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where to eat in Prague

Hello -
I am looking for some recommendations...a joy of travel is exploring the food...we love to find great, less touristy places to try local cuisine. We will splurge once or twice a trip if truly worth it, but in general love to find the hidden gems. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance, Laura

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let us know where you are staying and maybe we can make some suggestions nearby.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/members-citypage/unclegus/g274707
this is a link to all the contributions i have made on trip advisor about Prague ( i visit there 2 or 3 times a year) loads of reviews on places to eat most of which are away from the main tourist areas though some are what others may call toursity, have a look .One problem you get in the more outlying areas is that there are no english menus but generally i find people are very willing to help translate things for you. I don't eat in the higherr end restruants very often but do eat very well and very seldom i have been dissapointed with food. loads of places to enjoy good czech food, just try local pubs, not high end eating but good home cooking and very cheap.
Have a look at this FB page, it is by an American ex-pat who used to have a great food blog but still posts about the food he eats in Prague and i have followed a few of his reccommendations over the years.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Czech-Please/104727537335

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Our family lived in Prague for a while and we are there each year for a while. One place we like is U Kroka. You can get an excellent meal of authentic Czech food for around $17 and the food is really fresh and terrific. They use fresh, locally grown foods. It is a small family restaurant and they take the time and care with what they offer.

They are open 11 am to 11 pm 7 days a week. You don't need a reservation to eat there on Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm when the daily menu is served. You do need a reservation for eating there on Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 11 pm or from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday when the full menu is available.

To reserve, email them at kiontakt@ukroka.cz or call +420 775 90 50 22. To see the regular menu and to see today's specific menu, visit them at www.ukroka.cz/#!home/c402 You can then click at the top of the page for menu (regular menu) or daily menu. The daily menu changes daily but the regular menu stays the same.

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TerriLynn, never been there but after looking at the menu I think I will try and make the effort to visit on my next trip to Prague in May , nice choice of food and some great beers at very good prices.

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We really enjoyed Restaurace V Cipu, which is just a couple of blocks off of the Stare Mesto (you want their location at Ulice Michalska, the other one is a bit further away): http://www.vcipu.cz/v-cipu-richtruv-dum. Their food was classic Czech cuisine, and the price was pretty tough to beat - they have 5-6 daily specials, even at dinner, that work out to be about $5 or $6 USD, and we are talking roast pork, roast duck, etc. Really good. Cheap beers too (although that is a theme mostly everywhere!).

Also, if you are up in the Castle Quarter, we ate at one of Rick's recommendations near the Strahov Monastery, called Klasterni Pivovar Strahov (make sure you go to the Pivovar, not the Restaurace, as the former is excellent and low key, and the other one appears to be a tourist trap). http://www.klasterni-pivovar.cz/. Really enjoyed the food (Czech style goulash especially), and they brew their own excellent beers.

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I will second the Klasterini Pivovar, always a must stop place for me when in the city . It can get very busy but the food is very good and the beer superb, they do quite possibly the best IPA I have ever tasted. Their brewery plate is an ideal light (well no so light) lunch but all their food is good.

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Thanks for the advice - we are staying at "House at the Big Boot" B&B near the German Embassy. We only have 2 nights (3 full days) in Prague, and want to make the most of it!

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you will not be far from the Klasterini Pivovar, should be able to walk there is less than 10 minute but it is all uphiil,so nice easy stroll back down.