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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 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1828 reviewsTripAdvisor (1828)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Sokolovska 71, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #2
    Black Bettie's Grill
    #2 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub, International, Beer restaurants
    Manesova 7, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #3
    Donuterie
    #3 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $ | Cafe
    Naprstkova 9, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #4
    Namaste India Rybna
    #4 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 348 reviewsTripAdvisor (348)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Rybna 9, Praha 1, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #5
    Johnny Pizza
    #5 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 498 reviewsTripAdvisor (498)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Koubkova 685/16, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #6
    Be Bop Lobby Bar
    #6 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1186 reviewsTripAdvisor (1186)
    $ - $$ | International, Bar
    Stepanska 40, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #7
    Indian By Nature I
    #7 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1940 reviewsTripAdvisor (1940)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Pernerova 478/1 Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #8
    Wine O'Clock Shop Prague
    #8 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1781 reviewsTripAdvisor (1781)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, International
    Liliova 16 Old Town, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #9
    Namaste India Indian Restaurant
    #9 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 970 reviewsTripAdvisor (970)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Ronkova 12, Prague 180 00 Czech Republic
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  • #10
    Indian By Nature II
    #10 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 599 reviewsTripAdvisor (599)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Marakova 290/7, Prague 160 00 Czech Republic
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  • #11
    Restaurant Pepr a Sul
    #11 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 511 reviewsTripAdvisor (511)
    $ - $$ | Czech, Central European
    Kratkeho 143/1, Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
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  • #12
    Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro
    #12 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4407 reviewsTripAdvisor (4407)
    $ | International, European, Pub
    Konviktska 7, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #13
    Namaste India Palackeho
    #13 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Palackeho 15, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #14
    Jaffa Restaurant
    #14 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1137 reviewsTripAdvisor (1137)
    $ - $$ | Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Arabic
    Na Prikope 12 Černá růže Shopping Mall, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #15
    Iluze Bar
    #15 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $ - $$ | Bar, European
    Vladislavova 1389/8, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #16
    Levitate Restaurant
    #16 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripAdvisor (160)
    $$ | Asian
    Stepanska 611/14, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #17
    Gallery 44
    #17 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 483 reviewsTripAdvisor (483)
    $$ | International, Contemporary
    Karlova 147/44, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #18
    Bistrot Valentino
    #18 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | European, Italian, Contemporary, Street Food, Dining bars
    Seifertova 26, Prague 13000 Czech Republic
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  • #19
    Czech Slovak Restaurant Lounge Bar
    #19 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 655 reviewsTripAdvisor (655)
    $ - $$ | European, Czech, Eastern European, Central European
    Ujezd 20, Prague Czech Republic
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  • #20
    Bellevue
    #20 of 6,698 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4098 reviewsTripAdvisor (4098)
    $$ | Czech
    Smetanovo nabrezi 18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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