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Novak's Hungarian Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, Eastern European,
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
+1 541-967-9488
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being Hungarian, I thought it would be nice to support this restaurant. The food is pricey. If you share a plate or ask for an extra plate to share a meal, it was an extra $3.00. The restaurant if very cute, but the food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelsnearandfar
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that you were disapointed with the food. While we also miss papa he didn't cook. He made the sausage and cut meat, but spent most of his time interacting with the customers. All the recipes are my grandmas and her mothers. Mama...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

most of the reviews of novaks are very complimentary of the restaurant and are right on. the menu has lots of hungarian specialties. so if you don’t want hungarian food you are in the wrong place. the place is not huge and even though we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ldgaff
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ha! We are glad when people get our sense of humor! Very excited you enjoyed your expereience and the food. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Disappointed...food not up to standards we have come to expect. Service ok. Said all that was necrssary. Easy to find. Downtown location.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan D
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi Susan D, I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with us. It's unacceptable and not at all to our standards. We will work very hard to ensure that no customer leaves our place having this type of experience in the near future.

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Great place to meet friends for coffee and dessert, or have a meal with friends and family. The Beef Porkolt is my favorite entree, I've tried and enjoyed other meal options, but keep coming back to the Beef Porkolt and Hungarian Stew.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank berleesam
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you We are so pleased you enjoy the beef Porkolt.and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Food well prepared and full flavored. Good service and a popular place to eat. Reservations are strongly suggested. Located in an older building, the atmosphere is matches the quality of the food. Good parking even on a Saturday night in downtown Albany.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Micheal G
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you so much! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Always enjoy eating at Novak's. Fried bread is to die for!!!!! Everything on the menu is wonderful. Have been there 6 times in the last year.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Philip D
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Being of Czech descent, I'm always on the lookout for authentic ethnic food. We were passing through the area and were able to get a table for the Sunday Brunch. The food, especially the Chicken Paprikash, was excellent. There was a wide variety of breakfast...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Keith K
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for the great review! We're happy we exceeded your expectations.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Albany this weekend and decided to stop for lunch. Many places were closed on a Saturday for lunch. We decided on Novak’s as it was rated second in the town. Neither of us are familiar with Hungarian food and decided to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LizaFly1266
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

We are truly sorry, and hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Albany with our children. Made a reservation and was promptly seated upon arrival. The restaurant was nearly fully. The decor is homey. Our hostess gave us a warm introduction to the Hungarian food and shared how some of the items were traditionally...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Puddytat7
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We enjoyed the uniqueness and high quality of the Hungarian dinner buffet there on a recent week night. Although the buffet was rather small and did not have as much variety as most buffets, what was there was delicious, unique, nutritious, unique, well-balanced, and unusually...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 660shelleys
Karen N, Owner at Novak's Hungarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for the great review. We're happy we exceeded your expectations!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 2nd Ave SW, Albany, OR 97321-2233
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-967-9488
  • E-mail
Description
At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, we have been proud to provide an authentic Hungarian dining experience to the Albany area. We use the freshest ingredients and the richest flavors to bring you a truly unique dining experience. Our founders, Joseph and Matilda Novak immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1957. They are proud to of brought traditional Hungarian recipes with them. Our signature dishes are bound to leave you wanting more. Try our cabbage rolls, chicken paprika, or kolbasz sausages! Take advantage of our lunch buffet from Monday through Saturday, or our dinner buffet from Monday through Thursday. We are also an artisan bakery and would love to make a special pastry or dessert for you. Are you looking to cater your next event? Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant is the perfect choice for small and large catering events. Drop-in today and have a meal with us. At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, you’re family.
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