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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. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Prague

  • #1
    Sangam Indian Restaurant
    #1 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 782 reviewsTripAdvisor (782)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Chinese
    Sokolovska 71, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #2
    Namaste India Indian Restaurant
    #2 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 785 reviewsTripAdvisor (785)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Ronkova 12, Prague 180 00 Czech Republic
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  • #3
    Be Bop Lobby Bar
    #3 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1077 reviewsTripAdvisor (1077)
    $ - $$ | International, Bar
    Stepanska 40, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #4
    The Mail Room bistro
    #4 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Czech
    Maltezske namesti 8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #5
    Wine O'Clock Shop Prague
    #5 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1557 reviewsTripAdvisor (1557)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Central European, International
    Liliova 16 Old Town, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #6
    Indian By Nature I
    #6 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1784 reviewsTripAdvisor (1784)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Pernerova 478/1 Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #7
    Johnny Pizza
    #7 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 365 reviewsTripAdvisor (365)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Koubkova 685/16, Prague Czech Republic
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  • #8
    Restaurant Pepr a Sul
    #8 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 355 reviewsTripAdvisor (355)
    $ - $$ | Czech, Central European
    Kratkeho 143/1, Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
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  • #9
    Norbert's donuts
    #9 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ | American, Cafe, Czech
    Seminarska 175/2, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #10
    Donuterie
    #10 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Cafe
    Naprstkova 9, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #11
    Indian By Nature II
    #11 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 496 reviewsTripAdvisor (496)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Marakova 290/7, Prague 160 00 Czech Republic
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  • #12
    Five Rivers Indian Kitchen and Bar
    #12 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Bar, Pub, Diner, Healthy
    Krizovnicka 60/10, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #13
    Jaffa Restaurant
    #13 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 329 reviewsTripAdvisor (329)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Turkish, Arabic
    Na Prikope 957/23 Pánská pasáž, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #14
    Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro
    #14 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3491 reviewsTripAdvisor (3491)
    $ | International, European, Pub
    Konviktska 7, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #15
    Taaj Palace
    #15 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 208 reviewsTripAdvisor (208)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Jenstejnska 1776/2 Dancing House, Karlovo Namesti, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #16
    Bellevue
    #16 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3785 reviewsTripAdvisor (3785)
    $$ | Czech
    Smetanovo nabrezi 18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #17
    Levitate Restaurant
    #17 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $$ | European, Asian, International, Fusion
    Stepanska 611/14, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #18
    Iluze Bar
    #18 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | Bar, European
    Vladislavova 1389/8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #19
    Curry Palace
    #19 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripAdvisor (404)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
    Jireckova 13/1014 Letenske namesti Tram stop, Prague 170 00 Czech Republic
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  • #20
    Le Bouquet
    #20 of 6,368 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 81 reviewsTripAdvisor (81)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
    Zahrebska 634/13, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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