Prague is not really synonymous with burgers—and in fact, hamburgers were more largely introduced in the Czech Republic just after the collapse of communism in the 1990s—however, Western influence, an influx of ex-pats and Western tourists led to rapid growth in the popularity of burgers among locals. Fast-food chains like McDonald’s popped up everywhere, as well as expat-owned restaurants and other fast-food establishments.
Traditionally, one of the best burgers can be found at the Hard Rock Café. Their giant flame-grilled 280-gram patty burger is excellent—though the price is nearly double what you would pay at most other restaurants. The standard price for a 150-gram burger served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on the side, along with French fries, is around 200 CZK. On the contrary, you would pay from around 100 CZK for the set meal at McDonald’s.
Another good choice is Jáma, an expat-owned restaurant serving excellent burgers with a taste of home cooking. Expect to pay about 180 CZK.
Artisan Restaurant and Café
Address: Rošiských 603, Prague 5; www.artisanrestaurant.cz
Address: Odborů 4, Prague 2; www.belushis.com
Bohemia Bagel Holešovice
Address: Dukelských hrdinů 906, Prague 7; www.bohemiabagel.cz
Address: Nerudova 223, Prague 1; www.kampagroup.com
Hard Rock Café
Address: Malé nám. 142, Prague 1; www.hardrockcafe.cz
Jáma Bar and Grill
Address: V Jámě 1671, Prague 1; www.jamapub.cz
Address: Ostrovní 1447, Prague 1; www.jamasteak.cz
Address: Štěpánská 620, Prague 1; www.rockyoreillys.cz
Address: Na Přikopě 27, Prague 1; www.tgifridays.cz
U Malého Glena
Address: Karmrlitcká 374, Prague 1; www.malyglen.cz
Address: Chopinova 26, Prague 2 ; www.thetavern.cz
Address: Koněvova 28/29, Prague 3; www.restaurantmood.cz