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Goulash Place

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American, European, Hungarian
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42 Highland Ave, Danbury, CT 06810-5445
203-744-1971
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Owner is very friendly and food is tasty and generously proportioned. Being Hungarian myself, I can vouch for it being authentic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Andy S
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This tiny restaurant in Danbury reeks of sincerity in its atmosphere and its staff (the owners for the most part). Unfortunately, the food is bland and leaves one wishing that there was a chef who really knew how to present a tasty and interesting meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been there a few times with my family, the food was good, and I liked John, but he's very opinionated. Grandma loves the place, and we went there on my son's 8th birthday to satisfy her. I had allowed my son to take along his Nintendo 3DS to play while we waited for the food. I gave my 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Owner is very friendly and food is tasty and generously proportioned. Being Hungarian myself, I can vouch for it being authentic.

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Teton Village, Wyoming
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Food was ok, except for anemic salad bar -- good portions and generic Hungarian. Service was awful. Waitress was clueless -- could only name one beer they had. Never, never returned to table or even looked up to see if we wanted another beer or more water or anything. Watched national news and all of Jeopardy while waiting for food.... More 

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Sunderland, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Every time I come to Danbury I make it a point to visit the Goulash Place. It is tucked away in a residential neighborhood and if you weren't specifically looking for it you would not find the place. The Goulash here is amazing, I have tried the Transylvanian goulash and the regular, being a pork fan I prefer the Transylvanian... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have never wrote a restaurant review on Trip Advisor, but felt somewhat compelled after our dinner at Goulash Place last night. We were excited to go given past ratings and reviews and one person is our party is Hungarian. Sadly, we had a such a strange/poor experience that it turned into a hilariously comical evening (which was the upside!!).... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was a joy to find this little out of the way restaurant with old world Hungarian food and style. To be able to have a quiet conversation without clattering dishes, loud music and big TV screens alone made the trip worthwhile; excellent fare like Hungarian goulash and stuffed cabbage along with friendly diners, great service and a visit from... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We were looking for a quaint spot to have lunch in Danbury. TripAdvisor had some great reviews for GOULASH PLACE so we ventured in that direction. The owner John Aczek greeted us and cooked for us. We had two Hungarian dishes, one chicken and the other veal, served with dumplings. Both were excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being a fan of hungarian food, and being a cold and snowy night in December, my girlfriend and I wanted to have some warm food. She found this hungarian place online, and reading the good reviews we decided to try it. We ordered two of the three goulash available. She had the Hungarian Goulash (that is a thick soup) and... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yes! This place is the real deal, and if you get the chance to meet the owner, you realise this! He is a total character and is the epitome of "the american dream". Here is a guy who came from Europe to escape communism and start a life....and that he has....and he knows his food! We had the stuffed cabbage... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Highland Ave, Danbury, CT 06810-5445
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-744-1971

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, European, Hungarian

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