If you are visiting Prague and you are not vegetarian, you should prepare yourself and your tummy for once in a lifetime foody experience.
Czech cousin based mostly on meat, mainly it would be pork, but beef is popular as well, after that its chicken, duck and rabbit.
Don’t bother spending time on eating food from other nations, spend you time and money on local food, it’s tasty, comforting, filling and really unforgettable.
So you probably ask yourself, but where should I eat?
There are sooo many local – traditional places in Prague, how would I know if the place i have chosen is the best?
Well, let me help you with that, if you are looking for a local restaurant that serves high quality traditional food, provides pleasant service, not over crowded with tourists and charges reasonable prices, then read the following list of Top Five Traditional Restaurants in Prague.
Restaurace U Veverky
Amazing place with great atmosphere, located away from the heart of Prague so you will have to travel a bit to Prague 6.
It’s one of those places, where the local residents eat and spend time together, but it doesn’t matter whether you are a local or a tourist, the service you get is warm and welcoming for all.
The food is heavy but in a good way, because this is what Czech traditional food is all about.
Big, filling and comforting portions, some times greasy, full of souses and of course plenty of meat.
Prices are very affordable what make the experience much nicer.
They also have respectful selection of beers, some might even say they serve the best Pilsner Urquell beer in town.
On the menu:
Pork spread – Roasted pork bits in lard, with fine chopped onion and fresh bread
10 inch venison sausage – Golden roasted homemade sausage with grated horseradish and mustard
Pork schnitzels fried in breadcrumbs – Dipped in butter, served with lemon, like from the grandma from Vienna
You also will be surprised to hear that they are vegan friendly and serve several versions of fried cheese, grilled vegetables and salads.
If you plan to visit during the weekend, consider to make reservations ahead.
Facebook – 4.6 of 5 stars from 217
TripAdvisor – 4.5 of 5 stars from 105
Google reviews – 4.5 of 5 stars from 210
Address: Eliášova 324/14, 160 00 Praha 6, Czechia
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Anther recommended traditional restaurant located in the center of Prague. The perfect place for a quick, cheap, authentic Czech lunch right in the heart of the city.
The place actually resembles an American diner-buffet by it’s ordering and seating system.
When you enter the restaurant, the hostess hands you a card, all the items you pick are being marked down on it. On your way out the cashier checks your card and charges you accordingly.
Daily menu consists of 25 dishes which are undoubtedly part of traditional Czech cuisine.
The restaurant divided into 5 sections. The first section is where you order the sweet dishes and salads. Then there is a section of soups, followed by a section of main traditional Czech dishes and last but not least a section of tap beer.
On the menu
Garlic soup with potatoes
Shoulder of pork, peasant style
Stewed pork with carrot
Don’t miss this place if you are looking for an opportunity to have a great filling traditional Czech meal during your city sightseeing, its a place to enjoy an endless variety of flavors and tastes for a really good price and a rally unique experience.
Facebook – 4.8 of 5 stars from 96
TripAdvisor – 4 of 5 stars from 212
Google reviews – 4.3 of 5 stars from 241
Address: Havelská 501/23, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1 -Staré Město-Praha 1, Czechia
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U Bulinu is a great choice if you are looking for a place where you can eat traditional Czech cuisine and have other international food selections.
This traditional restaurant is conveniently located in the Vinohrady section of Prague, at the corner of Budecska and Francouska, only three block from Namesti Miru metro station.
The atmosphere is comfortable and enjoyable, with a unique style of interior decor such as vintage pictures, beautiful lightning and wooden tables and chairs, what reflects exactly the heritage of the location .
The prices are good value, portion sizes are generous and the menu selection is mouth watering, with the goulash served in a bread bowl, Beef with dumplings, grilled ribs, roast duck or rabbit, goat cheese pasta and large and juicy double cheeseburgers.
On warm summer days, you can enjoy your meal while seating in the sunny garden. For families with kids, they even have a small playground for your kids so you could eat without being in a rush or poked by your little once.
The place is very popular among locals and tourists so consider booking a table in advance, especially on the weekends.
Facebook – 4.5 by 130 reviews
TripAdvisor – 4.5 by 559 reviews
Google reviews – 4.3 of 5 stars from 175
Address: Budečská 803/2, 120 00 Praha 2-Vinohrady
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If you want to experience real Czech atmosphere, listen to plenty of locals having social conversations and if you want to enjoy great fresh beer with an authentic Czech meal, this is the place you should differently visit. Lokal has 5 branches in different locations but the general concept of a local Czech pub is the same in all of them.
The Dlouhaaa branch is huge, its basically a hall with brown wooden floor, tables and chairs. The design is very simple without any modern or unusual items. In the middle of the room there is a set of beer kegs, which are used for beer pouring by the waiters.
The food is all about traditional Czech specialties cooked from fresh, local ingredients and home-made Czech style meals. Lokál is one of the best places in Prague to experience traditional Czech cuisine from starters to main dishes, to delicious desserts. Everything is reasonably priced and the service is really good.
On the menu:
Smoked duck breast on barley risotto, with porcini mushrooms and a poached egg
Country-style roast pork shoulder with braised cabbage, 100 g, potato dumplings
Pork neck schnitzel fried in lard, 120 g, potato puree, cucumber salad in sweet and sour water
Traditional Czech biscuit with whipped cream
All of the locations are very popular, so consider making reservation ahead so you could have a table right away without any waiting.
Facebook – 4.5 out of 1.3K reviewers
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“Baráčnická rychta is Czech restaurant with a long history, slightly nostalgic and relaxing atmosphere, excellent traditional Czech cuisine, Pilsner Urquell and Svijany draught beer as horseradish and original spirits from local distilleries.”
Baracnika Rychta is a charming Czech pub where true locals hangout on regular basis.
You get to sit among Czech locals in a cozy friendly environment, have a traditional tasty food like Goulash soup served in crispy loaf of bread or Pork knee and wash it down with fresh local Czech on tap beer.
The interior of the place has old Czech décor with wooden large benches and tables, creating a real medieval atmosphere.
Baracnicka Rychta has excellent food at reasonable prices, especially when considering the location (Over the Charles bridge, near the American Embassy). The service is friendly and welcoming, smoking is not allowed inside. On summer time a little nice area opens outside for those who want to enjoy fresh air or the local street view.
On the menu:
Duck leg confit with white wine cabbage and homemade potato dumplings
Fried cheese with chive potatoes and homemade tartar sauce
Beef shank goulash with Pilsner beer, homemade bread dumplings and onion
“Rychta” plate with baked duck breast, smoked meat, grilled sausage, cabbage and assorted homemade dumplings
Homemade apple strudel with cinnamon sugar
Crepes with homemade preserve and sugar
Facebook – 4.3 out of 161 reviewers
TripAdvisor – 4.5 out of 617 reviewers
Google Reviews – 4.3 out of 153 reviewers
Address: Tržiště 23, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana-Praha 1, Czechia
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