Many people choose to visit Cesky Krumlov on a day trip from Prague. I chose to stay several days to give myself a chance to try as many Cesky Krumlov restaurants as possible.
The Cesky Krumlov restaurants impressed me. I was able to find a variety of styles represented—everything from classic Czech food, to fine dining and even modern Czech dishes.
My 5 Favorite Cesky Krumlov Restaurants
Kajovska 66 // +420 380 711 280
When I walked in and found Hospoda Na Louzi was filled with locals, I knew it was going to be great.
The atmosphere is casual, a lot like a neighborhood pub. The service is quick but informal. This is a great place to try some classic Czech food with a great beer.
I recommend the roasted pork, the goulash or roasted duck leg. Like so many other Czech dishes, all three are served with bread dumplings.
43 Soukenická // +420 731 564 144
One of the best places in town for carnivores, this pub’s can’t miss dishes include the (gigantic) pork knuckle and the fork tender honey roasted ribs.
If you’re not in the mood for huge servings of meat, you can also find grilled trout with herbs, chicken and grilled veggies, stuffed dumplings, sausages and dessert.
The portions are large, the prices are fair and the beer is cold. Defenetly one of the best Cesky Krumlov restaurants. What more could you ask for?
Kájovská 54 // +420 380 725 912
Locals told me repeatedly that Jakub is the best restaurant in Cesky Krumlov for fine dining. The menu is full of traditional recipes that have been updated with modern cooking methods.
Though best known for their fish dishes, you’ll also find dishes like roasted pork fillet with a chorizo risotto. I recommend the slow braised beef cheeks with a red wine demi served over root vegetables.
If you’re looking for a lighter meal option, check out this perfectly cooked ahi tuna salad.
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Latrán 74 // +420 380 602 442
DEPO has one of my favorite beer gardens in Cesky Krumlov. I recommend you go hungry and try their menu. It’s full of local favorites.
Favorite dishes are the goulash, tartare, and the roasted goose leg with herbed bread dumplings.
Even if you don’t have time for a meal, visit the garden for a drink. It is one of my favorite spots in town.
Latrán 13 // +420 380 711 583
Locals have told me this is one of the best Italian food places in town. But they’ve also said you shouldn’t go for their local Czech food. Papa’s specializes in steaks, seafood and their famous ribs.
Like any good Italian restaurant, Papa’s has an impressive pasta menu. Favorites include salmon tagliatelle, pasta carbonara and spaghetti with tomato sauce, Spanish ham, basil pesto and Parmesan cheese.
Ask about their rotating daily specials menu or the house special—roasted shrimp flambéed in cognac and served with crusty bread.
Which of these Cesky Krumlov restaurants look best to you? Let me know in the comments section below!
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