Make restaurant reservations
We were in Ceske Budejovice on a Friday and Saturday night right on the edge of tourist season and the 1st night we couldn't get into either of the restaurants recommended by our hotel and the 2nd night we still couldn't get into Masne Kramy but we did get into the other recommended restaurant, Pavlac.
Masne Kramy did accept reservations, their website has contact information where you may be able to email for a reservation, the food is traditional Czech.
The people who write warning tips on this site are either American or illiterate, more than likely both, don't listen to them, jsou blbecky. Gypsies (gipsies if you like) are harmless and you won't even notice them if you keep your eyes on the gorgeous Czech girls all around you! Get a life oh thee who moan about others trying to short change you out of 5KC...
Watch out for the waiters at Grand Hotel Zvon- check your change carefully! We sat outside on the square and had a couple of beers and were shortchanged. When i realised shortly afterwards the reactions of the waiters made it apparent that this was no mistake- they were very keen to get me away from what i presume was their boss and instructed me to stay quiet- oh well...just thought you should all know!!!
One of our group had a run in...
One of our group had a run in with a gipsy who attempted to grab he purse. she hit him and he immediately tried to turn it around as something that she did unprovoked. Evedently the gipsy are a common problem there and elsewhere in the czech republic. The police keep people moveing and wont let you loiter but they don't go after the individuals commiting the crimes as much as trying to prevent them from having too many opportunities to commit them.