terrific.
The Capese salad was very good.
The Palma buger was wonderful.
And the turos csusza was astounding.
All our meals were wonderful.
Be happy to go back for another meal!

3. Belgian Restaurant

4025, Market Street, Debrecen 4025, Hungary Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Belgian, European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +36 52 536 373
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Belgian Restaurant

Reviewed By Erik B

We had to wait 1 hour and 12 minutes for the food. At that point the burger was cold (and not very tasty), pork and goose liver were "OK", but definitely not good at a price level which is about 50% above average.

4. Krudy

Medgyessy setany 4, Debrecen 4032, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +36 52 442 244
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 119 reviews

Krudy

Reviewed By 201pilot - Terre Haute, Indiana

This restaurant is associated with the Villa Hotel right inside Nagyerdei Park. Must be a hit or miss restaurant because I had excellent food and a good experience with the wait staff, clearly from reviews some people don't. Excellent outdoor Seating area allows one to enjoy a beautiful evening. When I was there a duo, guitar and female singer, were outside entertaining the diners and the music choices were excellent, both English and Hungarian songs, and at the right decibel level that one could easily converse. The food was superbly flavored, hot and tasty. The only negative is probably a typical one for Americans in that the staff wait a long wait to get you your check as it is customary to allow one to sit and enjoy and digest a while before departing.

5. Pizzeria Tar

Borz utca 25, Debrecen 4026, Hungary Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Pizza, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 52 450 437
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Pizzeria Tar

Reviewed By ZOBACSI - Debrecen, Hungary

The pizzas are delicious, the place is very intimate and moody. It is a still restaurant in a small street.Very familiar palce Reasonable prices. There is 'take out' too. (You can order by telephone, too)

6. Kashmir

Peterfia utca 42, Debrecen 4026, Hungary Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +36 52 321 560
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Kashmir

Reviewed By Tony H - Chicago, Illinois

Pretty sure Ghandi would go ham on this Naan. Holy smokes. Got the curry mushrooms. Crazy good. Dip the naan in that sauce and you’ll be living large. Also tandoori chicken. Yowza. This place is awesome. Service is slightly annoying but the food is worth the wait.

7. Flaska

Miklos utca 4, Debrecen 4025, Hungary Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Flaska

Reviewed By Moshe S - Petah Tiqva, Israel

I was there with my wife twice for dinner.
Very special, small restaurant. The design is very beautiful and intimate. The service is very good. The dishes are big and so tasty and full of flavour. there are traditional Hungarian dishes. I very much recommend the goulash soup. The prices are so cheap.
We ordered:
The flaska plate for two - it was very big and satisfying.
Broth served with homemade liver dumplings and homemade semolina dumplings - nice clean soup with dumplings
Túróczy knuckle noodles
fried and steamed in the oven with sheep cheese, parsley buttered potatoes and fries - Very good and tender
Cooked-smoked ham slices strapachka bed, oven baked cheese served pan - Very good and tasty

8. Csokonai Restaurant

Kossuth utca 21., Debrecen, Hungary Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$39 - HK$385 +36 52 410 802
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 857 reviews

Csokonai Restaurant

Reviewed By K 7

The first time we had visited the Csokonai restaurant was about 15 years ago, this was our go to place for a good steak. Returning now, many years later, we have found the same delicious food, modern decor and courteous staff. Make sure you try the Csokonai steak but be sure to leave space for the desert!

9. IKON Restaurant Debrecen

Piac utca 23., Debrecen 4025, Hungary Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$94 +36 30 555 7766
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 435 reviews

IKON Restaurant Debrecen

Discover the real Hungarian cuisine made by fresh ingredients from the nearby farms, professional staff. Try the chef table, it's miracolous feeling to taste the foods in the kitchen. --

Reviewed By Jozsef B

When walking around in Debrecen this restaurant has attracted our attention with its unique look inside. The staff is very polite and can speak very good English. Our waitress Anna was very kind and professional. Very good service. Lastly about the food, it was delicious! I would really recommend to go there if you are in Debrecen.

10. Regi Posta Etterem

Szechenyi utca 6, Debrecen 4025, Hungary Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +36 52 325 325
Excellent
68%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Regi Posta Etterem

Reviewed By Cipi09 - Debrecen, Hungary

Their standard of service is outstanding. Friendly service, delicious kitchen, flexibility towards our needs and ideas, acceptable prices and I can only recommend their local musicians (TZ). If you want a taste of authetic hungarian dinning and music, this restaurant and accomodation is a must..

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