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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 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 484 reviewsTripAdvisor (484)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Chinese
    Sokolovska 71, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #2
    Gallery 44
    #2 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $$ | European, International, Mediterranean
    Karlova 147/44, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #3
    Taaj Palace
    #3 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Healthy
    Jenstejnska 1776/2 Dancing House, Karlovo Namesti, Prague 12000 Czech Republic
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  • #4
    Donuterie
    #4 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ | Cafe
    Naprstkova 9, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #5
    Indian By Nature I
    #5 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1718 reviewsTripAdvisor (1718)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Pernerova 478/1 Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00 Czech Republic
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  • #6
    Wine O'Clock Shop Prague
    #6 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1501 reviewsTripAdvisor (1501)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Central European, International
    Liliova 16 Old Town, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #7
    Be Bop Lobby Bar
    #7 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1052 reviewsTripAdvisor (1052)
    $ - $$ | International, Bar
    Stepanska 40, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #8
    Namaste India Indian Restaurant
    #8 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 739 reviewsTripAdvisor (739)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    Ronkova 12, Prague 180 00 Czech Republic
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  • #9
    Levitate Restaurant
    #9 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $$ | European, Asian, International, Fusion
    Stepanska 611/14, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #10
    Restaurant Pepr a Sul
    #10 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | Czech, Central European
    Kratkeho 143/1, Prague 190 00 Czech Republic
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  • #11
    Indian By Nature II
    #11 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 464 reviewsTripAdvisor (464)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Marakova 290/7, Prague 160 00 Czech Republic
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  • #12
    Amuni
    #12 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 239 reviewsTripAdvisor (239)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Heleny Malirove 17, Prague 169 00 Czech Republic
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  • #13
    Norbert's donuts
    #13 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ | American, Cafe, Czech
    Seminarska 175/2, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #14
    Curry Palace
    #14 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripAdvisor (393)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
    Jireckova 13/1014 Letenske namesti Tram stop, Prague 170 00 Czech Republic
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  • #15
    Johnny Pizza
    #15 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    Koubkova 685/16, Prague Czech Republic
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  • #16
    Bellevue
    #16 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3705 reviewsTripAdvisor (3705)
    $$ | International, European, Central European
    Smetanovo nabrezi 329/18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #17
    BadJeff's Barbeque
    #17 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1148 reviewsTripAdvisor (1148)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue, International, Fusion
    Americka 32 Vinohrady, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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  • #18
    Sad Man's Tongue Bar & Bistro
    #18 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3286 reviewsTripAdvisor (3286)
    $ | International, European, Pub
    Konviktska 7, Prague 11000 Czech Republic
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  • #19
    Portfolio restaurant
    #19 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1274 reviewsTripAdvisor (1274)
    $$ | International, European
    Havlickova 1030/1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic
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  • #20
    Blue Wagon
    #20 of 6,290 Places to Eat in Prague
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 623 reviewsTripAdvisor (623)
    $$ | French, Czech, International, Contemporary
    Uruguayska 176/19, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic
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