Best Burgers in Prague
TOP tips from locals
If you're a burger lover like we are, then you know what a treat it is to bite into a perfectly prepared juicy burger, with a crispy bun and fresh vegetables. And guess what? Prague is a paradise for burger lovers!
Long gone are the days when burgers were associated with fast food chains like McDonald’s, considered unhealthy junk food. Times have changed and Prague’s burger scene has evolved significantly in recent years, with a growing number of establishments offering high-quality, innovative burgers that are far removed from the greasy, mass-produced offerings of fast food chains.
In this article, we will guide you through the best burger restaurants in Prague, both stalwarts as well as newcomers to the Prague burger scene, where the burger turns into a true masterpiece.
The Dish Fine Burger
Dish is definitely the king of the best burgers in Prague. This bistro, one of the first restaurants to specialise in burgers, has even repeatedly boasted a place among the best burgers in Europe. So it's no surprise that you can forget about sampling their divine burgers without a reservation. And the secret to their success? Self-ground meat, quality ingredients and simple combinations without any frills.
The Street Burgers and Cocktail Bar
The Street Burger in Prague can be found at two addresses and is a great place to kick off an evening with friends. Some of the best burgers in Prague are complemented by a wide range of cocktails and friendly service. One of their standout burgers is e.g. the Burger with Blue Cheese or Bacon Burger. Vegans will also be pleased with the wide range of vegan burgers.
Burgerman started as a stall on Betlémské náměstí, today people head to this bistro on Letná for one of the best burgers in Prague. Burgerman is relatively new to the Prague burger scene, yet its burgers, polished to perfection, have immediately gained great popularity. The perfect texture and taste of the meat, the buns from the bakery next door and those fries fried in beef tallow...? Oh, my God! The owner is passionate about his job and it shows in every bite and the friendly atmosphere.
Želva beers & burgers
If for a burger in Prague - Zizkov, then only to the Želva. Already the repeated placement among the winners at Burgerfest is proof that this spot should not be missing in our selection of top burger places in Prague. Not only the burgers are famous, but also the beer. Moreover, in terms of price, it is probably the best value for money. The business is smaller, so reservations are definitely needed.
Hillbilly is a bit like Dish in Holešovice. Although they've been operating for a much shorter period, their burgers surpass many established burger places in Prague. Neither the bun nor the meat is lacking anything, everything is seasoned to perfection. And also visually made to perfection. The burgers are also prepared in a vegetarian version and can be accompanied by fries, onion rings, jalapeños or salad. In short, their slogan is "Just fucking burgers" and we can only sign off on that.
A cozy spot known for its delicious burgers and welcoming atmosphere, Cafe Palanda is a local favorite, maintaining its high standards over the years. There are several types of burgers on offer, including a lighter, "naked" variant (meaning without the bun), as well as more side dishes and many sauces to choose from. Most of those who come here based on reviews of one of the best burgers in Prague expect a lot from their visit - and still, the reality often exceeds their expectations.
Kantýna & Naše Maso
All the Ambiente chain companies are renowned for their high quality, and Kantýna and Naše maso are no exception. Although they are not directly burger restaurants, but a restaurant/bistro combined with a butcher's shop, their artisanal burgers are rightly ranked among the best burgers in Prague. They stick to the motto "beauty is in simplicity" , and it would be a pity if anything could dampen the taste of a first-class burger made of aged beef. It is no wonder that queues often form in front of both establishments.
Note: Ambiente also recently opened Burger Service, the first fast food concept to focus on burgers. However, the initial reactions are quite contradictory and to be honest - we've already eaten better burgers.
This Prague burger restaurant was established by joining forces of two experienced entrepreneurs, formerly owners of a burger restaurant and a fast food bistro. Highlight of the menu is the smash burger, which you can customize according to your taste, and especially the “cheese bomb”, which means that you can top your fine-tuned burger with a flood of melted cheddar. If nothing else, it's definitely impressive. You'll also be delighted with the friendly service, which you can call up with a bell as needed.
Enthusiasm for burgers and America - that's exactly what was behind the establishment of this burger restaurant in Prague, which has been operating here for more than 10 years. The interior is in American style and so are the names of the burgers. Would you like Arizona, Ohio or perhaps San Francisco? All burgers can be prepared in a veg version as well.
The Tavern is like a pioneer of burger restaurants in Prague. Perhaps for that reason alone it deserves a mention among the best burger places in Prague, although compared to newer competitors on the Prague burger scene it may be lagging behind in some ways. Nevertheless, the crowds still flock here for the classic American burger made from 100% beef neck meat, and the veggie burger offer is also wide. The place has a pleasant atmosphere, but the convenient location right next to Riegrovy Sady literally invites you to picnic with a view of the whole of Prague.
The last stop on our journey to find the best burgers in Prague is Burger Station in Prague 4. Upon entering the bistro, the original interior with illustrations on the walls immediately catches your eye. Juicy burgers are accompanied by homemade buns and sauces and crisped, twice-fried fries. In addition to burgers, you can also stop by for pastrami, and the menu has vegetarians in mind. The overall pleasant experience of the visit is emphasized by the friendly service.
Special tip: #zestanku
If you're lucky enough to bump into a yellow foodtruck #zestanku somewhere, definitely don't leave without a burger in your hand. Not for nothing does this brand boast the award for best burger at Burgerfest. When not traveling to events, you can meet their stand a permanent spot on Letná near the Agricultural Museum.
Best Smashed burgers in Prague
For perfect smashed burgers in Prague, we recommend visiting these spots in Prague that specialize in them:
Best vegetarian / vegan burgers in Prague
Practically every burger restaurant in Prague offers at least one veggie burger. If you prefer a purely veggie place, head here:
Honestly, picking just a few out of all the burger places in Prague wasn't easy at all. In addition to the ever-emerging burger joints, there are also many traditional ones that have been popular for years. Whether it's Meat and Greet Burgerhouse, Smíchov legend Bejzment or BlackDog, you won't go wrong by visiting these places either. Burgrárna Praha or Street Burger Bistro are also well known among burger lovers in Prague.