The Tavern ,Chopinova 26, Prague 2, which is located in Žižkov neighborhood, is home to the best burger in Prague. I was informed about this little gem by my favorite transplanted Texan and a Czech colleague of mine. If Americans and Czechs agree, it’s must go and try this. And by little gem I mean little. Most places in Prague seem rather small from the first look but once you go inside it’s almost always bigger on the inside, just like the Tardis. The exception is this place. So if you plan to go get the best burger in Prague you need to make a reservation. It’s what you do for all the good restaurants at the best and busiest of times.
For The Tavern, it’s best to call and reserve a spot or use their website reservation system for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. It fills up really fast. The Czech owner speaks English very well and this should make it all the easier to call. I hate calling places in the US but I’d do it for this place. Usually, I use my reservation app on my phone. Technology is awesome.
We knew that you needed a reservation but we’re unable to get one on the day we really wanted to try this place out. Our fix was to come at lunchtime instead of later. It was gloriously empty when we arrived but that was because they had just opened. Perfect for us though.
I had had a hankering for chili cheese fries. Ladies, you know what I mean, I NEEDED some chili cheese fries. This place has them. Chili-cheese Ranch Fries. So good. Also need to try the Loaded Pulled Pork Cheddar Fries but that will be another day. Hubby got the Classic Bacon-Cheddar burger. Also had a couple of beers. It was the best burger my hubby had in months since we left the States. I waited until the next time for my burger revelation.
The second time we went, about a week later, I got the Blue Smoke burger. Oh. My. Yum. It was so good. This was the burger my colleague recommended. Hubby got the same burger as last time. What can I say, when he finds something he likes he stays with it. In addition, we shared a basket of fries and had some beer as well.
Note: We have beer a lot but this is the cultural norm in the Czech Republic. Most people have a beer with lunch and it’s usually cheaper than a soda. Additionally the beer is lower in alcohol than some it’s US counterparts. Although two half liters will make not want to back to work. At least for me.
The Taverns website