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What to Eat in Prague

Czech cuisine isn't as well-known or sought after as some of its European neighbors, but that doesn't make it any less delicious. In its more than 1,100-year history, the country's fare has been influenced by nearby countries like Germany, Austria and Poland. Typical meals consist of meat – and lots of it – alongside gravy and knedlíky (bread dumplings). This configuration makes up one of the quintessential Czech dishes, svícková, which also includes a vegetable cream sauce, whipped cream and cranberry sauce. You'll also find hearty dishes, such as bramboráky (potato pancakes), which are a popular street food found in neighboring countries. Those with a sweet tooth can find unique Czech dishes like ovocné knedlíky (fresh fruit dumplings topped with curd cheese) and perníky (gingerbread cookies) as well.

But where Prague culture really shines is its beer. The Czech Republic has frequently been named the top beer-consuming country in the world and for good reason – its beer is top-notch. After all, Pilsners were invented here. As such, pub culture is very important. Be mindful that once you start ordering, the drinks will keep coming until you ask your server to stop or to bring the check. As a last resort, place your coaster over your glass.

Because Prague welcomes hordes of travelers each year, beware of tourist trap restaurants that offer watered-down versions of authentic dishes. Some establishments, such as U Medvídku and Pivovarský Klub, offer traditional dishes along with lots of local beer in bottles and on tap. For even more ambiance, you can have a meal on the outdoor terrace of Mlýnec, which offers one-of-a-kind views of the Charles Bridge. If you're after a more gourmet experience, the Michelin-starred La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is sure to satisfy. 

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  • #1
    Sangam Indian Restaurant
    #1 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 998 reviewsTripAdvisor (998)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Chinese
    Sokolovska 71, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #2
    Johnny Pizza
    #2 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Koubkova 685/16, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #3
    Wine O'Clock Shop Prague
    #3 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1609 reviewsTripAdvisor (1609)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Central European, International
    Liliova 16 Old Town, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #4
    Indian By Nature I
    #4 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1820 reviewsTripAdvisor (1820)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Pernerova 478/1 Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #5
    Be Bop Lobby Bar
    #5 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1094 reviewsTripAdvisor (1094)
    $ - $$ | International, Bar
    Stepanska 40, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #6
    Namaste India Indian Restaurant
    #6 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 828 reviewsTripAdvisor (828)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Ronkova 12, Prague 180 00 Czech Republic
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  • #7
    Donuterie
    #7 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 146 reviewsTripAdvisor (146)
    $ | Cafe
    Naprstkova 9, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #8
    Jaffa Restaurant
    #8 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 522 reviewsTripAdvisor (522)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Turkish, Arabic
    Na Prikope 12 Černá růže Shopping Mall, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #9
    Restaurant Pepr a Sul
    #9 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $ - $$ | Czech, Central European
    Kratkeho 143/1, Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
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  • #10
    Le Bouquet
    #10 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
    Zahrebska 634/13, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #11
    Indian By Nature II
    #11 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 512 reviewsTripAdvisor (512)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Marakova 290/7, Prague 160 00 Czech Republic
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  • #12
    The Mail Room bistro
    #12 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 138 reviewsTripAdvisor (138)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Czech
    Maltezske namesti 8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #13
    Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro
    #13 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3711 reviewsTripAdvisor (3711)
    $ | International, European, Pub
    Konviktska 7, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #14
    Norbert's donuts
    #14 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ | American, Cafe
    Seminarska 175/2, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #15
    Taaj Palace
    #15 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 229 reviewsTripAdvisor (229)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Jenstejnska 1776/2 Dancing House, Karlovo Namesti, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #16
    Iluze Bar
    #16 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $ - $$ | Bar, European
    Vladislavova 1389/8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #17
    Restaurace Letem svetem
    #17 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 274 reviewsTripAdvisor (274)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, European, Central European
    Edisonova 429 Praha 10, Petrovice, Prague 109 00 Czech Republic
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  • #18
    Bellevue
    #18 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3862 reviewsTripAdvisor (3862)
    $$ | Czech
    Smetanovo nabrezi 18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #19
    La Casa di Erminio
    #19 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 246 reviewsTripAdvisor (246)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Krkonosska 1607/10 Vinohrady, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #20
    Amuni
    #20 of 6,451 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Heleny Malirove 17, Prague 169 00 Czech Republic
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