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Top 5 American Restaurants in Budapest

Fancy for some real Amercian taste?


If you love to get your hands on a burger, juicy ribs, huge sandwiches with fries paired with a cold milkshake while in Budapest, you are at the right page. For all the hungry travelers out there, we have compiled a list of restaurants where you can enjoy traditional American food, but not the fast food kind. Hence, once you arrive at the Budapest city center with the airport shuttle, remember to add at least one of these places on your agenda. Just to be clear, you are allowed to visit these places only after you’re done tasting the traditional Hungarian cuisine at the best restaurants in Budapest city center.

Top 5 American Restaurants in Budapest

Magic Burger Restaurant

Your quest for the juiciest burger ever should stop at the Magic Burger restaurant in Budapest’s 11th District. When placing your order, you’ll get to choose on the bun type you’d like, what kind of meat you’d prefer and which toppings you’ll want to add on your burger. The decision is to be made between the classical beef, but you can also choose the famous Grey cattle from Hungary, chicken, pork and even fish filet. The meat is nothing like the McDonalds type of patties, but is very “real” and very tasty. The buns offering varies between buns made from a normal white flour, baguettes, and even crusty buns with sun dried tomatoes. The toppings you can choose from start from traditional cheese of all types, bacon, onion rings, red cabbage or jalapenos. The place is actually very nice, comfortable and a good place to have a nice meal with friends or family. The staff is friendly and attentive, so you know you’d be taken care of just fine.

Hard Rock Cafe Budapest

Comfortably placed at the Vörösmarty Square in the city center of Budapest, the visitors can pop-in inside the world famous Hard Rock Cafe. For the very few who are not familiar, the Hard Rock Cafe is a popular food chain all over the world, mainly known for their rock music, stylish cafes, tasty food and drinks, and most of all the music history collectables and souvenir shop you can find in the cafe. The rock fans from all over the world can enjoy some really fantastic burgers, ribs, salads and other American style dishes. The place usually plays rock music from the Hard Rock TV music channel or has live performances by not so famous bands. The burgers are very tasty and come in great variety, meaning that you can choose from original quarter pounders down to blue cheese burgers with barbecue sauce, fried onions to guacamole and much more. The Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant also serves some great cocktails, which makes it even more attractive. It is a truly unique experience, so make sure to drop by.

T.G.I. Friday’s Budapest

Talking about famous American type restaurant chains, the TGI Friday’s Restaurant has its location in Budapest. Both the interior and the food are typically American and the menu offers a variety of club sandwiches, steaks, some pretty amazing burgers, fries, cheese cakes and much more. These are some of the specialties of TGI Friday’s in Budapest. The place has two locations: one at Oktogon and the other in West End City Center. This restaurant is mainly recommended for the young generations in Budapest, since it is the place to start your evening and eat before hitting the nightlife. And for those out on a shopping tour through the city (especially at the West End City Center Budapest), the place is a great rest point, where besides salads, pastas and sandwiches, you can order other snacks or coffee and recharge your batteries for the second round of shopping.

Leroy Café Budapest

The Leroy Café is a widely spread and popular restaurant chain in Budapest. They offer many kind of dishes, but mainly American food like steaks or sandwiches. There are three locations throughout the city: at Sas Utca (with a great view of the Basilica), second place at the Liszt Ferenc tér and third one at the Vaci Utca (the most famous shopping street in the city). Here you can enjoy a variety of American style foods, but the café is actually most known for its cocktails and long drinks as a starter of the night or instead of the afternoon coffee. Leroy Café’s interior is done in Asian-Buddha style, making the place very comfortable and enjoyable. However, the other café locations have slightly different interior, all in the same style. For example, the Leroy Café near the Basilica has a colorful pink, green, blue and brown painting, offering the option to sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Basilica.

Fat Mo’s Music Pub

Fat Mo’s Music Pub can be found in the heart of the touristic part of Budapest, right next to Vaci Utca. It is a very well-known spot for expats and tourists. The venue offers live music every evening, paired pretty well with the very tasty food served here. The menu is composed of a large variety of both American and Mexican dishes, ranging from mouthwatering steaks to wraps and burritos. On top of that, if you happen to be a fan of jazz and swing music and find the time of the Prohibition as amusing, Fat Mo’s Music Pub is the right place for you. If you are in the quest of a lively evening, this place is sure to keep you entertained.

Budapest is a truly unique city, offering a great deal of variety in food, music, drinks and entertainment in general. It is a city with divine history as well. So once you are done with your urban exploring, take our tourist tips when traveling to Budapest and grab a taxi to treat yourself with tasty American style dishes. Bon appetite!