Top Five Burgers in Prague – 2016

As all eastern European countries, Prague was also ruled by the communist party,  so burger restaurants were almost nonexistent in the city. After the fall of the communist regime, cultural gates were suddenly open to the newest trends, so Prague was introduced at the first time to McDonald’s, but very soon it was realized that their burgers were far from being the best of burgers. The real burger blast occurred in 2010 when a new generation of young and enthusiastic burger lovers started opening new restaurants offering great burger combos with delicious dish sides and a variety of new toppings.
When I started my own research for the top 5 burgers I must try on my trip to Prague, I was amazed by the long list of recommended places that serving dreamy burgers, which made it really difficult for me to crate the perfect wish list. So I narrowed my search according to the highest ranking and the served food. My purpose was to find those places that specializing mainly in burgers and their companions.  So after a profound online research I can finally share my top 5 flavorite burger places in Prague I would love to try.

Café Palanda

This Burger café place has been open since 2008, their speciality is gourmet burgers and sandwiches made of czech quality fresh meat, potatoes, tomatoes and other delicious ingredients. The place was chosen as “The best burger” in a 2014 poll, their chefs were chosen to be on a  “Top 10 chefs” list as well. The interior design is like a modern pub, but the wooden chairs and tables is what gives this place trendy but also homey feeling.
On their menu you can find:
Royal Bacon Cheese Burger (beef burger 170g, crispy bacon, roasted onion, mayonnaise, cheddar, chilli,homemade ketchup, pickles)
Delicate Beef Burger (beef burger 170g, dried ham, parmesan chips, bacon aioli, dried tomatoes, lamb’s lettuce)
And the vegetarian version Halloumi Vegetarian Sandwich (grilled halloumi cheese 120g, tomatoes, roasted eggplant, garlic, sour cream) .
Homemade fries and fresh coleslaw will make this food experience unforgettable.
The prices are reasonable and affordable considering the fact we are talking about Gourmet Burgers.
Walks inn are welcome, but if you want to ensure your place or you don’t want to spend your time in waiting outside, make a reservation online or by phone.
Website – 4.4 of 5 stars from 220 Google reviews
Facebook – 4.6 of 5 stars from 912
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 750
Address: Zlatnicka 1122/11, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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The Tavern

The Tavern is a modest, cozy and tiny place authentic atmosphere which serves American diner style burgers, Big and Juicy. They are located right next to the Riegrovy sady park at the corner of the Zizkov and Vinohrady districts. This place is very popular among locals and tourists as one, what makes the plan of finding an available table almost impossible, especially on Fridays. This is why it is recommended  to make a reservation or visitors can just order their burgers as To Go and eat them in a nearby parks. Each burger they serve is made with grass-fed, free-range 100% all-beef patties, homemade butter buns, melted cheese, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and secret sauce, along with homemade BBQ sauce and curly fries.
On the menu
Burgers: Variety of different combos such as Grilled Mushroom, Onion and swiss cheese, Danish blue N’ Bacon or Tower of Power with double of everything.
House Smoked Specialties like House smokes BBQ Pulled Pork or Smokin Hot Turkey, Bacon and Swiss.
There are also some vegetarian burger version and salads.
According to all reviews you won’t stay hungry after a visit there and you will also experience a delicious Texas style adventure.
Website – 4.4 of 5 stars from 243 Google reviews
Facebook – 4.7 of 5 stars from 500
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 600
Address: Chopinova 1521/26, 120 00 Praha
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Dish {fine burger bistro}

This very small but very famous place serving a variety of different delicious burgers that leaves you with a taste for more. Any burger seeker can be found here,  Czechs, tourists, families with kids and groups of friends of all ages. And as mentioned before this place is very tiny so It might be a bit unconfutable, crowdie and challenging to find a free table or a seat, so you should consider making reservations in advance.
So why are they so famous? Because they serve 150 gr of fresh grilled, tasty and juicy meat hugged by a delicious fluffy buns with crunchy fries, homemade ketchup and colorful coleslaw.
On the menu:
Dish – 150g beef with cheddar cheese, bacon, dish ketchup, confited garlic aioli, pickles and salad
Orange Pepper – 150g beef with grilled bell pepper, Sriracha bacon, cheddar cheese and homemade Harissa
Kahuna – 150g beef with serrano ham, manchego cheese, salad and pineapple salsa with cilantro and chilli
Portobello (veggie) – Grilled marinated portobello mushroom with smoked mozzarella cheese, herbs pesto, baby spinach and pickled red onion
Website – 4.5 of 5 stars from 344 Google reviews
Facebook – 4.7 of 5 stars from 1021
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 536
Address: Římská 1196/29, 120 00 Praha 2
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Meat & Greet Burgerhouse

This place as it’s name implies is the perfect place to have good meaty burger with good friends or family. Although this place was opened only year and a half ago (June 2015) it has become very popular among the burger lovers community in a very short time. They are located in the center of Prague (Old Town) and attract a lot of visitor both local and tourists.
So what made this place to be a Burger fans magnet?
Pleasant and trendy atmosphere, the tasty burgers they serve, the homemade bun , fresh crispy fries, elegant coleslaw salad and a vast verity of burger toping and dips.
It is recommended to book a table in advance, otherwise it will be difficult to get a table at peak times in the evening.
From the menu:
MAG Burger –  160 g beef with cheddar, bacon, garlic-chive mayonnaise, ketchup, gratin tomatoes and lettuce
Camemberry Burger – 160 g beef with camembert cheese, pancetta, cranberry sauce, mayonnaise of pickled green pepper and rocket
Stracchino Burger – 160 g beef with caramelized onion, italian cheese gorgonzola dolce, port wine mayonnaise, bacon and baby spinach
Tofu (Vegan Burger) – 120 g smoked marinated tofu with black olives and capari tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and rocket
Website – 4.7 of 5 stars from 102 Google reviews
Facebook – 4.6 of 5 stars from 144 reviews
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 142 reviews
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Bad Jeff’s Barbeque

Established in 2014, Bad Jeff’s Barbeque brings fresh American-style BBQ restaurant into the city.
The Place run by experienced and award-winning gourmet burger, Jeff Cohen, that brought the unique BBQ twist into to the burgers sphere of Prague.
This place is the perfect place to try America Classic food,  BBQ bases like tender ribs, chicken wings, meaty smoked burgers and sandwiches. According to the reviews, this place is very busy so it is recommended to make reservation a head, and despite it being so busy the service is friendly and professional, what adds to this place a positive atmosphere and creates unforgettably good eating experience.
It is important to know that Bad Jeff only makes a certain number of Burgers a day, so be prepared with a backup choise from the menu.
So what on the menu:
Bad Jeff’s burger – our house ground beef w/ smoked bacon & aged cheddar, red onions lettuce & tomato served on a grilled pretzel bun w/ curly fries
Knife & fork BBQ ribs
Bad Jeff’s house salad – w/ grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, portobello mushrooms, parmesan cheese, Pretzel croutons & creamy garlic dressing
Website – 4.7 of 5 stars from 80 Google reviews
Facebook – 4.8 of 5 stars from 115 reviews
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 533 reviews
Address: Americká 78/32, 120 00 Praha 2
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