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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. For a comprehensive overview of the city's dining scene, sign up for a food tour.

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 only 60 miles southeast in Pilsen. 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
    #1 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2217 reviewsTripadvisor (2217)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Sokolovska 71, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #2
    Black Bettie's Grill
    #2 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 449 reviewsTripadvisor (449)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub, International, Beer restaurants
    Manesova 7, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #3
    Johnny Pizza
    #3 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 548 reviewsTripadvisor (548)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Koubkova 685/16, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #4
    MeatEater steak & wine
    #4 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripadvisor (151)
    $$ | Steakhouse, European, Barbecue
    Vejvodova 8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #5
    Wine O'Clock Shop Prague
    #5 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1839 reviewsTripadvisor (1839)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, International
    Liliova 16 Old Town, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #6
    Donuterie
    #6 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 287 reviewsTripadvisor (287)
    $ | Cafe
    Naprstkova 9, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #7
    Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro
    #7 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 4665 reviewsTripadvisor (4665)
    $ | American
    Konviktska 7, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #8
    Be Bop Bar
    #8 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1195 reviewsTripadvisor (1195)
    $ - $$ | International, Bar
    Stepanska 40, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #9
    Namaste India Rybna
    #9 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 402 reviewsTripadvisor (402)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Rybna 9, Praha 1, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #10
    Restaurant Pepr a Sul
    #10 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 553 reviewsTripadvisor (553)
    $ - $$ | Czech, Central European
    Kratkeho 143/1, Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
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  • #11
    Jaffa Restaurant
    #11 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1349 reviewsTripadvisor (1349)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Arabic
    Na Prikope 12 Černá růže Shopping Mall, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #12
    Indian By Nature II
    #12 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 664 reviewsTripadvisor (664)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Marakova 290/7, Prague 160 00 Czech Republic
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  • #13
    Indian By Nature I
    #13 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2009 reviewsTripadvisor (2009)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Pernerova 478/1 Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #14
    Namaste India Indian Restaurant
    #14 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1038 reviewsTripadvisor (1038)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Ronkova 12, Prague 180 00 Czech Republic
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  • #15
    Mlynec Restaurant
    #15 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3776 reviewsTripadvisor (3776)
    $$ | European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European, International
    Novotneho lavka 199/9, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #16
    Taaj Palace
    #16 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 430 reviewsTripadvisor (430)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Jenstejnska 1776/2 Dancing House, Karlovo Namesti, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #17
    Bistrot Valentino
    #17 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 140 reviewsTripadvisor (140)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Contemporary, Street Food, Dining bars
    Seifertova 26, Prague 13000 Czech Republic
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  • #18
    Iluze Bar
    #18 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 343 reviewsTripadvisor (343)
    $ - $$ | Bar
    Vladislavova 1389/8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #19
    Levitate Restaurant
    #19 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 177 reviewsTripadvisor (177)
    $$ | Asian
    Stepanska 611/14, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #20
    Grand Cru Restaurant
    #20 of 6,193 Places to Eat in Prague
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 611 reviewsTripadvisor (611)
    $$ | European, Central European, International, Contemporary
    Lodecka 1181/4, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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